Huawei has launched the Huawei Mate SE in the United States and it’s an excellent mid-range phone. Launched for $249, the phone already was an excellent offering. But the prices have dropped further and you can get one the Mate SE for just $229 at Amazon right now. Let’s find out if the Huawei Mate SE is worth the money.
Huawei, up until now had been selling phones under their sub-brand Honor with the phones like the Honor 6X and the Honor 7X. This time around, they are using the brand name Huawei, most probably to make US customers more aware of the brand.
Coming back to the Huawei Mate SE, let’s start with the specs of the phone.
Huawei Mate SE Specification
- 5.93-inch 18:9 Full View Display
- Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080p)
- Kirin 659 Octa-core processor clocked @ 2.36GHz
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of Internal Storage
- Rear Dual camera 16MP+2MP
- 8MP Front Camera
- Dual-SIM Capability
- 3340mAh Battery
- Android 7.0 Nougat
Like you can see, the phone is feature packed. And really, for the price tag of just $230, it’s
really hard to beat the game. Huawei definitely wants to enter and penetrate the US smartphone market. And the Huawei Mate SE may just be the right phone to do that.
The Huawei Mate SE features a large 5.93″ display but is still compact enough ( thanks to the minimal bezels on the side) to use one-handed. The resolution is also crisp and the viewing angles are excellent.
It’s a sub $250 smartphone doesn’t mean that it can’t handle gaming. Because it can! Thanks to the in-house Kirin 659 SoC and 4GB of RAM, the phone can handle all the latest demanding games with ease. What’s more? The large 3340 mAh battery means that the phone will last a very long time. And worried about running out of 64GB of Internal Storage? Well, you don’t need to! There’s a Micro-SD expansion slot which can house up to 256GB of Micro-SD card. You can also check out cases for Huawei Mate SE here.
There’s a lot to like about the phone. The only disappointing feature of the phone, or maybe the lack of, is the exclusion of the USB Type-C port. With Xiaomi and other Chinese Smartphones brands nowhere near entering the United States market, Huawei may just be the budget superphone brand for the country.
All-in-all, the Huawei Mate SE is a solid phone. The price of Huawei Mate SE is $230 in the United States right now. You can get the phone from Amazon, BestBuy, Huawei US and at retail outlets. What do you think of the phone? Is it worth the money? Do let us know down in the comment section below.