Smartphone Review: Huawei Ascend G7

 

 

The Huawei brand has seen a slow increase in success in the UK and it may not be your first choice for your next smartphone but this next phone may make you want to reconsider. Here in our Huawei Ascend G7 we take a look at the latest offering from Huawei.

 

Ascend g7 design

 

Huawei Ascend G7 Design

 

The first thing you notice about the Ascend G7 when you pick it up is the superb feel of the quality and build of the smartphone. The phone is super thin at just 7.6mm with a metallic body and all metal back cover which makes it feel like a premium phone. The Huawei Ascend G7 smartphone weighs in at 165g so it isn’t the lightest phone in its class but this almost adds to the feel that you are holding a quality device.

 

Huawei Ascend G7 smartphone

 

The slim bezel at the sides of the 5.5-inch INCELL HD IPS display make the viewing space look big and with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at a density of 267 pixels per inch it delivers well in both detail and graphics quality.

 

Huawei Ascend G7 Features

 

 

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The Huawei Ascend G7 packs a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of on board memory within its slim dimensions and there is a microSD card slot should you need more space.

 

The Android 4.4 OS is on board alongside the updated Huawei Emoticon 3.0 UI that has been designed to be easier to use and has a more personal feel to it. The UI has been used to redesign each feature such as the Music App with a streamlined fuss-free look.

 

Top Ascend g7 features

 

The phone has a dual antenna built-in to utilise smart switching technology taking you from one type of service to another without interruption. This will come in handy when moving away from a Wi-Fi signal onto the mobile network when chatting over Skype or other service.

 

The phone can be used in different modes such as Private Mode which allows some of your data to be hidden from the other people who may use your smartphone.

 

The Ascend G7 also includes some gesture control features such as allowing you to re-position the on-screen keyboard by tilting the phone or opening dialogue boxes with a shake of the handset.

 

Huawei has put a hard hitting battery into this smartphone, the Ascend G7 has a 3,000mAh battery, which will delight many smartphone users that find the lack of battery capacity a real annoyance in their current handset. This beefy powerhouse will give you up to 600 hours of standby time and 1.2 days of heavy mixed usage.

 

The 64-bit processor further enhances the battery efficiency and Smart Energy Saving Mode will deliver up to another 24 hours of standby from just 10% of the battery’s remaining power.

 

Huawei Ascend G7 Camera

 

Ascend g7 camera

 

The Huawei Ascend G7 camera package consists of a front facing 5-megapixel camera and a 13-megapixel rear snapper. There are lots of options to edit, add filters and effects and share you images and the photos captured turned out great. All-Focus allows you to bring elements of a photo in or out of focus while the 88-degree wide angle lens delivered impressive landscape images. The camera includes HDR and 1080p video recording at 30fps and the front facing camera includes Selfie panorama for getting all your mates in your image with you.

 

Verdict

 

Overall the Huawei Ascend G7 is a pleasant surprise from the premium feel and look to the impressive battery power. The camera performed well too and the UI along with the Android 4.4 OS gives the Huawei Ascend G7 all you need making it a good choice for your next smartphone upgrade.

Written by: Carmel Brown

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