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  • Zstream - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    WTB Nokia 1520 review :) Reply
  • craighamilton - Saturday, December 06, 2014 - link

    Huawei remains far behind its competitors in terms of innovations and consumer satisfaction ( see for example) hence, not my first choice for a phone. Reply
  • aryonoco - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    So AnandTech is covering everyone at IFA from Huawei to Lenovo to Microsoft, but not a word about Sony?

    Sony has released the Z3, the Z3 Compact, a nice tablet, and its first Android Wear watch. The Z3 is by all accounts a nice flagship and is even going to be available in US. Yet, I haven't even seen these devices mentioned here once.

    The lack of Sony coverage on AT is really puzzling.
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    I covered Sony too but today was so hectic with the Huawei event that I didn't have time to finish the Sony devices posts. Given that had no proper chance at a good hands-on yesterday at launch and missed the hot news time-window, I prioritized the Mate 7 today. I'll be posting the Sony stuff in a bit. Reply
  • aryonoco - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Thank you, I'm sorry if I came across as too critical, I was just puzzled over lack of Sony coverage.

    I don't care when stuff is written here, we AT readers have learned to be a patient lot, as long as we get to see your thoughts about the devices eventually.
  • cj100570 - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    You're not actually sorry. You're just realizing that you just had your legs kicked out from under with the reply to your hastily penned comment. Because God forbid if you had of just waited for their full coverage to conclude before bitching and moaning about what wasn't covered.... Reply
  • smorebuds - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    And you're just projecting your own insecurities with your comment... He/she apologized, so no doubt there's regret, but it was hardly bitching and moaning. Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    It can be read both ways. I read it as passive aggressive as well. Very roundabout and obvious way of accusing an anti-Sony bias. You shouldn't talk about others' insecurities when your own comment screams of such. Reply
  • jjj - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Not so sure about their "83% bezel-to-device-footprint" unless the screen is bigger than 6 inch.
    The screen should be (rounding a bit) 132.83mm x 74.71mm if it's 6 inch. Anyway, area would be some 9924mm2.
    The device is 157 x 81 so 12717mm2 area. The corners are a bit rounded but that doesn't seem nearly enough to get to the 11956.6 needed for the screen to be 83%.
  • Aenean144 - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    I second your doubt. Ratio of display to device footprint = (133*75)/(157*81) = 78%

    If they assume the corner radius is 15 mm, they can get to 83%. 15 mm radius equate to about a USA 50 cent coin? Maybe a little bigger. However, nobody takes this sort of thing into account. Haven't seen anyone even try it. Everyone just uses the reported height and width.

    It would be nice if reviewers measure actual dimensions too.
  • jjj - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    I got my own metric for bulk , volume per screen area , to factor in thickness too but hard to figure out volume if you don't have the device when the back is not flat.. Ofc you can easily do even better by factoring in a few more things like perf, DPI and battery life. Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    They will lie about or flub the dimensions for sure. But the phone screen ratio still looks very good regardless, with nice bezels. Reply
  • masimilianzo - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Great post! Recent Huawei devices are super interesting. @Andrei, you should also check out the Huawei Honor/MediaPad X1, it is the lightest and thinnest 7 inches tablet and yet has the biggest battery (and it also is a phone). Entirely made out of aluminum, tiny bezels, the only let down is the SoC and the fact that runs 4.2.2 at the moment (but on xda there's a leaked KitKat rom for the Chinese variants, the Honor X1). I would love a review of this device. It is truly great seeing AT reviewing chinese esclusive phones, as they are very interesting like the Honor 6 and the Nubia X6 and Z7. Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    The thing that has always held me back was the spotty SoC and UI. If AT considers the UI their favorite, and the newish SoC seems okay speed, this is on my top list. I've been meaning to get a Ascend P6/P7 for my parents as they have great hardware and design, but the software and speed from the SoC was always very laggy in videos. The camera and video capture weren't that great either. Let's see what Huawei can do with the IMX214. Reply
  • Shynd - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    The phrasing in this article is a little awkward. Not the same standard of writing I've been spoiled with in recent months. Was a little distracting while reading, though still entirely comprehensible. Not trying to flame or be rude, just a little critical feedback.

    Thanks for the Huawei coverage though!
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    Quite a few spelling errors, but the important bits are there, especially the facts and the delving into specs and tech. Also some obvious common sense snark which is always nice here and there. Reply
  • Binarylab - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    FPC is a Swedish COMPANY and not Swiss. Say SWEDISH... Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    I get those confused sometimes as well. I remember them by swiss cheese and swedish meatballs. No wait, I'm confused again. Reply
  • semo - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    More big phones with no removable batteries. Don't we have enough of these? Let me guess, no Qi either? Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    The point of a 4100mah battery is you don't need to remove it, it's so big. Qi charging increases thickness and most people aren't willing to sacrifice that for wireless charging. Also, a lot of people plug in their phone and continue using their phone. You will have a far more difficult time tapping at a screen on a wireless charger, especially if the phone has a curved back. Reply
  • zodiacfml - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    Nice job by Huawei though I would demand better specs for replacement since I just bought a Nexus this year. Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    Nexus 5? The spec sheet goes much further than just SoC you know. This phone isn't even in the same size category. Reply
  • sousas - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    is this phone going to be sold in US? if so do you know when it will be released . thank you Reply
  • siberstorm - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    It will be sold unlocked by third party retailers as well as Huawei's own site, like the ascend mate 2. Not by any carriers. Reply
  • mohsin1994 - Saturday, September 06, 2014 - link

    this will be a show stopper definitely
  • mohsin1994 - Sunday, September 07, 2014 - link

    thnx it will be vry much helpful for my post :)
    please review my post too :)
  • MayB - Sunday, September 07, 2014 - link

    Can anyone tell me whether or not the mate 7 will be released in the US and if so what carriers it will be on? Reply
  • Night_Surfer - Friday, September 19, 2014 - link

    Where is the ambient and notification light in huawei ascend mate 7? Reply
  • Inventor14 - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - link Reply

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