While the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is the one making all the headlines lately, and rightfully so, it's time for little brother to get a few headlines. The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE made it to the US over the summer and we were able to take a look at it for a bit. It's really a great smartphone, especially when you consider it's price of $299 unlocked. It is GSM only, which means AT&T or T-Mobile only. But it does work with both networks. I used it on T-Mobile while reviewing the device, and LTE worked great. The Ascend Mate2 4G LTE has a 6.1-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 4000mAH battery. And yes, it lasts forever, and then it still has like 50% left. It actually has better battery life then the Ascend Mate7 which we recently reviewed.
"PLANO, Texas [October 13, 2014]: Consumers can now purchase the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE on Newegg, the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in North America. The device is offered online at http://www.newegg.com/store/Huawei-Device-USA-Inc in both black and white colors, and retails for $300.00 USD. There is no sales tax for customers outside of California, Indiana, New Jersey or Tennessee. Consumers who purchase the device also receive one reverse charge cable, free of charge.
Since its launch, the Ascend Mate2 has received critical acclaim for its powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and a long-lasting 3900mAh lithium polymer battery that lets you enjoy a half-day of web surfing on a single charge. Featuring unique power-saving technology that improves performance by more than 30 percent versus other smartphones in its class, a single charge can let you: stream three movies in a row, surf the web for 12 hours, talk for 25 hours, or listen to 100 hours of music. The Ascend Mate2 is like a hybrid of bests: the best battery, the best screen, the best selfie experience - all rolled into one."