Got mine on July 9. Since my old phone had a regular sim, I just wi-fi to set it up. Box is top quality, device isn't as large as I thought. Physically, between it and my GT-N7000, it's only 1/2" taller, but 0.8" MORE screen!
I don't understand the comments about the screen resolution. Coming from the Note1, this one is better than that. Speaker is clearer & louder. Camera snaps are excellent. Took most of the afternoon for google to send the 100+ apps to the phone, get the email app set up, install Nova Launcher, tweak it the way I wanted. Battery at start was 46%, when I finished it was still at 40%. Before I ended work for the day, I shaved down my regular size sim to fit the micro sim holder, fired it up, phone works perfectly, right now, limited to H+ speed until I get the sim switched out. Tried all sorts of APN's but I guess my account/sim won't allow LTE to come on.
So far so good. Nice screen, very big battery, and an attractive price...what's to complain about?
hey where can i find this phone in qatar ???? is it available in qatar ??????
I received my phone on Monday and I am loving it! When I got it, it was a total surprise. The receipt email that I received said that I would get notification on when the phone would be shipped out,(never got that email unless it went to my spam box)but from ordering to shipping took a full week.
I got the black version with the free case and airtime for the $300 special order. Also tossed in for free was the phone to phone charging cable that sells for $10. I am not going to complain free is free!
The case is the only thing that I have a problem with its nice but I can tell that I will need to buy a new one here in the next 3 months. The build for it is not worth the price by itself, its pleather and plexiglass and feels just like plastic unlike the case covers from samsung (unless we are comparing it to the first gen galaxy 3 cases) In my opinion I think that the hard case may be the better buy. Although I dont have the hard case to compare it with.
The phone itself has much more real-estate that the Nexus 4 that I am moving from. The biggest draw for me is the antenna and where my Nexus usually gets 0-2 bars on the T-Mo network, the Mate 2 gets anywhere from 2-3 bars! it scores an excellent in my book for that!
The battery life is phenomenal! When I received the phone the battery was at 1/2 and lasted 2 days with normal use (phone calls, web browsing, some gaming and use of the GPS, not to mention the smidgen of trouble I had setting it up because I was away from home with no wi-fi and inability to connect to T-Mo's data stream).
The screen is decent not much difference from the Nexus if you don't count my ability to actually read the screen in bright sunlight. The phone is thinner than the Nexus and weighs slightly more which should be expected really since it is a much bigger phone.
On the processor end its pretty quick and I havent gotten burned yet like with the nexus which tends to overheat in my pocket whenever I put it to sleep while playing Injustice.
All in all I like the phone, the case, not so much. When compared to other phones that I have own or purchased for family, it goes a little something like this....
Dell Streak.... was a joke
LG L9..... gets stomped on in every way. Google honestly needs to mandate that the minimum specs for ram and rom be 1GB and 8GB respectively. Anything less is a waste of time and money!
Huawei P6.... seems like a piece of crap next to this. The home spun CPU needed to be left in China!
The Galaxy Note.... close but no cigar
Huawei G700.... Good phone, but with the lack of LTE, it gets trumped by the Mate 2.
VE3WTY, 12 May 2014I am living in Toronto, how may I buy this unit in Canada? It is not sold in Hong Kong?Hello. You can buy this phone in Amazon USA where It's available.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2014not a double sim card.i need dual sim , is it available ?
Hi guys, if you need stronger mobile in receiving signal for calling, go for Huawei, it's antena has double up effective even can making a clearly phone call in elevator. Huawei has holding leader technology in communicate as well as cat6 for mobile.
hello guys. I saw this devis in a video which had 3 slots on the top of battery. 2 for simcarts and 1 for sd card. anybody knows if there is dual sim version or not? i searched alot but i didnt find anything.
Imtiaz, 10 Jun 2014I bought this phone from china. The ROM is in chinese and so that I cannot use google play sto... morego himarket, download from there, there have all the google app stuff, don't need flast rom
Now it is available online at:
It is official Huawei US website. You can buy it there.
Myk, 06 May 2014Hello, I just got to know that the Mate 2 4G does not come with Google Play Store pre-installe... moreI am also facing same problem bro. Need a fresh ROM to root this phone in english language. U can search it in www.needrom.com
I bought this phone from china. The ROM is in chinese and so that I cannot use google play store and other simular stuffs in english. anyone help me to know if there is any english rom for this stuff?