74

A beautiful handset, but performance is lacking

74

A great step forward for Huawei in terms of product design, but just lacking on some performance on software details. Improve these, and it's a potentially great phone.

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Critic reviews

7.2
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    8.0
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    6.2
  • Camera
    7.1
  • Ease of use
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    9.5
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    5.9

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7.0
Engadget Jun 25, 2013

Pleasing as the design is, it's still hard to ignore the occasionally mediocre performance, slightly dated UI (despite what the research might say), iffy battery life and lack of LTE.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 9, 2013

We like the P6. It's got good looks, runs well and it feels well built. Yes, there are some really minor niggles, like that daft headphone cover/pin, among some more major issues such as the limited battery life - but we still rather like the phone when it's in full swing.

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7.0
CNET UK Jun 24, 2013

If you want a ridiculously slim phone to slide into your pocket and don't mind that its specs are more typical of last year's kit, the Ascend P6 is one to consider.

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8.0
The Telegraph Jun 25, 2013

Will real geeks still want an S4 or a HTC One? Yes. But is Huawei going after a mass market in a way that looks remarkably convincing? Yes.

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8.0
phoneArena Jul 15, 2013

The Ascend P6 gets almost all major smartphone details right except for the mediocre camera, which has some issues both with pictures and video.

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7.0
Gizmodo Australia Jul 15, 2013

If you’re deadset on buying a super-thin Android device and know how to root and replace the Emotion UI on here, you’re golden with the Huawei Ascend P6. Otherwise, this handset is aiming for design success and nothing else.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Aug 5, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 has a good screen, solid construction and a decent camera. However, software quirks and a quad-core processor that is no more powerful than the latest dual-core models mean it’s no superstar.

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6.0
Digital Versus Jul 25, 2013

It has a great screen with high brightness and contrast and the camera function isn't bad, but it certainly won't win any awards for processing power.

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8.0
MSN UK Jul 3, 2013

The P6 is a highly affordable phone with lots going for it, especially in terms of fashionable styling and pleasingly slim, light profile. But the Android skinning takes some getting used to and the lack of 4G may become an issue in coming months.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Aug 2, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 is a lovely design and a genuinely desirable phone, and we’re certainly impressed with its screen and camera. However, it just doesn’t have the performance to live up to its great hardware.

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7.0
Android Community Aug 16, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 is a beautiful machine that shows how far the company has come when it comes to design and build quality. The software is solid and stable, although we’d prefer stock Android as usual, and this certainly can compete against Samsung, LG, and the likes.

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6.0
V3 Jul 24, 2013

While we imagine most people will be more than happy with the P6, we can't wholeheartedly recommend it – at least not until Huawei decides to release a version running stock Android.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jun 18, 2013

In short though, the Ascend P6 is one sharp-looking device that demonstrates that Huawei can do design.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 18, 2013

This is the nicest looking Huawei device we've seen and much better looking than the Ascend P2, a few tweaks to the software, even just opting for a stock Android option, could make this a great Nexus 4 alternative that delivers a thinner design and seemingly better camera performance.

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SlashGear Jun 18, 2013

For the moment, it’s certainly an admirable step up from what Huawei has offered before, and we can see it being popular if the subsidies work out in the right direction.

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PC Advisor Jun 18, 2013

There's no escaping the fact that a lot of the Ascend P6 design looks like it's been borrowed from the iPhone 5. With the same flat aluminium sides and rounded corners. Put it in a slip case and you'll easily convince your mates that you've upgraded to an Apple smartphone.

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TrustedReviews Jun 18, 2013

The P6 is a sign that the brand is finally putting as much effort into its design as it is the spec and low price point. If marketed correctly, the Huawei Ascend P6 could be the device to send Huawei into the mainstream.

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Android Central Jun 18, 2013

The software experience is speedy, with no sign of lag whatsoever, on account one-two-punch of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Huawei's custom-built 1.5GHz quad-core CPU.

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T3 Jun 19, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 looks set to be Huawei's best smartphone yet, and the design is well worthy of praise. It manages to pack in everything we realistically need from a smartphone in a case that is both good looking and extremely functional.

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TechRadar Jun 18, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 shows that the Chinese manufacturer can really make an impression on the Android market with its stunningly slim - if slightly derivative - design, as well as some quirky features that mark it out as a little bit different.

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What Hi-Fi Jun 19, 2013

It’s overall a very well-finished device, and easily the best looking Huawei smartphone we’ve seen. It feels nice in the hand, and its thinness doesn’t make it feel flimsy or overly delicate.

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Expert Reviews Jun 18, 2013

The Ascend P6 has all the specs we'd expect from an upper-mid-range phone, and the slim metal chassis makes it feel like a quality bit of kit.

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The Inquirer Jun 18, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P6 is a decent smartphone. It's got a great design, a nice screen, a nippy processor and a duo of impressive cameras.

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V3 Jun 19, 2013

While the phone doesn't feel terribly original our first impressions of the Huawei Ascend P6 are positive. The device features a nice-looking, albeit Apple-like, design and contains some pretty impressive technical specifications you'd only expect to see in a much more expensive device.

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