Huawei Ascend P7: LTE, 8MP ‘selfie’ camera, 5in 1080p display

Huawei Ascend P7: LTE, 8MP ‘selfie’ camera, 5in 1080p displayLast year’s Huawei Ascend P6 was a reasonably popular phone, achieving the coveted “Not a bad phone” semi-seal of approval from Jan Stoolmaker, who famously hates any and all phones.

The Huawei Ascend P7 will likely enjoy similar success, building on its predecessor with LTE and a whole bunch of other stuff I’m a-gonna scribble about below.

The accompanying Huawei Ascend P7 press release (PR Newswire) is suitably over the top, claiming that the latest Ascend “Redefines Excellence to Give People an Edge”.

More specifically, Huawei says it’s redefined craftsmanship, camera experience, connectivity, battery performance, and user experience.

Ok, I don’t know about “redefined”, but the Huawei Ascend P7 does sound pretty decent.

Starting with craftsmanship, the Huawei Ascend P7 boasts Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back, with aluminium sides, while the rear also features a “spin effect” micro-pattern design.

In terms of the display, the Huawei Ascend P7 rocks a 5in 1080p panel (445PPI), which is pretty much par for the flagship course these days.

The Huawei Ascend P7’s rear camera looks like this: “Sony's 4th generation BSI sensor, Image Signal Processer (ISP), IMAGESmart 2.0 software and f/2.0 aperture on its 13MP 5P non-spherical lens”.

On the front, the Huawei Ascend P7 has an 8MP camera for selfies. Better still (ahem), the front camera has a panorama function allowing you to take group selfies, or – wait for it – “groufies”. Good lord.

As mentioned in the intro, Huawei Ascend P7 specs encompass LTE, and meanwhile the battery comes in at 2,500mAh, with “super power-saving mode” squeezing 24 hours out of your last 10%. Stop us if that sounds familiar.

And finally, we have KitKat Android 4.4 with a slather or Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.3, with – among other things – customisable lock and home screens.

Fancy it? Huawei Ascend P7 price is revealed as €449, which equates to roughly £370 in our money. Release date? This month, baby. Who’s buying one?

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JanSt / MOD  May. 8, 2014 at 13:31


Just read that Huawei are number three after Apple and Samsung in phone sales...

JanSt / MOD  May. 8, 2014 at 13:32

PS - the P6 was last year. Pre Moto G. It's a stinker compared to the G, though its build quality still impresses.


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