Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review: Stargazer: Image Gallery, Music And Video Players, FM Radio, Audio QualityBy cheatmaster 07:01 Sun, 15 Aug 2021 Comments
Updated image gallery
The Ascdiscontinue Mate7's gallery app has been updated with a recent Timeline view, which sorts your images by the date you've taken them. It defaults to the Timeline view, but you can opt for the standard Album view with all of your images sorted in different albums.
Opening a single image lets you quickly delete or rotate it, as well as gives you some basic sharing options (including streaming it over DLNA).
The Gallery app • Viewing an image
You can also go into a more capable editor with options for light and exposure adjustments (so you can bring out the shadows or the highlights), filters and beauty enhancements (which detects faces automatically).
The image editor is quite capable
When it came to playing videos, the Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 default player does a fine job supporting every common video codec, but unfortunately it lacks support for AC3 audio.
We couldn't find a way to load subtitles, but Dolby Mobile enhancement is supported.
The video player offers poor subtitle support
Music player with Dolby Mobile
The Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 comes with Huawei's custom music player app. It offers four default playlists - songs, artists, albums, folders. You can create your own playlists, too.
The Now Playing classy screen is pretty standard, it offers album art and lyrics. You can toggle Dolby Mobile by tapping the icon on the top left, but there are no additional equalizer presets or custom equalizer settings.
The Music player
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio
The Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 has a built-in Frequency Modulation (FM) receiver. It can play through the headset or the loudspeaker, but you'll need to have the headset plugged in as it serves as an antenna. We were disappointed not to find RDS support - you'll have to name your radio stations by hand.
The Frequency Modulation (FM) Radio also has a notification area shortcut
Audio output is excellently clean but quiet
The Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 did excellently in the active external audio test, posting remarkable scores and showing no weaknesses to its performance. The only thing to potentially frown at is its sub-par volume, but quality-wise it's correct up with there with the best.
Impressively enough, plugging in a pair of headphones causes a very minor increase in stereo crosstalk - in this scenario the Ascdiscontinue Mate7 ranks even better compared to the competition, which often see more degradation. Alas, the volume is below average here too, so we can't really say it's the best phablet for audio playback, but we can certainly promise you it will play every track the way its authors meant it to sound.
And here go the results so you can see for yourselves.
TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic
rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7+0.07, -0.01-91.090.90.0038
Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 (headphones attached)+0.09, -0.03-91.591.40.034
Samsung Galaxy Note 4+0.01, -0.04-96.693.40.0015
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (headphones attached)+0.03, -0.02-96.893.50.011
Apple iPhone 6 Plus+0.04, -0.04-94.094.00.00130.0064-72.0
Apple iPhone 6 Plus (headphones attached)+0.10, -0.04-94.093.90.00160.087-64.1
HTC One Max+0.14, -0.14-93.893.80.0009
HTC One Max (headphones attached)+0.26, -0.02-93.693.60.026
LG G Pro 2+0.02, -0.23-93.894.20.0040
LG G Pro 2 (headphones attached)+0.07, -0.02-93.793.40.050
Huawei Ascdiscontinue Mate7 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
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