Test: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is an affordable sextumsmobil who offers a lot of innovative features especially when it comes to the fingerprint reader.

With a six-inch large screen is Huawei Ascend Mate 7 a phone that is really generous, although the physical dimensions as width and height is concerned, well utilized with a screen that takes up over 80% of the front. The build quality of the phone feels above the law very well and small details in the solid metal construction, so as a grooved pattern on the power button, contributes to genuine premium feel of the device.

The lack of physical buttons on the front of the cell phone enables Android phone interface is navigated through the virtual buttons for this purpose placed at the edge of the screen. Huawei’s version of Android is a nice story purely in terms of design, which also shipped with a dozen ready-made themes to choose from. Temaappen can also be used to let you in detail change wallpaper, lock screen, icons, fonts and more smoothly from one and the same page with the settings. To help you use the big sextumsenheten with a hand, there are also special features that customize the interface after a press of a button.

Screen on Huawei Ascend Mate 7 delivers a great picture even if it is used in daylight outdoors, but it is not as bright as, for example, Sony Z3 and produces not as impressive vibrant colors as the Iphone 6.

The high resolution and large screen is obviously something that draws a lot of the battery from the device, which Huawei fends off by delivering the phone with a battery with a capacity of entire 4100 milliampere-hours. In combination with smart power management promised up to two days of use without the device having to be loaded, which of course is a truth with modification and depends entirely on how much you use the handset. When I have some test-drives mobile, it has not, however, been necessary to charge it overnight for daring to have with your phone in your pocket the day after, so the user experience of the battery life is good. If the experience is itself after a long period where the battery aged, however, we must let be unsaid.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is one of several phones that hook on the trend of high resolution selfiekameror. On the front of the device is a camera that delivers 5 megapixels, but in all honesty, it’s hard to notice little difference against the front camera with lower resolution.A great feature for those who want to take self-portraits, however, is that a miniatyrvariant of what is captured by the camera appears in the corner of the screen, below the camera lens, which allows you to fasten our gaze there to get a picture where you can see out to look into the camera and not beyond it.

The Sony-signed on the back of the camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and while the interface for the camera app does not stand out in any way, there are still some exciting features. In addition to the HDR functionality, you can add various filters on the image in real time, there are features to retouch faces in the photos, to take panoramic pictures and to select the best image of several such in a sequence of images. Other features worth mentioning are the ability to retrospectively change the focus in the images, so you can get a sort of simulated short depth of field on them. Another interesting feature allows you to select a portion of the image to let the camera continue to try to keep the focus on the selected part even if you move the camera. Any physical camera button is not available on the mobile. However, the fingerprint reader on the back can be used to pull the images, something that runs very smoothly, not least when it comes to taking self-portraits. As for image quality, the camera delivers fine pictures under good lighting conditions. Even under a little more challenging (read dark) conditions gives the camera approved images even if photos taken with photo light on tend to be too bright. At the same time it also that the camera is less advanced than in Sony’s own top models and some camera tests does not win against the rival champions in the same generation.

In the bottom of the phone is a speaker, which delivers relatively high, albeit not very well balanced sound for those who want to listen to music without headphones. Metal structure seems to almost enhance the sound at high volumes. At the same time, it is important to keep your fingers in control so they do not overlap the bottom-placed the speaker because the sound volume will be significantly lower.

Under the hood on the phone is a Kirin 925 chipset equipped with no less than eight processor cores. When you participate in simpler functions such as call or text is used, but not the full capabilities of the phone, which makes battery load will be smaller. At the same time, it is evident that there is plenty of power under the hood on the cell phone, the menus is always fast and both games and applications start and run quickly without fuss.

The fingerprint reader is thanks to Huawei’s software, one of the more innovative things that your phone is equipped with, do you want to unlock the screen lock, for example, you can do it directly with the fingerprint reader without having to first press the power button. Most interesting, however, is the feature that allows you to set the rights to the Android system that must be unlocked depending on which finger to use for signing in you can among other things set up so that no messages or image archive can be accessed when you sign in with a selected finger, which is really smart about someone you don’t really trust needs to borrow your phone to call with.

Huawei delivers a solid phone in Ascend Mate M7, with a lot of innovative features, not least on the fingerprint reader. While previous flagship Ascend P7 delivered performance and features at very low price is the price tag for the Ascend Mate M7 higher – but still well below other installations in the top segment of the market.

On the other hand

Daniel Hessel: clearly an impressive building that if nothing else is a good first attempt to fight in the top class. Way too much skräpappar installed from the start though.

Mobile Battery test
Battery video time: 10 h 3 min

Questions and answers
It can record in 4 k?
No, it cannot.

How is it with support for 4 g?
The device is LTE CAT6 classified which makes it basically works with all 4 g frequencies used in the world.

Is it waterproof?
No, the cell phone is not the IP67-rated, but the PCB impregnated so probably has a certain resistance to moisture – but it’s nothing you should test.

An alternative: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 & Iphone 6
The options available in the same class are far more expensive-but Galaxy Note 4 and Iphone 6 is two competitors worth taking a look at.

Test chart
Huawei’s camera is made by Sony and deliver images dutifully but without much enthusiasm.