HGG | HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE smartphone | #DoItBig

HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE smartphone | #DoItBig

Sample received for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 Over the years I have progressed through many smart phones. In the end, there are a few factors, to me, that make or break a phone.

HUAWEI took to the streets to ask people what smart phone features are important to them… take a look.

What features are important to me?

Size. Yes, to me size matters. I like my phones big. Like, phablet big.

Photo quality. Like most moms nowadays… I take a majority of my family photos and video with my smart phone. Quality matters.

Functionality. If my phone freezes/gets hung up and cannot handle multiple apps open at once I can’t use it.

Reception. If the person on the other end is garbled, or if they can’t understand me… or if my calls keep dropping, then what’s the point?

Battery life. Let’s face it. If you have the “perfect phone” in every aspect… but if the battery poops out before the end of the day, it’s frustrating.


Let me introduce you to the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE phone.

This beautiful phone arrives unlocked and ready to use on any 4G LTE networks. Yep! ANY.

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The Ascend Mate2 is a beautiful phone to look at and to hold. My first impression was that it had a nice feel in my hands (I’m a “feel” kind of girl for a lot of things… phones especially).

It is substantial in size (because remember size matters!). With a 6.1-inch IPS Screen boasting HD 1280 x 720 resolution topped with CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS… I have my phablet. Now I can watch, surf, work and play easily.


Battery life with the Ascend Mate2 is not an issue. The onboard massive 3900mAh battery and power-saving technology means you can stay happy for longer, whatever you decide to do, for up to 60 hours!


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Having such a massive and powerful battery is also a perk to your friends and your other devices. The Mate2 4G’s Reverse Charging function lets your phone serve as a power source for your friends’ phones to keep everyone powered and happy.

Yes, I just said you can use the Mate2 to charge other devices!


So right out of the box, this is the initial setup. Across the top you have the weather, underneath you have your music and your photo gallery (the photos scroll through like a slideshow) and the 3 photos under the music section… you can program your most called people there for quick & easy calls/texts.

Photo and video quality on the Mate2… beautiful. I was really surprised how clear this video I took came out. To be honest, I hadn’t planned on sharing it because I was just shooting to share with our beekeeping mentors, but the clarity surprised me.

Oh! The upload time to YouTube surprised me as well. I typically have to sit and wait quite a while for a video of that length to upload. This one was finished before I had time to re-check.

The Mate2 4G’s range of image enhancement technologies and advanced HD 13 megapixel rear camera means you can take amazing photos with every shot. I’ve noticed extraordinary detail and life-like color with every single frame.


If you are a selfie kind of person, the 5 megapixel front facing camera with Panoramic View will allow you to put yourself and your friends into any picture, however wide the perspective, or beautiful the backdrop.

I just took the one above a second ago for this post. I am in a fairly dark room, so my lighting is off, but the picture came out decent. One feature I love in selfie mode is the “beauty level”. There is a slider across the bottom of the screen that ranges from 1-10. The higher the number, the softer the photo. It kind of “smoothes out” your skin tone. My photo was taken on 10. Nice, huh?


The HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 has a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU and operates on the Android Jelly Bean OS. This means that my phone can keep up with me while I am multi-tasking between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the web.

As far as the network, the Mate2 4G uses next-generation 4G technology, which delivers ultra high-speed connectivity through LTE Cat4 networks providing incredibly fast upload and download speeds. I am also experiencing fewer dropped calls and voice quality is crystal clear.


So, do you love all the features but really don’t think you can handle a phone this big? I know several of my girlfriends have little hands and this is often a worry for them.

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The Mate2 4G offers a one-hand use interface meaning that despite its massive screen size, you can easily and conveniently use your phone with one hand.

Check out how these people #DoItBig in every day situations…

The most surprising thing about the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 is the price. Most phones in this category typically run $700+.

You can purchase the Mate2 for only $299.99!

Still have questions? Check out everything HUAWEI on their site.


You can purchase the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 on the HUAWEI site for $299.99

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What is YOUR favorite feature in a smart phone?


  1. Avry says

    I too like a big phone and I am an Android fan. I used to have an Iphone but switched because I like a bigger screen, the back button and swype! This phone looks like something I would actually like – I am eligible for an upgrade in a few months going to add this to my list of phones to look at.

  2. Holly says

    I love the size of the Ascend Mate2. It looks like it takes great photos too which is key in my life.

  3. That is one HUGE phone! Never heard of that brand before, but it looks really cool.

  4. I also like a big phone. I’m not the kinda girl to carry her phone in her pocket – it gets tossed in my purse with everything else. I need it big so I can find it again 🙂

  5. Definitely battery life and reception. Without those two I just can’t do it! Love all the features on this phone! So neat and the big screen is awesome!

  6. Kecia says

    Photo quality is a BIG factor in buying a phone for me. I need something that will take good pictures of my boys when we are on the go.

  7. Emily says

    Woah! Great price and it’s so slim! I like it a lot!

  8. The 60 hour charge is a serious selling point. I have to bring my charger everywhere I go.

  9. I love the DO IT BIG tip 🙂 And this looks like an AMAZING phone!

  10. Interesting! I’ve never heard of this brand but I love how versatile it is. It’s definitely something I’ll keep in mind for the future.

  11. 1. you look amazing. 2. I need a phone with battery life like that. Mine has to be charged three times a day. It’s really insane and I’m ready for something new, but I’m so afraid to step away from the iPhone!

  12. Photos are such a big part of phone choice now. And, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. I love that I can access everything I need from my phone, but I hate the tiny screens. If I had a bigger screen, I could be SO much more productive! 😉

  14. oh, yes! phone quality is one of my top desires, too. Also I am looking for a user friendly phone. Not sure about the size, but my friends have said once you go phablet… you don’t downsize!

  15. 60 hours of battery life – whoa! It looks like a fantastic phone.

  16. What a great price and that is a huge phone! I’ve never heard of that brand before. I’ll have to remember it.

  17. My favorite features are the camera and the battery life. I can deal with other things but if the camera is awful and the battery is non-existent, I cannot function!

  18. This looks like a great phone for the price. I love the 60 hr charge life.

  19. We JUST got new phones and they’re bigger! I’m not sure what I think yet. However, I really wish I’d known about the unlocked Huawei because maybe I wouldn’t have just dropped a small fortune on phones!

  20. I’m always looking for a great camera and clear screen. That looks like a great phone

  21. This phone looks amazing! What a big, clear screen. I am impressed with the battery life!

  22. Awwl that’s a dope phone! It looks like it’s going to give the iPhone a run for its money. I’m going to check it out.

  23. Stephanie Keeping says

    I like for my phones to be big too!

  24. Nice looking phone. Good price too. The pictures really show the nice color of the screen too. Thank you for sharing.

  25. What a gorgeous phone! I love the size, the price and the battery life!

  26. Nicole Dz says

    Love the features on this phone, I am looking for a great phone for myself and my kids. I love that you can use other device to charge from this, how cool is that!

  27. Wow, 60 hours of battery! Def not like that on my phone. My fave features is the voice commands, makes it easier.

  28. That is one great phone with lots of nifty features. That camera looks amazing, something my 14 year old would greatly appreciate 🙂

  29. shelly peterson says

    Wow this phone looks great. The screen size and the battery life has me sold.

  30. Cara says

    With a 60 hour battery life this looks like the phone to have at a conference. You would make all kinds of new friends with it’s charging powers!

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