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Huawei Mate SE review – Bang for the buck

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$272.99

Looking for a budget phone that can rock your socks off but doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg? Well, we have some good news for you and everyone else who is trying to find a phone like that. Let us introduce the Huawei Mate SE that will give you a bang for your buck.

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Design

The Huawei Mate SE comes in two colors gold and black. The looks are pretty generic with two antenna lines on the back and curved edges. You can find the fingerprint scanner on the backside which I personally prefer, but as said, some might prefer it on the front side more. Thanks to curved edges, gripping the phone is pretty comfortable and it feels good in your hand.

Oh and did we mention this phone actually has something that most major flagship models are missing these days? We did not, then hear us out. Huawei Mate SE has a headphone jack!

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Display

The Huawei Mate SE has a whopping 77.25% screen to body ration. It has a 5.93-inch screen that comes with an FHD + IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen. The phone has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with 407 pixels per inch density.

The screen is protected by the 2.5D Curved glass which supports blue light filter, full lamination and is sunscreen and scratch resistant.

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Huawei Mate SE Camera

Back on the phone, you can find the 16 MP + 2MP cameras. Front of the phone is equipped with an 8MP camera. The back camera comes equipped with an f/2.2 aperture and can capture up to 4K resolution images. Its also equipped with LED flash.

Video recording is capped at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

Both taking videos and snapping images felt good and there isn’t much negative or positive to say about it. They all felt like they did their job as well as you could expect from a phone in this price range. For most users, this is enough and personally, I see this only as a good thing. No corners cut and you get exactly what you have paid for.

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Battery

Powering the Huawei Mate SE is a 3340 mAh non-removable Li-P battery. It supports a fast-charging technology which allows you to charge the phone under 1.7 hours.

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Software

Huawei Mate SE comes equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. The nougat doesn’t bring many changes to the all familiar Android family but does bring some well-deserved updates and life improvements like multi-window view and quick switch between apps. There’s also a promise in boosted gaming performance. The gaming on the Huawei Mate SE, thanks to Android Nougat, felt smooth and there wasn’t much stuttering or lag. Though we must point out that Huawei Mate SE is not designed for mobile gaming by default.

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Huawei Mate SE Price


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Conclusion

If we would want you to remember something from this review then that would be that the Huawei Mate SE is not a high end phone that costs hundreds of dollars, that brings you all the cool new features. At best it’s average, but that is a good thing in this case. It gives you exactly what you need and a bit more for an average price and that is more than most of the phones in its price range can offer. So if you want a new phone and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a quality phone then Huawei Mate SE is a great option for you.

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Looking for a budget phone that can rock your socks off but doesn't cost you an arm and a leg? Well, we have some good news for you and everyone else who is trying to find a phone like that. Let us introduce the Huawei Mate SE that will give you a bang for your buck.
Design
8
Features
7
Battery
8.5
Camera
7
Performance
7
PROS
  • Very competitive price
  • Camera with high quality images
  • Bang for your buck
CONS
  • Speaker quality is not the best
  • Average in every aspect

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  1. Brandan Duncan

    Bought this smartphone as a birthday gift to my daughter. It has had no problems and the camera seems to be good enough for her to take selfies and other pictures. She seems, happy about the overall quality which makes me happy as well.

    She did mention the speaker isn’t as good as she would like (especially since she looks a lot of YouTube videos) but seems she now just uses headphones anyway so doesn’t seem to be that big of a problem for her.

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  2. shinedowness

    This phone has a glitchy keyboard system if you use the SwiftKey keyboard instead of the Google keyboard. Huawei Mate SE only lets you have around 5 hours of web browsing, and then you will need to charge it for a few hours. Power saving modes on this phone’s settings app sucks when you need to type slowly, but they shut your screen off before you can type more. You might as well not have a power saving mode on, right? Selfies will be a hassle for you to make when you use this phone when it will tell you to touch the screen to activate the camera, because it deactivates itself when you don’t touch the screen for some period of time. Don’t get this phone if you want to unlock this phone while exercising because it won’t let you unlock it if you have your hand covering the screen so much unless you download the Settings Database Editor app and manually edit your phone’s settings to make your phone more cooperative with you. Having your music or sound loud will trigger this phone to automatically turn down the volume without your permission, so don’t get this phone if you don’t want this phone acting like a parent of authority to you without your permission, especially if you have hearing problems. A broken feature this phone has is that it seems like you can lock your apps from getting deleted from the history of apps that you are using, but it actually doesn’t work and your apps can be accidentally deleted without your permission. Connectivity sucks with this phone sometimes. I had better internet connection and phone signal connection with other phones than this phone. VPNs are not as reliable on this phone because of the lack of decent connectivity. Rooting this phone is impossible, so forget it. Lastly, music sound quality, the lack of accuracy in the camera because it distorts the color and the shape of your face to some extent, and the way this phone overheats when you play games all suck. This phone is only good if you want to call people, text people, use the Contacts app and other basic apps that came with it, and make a password protected phone. Otherwise, it is not good for gaming unless you like burning your fingers, deaf people unless they have hearing aids, exercising, audiophiles, rooters, Instagram enthusiasts that need camera accuracy to get high quality pictures, people who need high quality connectivity, etc.

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