Love this phone. I'v been using HTC due to its consistency but due to affordability went for the Mate 7 instead of the HTC M9
So far, I'm impressed
techie, 11 Oct 2015Does the Huawei ascend mate 7 get updates of the latest androids in the next few years? Like a... moreIts hardly expected, maybe some beta or something like that but official...there is still no L ota, so i dont believe M or more will come as well
John0087, 11 Oct 2015Hi guys can you help me please?
I want to upgrade from galaxy s2 but I'm still confused bet... moreIf you find yourself desiring a fingerprint sensor, significantly larger screen, or dual sim slots then get the Mate as all these features cannot be found on the Z2.
But if you prefer a higher build quality, more manageable screen size, and probably similar battery performance despite its much smaller battery then go with the Z2.
Hi guys can you help me please?
I want to upgrade from galaxy s2 but I'm still confused between mate
(16GB version) or Xperia z2
I want to buy a new one this week
Can I have a quick response?
Does the Huawei ascend mate 7 get updates of the latest androids in the next few years? Like as in mashmallow and the next android?
Successfully updated my Mate 7 to official Lollipop 5.5.1 manually. The new camera software is excellent. I do not think all countries will receive the OTA update to Lollipop so I have to download thpe software and manually install rather than wait for the OTA that will never come.
If anybody wants to update to Lollipop right away, go directly to Huawei's website and download the firmware suitable to your device.
For Mate 7 Amber Gold (3GB RAM, dual SIM, model MT7-TL10):
For Mate 7 Moonlight Silver/Obsidian Black (2GB RAM, single SIM, model MT7-L09)
Akr.Sar, 09 Oct 2015Plz advice ,,
Can I upgrade my Mate 7 to Lollipop using the package found on the Chinese supp... moreHi, I updated it to 5.1.1, EMUI 3.1 and its running smooth.. Added some features on camera like Super night and manual brightness on focus.. Got 47,200+ in Antutu and I'm satisfied for this upgrade.
please help me this link error
The requested URL could not be retrieved
or error Server not found
Plz advice ,,
Can I upgrade my Mate 7 to Lollipop using the package found on the Chinese support page which holds the version B351? or should I wait untill my phone promotes for the upgrade automatically ?!
By the way , when this upgrade will be broadcasted to all phones ? since I hesitate about the manual upgrade thing ... nothing guaranteed !
Disappointed MT7user, 08 Oct 2015WARNING: Do not upgrade your Mate 7 TL10 (Gold, 3G RAM, dual SIM) to OFFICIAL lollipop 5.1.1 (... moreFor those who upgraded to the OFFICIAL lollipop 5.1.1 (MT7-TL10_Firmware_C900B324_Android 5.1.1_EMUI 3.1) and regretted it because they can no longer set their dual sim phones to '4G LTE only' via Android's hidden 'advanced network settings' menu, here's how to go back to KitKat and regain this feature (which was disabled/locked by Huawei in Lollipop):
WARNING: BACKUP ALL IMPORTANT FILES BEFORE PERFORMING THIS OPERATION. ALL APPS, CONTACTS, MESSAGES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, FILES, etc. ---EVERYTHING WILL BE ERASED. (Like buying a new phone.)
ALSO, these only work for those who have the TL10/Gold version of Mate 7 (3GB RAM, dual SIM), and running official Lollipop 5.1.1 (C900B324) EMUI 3.1:
REVERTING BACK TO KITKAT (FROM LOLLIPOP):
Download and Install 'Jazz-TL10 V100R001C900B308 Downgrade Package' from Huawei's Malaysia Website. (Copy 'UPDATE.APP' to 'dload' folder on your SD card, then do 'Local Upgrade'
After successfully installing downgrade patch in step 1, erase 'UPDATE.APP' in the 'dload' folder of your SD card and replace it with the 'UPDATE.APP' from the LATEST official 4.4.2 KitKat firmware [Huawei Mate 7 (MT7-TL10) Firmware V100R001C00B130_Android 4.4.2_EMUI 3.0], which can be downloaded from Huawei's Malaysia website.
Install the official KitKat firmware as in Step 1 (do 'Local Upgrade'). You will be able to access again Android's advanced 'hidden 'network settings' menu and now have the '4G LTE only' option back.
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DO NOT BLAME ME IF YOU BRICK YOUR PHONE BY DOING THIS. IT SUCCEEDED IN MY Mate 7 phone but I cannot guarantee it will succeed in yours. Do at your own risk.
As a Chinese brand phone why does it not have a Chinese keyboard?
WARNING: Do not upgrade your Mate 7 TL10 (Gold, 3G RAM, dual SIM) to OFFICIAL lollipop 5.1.1 (MT7-TL10_Firmware_C900B324_Android 5.1.1_EMUI 3.1) if you do not want to lose the ability to set data mode/data network to '4G LTE only'.
All android phones have a hidden 'network settings' menu where you can set data mode to '4G LTE only' even if it is not visible in the user interface (Mobile Network Settings - Preferred Network Mode). If '4G LTE only' mode is important to you, DO NOT UPDATE TO THIS LOLLIPOP firmware!
I made the biggest mistake of updating to Lollipop 5.1.1 (C900B324) from KitKat 4.4.2. After the update, access to the hidden android 'advanced network settings' menu has been denied. Permission to this very important android feature has been removed in the C900B324 Lollipop 5.1.1 firmware. It was present before in KitKat. Now I am left to choose 4 modes only:
1. 'LTE/WCDMA/GSM auto' which keeps switching back and forth between the very fast LTE and very slow WCDMA, even with moderately strong LTE signal (3 bars)
2. 'WCDMA/GSM auto'
3. 'WCDMA only' and
4. 'GSM only'
Huawei and Samsung should know that DUAL SIM phone users are not well served by this unnecessary restriction: the locking of android's advanced network modes/settings in dual SIM phones. Dual SIM phone users frequently use one SIM for calls and text (2G/3G auto) only and another SIM for data only ('4G LTE only') to maximize download speed while still not sacrificing ability to receive phone calls on the other SIM.
'LTE/WCDMA/GSM auto' is useful for SINGLE SIM phones only because choosing '4G LTE only' mode from the hidden android menu does not allow one to receive phone calls.
Bugs found so far in the official lollipop update:
1: If you choose 'wallpaper changer' apps (a live wallpaper) for your homescreen wallpaper, the translucent title bars in the default 'message/contacts/dialer' app will have a bad irregular color patch (dark irregular shaped color against a white/gray base color).
2. Built in wallpaper changing option does not work/does not function correctly.
3. Many Gestures don't work as intended.
Other comments: I hate EMUI 3.1 trying to be more and more like Apple's IOS. EMUI 3.1 looks even closer to IOS than did EMUI 3.0. Why can't Huawei be original or at least, just follow Google's material design if Huawei's designers have run out of design ideas? Material design in my Nexus 7 is way much better: more fluid, more beautiful and futuristic than Apple's IOS or any other Android OEM skin that tries to ape Apple's IOS. I am talking about you Huawei, and Lenovo: Stop aping Apple in your Android skins.
Rain, 03 Oct 2015Please yell me is arabic language will be lost ?I am facing some serious problems, which so far remains un resolved.
1. SMS when received are intimated but when I try to open them I just see a blank screen. At times threads are visible but when get a blank screen when I try to open it.
2. The contact and call list will go blank and will get message that contact list is being updated. After few attempts it is restored.
Have done factory reset but with no luck. Again approached a person who did some flushing but the problem has again increased.
Any solution plz
Awesome phone. no other android phone can match this beast. Go for amber gold model which comes with 3 GB ram. 6 inch display is best in the market. Screen to body ratio is just right and makes it easy to handle. slim metal body gives it a very premium feel. Battery is extremely powerful. My only issue is either you can use 2 sim cards or one sim card and SD card.
engy ehab, 28 Sep 2015me too i have the same problem what is the solution!?you have to take care of the apps you are downloading some of them really control the main key of your phones so delete the apps that you dont need, especially antivirus apps like clean master...
MH, 01 Oct 2015If you are after the battery life then go Mate7. I had this phone for 2 weeks now and so far n... moreHad the note4, xperia z1,2. Currently have the Mate7 and I am very impressed. Battery great and graphics not bad, seriously if anybody has anything negative to say about that then they are being pety.