Great design, impressive specs and a solid price ... so where does it fall short?
Huawei is one of the dark-horse Android manufacturers, with a larger market share than you would guess (mostly outside the U.S.) and drastically better design and manufacturing chops than you'd expect from what most would call a "no name" manufacturer. The Chinese company has been making phones of all shapes, sizes and price points for many years now, but has just started moving into the higher-end smart phone game as of late where it sees room for growth.
It's latest entry into the market that is hoping turn a few heads is the Huawei Ascend P6, and on paper and in press images it looks like it has it all. A quad-core processor, a high-quality screen, numerous software features and all packed into a metal chassis that measures up at just 6.18mm thick. Add all of that up and you still come home with a device that has an unlocked price of about $450, which is even more impressive.
But can it ever live up to the marketing materials and spec sheets? Read on for our full review of the Huawei Ascend P6.
Even though Huawei has made the Ascend P6 incredibly thin, it has put some very solid specs into that chassis. As it has done with many of its recent phones, Huawei has gone with its own in-house processor, a 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2E unit. Backing up the processor is 2GB of RAM, just 8GB of storage (expandable by SDcard) and a 2000mAh non-removable battery. On the display front we're looking at a 4.7-inch 720x1280 LCD (312 ppi), and for cameras you'll find an 8MP unit around back and 5MP up front.