Huawei Ascend P6 review: Specs of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-running Huawei Ascend P6 include a 4.7-inch Full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, and access to Android 4.4 KitKat.
Priced at around $330, the Huawei Ascend P6, which was released June 2013 delivers in terms of performance and features.
But the device could be more.
The launch of this smartphone was Huawei’s means of stepping up the game, releasing a sleek and ultrathin smartphone, promising more beauty than brains or brawns.
In fact, its dimension of 5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inches and weight of 120 grams is quite impressive.
But is that the only extraordinary quality that this handset has? Its stunningly slim body has a black brushed-metal finish at the back with a Gorilla Glass display and drilled speaker holes at the bottom.
Also available in white and pink, the Ascend P6’s metallic body feels great and solid.
engadget.com even says, “When put next to Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, for example, it makes the Korean flagship look and feel shamefully thrown together.” Although its 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is not a Full HD display, its 720 x 1280-pixel resolution and 312 ppi pixel density still provides crisp and vibrant images with excellent viewing angles.
For outdoor viewing, you can keep the brightness no less than 50 percent for solid blacks and colorful hues.
It also has a noticeable resilience to fingerprints.
Overall, its display is as sweet as it looks.
The same, however, cannot be said for its processor.
Many critics are commenting that it sometimes tend to lag.
Still its quad-core processor is still apt.
Meanwhile, camera-wise, the Ascend P6 is a surprisingly good shooter on both ends.
Its 8 MP primary camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, and an LED flash is pretty much ordinary.
But its macro function is something.
Huawei even boasted its “distance-defying” 4cm capabilities.
The more impressive camera is the 5 MP secondary one.
The company has given much attention on the selfie camera that could now do more than just video chat.
In the end, the Huawei Ascend P6 is not really that much of a sweet treat.
It doesn’t have specs or features that would blow your mind.
Still, if you are after the looks, then this handset is definitely a worthy choice.