Huawei chief trolls the iPhone 6 Plus, flaunts the Mate7 superior screen-to-body ratio

Huawei chief trolls the iPhone 6 Plus, flaunts the Mate7 superior screen-to-body ratio
With its 6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches (157 x 81 x 7.9 mm) dimensions, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is the most compact 6-incher out there. In fact, due to the greatly reduced bezel from all sides, it flaunts 83% screen-to-body ratio, which is one of the highest in the industry. It's still a huge phone, yet is shoehorning a 6" panel in a body more akin to a 5.7" phablet, like the Galaxy Note 4, or even to a 5.5" one with generous bezels, like the iPhone 6 Plus.

It's precisely Apple's first phablet that was chosen by Huawei's CEO to compare the Mate 7 with not only with dry dimension numbers, but side-by-side, too. Plastered on its Weibo page, Huawei's boss exemplifies how compact for the screen size the Mate 7 is (or how big the 6 Plus, depending on the perspective) by snapping a few pictures of the phablets sitting next to each other. Apple's big-screen warrior carries 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158 x 77.7 x 7.1 mm) dimensions, so it is just 1mm shorter, and only a tad narrower than the Mate 7, despite sporting a half-inch smaller panel. 

Apple now has to put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on everything, and the home key embedding might have worked on the 4" iPhone 5s, but on the 5.5" phablet, it just makes the bottom bezel way thicker than needed. Huawei doesn't have legacy problems with its finger scanning solution, so it placed it on the perfect place for a phablet - up there on the back, right under your index finger, and shrunk both the top and bottom bezels significantly. Moreover, the convex Huawei sensor works in a way similar to Touch ID, and doesn't require you to swipe for unlocking, but rather simply place your finger on it. The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, one-ups the Mate 7 by offering optical image stabilization, and we can't wait to stage a cage match between these two phablet juggernauts.

source: Huawei (Weibo)

Related phones

iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)
Ascend Mate7
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

The Mate 7 is a SEXY BEAST! Definitely have my eye on it for a Holiday purchase.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice choice. How they got both version (6 & 6+) for side / size comparisons?

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Apple too high brand and popular they got great engineers....then why they can't complete with huawei lol....shame on apple.

65. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

akki20892 Huawei makes junk and what makes you think Apple wants to compete against junk products. It's common knowledge Android products get obsolete in about 6 months due to product cycle.

75. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Well, Apple tends to make obsolete products from the beginning.

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

huawei trolls iphone? so telling the truth is trolling?

78. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

i'm pretty sure the mate 7 is inspired by ONE max.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

60~% screen to body ratio on a phablet is iRidiculous.

53. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Dat Bezel!!!

3. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

The Mate 7 makes iPhone 6 & 6 Plus look FUGLY for being bezel monsters LMAO

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats why 4mil people ordered one in 24h cause they hated the bezels, you really have no idea how a simple user thinks and wants. Bezels is the last thing they look. Its mostly for companies to market it and bash others. In real world people dont give a damn fk. And before you reply with the usual crap like ishe-ep go hide in a hole cause no iOS users also gives a damn fk what you think or dont think. People with open minds who are tech geeks are sick and tired of people like you.

6. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Good for those 4 million people and I hope they enjoy their new toy but why do you seem so angry? Something hurt?

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, he's not hurt, people here are really just tiring of people like you. You come here, not to talk tech, but to start trouble, and try to bother people. If this is how you are in real day to day life, man that's sad. Martin_Coopers post was spot on, and 100% true. The mainstream market, you know the market that represents about 90% of the buying public! don't care. They just want a device that suits them. SMDH ya you dude, you're sad man...sad.

19. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

And my bezel monster comment is not true? LOL I must have hurt your's, too LMAO

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

darkkjedii 1 You advocate this is for tech talk but jakelee and a few others you inclueded are on every android post first to comment on a lot saying fail and trash and many other things about the phones and people. 2 the general public and truly stupid no idea about whats out there or how to do anything this is how apple mostly markets its self to them, showing them a few things how easy to turn on and the app is in front of you and we invented this and we did this for you to make it easy and a few screen shots. a friend asked me about iphone 6 last night and after i said still 8mp,1gig ram, no 32 storage, and she watched the video she said why would anyone pay so much for it its the same as the last one just bigger screen and she has the last one. 3. they dont want a device that suits them they want something to show off or be cool (kid voice)"everyone in school has a iphone so am not cool if i dont have one" these are like the toys from when i was a kid and calculator watches where so cool tv controlling watches after that, or vhs and atari

22. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014


36. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Try finding an Android phone that runs as smooth as iPhone 5s in iOS with the same amount of RAM. While initially they may be similar Android will eventually run like a cluttered mess without constant maintenance and restarts. Granted Android has true multi-tasking and some nifty features iOS won't have for quite some time, it's not a closed system and thus much more resource demanding. Google is working on resolving these issues however and from what I can see Lion shows great promise. As if it'll finally match iOS in fluidity and general stability (note iOS apps crash too though from experience not as often), we'd see. As I said earlier, different mobile OS for different users. iOS = user friendliness and simplicity. Better App Store. Android = much more features and a wide range of devices to choose from.

47. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Chuck, there is no need to find an android phone with 1gb bcoz an android phone with 3gb is still cheaper than iphone... 1gb android phone will be only a low end phone and you'll end up buying 6 in iphone6 price... imagine? a midrange phone is so expensive... so it is totally not logical to try to find 1gb android phone bcoz you can find a high end android phone in lesser price than midrange iphone

50. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The point I was trying to make is iOS doesn't rely on with that much RAM to run as fluid as it does. Apple created their own infrastructure and thus can optimise the hardware to reach its utmost potential. Good points about the prices though. Being a person who ordered an iPhone 6 I got to admit Apple is starting to get on the greedy side with 1GB RAM no matter how good it runs. Pricing, well the 64GB model really isn't that much more expensive than the Xperia Z3 (that has 16GB storage and sd card support). Difference is just around a dinner or two. X)

52. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sony is also famous for pricing their products higher

73. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Actually the Z3 costs just as much as the Galaxy S5 and LG G3. None of these phones are what we call "affordable". The Z3 Compact on the other hand, is a true iPhone 6 competitor. It being plastic and limited to 16GB internal storage aside, it beats the iPhone in specs (what Android users see as most important) in just about any other category. Guess what? It also happens to be around USD260 cheaper. To be fair, can be said about the China flagships as well but those aren't widely available outside China yet. The Mate 7 however, isn't exactly cheap for a Chinese brand. Would be interesting to see how much it sells.

55. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I was surprised with how identical the iPhone 6 Plus is with the older OnePlus One. Really the only two things the iPhone 6 Plus has on the OnePlus One is the finger scanner and OIS. But as the owner of a OPO, I can tell you the camera is amazing. I took over 1,000 pictures at my two daughters soccer games in 20 shot burst mode and each one is crystal clear with zero blur. The OPO is able to take 13 MP shots with the rear vs the 6 Plus' 8 MP rear, while also being able to capture 4K where the 6 Plus can't do higher than 1080p. The build quality is actually GREAT and this phone feels excellent in the hand, although I'm sure most people would say the iPhone feels even better. The last Pro I can think of is the dual speakers on the OPO, they're embarrassingly loud just like the HTC One M7 I used to have. All these specs in a phone that sells for $350 in 64GB vs the 6 Plus at $850 for 64GB. Check out the spec comparison.

80. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

1GB for iOS 7 I already notice stutter. Apple is just being cheap for not putting 2GB for such a high price they charged. Xiaomi can give us 2GB for RedMi Note and still charge us $150 without contract. Apple Treasury will be filled with XX billions while their fans still get a lemon product. No new iOS device for me till its reach 2GB ram.

54. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 10

68. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's not just "8mp, 1 GB Ram, no 32 storage" It's what Apple can do with it. The iPhones are the MOST POPULAR smartphones when it comes to taking & sharing photos on websites. More people around the world disagree with you views (and your friend's views) by constantly uploading photos taken with the iPhone each day. And this will continue. You are entitled to your opinion, but these opinions do not reflect reality of the masses.

37. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Good that you feel that way. Now get your boy Mxy to stop trolling Android and BlackBerry posts because he obviously doesn't share your sentiment.

67. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's amazing how you can get angry when Android fans troll iPhone posts, but it's all good when iPhone f@nboys troll Android and other posts? I don't see you up in arms when your iPhone brethren do it. But then again, trolls of a feather troll together.

70. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

Amen to that brothers and sisters. Just enjoy your choice. Greetzzz from Holland.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They ordered it because it has an apple logo on it.

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