Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs Huawei Ascend Mate

Call quality

The Huawei Ascend Mate sports much better call quality, both in the earpiece, and through the microphones, than the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Voices come loud, but very clean and without any distortion, and the two noise-canceling mics do a stellar job at relaying our voices to the other end strong, clear and true-to-timbre, while hissing and artificial notes can be heard from the Mega 6.3.

Battery life

The Huawei Ascend Mate struts the largest battery capacity in a phone, at 4050 mAh, leaving Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 with the “modest” 3200 mAh. Huawei claims two days of battery life with normal usage, which is excellent, yet both manufacturers haven't yet taken out the official talk time measurements for their gigantic handset.


If you are not too much into looks, and we'd imagine anyone who voluntarily accepts to carry such phones with them, wouldn't be into the aesthetics side of it, the Huawei Ascend Mate is the better handset here. It excels or is on par in almost every objective category that matters, like outside visibility, call quality, sound recording and battery life.

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has the word “Samsung” going for it, and the immediate brand and developer awareness it brings by just looking at the rounded shapes and the familiar Nature UX interface. It also takes sharper pictures and has a stronger flash than the Huawei Ascend Mate, but that's about it, plus it costs more than Huawei's giant.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs Huawei Ascend Mate:



1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Samsung galaxy mega all the way!!!

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2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Huawei Ascend Mate all the way!

3. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

When side by side like this, you can clearly see the blue hue that Samsung still have on their so called "black" color variant! And the pattern is pretty ugly, why not just offer a pure black without pattern, just like the ascend mate.. is it so hard Samsung?

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Huawei looks so much more premium! :)

10. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I agree, been testing it out for a couple months now and it's a great phone/mini-tablet. I like Samsung but think Huawei's linear design is more sophisticated + serious than the curves of the Galaxies language. -sent from Huawei Ascend Mate

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ascend looks better.

6. tech3 unregistered

The Ascend Mate looks much better!

7. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Congratulations to the New Phablet King - Ascend MATE! Next war will be between HTC Phablet One VS Note 3 vs Sony Honami :)

9. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Galaxy Mega is waaaaay better than the Ascend Mate...The mate's camera position plus back panel makes for an uglier combination versus Samsung's BEAST.

11. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Huawei Ascend mate won, which looks and feels better, has better sunlight visibilty, better call quality, better battery and in other fields, it is either competing with Galaxy Mega or is better. Only good thing Galaxy Mega has against Huawei's phone is is it's better camera. Apparently, some samsung fanboys just cannot digest the fact that Galaxy Mega lost to Huawei Ascend Mate. If you think Huawei Ascend Mate is worse than Samsung's Mega giant, then please, prove you point. I'm waiting.

14. TheChiefLives

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The Huawei asend mate is an awesome phone but the deal breaker for me was the terrible 3d gaming,its physically chunkier and the os roms on the mate crash. The Mega is faster with only a dual core CPU and a way better gpu, sorry I had both there is no way that the mate performs better in real time usage.

12. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Guys, u can't simply compare these 2 based on specs alone. Consider the price as well. I believe the Huawei will be very expensive than both Mega and Note series. My personal preference would be an S4 Active or a Note 2.

13. TheChiefLives

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The Huawei ascend mate is an awesome phone it has a long battery life, fm radio, and i kinda like the square design, and its interface is fast. What I didnt like is the GPU which is bad games like real racing, need for speed, any 3d game lagged badly even simple games like samurai vs ninja lagged sometimes and load times are long. This was the deal breaker for me, I needed a phablet that was capable for gaming and everything else. If you dont intend on gaming it is a very formidable contender. I sold my mate and purchased a samsung mega 6.3 and have to tell you that the graphics processor is way better in fact I find that it plays need for speed better than my note 2 and the slim design is better I like the bigger screen and the bezel is smaller, not sure why some earlier said that the bezel was big. The Mega fits into my pocket as well and because its thinner it seems like it does not stick out as much as the Mate did. Yes I like the mega better the huawei ascend mate and the note 2. Oh also I forgot the huawei roms are buggy be prepared for that had several application crashes. If you can find a huawei ascend mate for around 350 it is not a bad deal but for me I need the whole enchilada gaming included so I choose the galaxy mega.

15. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bought at Aleixspress. Satisfied!

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