One of the most popular devices on the Amazon in the budget segment is Huawei Mate SE or 7X (international variant). I decided to take a deeper look at why this device is has almost 1000 people rating at 4.4 out of 5. There must be something unique about this phone that is making it so popular in this budget segment.
Let’s look at some of the reasons as to why this device is so popular –
Source – AndroidBlogg
Huawei Mate SE or 7X has decent developer support. The last time I checked, there was a clear tutorial available to help you root Huawei Mate SE. In fact, a custom recovery such as TWRP was also easily available to be installed. There aren’t a lot of custom ROMs available, but you can easily find ROMs that can hook you up with the latest Android versions.
The display quality of this phone is on par with most of the flagship level phones. The screen has a resolution of about 2160 x 1080. It doesn’t have that notch which I personally hate. What’s more important is it holds on to the 18:9 aspect ratio. Because of this aspect ratio, videos look crispy and bright.
Dual lens camera with portrait mode
Not a lot of phone in this segment have dual lens camera and a very few of them are able to implement portrait mode successfully. Huawei Mate SE does it so elegantly and the results are good. The phone has 16 and 2 MP dual camera system and it can produce some extremely stunning pictures (attached few camera samples). Although the edges in the bokeh effect aren’t as effective as some of the high-end models, I thought that they were good enough to be shared on the social platforms.
Source – Amazon User
3340 mAh Battery power
It is extremely difficult to find a phone that has right set of combination in terms of its battery power and the display quality. Huawei Mate SE hits that target with flying numbers. The 3340 mAh battery is capable of lasting for a day with moderate usage. We didn’t get to see how it would have lasted with games such as PUBG, but it seems to me that it will probably last until evening with an hour of gaming.
Dual SIM (or micro SD card)
Huawei Mate SE supports dual SIM meaning you can add two Nano sim cards to the phone and stay connected on both your personal as well as work numbers. Not even phones like OnePlus 6 support it in the US right now. If this is something that you think is important, Huawei Mate SE is good option for you. What’s more interesting is if you don’t want to use dual SIM functionality, you can simply insert an SD card instead and increase the storage capacity of your phone.