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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

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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Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

90
sergiopi
Best value/price/design combination I ever seen in Android phone. Leave it on...read more
90
peugeot66
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Jose David Aguilar
Overall it is a great device. You can do all of the daily tasks with ease. The...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2500 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (13 megapixels) (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc)

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
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia

Other features

Ruggedized
Yes
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