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Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone hits UK

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The Huawei Ascend Mate is now available in the UK, complete with a huge display and a surprisingly affordable price tag.

Though the Huawei Ascend Mate has recently had its status as the biggest smartphone around usurped by the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega, it still has a formidable 6.1-inch 720p IPS LCD display.

It also appears to top Samsung's effort for raw performance, with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed by 2GB of RAM. Not bad at all.

Add in an 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a sizeable 4,050mAh battery providing up to 22 hours of talk time, and you have yourself a pretty impressive phablet package.

Especially when you consider the price. While we recently discovered that the Samsung Galaxy Mega would cost £459.99 here in the UK, the Huawei Ascend Mate will set you back a far more reasonable £335 over at UK online retailer Expansys.

That's quite literally a lot of phone for not a lot of money.

We went hands-on with the Huawei Ascend Mate when it was unveiled back at CES in January, and found it to be impressively specced but more than a little unwieldy. Its massive screen and square design make one-handed usage an absolute compatibility, even for those with large hands.

Still, that impressive power to price ratio gives the Huawei Ascend Mate a certain edge over its phablet rivals. It will will be interesting to see how it does here in the UK.

Now check out how things stand on our constantly updated Best mobile phones of 2013 feature.

Via: The Inquirer

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