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Huawei Ascend Series

Huawei Ascend Mate 7Processor: Kirin 925, Mediatek MT6582, Mediatek MT6589, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-T628 MP6, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 203, Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch, 6.0 inch
Weight: 0.13kg, 0.155kg, 0.157kg, 0.17kg, 0.185kg, 0.187kg
Price: 149, 199, 250, 299, 500 euro
Average Score: 81.61% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 82%
mobility: 94%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 92%

 

Huawei Ascend Y300

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Y300Notebook: Huawei Ascend Y300
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

83% Review Huawei Ascend Y300 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Adjusting the price. The Y300 is the cheapest Ascend device from the Chinese company Huawei. You can buy the smartphone for just 149 Euros (~$194) but is it a good deal or should you invest more money?
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a fairly solid device, and for the price it's hard to complain about the niggling problems we faced. It's obviously not the company's flagship device, but it is still full of features. It does have a solid build, even though it feels cheap with it plastic casing, and the rear cover of the device needs to be literally prised open to access the innards. If you are willing to compromise and want to keep some money in your pocket, and fancy embracing a device that has not been produced by the established big boys in the industry, then the Huawei Ascend Y300 could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Hands on: Huawei Ascend Y300 review
Source: Techradar English
The Ascend G330 hasn't been around for long but the Ascend Y300 looks set to usurp it at the bottom of Huawei's smartphone range. It offers a good array of features for a low-end smartphone and will certainly give the ZTE Blade 3 and LG Optimus L3 2 a run for their low cost money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2013
Huawei Ascend Y300 video review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is certainly not an ugly smartphone but it's definitely a no frills approach. This oblong block of black plastic and glass looks like the text book definition of a basic smartphone. Take a look at: What's the best Android phone you can buy in 2013?
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2013
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review: no-frills value Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a no-frills smartphone with little to get excited about in dazzling new features. However, it does the basics well with Android 4.1 software with usable battery life at an incredibly low price. For the money, it's one of the best budget smartphone choices around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review: no-frills Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a no-frills smartphone with little to get excited about in dazzling new features. However, it does the basics well with Android 4.1 software with usable battery life at an incredibly low price. For the money, it's one of the best budget smartphone choices around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: Android User - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
77% Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 77%

 

Huawei Ascend G525

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G525Notebook: Huawei Ascend G525
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Review Huawei Ascend G525 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
More horsepower. An entry-level smartphone with a quad-core processor - Huawei combines these apparent contradictions in the 4.5-inch Ascend G525. We checked the performance of the Android smartphone for 250 Euros (~$345).
50% Huawei Ascend G525
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Positive: dual SIM function; good dsplay; adequate performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit komfortabler Kartenverwaltung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: respectable device; dual SIM function Negative: weak camera; small storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2013
84% Dual-SIM-Androide für 160 Euro
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: 2 SIM card slots Negative: unconvincing android smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%

 

Huawei Ascend G700

The Huawei Accend G700 is another smartphone floating in the vast pool of mid range devices. Despite the usual hardware specifications, it feels premium compared to other similar priced devices out there. It comes either in black or white, and weighs about 155 g. The smartphone comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD screen with 294 pixel density, which is pretty decent. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS is powered by a Quad-core 1.2 Ghz processor, 2GB RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU, which are more than capable for everyday use. In addition, it features 8 GB internal memory with MicroSD capability supporting up to 32 GB of extra space.

The device has a 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 MP front camera. The images are still decent even if most mid-range devices come with 13 megapixel cameras these days. A key feature of the phone is its dual sim, dual standby system which allows convenient SIM swapping and management. There is a 2150 mAh Li-ion battery powering up the smartphone. Overall, the device provides smooth user experience with mild gaming capability to satisfy the average person on a budget. The Huawei Accend G700 performs better than many competitors in the same price range.

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G700Notebook: Huawei Ascend G700
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.157kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

87% Review Huawei Ascend G700 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Low-budget meteor. The Chinese manufacturer wants to score with a quad-core chip, a large HD screen and a low price. The smartphone can also manage two SIM cards at the same time and in terms of equipment it surpasses most of the devices in the same price range. We have tested whether the device is worth the price.
87% Dual-SIM Smartphone im Einsteigerbereich
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend G700
Source: c't - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
60% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Günstiger, aber schmuckloser Bildschirmgigant
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good price Negative: standard smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2013
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit Quad-Core-Chip
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: neat smartphone; large display; solid camera; adequate performance; comparatively low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2013
86% Zwei SIM-Karten treffen auf vier CPU-Kerne
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: dual SIM support; decent performance Negative: mediocre workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

Huawei Ascend G740

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G740Notebook: Huawei Ascend G740
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Huawei Ascend G740 im Test: LTE für die Mittelklasse
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 80% workmanship: 92% emissions: 88%

 

Huawei Ascend G610

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G610Notebook: Huawei Ascend G610
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 199 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review Huawei Ascend G610 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A confusing name. Ascend G610 is the name of Huawei's latest dual-SIM entry-level smartphone. The designation does not give any hint at the size or the generation, so what is the G610? A conveniently normal 5-inch smartphone.
85% Huawei Ascend G610 im kurzen Test: Dual-SIM und Quad-Core für unter 200 Euro
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 90% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%

 

Huawei Ascend G730

The Huawei Ascend G730 is powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6582 CPU, a low cost quad core processor. Along this processor is 1 GB of RAM. This specification gives a rather decent performance ensuring smooth switching between applications and multitasking. The battery life of the Huawei Ascend G730 is a little disappointing. With only 2300 mAh, it doesn't come close to other phablets in the market today. It also comes with only 4 MB of native storage, which can be upgraded with a micro SD card.

The 5.5 inch screen has a resolution of only 540 by 960, which is again, nowhere near when compared to other rivals. The low resolution, only 200 pixels per inch, can give blurry and unsatisfying images.

Regarding connectivity, the Huawei Ascend G730 has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and supports Bluetooth 4.0. Unfortunately, it does not support 3G, HSPA+ or 4G LTE. It has a 5 MP rear camera, which is pretty standard for a device with its price range and a 0.3 MP front facing camera.

In short, the Huawei Ascend G730 is a low cost budget phablet that merely touches the basic functions of a phablet. If the user does not have much requirements, and merely wants to own a phablet for the sake of owning it, the Huawei Ascend G730 might prove to be suitable.

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G730Notebook: Huawei Ascend G730
Processor: Mediatek MT6582
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.187kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Huawei Ascend G730 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Big Screen Theory. This is how Huawei advertises the new Ascend G730, a dual-SIM phablet with a gigantic 5.5-inch touchscreen priced at around 300 Euros (~$410). The rest of the device's components do not exactly sweep us off our feet, but could it still be a good buy?
85% Huawei Ascend G730: Dual-SIM-Bolide im Alltags-Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%

 

Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Mate 7Notebook: Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Processor: Kirin 925
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.185kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 Ascend Mate 7 (Model)

Average Score: 85.44% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With prices expected to start at €500 (about £395) the Ascend Mate 7 is good value for money compared with other top-end phablets. Featuring one of the best designs we've seen, a powerful eight-core processor, above average battery life and decent rear camera, the Ascend Mate 7 is a great device. Were it not for the poor software additions made to Google's Android 4.4 OS, the Ascend Mate 7 might have been the first Huawei handset to achieve V3's hallowed five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is one of the first phones we’ve tested that justifies having a giant 6-inch screen. It’s not that the software offers extra functionality to make those extra inches work – it’s not Galaxy Note 4-grade in that regard. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is one of the first 6-inch phones that avoids being a royal pain to use. The software is quirkier than a French art house film, but good performance elsewhere makes up for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Recombu English
The Ascend Mate 7 is one of Huawei's finest premium devices to date, but of course that 6-inch hulking beast isn't for everyone. If your priority is rocking a massive Full HD screen, the Mate 7 should satisfy. The camera isn't top of its league but it's respectable and we like the funky customisable interface, despite its cluttered desktops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's no escaping the Huawei Ascend Mate 7's physical size. This may be one giant phone, but it's also the embodiment of Huawei coming of age. It's big meets beautiful with premium design flair, a great fingerprint scanner, ample performance and a battery life that will last for many hours of use. We can see where the "Mate" name comes from.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Huawei Ascend Mate7 isn't for everybody. Certainly, the 6-inch screen will put off a sizable portion of potential customers, as that's obviously way into phablet territory. On the bright side, however, the Mate7 is a really compact device relative to its screen size, and, design-wise, leaves very little to desire. It's a well-built, sturdy metal phone that leaves no room for doubt concerning its high-end, premium status.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Can this Mate be your mate?
Source: Techradar English
The Hauwei Ascend Mate 7 looks and feels like a surprisingly accomplished handset, and at it's attractive price point it can really give the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 a run for its money. I still have a few questions on the performance side of things, but the interface may be fine tuned before it makes it to market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2014
85% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Schickes Android-Phablet mit 6-Zoll-Display
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
85% 500 Euro iPhone 6 Plus Konkurrent
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
94% Ein neuer Konkurrent des Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
85% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014

 

Comment

Huawei:


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

Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).

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


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S4 Play MSM8225: Low-end Dual-Core SoC based on the Cortex-A5.

S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.

Mediatek:

MT6589:

Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.

MT6582: Quad-core SoC (Cortex-A7) for tablets and smartphones.

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


0.13 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.

0.187 kg:


81.61%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra
Kirin 925, 7.0", 0.24 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Exynos 5430 Octa, 4.7", 0.115 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
unknown, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Exynos 5420 Octa, 10.5", 0.47 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Exynos 5420 Octa, 8.4", 0.301 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Exynos 5420 Octa, 10.1", 0.469 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Nokia Lumia 1320
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 8930AB
» Asus Zenfone 6
SGX544MP2, Atom Z2580
» LG G Flex
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6
SGX544MP2, Atom Z2580

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0 S8-701u
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» Huawei Ascend G7
unknown, unknown, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910, 8.0", 0.341 kg
» Huawei MediaPad X1
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910, 7.0", 0.239 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» Huawei Ascend P7
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910T, 5.0", 0.124 kg
» Huawei Ascend G730
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.5", 0.187 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Huawei Ascend Y530
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.5", 0.145 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» Huawei Ascend Mate 2
unknown, unknown, 6.1", 0.2 kg
» Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620, 7", 0.335 kg
» Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.157 kg
» Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4.5", 0.155 kg
» Huawei Ascend P2
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620, 4.7", 0.122 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-07-12)