Huawei Ascend P7 Review


Huawei Ascend P7The Chinese from Huawei were releasing the world’s thinnest smartphone last year, in June, the Huawei P6, a beautiful piece of work which has a width of 6.2 mm. Well, it’s time for a new high-end successor to make its entrance, I’m talking about the Huawei Ascend P7. The new handset doesn’t sport that amazing width, yet comes with an impressive set of specs and a gorgeous appearance which will certainly turn a few heads in the world of smartphones. Check it out in the following review and see if this smart and sexy device is what you desire from a smartphone.
When looking in its retail box, you’ll come across a microUSB cable, a one-piece pair of headphones, a 1A charger and two NFC tags. The handset also comes with a screen protector, which is quite welcome.
Let’s take a look at it. The Huawei Ascend P7 stands at 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm, being slightly thicker than its predecessor and bigger, but that’s not going to interfere with your user experience when handling it. It weighs only 124 grams, so managing it will be easy peasy, as this phone is light and will stand nicely in your hand. The design also reminds us about the P6, yet the P7 holds a different design for the back, having a Gorilla Glass 3 coating over the plastic, with a subtle pattern that looks great. The sides are made from aluminum and the whole combination between metal and glass is simply stunning, making a very elegant and charming smartphone.
The frontal part of the attractive body is occupied by a 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has a pixel density of 445 ppi. Well, these numbers are definitely impressive and so is the image quality. The Ascend P7 really offers some bright colors, extremely wide viewing angles and a wonderful contrast. Also, you won’t be having any problems when using it under direct sunlight.
In terms of software, the Huawei Ascend P7 comes loaded with the latest and greatest from Android, v4.4.2 KitKat. The interface has been improved by adding their own updated version of Emotion 2.3. You’ll be glad to find out a lot of themes and tweaks that will make your user experience very pleasant and easy. The phone runs smooth through the friendly and intuitive interface due to its powerful hardware.
The Ascend P7 is based on Huawei’s chipset, a HiSilicon Kirin 910T, which features a quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, Mali 450MP4 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 64 GB. These specs aren’t the best around, yet manage to deliver a great performance, so the device will prove itself to be very capable and won’t be bothering you with any annoying issues, such as lag or freezes.
The slot for a microSD card can be used for keeping a nano-SIM instead, so you’ll be having a dual-SIM phone when not needing to use a microSD card.
The Huawei Ascend P7 is a wonderful tool for taking pictures. And especially selfies. It comes packed with a 13 megapixels primary camera which takes pictures with a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and is accompanied by a single LED flash for low light situations. The snaps offer a good image quality, yet it could have been better.
The real star of the show is the front facing camera. The Ascend P7 features an 8 megapixels secondary camera which will be a delight for those of you who regularly take selfies. It also has a “Beauty” mode for skin smoothing and several color effects.
Both cameras shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps and do a good job, but I’ve seen better from similar performers.
Let’s see what’s cooking at the connectivity department. The Huawei Ascend P7 comes with support for quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, penta band 3G, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and A2DP, microUSB 2.0 with USB On-the-go support and NFC.
For surfing the web, you’re provided with two browsers: the standard Android one and Google Chrome. Both of them offer a plethora of features and settings for enabling you to have a top notch user experience while browsing. The pages are loaded fast and look nice on the beautiful 5 inches screen.
Huawei Ascend P7 details
Some other goodies offered by the Ascend P7 are a GPS receiver with support for A-GPS and GLONASS, Google Maps for navigation, the Polaris Office suite for viewing and editing document files, a Phone Manager application for handling applications and features, a file explorer, two capable media players for handling music and videos and much more.
The Huawei Ascend P7 comes with a non-removable 2,500 mAh battery and will stay alive a little over two days under moderate usage.


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