Huawei's Massive 6.1-inch Ascend Mate Hits the UK

When Huawei announced the Ascend Mate at CES earlier this year, it boasted that the device had the world's largest phone screen. Indeed, this 6.1-inch device is more tablet than it is phone. Nevertheless, if massive phones are your bag, then the Ascend Mate should be right up your alley (provided you don't have something like a Galaxy Note 2 already).


The Ascend Mate is now available for purchase in the United Kingdom. Vodafone today revealed that the phone is officially in stock, having revealed plans to stock the device earlier this month. You can pick it up for free on a £25 a month plan with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data. If contracts don't do it for you, you can buy the phone on Pay-As-You-Go for £300.

Powered by Huawei's Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Alongside an 8-megapixel camera and a 4050 mAh battery, the device offers 32 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and Huawei's own Emotion UI. We went hands on with the Ascend Mate at CES and found it a little on the large side (as is evident from the photo below). Check out our hands on in the video!


Hands-on Huawei Ascend Mate

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  • eddieroolz
    Unless you're 6'10", a 6.1 inch phone will perhaps look quite out of place when put up to your ear.
  • icemunk
    Why is she putting that up to her ear? People still use "phones"?
  • Verrin
    According to GSM Arena, this is running a K3V2 chipset, which is a quad-core A9 CPU. You can find much better specs (such as faster Krait or Snapdragon core) for you buck in this price and size range (around $400-500). I'd say the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is looking more attractive, assuming you want a phone that big.