Huawei Ascend P6, the company’s flagship device, is taking his chance on the market!
Some time ago, we were talking about the Chinese manufacturer Huawei and one of their attempts to join the Android elite, with the 6.1 phablet, the Ascend Mate. Even though the specs were more than impressive, that wasn’t Huawei’s flagship device. No, not even close. We had to wait almost a month for them to release the supreme smartphone (at least for them): the Ascend P6. Extremely thin and light and with a sharp design, I already consider it a top Android device, but in the end, the number of sold units decides this.
From the first moment you take this phone out of its box, you are amazed by the super slim and squared-off body, with flat surfaces and a metallic rim, reminding you, in some way or another, about the iPhone 5. and making looking at it and feeling it a pleasure. Measuring only 6.2 mm in thickness, Huawei claims that the Ascend P6 is the slimmest smartphone in the world.
The 4.7″ capacitive touchscreen, surrounded by a very thin bezel , has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a density of 312 pixels per inch. Trying to join the elite club with a 720p phone? Better luck next time. Still, the colors are vivid and you can adjust them in order to fit your preferences. The part that I liked the most is the Magic Touch feature, which allows you to use it with gloves on. Yes! Samsung, Apple, LG…look what these guys did. Consider putting this on your checklists.
Also, another feature that I liked very much is that it has no physical or capacitive control keys, going all Nexus style, with virtual buttons built into the user interface. In terms of external ports and buttons, there are some changes: the power button and volume rocker are on the top and the right side, while the ports…well, the ports are prett weird. The micro USB is on the top edge and the 3.5 mm jack is on the bottom of the left hand edge. Ok, it will be pretty hard to get used to this. But enough with this, let’s switch to the part everyone is interested in.
Under the hood, we can find some serious power. Based on a Huawei K3V2 chipset, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core and 2 GB of RAM, the Ascend P6 is running on Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean, customized with the Emotion UI. Don’t worry about that, as you can still benefit from the optimizations made to the core Android.
The camera combo on this phone is a bit weird. While the rear camera has only a 8 MP sensor, able to take 3264 x 2448 shots and 1080p videos, at 30 fps, the secondary one is a big surprise: 5 MP. A lot of pixels for a camera which is mainly used for video calls. From this point of view, the Huawei Ascend P6 is a dominating the competition, which is using 2 MP sensors. But let’s be honest, it’s not a very important feature.
Finally, the 2000 mAh battery seems just fine for a quad-core device, with a 720p display, able to resist for a whole day of usage without any problems. Add the fact that it utilises Huawei’s Quick Power Control for optimizing the power usage and you’ll come to the conclusion that this battery is pretty strong for the Ascend P6.
In a nutshell, this are the most important details about the Chinese company latest smartphone, Ascend P6. I’m not so sure about the joining the Android elite club part, but it’s definitely a top and powerful smartphone which will definitely perform very well on the market. Just my two cents.