78
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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In a money-is-no-object world, every smartphone would come with a Snapdragon 805, a 41-megapixel camera, a beautiful body and a 4K display. Huawei's aim here was to build a device that could be spoken of in the same breath as the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 at a significantly reduced cost. And it succeeded with a handset that is more than the sum of its parts. Huawei wins points for the rock-solid build quality, the materials used and the overall aesthetic. The imaging prowess of both the forward- and rear-facing cameras is better than you may expect from a handset that's priced well within the second tier. That's another merit, since at £330, the Ascend P7 is about £220 cheaper than the Galaxy S5 -- enough money to buy a first-generation Android Wear device and still have enough money left over for a meal. If you're prepared to accept a few rough edges here and there, the Ascend P7 is a worthy recipient of your hard-earned cash.
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2500 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (f/2) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Radio type

Comm standard
LTE

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
445 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.8 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
Sapphire Edition

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia

Other features

Ruggedized
yes
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