Review: Huawei Ascend P6

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Review: Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei’s Ascend P6 might be the strongest contender yet from the company in the Android smartphone race. While the design is inspired by Apple’s iPhone, the P6 comes in an amazingly thin metal body at 6.18 millimetres. It also accompanies a bright 720p 4.7-inch screen. On the right of the phone there are SIM and microSD slots, along with power and volume controls.

Look at the opposite side of the P6 and you will find just the headphone jack which is concealed behind a removable pin. The removable pin is in fact used to open the SIM and microSD card trays. On the back there’s no removable back cover, so the battery is fixed in place for good. Our Ascend P6 review unit came in white colour, though black and pink colours options are available. We however are not sure whether the P6 is available in additional colours here in the Middle East.

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Huawei’s Ascend P6 is one of the slimmest out there and has its virtues in terms of looks and portability, and disadvantages in terms of feel as it is often uncomfortable to operate such a thin device, or pick it up from a desk. Thankfully the Huawei Ascend P6 has sharp edges, which make for a more secure grip. The Huawei Ascend P6 also has a microSD memory card slot to add to the limited 8GB of internal memory.

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The screen quality of the Ascend P6 is quite good, because it uses an IPS panel, which provides natural-looking colours, awesome brightness and good angled viewing. The Acend P6 uses a custom UI called Emotion interface, which looks a bit like iOS’ interface running on an Android OS. The Emotion interface also supports app folders, which may prove to be a welcome feature for many who like organised interfaces on smartphones.

Performance-wise, the Ascend P6 does the job pretty well utilising the Huawei-made CPU – a quad-core K3V2 – to get the job done. Since the phone also comes with a generous 2GB of RAM, you can even play high-end games and run resource-hungry apps on the P6. The Huawei Asend P6 has two cameras – an 8-megapixel sensor on the back and an alarmingly high-resolution 5-megapixel front camera.


Photos shot using the P6 are quite good, especaially in good lighting conditions. The camera though could do with a little faster focusing. However, having said that, we did not encounter any shutter lag. The P6 comes with its own camera app, which is quite intuitive and puts common modes such as HDR and Panorama within a couple of screen taps.

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When it comes to battery-life though, the P6 is average. The phone comes with a 2,000mAh battery and offers just about a day’s worth of battery life. The battery also drains too quickly when performing advanced tasks such as gaming. Call quality is quite decent and the reception level is good, too. If you are on the market for a good smartphone that comes with a good display, good construction, and a decent camera, the P6 could be an option to consider.

Price: AED 1,599

Weight: About 120g (with battery)
Colour: Black/White/Pink
Display Size : 4.7inch
CPU: 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU K3V2E
Operation System: Android 4.2.2
Memory: 2GB (RAM), 8GB (ROM)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 with 480 Mbit/s
Camera: 8.0-megapixel (rear camera), 5.0-megapixel (front camera)

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