Smart phones have come a long way, haven’t they? They were small, but were an impressive upgrade from the flip phones of old – especially if they had a stylus and what we considered a touchscreen at the time.
Back in the new days of smartphone technology, any usage at all seemed to drain the battery in an instant, and I recall carrying my charger with me so that I could charge it throughout the day. This was in the days before backup battery chargers, you know, the stone ages. Smartphones have been around for about a decade now, and thankfully, technology grows by leaps and bounds with each new year and new release!
As a blogger and someone who uses her phone as a portable command center for work, I need three things in a smartphone: I need seamless apps to access my email, blog and social media, I need a battery that can hold a charge throughout the day, and I need at least a decent camera to snap photos while I’m traveling to share on social media.
The brand new Huawei Ascend Mate 2 meets all of these qualifications, and then some! I have been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 as my second phone for the last few weeks to see what it can do, and it can do A LOT. The battery can last up to 2.5 on a single charge – a total of 60 hours! I use apps quite a bit, and I found that the battery lasted almost two entire days before needing to go back on the charger. Color me impressed! With my other smartphones (I have two phones from two different brands), my phone is usually dead by 7 PM unless I throw it on the charger.
Whether I’m snapping pictures during a press trip, chatting with followers on my Twitter feed, or trying to respond to an urgent email, it freaks me when I look at my phone and see a low battery. A major portion of my work is time sensitive and I absolutely must be connected!
The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 runs on Android, which I have only used a little bit on one of our tablets. I am still not completely familiar with the platform, but I didn’t have any trouble at all figuring out how to download my favorite social media apps.
I was happy to find that most of the apps from the Google Play store were pretty similar to the iOS an Windows apps I’m used to. It make the transition much easier than I anticipated! Huawei recently announced that they’ll be upgrading from Android Jellybean to Lollipop in the first half of 2015.
I am having a hard time getting used to the size of the phone, as I am used to very small, compact phones and I have small hands. It is very user-friendly, and I’ve stumbled across a feature that I really love, and I am so excited about! When I open an email, the predictive text pre-populates the email address based on my Gmail account! It even shows the profile photo associated with the registered Gmail address I select.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has a gigantic display. No, really. With a 6.1″ HD screen, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has the largest of any smartphone on the market. This is perfect for reading emails, playing a game, or even watching a movie. The colors are displayed crisply in full 1280 X 720 high definition and I certainly don’t have to squint like in the days of old. I’ll be traveling a lot next month and I am already excited about watching movies on my Huawei Ascend Mate 2 during my cross-country flights!
The Huawei Ascent Mate 2 comes in black or white and has both a front and rear facing camera.
With 13 megapixels, it’s perfect for taking selfies or amazing panoramic photos during my travels. It also features noise reducing dual microphones! It also has a MicoUSB port, MicroSD card slot and a SIM card slot. Talk about options!
The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is Unlocked
An especially beneficial feature is that the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is unlocked. That means you can use it with any GSM carrier- AT&T and T-Mobile – and that includes prepaid options! There’s no contract and no fees for changing carriers. You just buy your phone, choose your carrier and you’re done! Whatever choice of carrier you make, the Huawei Ascent Mate 2 runs lightning fast on 4G LTE. Downloads and updates – and everything else – are instantaneous.
How could the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 save you time?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Huawei Device USA. The opinions and text are all mine.