What if a smartphone battery could last all weekend?

I love my smartphone. We are joined at the hip. I’m lucky if I get through a day without charging her up. When I’m traveling or away from home all day, she doesn’t get through the day.

On a normal day, she just barely makes it till bedtime. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and realizing I forgot to plug her in before I went to bed the night before. Invariably when that happens, she is running on fumes . . . if she’s got any battery life left at all.

I’ve had several smartphones and they’re all the same. It’s just part of the deal, right?

Not anymore.

The Ascend Mate 2 by Huawei has a battery that lasts 2.5 days or 60 hours on a single charge.

60 HOURS!!??? I needed to see it to believe it so they sent me one to try out.

When the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 arrived, my first thought was, What an enormous phone! Not only does the Ascend Mate 2 claim the longest battery life of any smartphone, it also boasts the largest screen of any smartphone at 6.1″ HD. I wasn’t quite sure what I thought of that. I mean… I have a tablet.

I decided to let my 11-year-old daughter give it a test drive.

She was THRILLED because she has never had a phone of her own. She uses an iPod Touch to text her friends and post on Instagram, but she’s been begging for a phone.

At first, she didn’t think she would like such a large phone, but after a day of using it, she was begging to keep it. Now she doesn’t ever want to go back to a smaller screen.

Not only is the screen large, but it is bright and clear. Being unfamiliar with this brand until now, I admit I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from it, but I am truly impressed. Everyone who sees it is enthralled and wants to know more about it.

In addition to the battery life and screen size, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 runs on 4G LTE and has a 13MP camera.

So the question of the hour . . . the battery life. Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

It definitely is. On the weekends, I’m not proud to say that she is on her phone almost constantly. She’s either texting friends, taking pictures and instagramming them, or using it for music to dance to. She gives the battery a workout, and it lasts all. weekend. long.

It’s amazing. The camera quality is stellar too. It seriously has everyone in my household second-guessing our smartphones of choice. That large screen I initially scoffed at? Now I want one.

In addition to all that, with the Ascend Mate 2, there is no 2-year contract. You choose your carrier, and there are no fees for switching from one to another. We were provided with 30-day cell service, and at that time my daughter will be cut off from her new love. She’s about two weeks in and she’s already begging us to put her on our cell plan and allow her to keep it.

We shall see about that . . . she’s only 11, after all!

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, do not overlook the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. At $299 unlocked with no contract, the longest battery life of any smartphone on the market, the largest screen, and lightening fast 4G LTE streaming, it is definitely a contender in this space.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Huawei Device USA. The opinions and text are all mine.