- Limited storage
- Non-replaceable battery
- Finicky camera
Huawei has turned heads with their budget-friendly feature-filled smartphones. The Ascend G6 aims to offer an even better balance of price and performance to bring 4G phones to the masses. Does the phone live up to its claims? Let's take a look at the reviews!
There is nothing fancy about the construction of the device. It is plastic through and through. However, many reviews applauded the lightweight design and the clean edges. Many even compared it to the iPhone 4. Trusted Reviews stated "feels really nice in the hand and slips easily into the pocket." For a budget phone, it appears to have plenty of design flair.
The Ascend G6 features a 4.5-inch, 960-by-540 pixel IPS LCD. The IPS design allows for better outdoor viewing angles and color reproduction. Most reviews of the display were positive, although some noted a slight oversaturation in colors. If you're worried about the resolution being a bit low, Trusted Reviews stated "sharpness and clarity is perfectly acceptable for watching video and reading web pages."
Pushing the display and the Android 4.3 OS is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB RAM. This has become a standard spec list for the mid-range market. Accordingly, reviews applauded performance of the device. PC World says, "Using this smartphone reminds you how fun the basics can be when they’re done right." TechRadar noted, "mobile browsing speed and load times were excellent."
Unlike many cheaper smartphones, the G6 includes a 5MP front-facing camera for high-quality selfies. In general, reviews of the camera were positive. However, most mentioned needing to play with settings to get a clear shot. The 8MP camera on the rear of the device received similar reviews with Trusted Reviews calling the images captured "good but not fantastic."
If there was anything to knock about the phone, it would the internal storage. At just 4GB available, a MicroSD card will be a must for most owners.
All of this is powered by a 2000mAh battery. While this might pale in comparison to high-end phones, the lower power hardware included in the phone help to offer plenty of battery life. All reviews noted a full days use from the phone without problems.
In all, the Ascend G6 receives high marks in its price bracket. Phandroid said it is "definitely a worthy device for those looking to get an affordable smartphone." PC World went further, stating, "Few products balance software, style and value-for-money as effortlessly."
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Huawei released the Ascend G6 on April 30, 2014.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Ascend G6 user manual here.
Huawei backs up the Ascend G6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Ascend G6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.