Huawei Ascend Series

Huawei Ascend Y530Processor: k3v2 Hi3620, unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Vivante GC4000
Display: 4 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 6.1 inch
Weight: 0.12kg, 0.122kg, 0.125kg, 0.145kg, 0.2kg
Price: 219, 300, 400, 500 euro
Average Score: 81.69% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 56%, features: 55%, display: 86%
mobility: 96%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 89%

 

Huawei Ascend W1

Specifications

Huawei Ascend W1Notebook: Huawei Ascend W1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4 inch, , 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.125kg
Price: 219 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend W1 (Model)

 

87% Review Huawei Ascend W1 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Huawei Gets things done. Huawei now releases a Windows 8 smartphone on the market dubbed Ascend W1. It features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 SoC and a 4 GB internal flash memory. With a street price of below 200 Euros (~$259), it wants to cater to new smartphone users and price conscious buyers.
The company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed
Source: Engadget English
Huawei's Ascend W1 is a well-crafted device that'll impress anyone making their first tentative steps into the world of smartphones. If you're only motivated by price, aren't fussed about the limited storage options and won't be taking a lot of pictures, then this is an eminently sensible purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013
The company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed
Source: Engadget English
Huawei's Ascend W1 is a well-crafted device that'll impress anyone making their first tentative steps into the world of smartphones. If you're only motivated by price, aren't fussed about the limited storage options and won't be taking a lot of pictures, then this is an eminently sensible purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013

 

Huawei Ascend Mate

Specifications

Huawei Ascend MateNotebook: Huawei Ascend Mate
Processor: k3v2 Hi3620
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC4000
Display: 6.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend Mate (Model)

Average Score: 77.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

86% Review Huawei Ascend Mate Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Big, bigger, Huawei Ascend Mate. Although officially a smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate could pass easily as a tablet with its 6.1-inch display. But as the test shows, the XXL phone has quite a bit more to offer than just its imposing screen.
Huawei Ascend Mate: The phondleslab for the skint
Source: Reg Hardware English
For the money, the Ascend Mate is not at all a bad device. The screen is good, the price is right – Vodafone is offering it for £25 a month with nothing down, and you can pick unlocked examples up for under £340 – battery life excellent and there are some interesting VLP software optimisations like the two-thirds keyboard. And while made predominantly of plastic, it still manages to look and feel rather more upmarket than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Performance isn’t bad either, though I don’t see Huawei’s K3V2 chipset keeping the folk at Nvidia or Qualcomm awake at night. Shame about that Google+ bug though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2013
60% Huawei Ascend Mate review
Source: V3.co.uk English
However, we can't help but think that those after a large-screened smartphone have better choices on the market, like the Asus Fonepad, for example. While we were impressed with the screen and battery life, Huawei's overbearing UI is unlikely to win over many users, who might become frustrated by the handset's lacklustre performance, despite its high-end quad-core processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Huawei Ascend Mate Review
Source: Think Digit English
For Rs. 24,900 you get some pretty good specifications under the hood of the Ascend Mate and a really large display. For the same price you get some really great performing devices such as the Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and more. What the Ascend Mate brings to the table is a really large display that's good for running multimedia content and playing games but considering the size of the device we wish the resolution were higher than 720p. The camera on the phone is lacklustre. You can consider picking up the Mate if a large display is mandatory for you, and you don't mind using a new UI. It's a better option than the Galaxy Mega 5.8 as well, if you are looking for performance and not familiarity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
A supersized phone with supreme battery life
Source: Engadget English
At times, the Ascend Mate comes across as a two-sided smartphone. There's the would-be flagship, with a big screen and even bigger battery life. If you value those two factors above others, you may have found an ideal mobile companion: the Mate outperforms the Galaxy Note II and Optimus G Pro on both those fronts, and it may outlast the Galaxy Mega 6.3 on battery tests, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2013
86% Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
86% Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 98%
Asus FonePad Note 6
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
80% Huawei Ascend Mate Im Test: Ist Die Grösse Doch Entscheidend?
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
6,1 Zoll-Phablet zum kleinen Preis
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: XXL performance package; low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: XXL display; handy device Negative: small storage; average CPU and camera performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Größer geht’s nicht
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: extremely large smartphone; 6,1'' display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
85% Der Smartphone-Gigant
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: large display Negative: not enough storage; main camera deficient
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Huawei Ascend P6

Specifications

Huawei Ascend P6Notebook: Huawei Ascend P6
Processor: k3v2 Hi3620
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC4000
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend P6 (Model)

Average Score: 82.42% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

86% Review Huawei Ascend P6 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Aluminum and more. Huawei has sent a stylish phone to our lab: An aluminum casing available in three different colors, quad-core SoC and a slim profile. Huawei's P6 should convince across the board with that, shouldn't it?
80% Huawei Ascend P6 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Ascend P6 shows that the Chinese manufacturer can really make an impression on the Android market with its stunningly slim - if slightly derivative - design, as well as some quirky features that mark it out as a little bit different. The Ascend P6 may be Huawei's flagship device, but it's not a smartphone which will find itself at the top of smartphone tree - more playing catch-up to an ever strengthening pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Source: Think Digit English
There is no denying the fact that the Huawei P6 is an impressive phone. However, the inaccessible battery, no NFC and the low benchmark scores are some things you'll have to consider when looking at entire package on offer. The positives include the fact that the display is gorgeous and responsive. The camera's performance isn't the best but is suited for casual photographers. The design of the smartphone is slim, sexy and is definitely the first thing you'll notice about the P6. The interface offers a slight learning curve since Android has been completely customised and you may want to get your hands on the phone's interface before buying it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Huawei Ascend P6 review
Source: T3 English
The Huawei Ascend P6's headlines are the price and the thinness. It's light, remarkably slim and yet still a decent performer. There's also that higher-resolution front-facing camera to add an extra facet, though whether the beauty effect will be something you'll use without embarrassment is another matter. Still, decent battery life and a reasonable 8MP rear camera mean plenty of boxes are ticked. And above all, this is a phone that costs significantly less than its rivals. It's not as classy as the iPhone 5 and can't take pictures like the HTC One but it's a fun phone. Unless you're dead set on 4G - the phone's biggest omission - it's worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei Ascend P6 review: world's thinnest iPhone?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend P6 is a fantastic and desirable smartphone, whether it's an iPhone copy or not. It provides real value for money even if it is lacking NFC and 4G support. We particularly like the cameras and the customisable user interface.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
60% Huawei Ascend P6 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Considering the P6's modest £380 price, it is a fairly good phone. Featuring a nippy, albeit not cutting-edge, processor, decent screen and solid, but slightly too iPhone-like, design. Its strong points are let down by a host of poor Emotion software additions and poor battery life. For this reason, while we imagine most people will be more than happy with the P6, we can't wholeheartedly recommend it – at least not until Huawei decides to release a version running stock Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
The thinnest smartphone in the world
Source: Inside HW English
From what we’ve seen so far, Ascend P6 is full of promise. It’s hard to predict how the final versions of both hardware and software will look like, but if they meet our expectation, it will be great. Even the test version is a very nice smartphone, extremely thin and comfortable to use. Design and ergonomics are merged in the right way, which we’ve especially liked.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2013
Huawei Ascend P6 review: a beautiful handset, but performance is lacking
Source: Engadget English
For a phone that had its specifications fairly public for some time, it's hard to feel overly excited about what the Ascend P6 has to offer. That's not intended to seem unkind, however. It's more an acknowledgement that it's clear the majority of the effort has been put into designing an object of desire, rather than blowing our minds with numbers and features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2013
Huawei Ascend P6 hands-on review: world's thinnest iPhone?
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no escaping the fact that a lot of the Ascend P6 design looks like it's been borrowed from the iPhone 5. With the same flat aluminium sides and rounded corners. Put it in a slip case and you'll easily convince your mates that you've upgraded to an Apple smartphone. The only real differences are the screen size (it's bigger than then iPhone) and the rounded bottom edge. Oh, and it also comes in pink.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2013
Huawei Ascend P6 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Our initial impressions are positive although we’ll wait to get a model in for review for a full assessment. Admittedly, the Huawei Ascend P6 owes a lot in design terms to the iPhone 5, but credit is due to the Huawei design team for turning out a handset as well constructed as the Ascend P6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2013
Hands on: Huawei Ascend P6 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Ascend P6 shows that the Chinese manufacturer can really make an impression on the Android market with its stunningly slim - if slightly derivative - design, as well as some quirky features that mark it out as a little bit different. However, Huawei needs to bring its software design up to the same high standard if it's to truly compete at the very top of the game.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Huawei Ascend P6
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Huawei Ascend P6 is a strong handset from what remains one of the lesser known global manufacturers. The P6 is a sign that the brand is finally putting as much effort into its design as it is the spec and low price point. If marketed correctly, the Huawei Ascend P6 could be the device to send Huawei into the mainstream. It won’t be troubling the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One just yet, though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2013
94% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94%
86% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
86% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 85%
95% Huawei Ascend P6
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
Huawei Ascend P6 Smartphone
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2013
Huawei Ascend P6 im Kurztest
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Positive: middle class smartphone; respectable equipment; chic design; outstanding workmanship; adequate performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2013
Dünnes Android-Smartphone im iPhone-Design
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very attractive design; very good software options Negative: faulty camera; high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
90% Design-Ikone in der Mittelklasse
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: very good workmanship; extraordinary haptics; light and thin format
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Leicht bekömmlich – 4,7-Zoll-Smartphone im Aluminium-Gehäuse
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: successful design; elegant and solid chassis
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2013
Außen iPhone, innen Android
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: convincing smartphone package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2013
Smartphone-Flunder
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price; appealing and elegant design Negative: mediocre performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2013

 

Huawei Ascend P2

Specifications

Huawei Ascend P2Notebook: Huawei Ascend P2
Processor: k3v2 Hi3620
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC4000
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.122kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend P2 (Model)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

85% Review Huawei Ascend P2 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Premium or mid-range? The Ascend P2 fuses a large screen and a powerful SoC underneath its black plastic casing. It is not quite clear what the device aims to be: Upper mid-range or lower premium sector. Compromises have to be made in some areas. Find out just where in this review.
70% Huawei Ascend P2 review - decent Android smartphone has above average camera
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei's Ascend P2's main attraction in some parts of the world may be the Category 4 LTE chip but its talents are wasted here in the UK. This leaves it as another typical Android smartphone albeit with an above-average camera. UK users may like to consider the P2's brother, the Huwaei Ascend P6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Huawei Ascend P2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Ascend P2 is a highly capable smartphone which offers a strong line up of features and a decent level of specs - although it doesn't exactly excel at anything, or wow us with amazing features. It also has the tricky problem of the Huawei Ascend P6 which basically lines up alongside the Ascend P2 sporting a fancier, slimmer metallic frame, although spec wise it's not quite as cutting edge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend P2
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Huawei Ascend P2
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
84% Huawei Ascend P2
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
Huawei Ascend P2
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: solid allrounder; low price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2013
90% Starkes Display vs. enttäuschende Haptik
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: precursor has been upgraded (CPU, display, storage, camera)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Huawei Ascend Mate 2

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Mate 2Notebook: Huawei Ascend Mate 2
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 6.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend Mate 2 (Model)

 

Huawei Ascend Mate 2
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For such a big phone, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 fits surprisingly well in one hand and with the battery staying power, the ability to use it as an external battery charger and some two decent quality cameras there’s a lot to like. What we are not particularly fans of is the design. The white glossy plastic is not the prettiest and we hoped Huawei would have attempted to create something more unique.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2014

 

Huawei Ascend Y530

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Y530Notebook: Huawei Ascend Y530
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend Y530 (Model)

 

Huawei Ascend Y530, First Take: Entry-level smartphone with 'simple' Android UI option
Source: Zdnet.com English
But for such users Huawei's current offering doesn't go far enough. One icon tap and you're into standard Android apps with their small text, icons and menu options. Until Android itself gets a 'simple' UI option, efforts like Huawei's on the Ascend Y530 can only ever be skin deep.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014

 

Comment

Huawei:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

Vivante GC4000:

unknown:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


:

Snapdragon MSM8230: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.12 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:


81.69%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-05-31)