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Galaxy Note 4 VS Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Comparative Review

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Samsung has released Galaxy Note 4 and it is not now in the stage of pre orders but the phablets has been delivered to the users and now it is known to be a very popular device because of its best screen quality. This smartphone has made the place in the hearts of the users and they love it very much. It is not only the screen quality that has won the opinion of the users but its specs and features have also contributed towards making it popular. Still the users feel it should have been equipped with 64 Bit processor. On the other side its biggest rival is Huawei Ascent Mate 7 which is composed of grand specs and wonderful performance and economical in price as compare to Galaxy Note 4.


The Galaxy Note 4 has been delivered to the users but still is not very commonly available while Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is yet to come in the market. Therefore we cannot say in definite terms about comparison of the two. Galaxy Note 4 and Huawei Ascent Mate 7 are the two phablets which have considered to be the best products of the season. We cannot belittle others which are equally well configured and have equally good specs. They include iPhone 6 Plus, Xperia Z Ultra, OnePlus One, Lumia 930 and LG G3. 

Make and Appearance

In dimensions Galaxy Note 4 measures 153.5mm in height and 78.6 mm in width and has 8.5mm thick body. On the contrary Ascend Mate 7 measures 157 mm in height, 81 mm in width and only 7.9mm thickness. Both have almost same dimensions and cannot be operated single handedly but Galaxy Note 4 has the added advantage of S-Pen Stylus and has lot many apps and features. Both phablets have finger print scanner but Huawei claims that the sensor placed inside the handset is better than any other sensor. The finger print scanner on the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 works with a single touch and will recognize the finger print may it be wet or sweaty.


Both the devices Galaxy Note 4 Huawei Ascend Mate 7 are great in design; both have aluminum covering and strong shell, slim bezels and rounded corner. They give high and premium look as you look upon them. However there is a great difference in screen. There are too many similarities and too many differences; similarities are very obvious but differences are so small and negligible one hardly notices them.    


The Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inches display that is Super AMOLED with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and provides 515 ppi. Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has 6 inches IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 368 ppi density. Ascent Mate 7 is certainly bigger but Galaxy Note 4 screen is considered to be much better with vivid color and great contrast ration and outdoor visibility. On the other hand Ascend Mate 7 has the advantage of slightly bigger in size. If bigger is better than Ascend Mate 7 has the bigger screen.

Operating System and Users Interface


If you are very much fond of phablets based on Android than it is difficult for you to decide in favor of ether because both the smartphones have equally great specs and run the latest Android KitKat operating system. If you are already planning to upgrade your phablet or want a new one, you would certainly choose from these two. Galaxy Note 4 has Samsung’s own designed TouchWiz system over Android KitKat. On the other hand Ascent Mate 7 has used its own designed overlay of Emotion UI3.0. Talking about Emotion UI3.0 we can compare it with iOS which has been the origin of development of Emotion UI 3.0. If its quite comparable with iOS8 and you will find many similarities and common features in both. Huawei has almost copied the iOS with a specific aim in mind. In fact it made a very intelligent move in the business strategy and achieved the aim by combining two features. Huawei has Apple users in mind and wanted to attract them towards Ascend Mate 7 by providing a bigger screen and the feel of Apple iOS. How far it is aesthetic, we leave it to the users.   

Processor and Memory

Galaxy Note 4 has either a Quad Core Snapdragon 805 processor or an Exynos 5433 processor with the speed of 2.7 GHz, and the later is Octa Core processor. Galaxy Note 4 is powered with 3 GB of RAM along with 32 GB onboard memory which can be extendable externally via microSD card. In case of Snapdragon 805 CPU configuration it will be accompanied by Adreno 420 GPU and Exynos has in combination the Mali- T70 GPU.

Now talking about Ascend Mate 7 it is provided with an Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 925 Processor in combination with Mali- T628 GPU. The Ascend Mate 7 has the power of 2 GB RAM with 16 GB extendable memory; and for 3GB RAM configuration it has 32GB expandable memory.

 If we compare the two on ground of processor the two are not very different but Galaxy Note 4 has the upper edge over Ascent Mate 7.

In the above lines we have seen the processor and the memory of the two smartphones. Huawei has more flexibility by providing two memory options but Note 4 has better processing unit and technically wins on this score.   


 With the development of mobile phones the human mind did not feel satisfied only with receiving or making the calls the inquisitiveness demanded cramping in more and more. It added the clock to the device, the music and then sending the messages and other big addition was thought of in shape of camera. All these features may not be the requirements of a mobile or smartphone. Initially camera was added as a fun device but with a specific aim behind it. It was to make video calls.


Both these smartphones are well equipped with camera and allied features. Galaxy Note 4 is provided with 16 mega pixel rear camera with powerful LED flash. The other amazing features of the camera are Autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual shot, face and smile deduction with 3.7 mega pixel front facing selfie camera. The Ascend Mate 7 is equipped with 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash, autofocus and face deduction panorama. The front facing camera is consisting of 5 mega pixel.

Comparing the cameras are the two devices we find one more difference in the two. Galaxy Note 4 has the benefit of higher mega pixels count and optical image stabilization. Huawei Ascend Mate 7 camera is inferior to Note 4 camera compare strictly. Although the picture quality of Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is absolutely fine and does not falter anywhere yet the results of Galaxy Note 4 are much better because of optical image stabilization feature.

The Samsung technology in camera is superior to Huawei Ascent Mate 7 and excels in still photography, video recording and video calling. The colors are true to nature and vivid in brightness. Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is yet too improved to reach a comparable level to Note 4.


 Battery of the two is another feature to the compare and we find a big difference. So far we have been talking about the similarities and common features. When it came to differences we just ignore them being very small. The difference here in battery is not small. Galaxy Note 4 has just 3220mAh battery while its counterpart Ascend Mate 7 has a big power house of 4001mAh battery, commonly use in phablets. In this case we are made to think galaxy Note 4 would be using for a bigger screen and more pixels. In this regard Ascend Mate 7 has a better score and has the plus point.

The battery itself cannot be a very important issue when we are talking about the device overall. Note 4 is definitely better in many features and has the upper edge. However both the devices have not been tested in the practical use and seem how the processor behaves in either case.  

Bottom Line

 Galaxy Note 4 with its very superior screen features, better camera and added advantage of Stylus has its own plus point. Huawei Ascent Mate 7 has a bigger screen and some bigger internal specs. Price is an important factor and here galaxy Note 4 has a price tag of $720 off contract whereas Huawei Ascend Mate 7 will cost only $500 to $600. Maybe price determines the fate of the devices.

We have given the readers the available information on the two smartphones as much as we knew and we leave the decision of choice on to the readers. Some may like to save $100 or $200 and have Huawei Ascend Mate 7 with larger display and yet others may spend the amount and go for Galaxy Note 4 for the added advantages it has over Ascend Mate 7.


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