When someone is thinking of buying the latest large-screened smartphone, they're probably only considering the Apple iPhone 6 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. These two devices have received a ton of attention from the media and marketing departments, which, along with the fact that both devices are very good, explains why they're the first choice for many. But the phablet market isn't just the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy Note line. There are plenty of other options available. One such option is Huawei's Ascend Mate 7, a six-inch handset that is full of surprises and certainly worth more attention than it gets. Parts of the Ascend Mate 7 aren't conventional. The Hisilicon Kirin 925 is an SoC I haven't encountered before, and departs from the traditional use of Qualcomm or MediaTek. The Emotion UI atop Android 4.4 is also different from what we usually see, though it could be for the right reasons. Other parts won't surprise you, such as the 13-megapixel camera and 1080p IPS display that keep well within the realms of a standard flagship handset. Read the complete review.