Huawei’s Shanghai Campus
As part of our tour of Huawei’s China facilities, we were given an exclusive look at the company’s Research & Development labs to understand the different steps taken to ensure a handset is fit for consumer use. In the first of a two-part series, we take a look at the ways that Huawei tests the Antenna, Network and Radiation levels of its handsets. Continue reading “Inside Huawei R&D Part 1: Antennae, Network and Radiation”
If you’re looking for the next-generation display in your next Huawei smartphone, you may be disappointed as the Chinese manufacturer as advanced displays come with a battery life compromise that the company isn’t willing to accept. FoneArena spoke to Kevin Ho, President of the Handset Product Line at Huawei, in a special briefing at Huawei’s Shanghai campus where he explained the trade-off the company is facing with adopting next-generation displays. Continue reading “Huawei rules out 4k smartphone displays over battery life fears”
The biggest trend in mobile over the past few years has been the move to even bigger displays with users eager to consume even more on a single display. Samsung were arguably the founders of this trend with the Samsung Galaxy Note back at IFA 2011 but since then, almost every company has introduced phablets to try to attain the same success (including Apple with the iPhone 6 Plus). Chinese manufacturer Huawei pose one of the biggest threats to Samsung’s dominance at the top of the smartphone market but how does the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 compare to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Photo Gallery”
The smartphone industry is on what seems to be a never ending trend where handsets are getting larger and larger and continually blurring the boundaries that separate smartphones from tablets. Samsung were arguably the first to offer a consumer-focused large screen device in the Galaxy Note and the success of this phablet alerted rival manufacturers to the possibilities of a large screen device.
In the case of Chinese manufacturer Huawei, their latest phablet is their third generation handset and the Ascend Mate 7 definitely packs a punch. Not only does it have the highest screen to body ratio of any smartphone but it also has a specs list that can rival most devices, including the latest from Samsung in the form of the Galaxy Note 4.
The Ascend Mate 7 is definitely Huawei’s best ever phablet device but does it offer enough to persuade you to choose it over a rival device such as the Note 4 or Apple’s phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus? Continue reading “Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review – enter the challenger”
One of the biggest changes in Apple’s device portfolio of recent years was the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus earlier this year; whilst Apple have previously made flagship handsets bigger, the iPhone 6 Plus is the first time the company has entered into the phablet arena but here they also face stiff competition. Apple are one of the last companies to enter the big-screen devices market and existing competition include handsets from LG, Nokia, Sony, HTC, Samsung and Huawei. So how does the iPhone 6 Plus compare to Huawei’s flagship phablet, the Ascend Mate 7? Continue reading “Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Photo Gallery”
When considering the performance of a handset, attention is inevitably turned towards benchmarking applications such as GeekBench 3, 3D Mark and AnTuTu (to name but a few). When comparing performance across iOS and Android, the benchmark applications that can be used are limited but both GeekBench 3 and 3D Mark reveal some interesting facts. Continue reading “Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Benchmarks”
Huawei has announced the Ascend Mate 7, the company’s latest phablet at the IFA 2014. It has a 6-inch 1080p screen with 83% screen-to-body ratio, 2.9mm narrow bezel and is powered by a Octa-Core (4×1.8GHz + 4×1.3GHz) Hisilicon Kirin 925 processor based on 8+1 architecture with 230MHz micro core smart sensor for perpetual standby. It is based on ARM’s Big.Little architecture and 28nm HPM technology. Continue reading “Huawei Ascend Mate 7 with 6-inch 1080p display, one-touch fingerprint sensor announced”