Last Updated: July 13th, 2014

Huawei is a name that most of us have been hearing more and more often lately, as the company has really been pushing its presence in the North American market. It's currently offering some really unique hardware, like the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2, which sports a massive 3,900mAh battery. Huawei claims that it'll get you through an entire weekend without needing to hit the wall (up to 2.5 days to be exact). That's pretty insane, especially when you consider the device's $300 price tag. It certainly piqued my interest, anyway.


Other than the gargantuan battery, this big ol' phone is packing some respectable features:

  • 6.1-inch 1280x720 display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM89280)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with microSD card slot
  • 13MP f/2.2 28mm rear camera, 5MP front selfie machine
  • 6.3" x 3.3" x .37", 202 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900; LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 17
  • Android 4.3 (Will be updated to 4.4)

Another really awesome feature of the Mate 2 is its ability to share its battery. Yeah – you can charge other devices from the Mate 2. How cool is that? If you're out with friends and someone ends up with a dead battery, you can be their savior. Pretty sweet.

Of course, you need a special cable (called a "Reverse Charge" cable) for that, but if you buy the Mate 2 on Amazon right now, you'll score a free one. And if that's not enough, the deal also includes a free Smart Window Case. So, you buy the phone for $300, and get the Reverse Charge Cable and Smart Window case for free. Not bad at all.

Intrigued? For more information on everything the Ascend 2 is all about, check out GetHuawei.com


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  1. Herminia
  2. Eric
  3. Nick
  4. Jason J. Tunin
  5. Jim

But there are those of you who would rather try your luck at getting a free Mate 2. Can't say I blame you there, but keep in mind that the above deal will probably be over before this giveaway ends. Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, let's do the Rafflecopter thing – you know the drill.

Since the Mate 2 is optimized to run on LTE networks in North America, this giveaway is limited to the US, Canada, and Mexico.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This one ends in one week, so it'll be locked up tight on Saturday, July 12th at 11:59 PM PT. Got it? Go!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Alex Fischer

    Battery !

  • Jeffrey Linton

    I Like that Massive Battery.

  • Jacek


  • Net Workdood

    I would love this phone for its size...a bit smaller than my current phone....

  • Eloy Antunez

    seperate battery!!!!!

  • george

    This phone got a great review from Anandtech. Now I want one!

  • leo98918


  • Knlrac

    Good battery on a good spec phone awesome!

  • Richard Kurtin

    The power share function, for sure.

    I keep my phone topped off over night - but half my friends are, well, dolts.
    Being able to share a little juice with them to keep their p[hones going would be very handy.

  • Lisandro O Oocks

    My fav feature is that is Huawei

  • Peter

    I love that battery and that screen size. Something about having a huge screen, I love it

  • Aric Braun

    Looks nice. Good to play with a 6" phone.

  • Hubert

    This looks so good

  • rollingdonut


  • Tawney Mazek

    So it's big for a phone, but the battery sounds like heaven.

  • Chad Lyons

    Best feature has to be the battery.

  • gizak

    Not the best specs, but battery life should be phenomenal, combine that with a huge screen and you can watch many videos on that next trip!

  • Minki Luong

    Big Screen for me please :D

  • Chris M

    Damn that battery is massive... that would absolutely be my favorite feature of this beast!

  • Alex Sarti

    Battery sharing

  • blahmoomoo

    That gigantic battery...

  • Butters8

    Looks like a great phone. I would love to find out what it feels to own one

  • SmellYaLater

    It'sa very nice!

  • MJ

    The microSD card slot is sweet as they are becoming an endangered species.

  • Lawats Lord

    Battery life and the possibility to share it!

  • uthark

    Good battery.

  • Varun

    The best feature is the battery for sure!

  • Anant Shinde

    battery life

  • Shubham

    Special features- Long durable battery, 2GB RAM, Display with Gorilla Glass 3 thats all makes me wish to win this contest!! :P

  • Dan Albert

    Best part is the huge battery / sharing the battery. awesome

  • Matt Smith

    Very good battery life

  • Stan Litvin

    WIN It

  • Michael Bond

    Q: What's your favorite feature of the Ascend Mate 2?

    A: My favorite feature is the Snapdragon 400 CPU =)

  • Michael Bond

    FYI, the link under "Check out GetHuawei.com" is broken.

  • sn893

    Extra long battery life in addition to the ginormous screen.

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    Battery Sharing!

  • Richard Borkovec

    That Reverse Charging is a really neat feature, and it has the battery to back it up to!

  • Alvin Hom

    HUGE battery!

  • http://www.davidsdiy.com David Smith

    My favorite feature is definitely the battery capacity. 3900 mAh is huge for a phone.

  • Ali Salman

    I love phablets with great battery life <3 Also, the hyperlink to Huawei's site is missing a colon after the "http"

  • James Gibbons

    Battery all the way!

  • direwolf1

    Excited for an opportunity to try MIUI.

  • http://ralphchastain.com/ Ralph Chastain

    The Battery.

  • Spyros Giannopulos


  • Garrett Bridges

    That battery share sounds sweet.

  • Frank Urbanski

    Big battery... and the sharing!

  • Pedro Pinto

    The battery.

  • NPaduch

    That battery sharing feature is pretty nice.

  • fritish

    Probably the battery. Definitely the battery.

  • McLean Riley

    MicroSD Slot.

  • TimTheK

    Wow, 3900 mAh battery. Sweet. No more charging after 10 hours!

  • Rogelio Velazquez

    huge battery ftw!

  • Mike

    I love the huge 6" screen!

  • Andrew

    The battery is a nice option.

  • razholio

    I like big batts and I cannot lie...

  • Francois Forrest

    To be honest, I think my favorite feature is the Gorilla Glass 3. I hate scratches and chunks of screen missing from keys if you accidentally put it in the same pocket. This is a nice bonus.

  • whatshuang

    Battery is the best feature on this phone.

  • Chris T

    Love the large battery should be able to make most of the day without charging.

  • Greyhame

    Dat battery! Gotta love long lasting devices.

  • ravipkumar


  • Richard Deno

    Reverse charging cable is cool.

  • no-one-cares

    Wouldn't mind a new phone. That battery...ooohhh.

  • Sarah J Jackson

    Fav feature is impossible to choose ! im in love lol . If you are going to MAKE me pic Ill go with the battery life

  • unhappybirthday

    Reverse charge sounds awesome!

  • Cleveland Dear

    Gorilla glass! I am sad that phones are giving up on the stuff.

  • Toddharr

    The combo of Battery at that price!

  • Chambras

    I will go with the battery!!!

  • A B

    Looks great as a phone. Favourite feature is the battery.

  • https://twitter.com/BionicSix Mario

    My favourite feature of the Ascend Mate 2 is the 6.1-inch 1280x720 display with Gorilla Glass 3.

  • Angel Zenon

    The screen!

  • Rantek

    The battery share is my favorite option, so many reasons that this unique feature is handy!!

  • Normen

    I would love to have this phone...

  • alonsofedz

    Just to let you know the link to GetHuawei.com on the Raflfecopter widget is kind of broken. It needs the colon after http.

    Oh, and the best feature is obviously that battery. If it does get at least 2 of those 2.5 promised days, it's amazing for camping.

  • Jimmy

    Finally a phone with a real battery

  • Jeff Badger

    The battery

  • Xzyl

    I would like one.

  • A.Garfield

    battery life >.>

  • Emmanuel

    The battery!

  • Kilgore Trout

    Battery life

  • Kuzay


  • Ben Barrett

    The battery life.

  • Geison Venegas Salazar

    The battery is amazing!!

  • The360King

    This thing is huge! Gimme!!

  • alfred_peters

    wow. I hope they can deliver on the battery life.

  • be3ferguson


  • Specter597

    SD Card Slot. Hands down. Tired of OEM's trying to obsolete them.

  • Yolo Albert

    i <3 huawei~!!!

  • Clayton Reeves

    I like that it has a microSD and a decent camera.

  • Fernando Garcia

    I hope I win i've heard this phone
    is great.

  • Matthew Fry

    Sharing charge is pretty awesome!

  • moelsen8


  • spike1167

    its large screen!

  • Ballisticn8

    Really the main thing that stands out about this phone to me is the battery. Pretty sure I could kill it in a day and a half if not sooner though.

  • aj34

    large screen

  • malforpresident

    that's a big battery and you can share it? nuts

  • Arbolmalo

    Awesome battery

  • Elbert Lai

    its battery

  • RonD45

    I think the most interesting and unique feature is the reverse charging!

  • Mitch

    Dat battery!

  • Christian Nochez

    My favorite feature is battery life, definitely.

  • JimmerSolace

    i want it

  • Albert H

    My favorite feature(s) are the big screen and the big battery, especially the battery. In a world where phones are limited to 8 hours of battery, having a 2.5 day's worth of battery is amazing!

  • Kyle

    extreme battery life

  • http://plus.google.com/+tarekmidani Tarek Midani

    A huge battery, plus I now learned how to avoid lithium battery degradation (there were a lot of myths swarming the internet), pluus I'm a geek at saving unnecessary juice.
    We were meant for each other!!

    • http://plus.google.com/+tarekmidani Tarek Midani

      Actually as I look into this, it won't have the new android softwares so.... no. The 4.4 and L are extremely battery friendly

  • ewilliams1009

    great battery

  • draigid10

    My favorite feature is the reverse charging because it looks really cool!

  • Zachary Blankenship

    My favorite feature is the battery's life.I like everything about the phone itself though.

  • Katiuska

    I love everything about it..the battery and the screen would be my main reasons.

  • Zachary Blankenship

    My favorite feature would be the battery,

  • Rick McClenthen

    My favorite feature has to be the Gorilla Glass on the display because I am soooo hard on displays.

  • Marios Christofides

    The screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.danna.733 Jonathan Danna

    the centered camera.

  • Patrick

    Loving the size of the display and the battery share feature. Looks pretty sweet!

  • kuuunaal

    I could use a phone for my little brother

  • Anthony


  • Steve Carrico

    Wow that's a huge battery!!

  • sgumer

    my favorite feature would have to be the battery.

  • bobygk

    My favourite feature - battery, that could last a weekend, and possibly a week with light use.

  • Jeremy

    My favorite feature is that battery life, every smartphone is lacking in that department.

  • John

    Excited about the crazy battery life on this thing

  • TedPhillips


  • SpicyCurlyMustache

    The big battery, honestly.

  • bpcooper14

    Been following it for a while. 1. Huge Battery. 2. Low Price/Unlocked. 3. LTE

  • Brandon G

    my favorite feature share my battery feature and the camera and also the design of the phone.

  • Chris R.

    Love the form factor

  • Isaac Ramirez

    Favorite feature of this phone is the huge battery capacity and the ability to charge other usb devices ! And the fact that it is an LTE unlocked phone for less than 300$ .

  • Rodrigo Aguilar

    With that battery I will survive the end of the world

  • Brit Mckay

    My favorite feature is probably that stupendously large screen!

  • Andrew Dalton

    That screen!

  • Allan

    LOVE the battery, price, cameras and most of all Huawei. I already have the P6 and D1 Quad XL

  • Sam Nicko

    i love 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM89280) and battery share feature!

  • Sam Nicko

    WOW massive 3,900mAh battery..SUPERB!!!!!!!!

  • Richard

    my favorite feature is that it is faster then my galaxy nexus which is a dual core at 1.2 ghz and it would be better if i could have a quad core at 1.6

  • Chris W

    I am actually shocked to see that you can share your battery that is damn cool.

  • Hillary

    The battery and the camera!

  • Minki Luong

    That battery life, *drools*.
    That screen, *drools more*.
    The phone, *drool overload*.

  • David Lujan

    Two things I like are the size of the device and the battery.

  • Mariangel Esejota

    How do I know if I won or another Herminia? It's not a common Name...

  • Christian Cebrian

    Did the giveaway include the reverse charger cable? Or will the winners need to buy one of those puppies online? :)

  • Jim Yee

    Whoa look at that winners list, I'm I that Jim???

  • Jim Yee

    Have the winners been contacted yet?

  • Ann Lazebna