Huawei Ascend P6

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Huawei Ascend P6 review: a beautiful handset, but performance is lacking

Summary

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.

from $119+
Pros
  • Great camera
  • Excellent design
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Lackluster performance
  • Modest battery life
  • No LTE (yet)
Huawei Ascend P6 review: a beautiful handset, but performance is lacking
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Huawei Ascend P6 officially announced

Huawei Ascend P6 specs leaked

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Well, what do we have here? Okay, let's scrap the faux surprise. The recently confirmed Ascend P6 has landed, and Huawei hopes it will stir interest in the hearts of mobile users. Debuting across Europe, China and Australia in late June / early August with a €449 ($600) price tag, it's asking you to take it seriously, and that's what we'll do.

The mobile market is a fickle place, so it doesn't matter where you are right now; it's all about where you're going. Huawei? Well, it's definitely got its sights set on an upward trajectory. The Ascend P6 is the latest rung on the ladder, intended to elevate the company to mobile greatness. But, with competition stiffer than ever, can it really call a device with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 720p display and 8-megapixel camera a flagship? (For its P-series at least?) Huawei's certainly giving it a try, and it's hoping that beauty, not brawn, will win the day.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery life
6.2
Camera
7.1
Ease of use
7.3
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Specs

Ascend

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.7 inches
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Specs

Ascend

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.7 inches
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