The common saying is that bigger the thing, the better it is. This definitely holds true for smartphones, at least.
Huawei recently unveiled its Android device, named Ascent Mate, which has been described by the company to be the smartphone with the largest screen ever. According to surveys undertaken by FindTheBest, the behemoth like Ascent Mate comes with a 6.1-inch HD screen display, the first to ever cross 6.0 inch barrier mark.
Other iPhone models like Apple’s iPhone 5 has a 4.0 inch screen, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, dubbed as the “phablet” (half-phone and half-tablet), is merely 5.5 inches wide, compared to Smart Ascent.
Several companies, like Toshiba have launched 6.0 inch tablets, which could not make or receive phone calls. With Ascent Mate, Huawei has launched a device that can be called a “maxi cell-phone”, because it has the dimensions of a small tablet, but can also function as a phone.
It comes with some impressive features too. With an 8-megapixel, back facing camera along with HDR, 4.1 Android Jelly Bean, a massive 4050mAH battery, and 1.5-GHz quad-core chip or processor, it is deemed to outdo the performance of Galaxy Note II.
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The only disadvantage of this model is its weight compared to other iPhohe models. While the Galaxy Note II weighs 180 grams, the Nokia Lumia 920 is around 185 grams, and Apple’s iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams. Ascent Mate, on the other hand, weighs a whopping 198 grams. But the screen size definitely makes up for the weight.
The launch of Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus at the beginning of 2012 was greeted with speculations about the viability of smartphones with large screens. However, with millions of these having been sold through the course of the year, and the launch of Ascent Mate in 2013, the smartphone with the largest screen size to date, the only speculation that can be entertained is: how big will ultimately prove to be too big?