Samsung GALAXY Note II and its 5.5 inch display. With talk around the water cooler suggesting that the next iteration of the phablet will come in at 5.9 inches, the Ascend Mate just might get to keep its crown for a little longer. One area where Huawei's giant falls short is with its 720p resolution. Early rumors had the device using a 1080p display, but battery concerns forced the change. The Ascend Mate sports a pixel density of 241ppi which is one area where it is "dwarfed" by other phones. The industry leader is the HTC One with its 468ppi. We'd imagine that the next version of the Huawei Ascend Mate will feature FHD resolution and LTE connectivity.
Of course, it helps to be using your own parts when producing a phone like this one. Huawei's own quad-core K3V2 processor allows the company to optimize the phone to run as smoothly and as quickly as possible. A setting on the UI allows everything important on the screen to be reachable by a thumb. We've sure come a long way from 2007 when the 3.5 inch screen on the Apple iPhone was considered generous, and the 4.3 inch glass on the HTC HD2 was a certified mind-blower.