Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Fuselage Appearance

Huawei Ascend Mate7 has been formally released by the Huawei official on the IFA show in Berlin, Germany on the 4. This Mate7 is a real large mobile, which added the advanced finger print sensor, and equipped with a 6.0 inch large screen, as well as the full uselage. It is said that the Ascend Mate7 version will be charged with ¥5000 for its high specifications. Well, is it really so perfect with the Mate 7 smartphone? Now let's have a detailed look at the large screen metal flagship.

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Needless to say, as a carefully designed large screen metal model, the configurations of the Mate7 has arrived the top level of the modern phones. It uses its own developed Hisilicon Kirin 925 octa core processor, which is consisted with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 as well as a "moicro-smart-core", with a high 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz frequency, and adopts the designs of the differen size core with smart core, which can achieve a perfect balance of a higher performace with lower power consumption. As to the memory of the model, it owns a large 3GB RAM, and built in 32GB ROM, also support 128GB card extended.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Specs
Band GSM/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/FDD-LTE/TD-LTE
Sim Card Dual SIM Card Dual Standby
CPU Hisilicon Kirin 925 octa core, four Cortex-A15 + four Cortex-A7 and a "moicro-smart-core"
RAM 3GB/2GB
ROM 32GB/16GB, support 128GB card extended
Screen 6 Inch 1920x1080 pixels, IPS LTPS screen, 2.9mm frame, Gorilla Glass III
Camera Dual cameras, 13MP IMX214 back camera, 5MP front camera, F/2.0 aperture
OS EMUI 3.0 (Based on Android 4.4.2)
Battery 4100mAh unremovable battery
Other Features Pressing Fingerprint sensor, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 5G WiFi
Dimensions 157x81x7.9mm
Net weight (Including battery 185g

In the aspect of the screen, the Mate7 continus the feature of a large screen of the Mate series, and uses a inch large screen, with a 1080P resolutiob, what's a pity without the 2K screen. It is also equipped with 13MP Sony stacked back camera and 5MP self shot, built-in 4100mAh battery, also support 4G network. The biggers festure of thie Ascend Mate 7 is the advanced pressing fingerprint sensor, which support fingerprint unlock function.

Appearance- 83% of Ultra-high Screen, Metallic Body
Compared with the fomer two Mate mobiles, the Mate 7 has a big change on the size of the Huawei Mate7, and you can apparantly see it has become more business and fashionable, which looks like the flagship mobile with the large screen and compact body.

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The other apparant change is the more intensive metal feeling. Both the inner and the back of this mobile have adopted high-strength aluminum alloy with lighter weight. Compared with the models with the same metal material, the metal cover rate has been up to 95%. And compared with the same level mobiles, the 6.0 inch Huawei Mate7 only weighs 185g.

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As a mobile with a large screen, the whole fuselage of the Mate 7 has become more compact. Though it is equipped with a 6inch screen, the size of the whole model is almost the same with the 5.7 inch Samsung Note3, how it can be that? Fot it adopts the 2.9mm ultra-thin frame design, and the both the upper and lower borders are 10.4mm and 13.7mm, which the screen proportion has achieved to 83%. With the high screen proportion, it can create a more compact fuselage, which solved the problem of inconvenient one-holding with the large screen.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Fuselage Details
Fuselage Details- Good Workmanship
After seeing the whole appearance of the Mate7, now let's have a look at the details one by one. At the top of the Mate7 mobile, there are a 5.0MP front camera, sensor, etal mesh receiver and a hidden breathing lamp.

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Whie the distance of the botton of the screen with the frame is very narrow, that is why it can come to a high screen propotion. By keeping the same body size, while expanding the screen at the same time, and to shorten the distance with the frame, which can realize a higher propotion of the screen. Therefore, this Huawei mobile also adopts the screen virtual button design, which is also continued from the Mate1. Moreover, the virtual button can be hidden by the users, which can bring a better visual experience for them.

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Mate7 adopts the design with a full metal fuselage, ans also not support opening the back shell, as a result, the card slots have been designed on the upper of the left. However, this time, it uses an unique design, that is one is for a micro card and the other both for the memory card and the Nano SIM, which bring a more free choise for the customers.

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By seeing the picture above, you will know how to use the two card slots. Besides, the mate7 support FDD-LTE/TD-LTE dual 4G networks, as well as TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM, and support intermixing and dual card dual standby. Another surprise is the 4G LTE Cat6 technology, and can support up to 300Mbps download speed, which can be said it is the fastest 4G speed rate. Huawei Ascend Mate7 Huawei Ascend Mate7

As to the other details of the fuselage, the right of this mobile are the locking and volume buttons, which also adopts the real metal materials, and added the texture process, making it look more coordinate with the whole mobile. At the top and bottom, there are interfaces of earphone, USB cable and dual microphone, which is also featured with the dual-microphone noise reduction effection. Huawei Ascend Mate7

At the back of the smartphone, it also used a three-stage design, and the full shell material is aluminum, as well as adding the matte texture processing, while both the upper and lower ends are plastic material, matched with the compact fuselage, offering a perfecting holding feeling.

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On the upper of the back cover ther is a flashlight and a 13MP Sony stacked camera. What is especially, the NFC chip is designed in the center of the back camera, when using the NFC function, you need to focoun on the position. Under the camera, it is the fingerprint sensor, which is inward concave, and surrounded by metal frame, it is the same pressing fingerprint sensor as iPhone 5S.

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At the bottom of the back, it is the LOGO OF Huawei and 4G, andon the left grid is the speaker. It is said that it asopts the integration of sound cavity design, and suppport DTS. After testing, the voice of the small speaker is enough high, and no broken sound arisen, offering a relativly good playing effect.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Experience of the Fingerprint
Finger Unlocking-Better experience than iPhone 5S
Huawei mate7 is equipped with a pressing fingerprint, and support finger locking, which is the main point of the mobile. The fingerprint sensor is the same as the iPhone 5S, which is also provided by Authen Tec, and is the type of area sensor. The principle is to give the skin a little finger, the detected fingerprint lines (valleys and ridges of the fingerprint distance differences lead to differences in columns appear on different capacitance), you can get the corresponding fingerprints through the corresponding algorithms. Although iPhone 5S for the same kind of fingerprint sensor, but the actual use of the experience, the Huawei Mate7 can be said to achieve a higher level, even easier to use than iPhone5S fingerprint to unlock.

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Thoughton Huawei Mate7 also used the press type fingerprint sensor, the whole process is more direct than iPhone5S unlock. In the condition of mobile phone of the lock screen, users do not need to press any button, only need to put a finger on the fingerprint sensor huawei Mate7 gently touch, can complete the unlock process.

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You should first need to input fingerprint in order to use the fingerprint unlocked function. After entering the settings, it will remind you of inputting your fingeprint. Besides th eunlocking function, it can also open the system that comes with security cabinet, application lock and Huawei account.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: 6 Inch 1080P Screen
As we all know, the Huawei Mate series has been famous for the large screen, and the same as the 6.0 ich Mate7. Compared with the former 6.1 inch Mate2, it is aliitle smaller, but it has been improved on the resolution, gamut, brightness and other screen specifications. It owns a higher screen propotion, which has been up to 80% above.
As for the configurationdsof the screen, it uses a 6 inch FHD 1080P screen, with PPI up to 368, and adopts the advanced LTPS technoloigy, offering a larger pixel aperture, higher brightness and better controlled power consumption. In addition, it can be up to 1500:1 contrast, and use the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the surface.

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It can be sensed that the Mate7 has a perfect performance on the brightness, it also reached a high level on the recovery of the color.

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Maybe it is not apparant with the single mobile, here we will compare it with the light version of OPPO Find 7.

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The PPI of Find 7 is much higher than the Mate7 with the same 1080P resolution, but under normal viewing, the distance pixel has basically not awared. And compared with the former 720P, it has a higher display sophistication.

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As to the comparision of the visual angle, Mate7 is with a better lightness, and no cast asiren.

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Mate 7 isprefer to warm colors on the color recovery, land lower color temperature, while Find 7 is cooler.

Primary colors contrast: Default for Mate 7, Next is Find 7

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Battery Life
This Huawei mate7 is built-in a 4100mAh capacity battery, and support Huawei's unique software and hardware integration 2.0 smart electric power saving technology, energy saving up to 30%, whic can bring a better effect of battery life.

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Judging from the performace rank of Antutu Benchmark, we can see that win the first of a 12000 score. Huawei Ascend Mate7
In the practise using, the power consumption has been well controlled with the mate7. Seeing from the using record, it has a good battery life. Under the station of the large games as well as the 1080P video playing, it will show a lower power consumption. While on the charging time, it shows a common performace, and the full charging needs more than 3 hours.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Introduction of EMUI 3.0
Huawei Mate 7 is configurated with Huawei's latest EMUI 3.0 OS, which is based on the Android 4.4.2. Compared with the EMUI 2.3, it has been completely flattened whatever the home page icon or the underlying UI of the system.

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Because it support fingerprint unlocking, after opening the function, there is no unlocking reminding on the locking UI. And on the EMUI 3.0, the wallpaper system will be reminde automaticly, and you can enter the shortcut interface by sliding up fron the bottom of the screen.

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In terms of the notification bar, EMUI support real-time display of the notification for the specific time, you can slide right into the fast tool set, basically all the settings in the phone can be done here.

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It also added unique one-holding operating functions for the 6 inch large screen, such as the one-hold operating and suspended button, as well as the one finger, that is the two touchable areas on the top left corner and upper right corner for fast recording and taking pictures.

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In addition, EMUI 3.0 also has the function of family care. Family care help friends and relatives can remotely phone help. Has a screen sharing/remote assistance/graffiti/voice functions.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Hardware Bechmark
In the core hardwaree, it adopts its own developed Hisilicon Kirin 925 octa core processor, which is which is consisted with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7, as well as a "moicro-smart-core", with a high 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz frequency, and adopts the advanced big.LITTLE architecture, which is 20% improved power concumption than the standard ARM. Besides, it also equipped with a i3 smart core, which is designed for replacing the Sensor Hub, and realizing the lower concumption standby.

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The 3GB RAM make the Mate7 a higher performance. The higher version is equipped with a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, while the standard version is 2GB/16GB. Both are all the same except fot the memory.
In the aspect of GPU, it uses a Mali-628 GPU, which is the same as the Huawei Honor 6. The graphics performance has been improved a lot with this kind of GPU, and a great progress on the compacity, making it possibile to run the large games frely.

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Camera
This Ascend Mate 7 also has a better performace on the camera. It is featured with a 13MP Sony stacked camera, with IMX214 sensor, support F/2.0 large aperture, 28nm large wide angle and support the function of taking pictures first and the focus. 5MP front camera with F/2.4 large apeature and support 88°wide angle for selfile.

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Photo option is very rich, commonly used functions, intelligent scene, HDR, shoot the optimization function is also quite useful, are more likely to take good photos under different scenarios. Huawei Mate7 and there is a feature is unique, is a fingerprint sensors can also act as "touch buttons, touch touch fingerprints can be photographed, especially applicable to take the scene.

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Full focus which means, after select burn function, huawei Mate7 when photo shoot number in photo, respectively is a sample of different focal length. Then in the gallery to see the photos, can be manually adjust different focal length, to implement the pictures before they are focusing.

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Well, on the indoor environment, the Huawei Mate7 has a good control of the white balance, and no partial color arisen with the indoor light, which is benefited form the large apeature and Sony stacked shot. While under the dark environment, the noise controlling is not very ideal with of the sample, ao there is sure to be a large room to improver in the aspect of noise.

Verdict
As a diligently designed mobile, Huawei Ascend Mate7 has reached a perfect standard on all aspects, and apparent progress can be seen on this phone. Compared with the former two Mate series models, Mate 7 added the pressing fingerprint sensor, which is a great surprise for biring a better experience of fingerpfint unlocking among the domestic Android mobile phones.

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After seeing the detailed review for this Mate7, maybe you would like to find some practical tutorials, here we have uploaded the Huawei Ascend Mate7 fingerprint operating tutorial and Mate7 upgrade recovery tutorial on our pompmall web, hoping it will offer a great help for you.

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