Huawei Ascend Mate2: Go Big or Go Home, but Don’t Break the Bank!

If the 5.7″ screen on the Samsung Note 3 is just not big enough for you, then you might be the perfect candidate for the new Huawei Ascend Mate2. It’s 6.1″ screen is one of the largest available on a phone (or rather, phablet), and since the price is right, you might want to check it out.

You can pre-order yours for $299 at; for that price you’ll get a Huawei Ascend Mate2 that is unlocked with a 6.1″ Gorilla Glass 3 screen, that features 4G LTE speeds, a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3900mAh Li-Ion battery that makes the 3200mAh battery in my Sony Xperia Z2 seem positively puny!

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For the launch of the Ascend Mate2, consumers who pre-order a device between now and June 22 will receive a SIM card with a free month of service and an additional bonus – a phone case to protect their Ascend Mate2. In addition to the SIM card and phone case, consumers purchasing an Ascend Mate2 will also receive lifetime 20GB of online storage free from Bitcasa.

The Huawei Ascend Mate2 will come in black or white, and it will ship running Android 4.3. I’ve got one coming for review, so I’ll soon be able to let you know if using one is pretty awesome, or if it is a phablet-zilla. 😉

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.