Huawei announced the Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in January this year. We have already brought you Hands On, Unboxing, benchmarks and photo gallery of the Ascend Mate 2. Now we are showing you the comparison of the Mate 2 which is a successor of the original Ascend Mate that was launched last year.
Both the phones sport a 6.1-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display and come with Corning Gorilla glass protection. The Ascend Mate 2 is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU while the Ascend Mate has a 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 processor with 16-core GPU.
The Ascend Mate 2 has a 5MP HD front-facing camera while the Ascend Mate sports a 1MP HD front-facing camera.
Both the devices have on-screen buttons.
A the back the Ascend Mate 2 features a 13MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash below the camera lens. On the other hand the Ascend Mate has a 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash that is to the left of the camera lens.
The speaker grill on the Ascend Mate 2 is situated at the rear end in the middle, while it is to the right end for the Ascend Mate.
The Ascend Mate to comes with a removable back cover while the Ascend Mate does not.
The micro SIM card and the micro SD card are placed next to each other on the Ascend Mate 2. Both the devices sport a 4050 mAh battery.
The volume rockers are on the top followed by the power button for the Ascend Mate 2 while the Ascend Mate has the power button first and volume rockers below it. Both the buttons are situated on the right side of each phones.
The Ascend Mate 2 is 9.5mm thick while the Ascend Mate is 9.9mm thick. Both of the them have the micro USB port situated at the bottom.
On the top the Ascend Mate 2 has a 3.5 mm audio jack while the Ascend Mate has the 3.5mm audio jack along with the micro SD card slot as the phone has no removable back cover.
Ascend Mate 2 has 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory while the Ascend Mate has 2GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory.
The Ascend Mate 2 runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Emotion UI 2.0, while the Ascend Mate was launched on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Emotion UI 1.5.