Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Unboxing, First Impressions







Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

It’s one thing to geek-handle the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 during its  launch, and another when the box arrives on your door step. Let’s get to know the Mate 7.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

The box is rather tall but not as big as a shoebox. I am not liking those colorful stickers. They’ll be the first to go.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

The insides are partitioned cleanly, as though you won’t need anything outside it. What’s under the hood: a free flip cover case, a big charger that needs an adaptor tip, SIM tray popper, charging cable, headphones, and extra micro USB to USB 2.0 cable for using the Mate 7 as a powerbank, to charge your other devices, because: 4,100 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

There’s a quick start guide included. I’ve long suspected that quick start guides are marsh mallow tests, which I often fail.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

Even with the LG G3, I found the flip cover case girlish. But I might give this one a try.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

The rear of the Mate 7 with flip cover on – note that even the finger print scanner is not covered. Good job. I think I will love this finger print scanner.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

Yeah. Big charger. The short cable above is for connecting the Mate 7 with a device you want it to charge – another smartphone, tablet, or even a powerbank. Ah, yeah, we listed both this feature and the finger print security as part of the reasons you should get this phablet.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

SIM tray popper in action. Or at least, after the action. The Mate 7 handles two SIMS, a micro and a nano. The second tray is hybrid – taking in either a microSD card for expanded storage, or (if the already hefty 32GB internal storage is enough for you) another SIM. The Mate 7 can handle two LTE-ready SIMs.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

Colored Amber Rose and clad in plastic, like a new couch. The red and gray markings on the plastic are instructions. We’re going to be taking the Mate 7 for a spin – shooting food and lazy cats, running graphic-heavy games, taking panoramic selfies, and taking selfies in complete darkness – and get back to you with the full review.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Price, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

Stay tuned.

 

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Specs

6-inch Full HD IPS display, 368ppi | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core CPU
– 4 × 1.8GHz Cortex A15 + 4 × 1.3GHz Cortex A7 + 1 x 230MHz big.LITTLE
Mali-T628 GPU | 3GB RAM | 32GB internal storage , up to 64GB via microSD
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby (Nano-SIM + Micro-SIM) | Dual-LTE Cat 6
13MP rear camera, f/2.0, LED flash | 5MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | Bluetooth 4.0 | NFC |microUSB
Fingerprint Sensor | GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Emotion UI 3.0
Li-Po 4,100mAh battery | can recharge other phones
157 x 81 x 7.9 mm | 185 grams

SRP P27,890.00

 

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Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.