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Review Huawei Ascend G700 Smartphone

Daniel Schmidt (translated by Marco Fernandez), 10/31/2013

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.

For the original German review, see here.

With the Ascend G700 Huawei offers a dual-SIM smartphone that is between entry and medium range. It has a high resolution IPS touchscreen as well as a strong chip with four cores. The memory bank is also quite large with 8 GB and can be extended via the card slot. 

The G700 performs better than the Ascend G525 and also better than the competitors like the Acer Liquid E2 Duo and the iOcean X7. The HTC Desire 500 and the Nokia Lumia 720 are both in the same price range and, therefore, they can be considered as serious competitors. Our test reveals whether the smartphone from Huawei has a chance against the competition.

Case

How we test - Case

Fingerprints are almost magically attracted.
Fingerprints are almost magically attracted.
The battery can be swapped easily.
The battery can be swapped easily.

The Huawei Ascend G700 is made mostly out of plastic. It measures 142.5 x 72.8 x 8.95 mm and weighs 157 grams. So it is not part of the lightest smartphones, but is quite large due to its big touchscreen. 

The display does not consist of a very scratch proof material, but is sealed with a protective foil by the manufacturer. This is well attached and does not cause any blisters, but it came off a bit on the edges of the test device. Also, the foil is extremely prone to fingerprints. 

A metal frame surrounds the panel and connects it with the back side of the case. The back is made entirely out of plastic. Touches on the surface there also quickly leave lasting impressions. The haptics of the surface of this smartphone is very comfortable though and it lies well in the hand. The device is also very sturdy and nothing creaks. The back cover is fixed into place, but can be removed in order to gain access to the battery, the SIM slots and the MicroSD slot. Overall, the G700 leaves a good impression.

Connectivity

How we test - equipment

The equipment of the Ascend G700 does not come with any surprises. The MicroUSB 2.0 port serves both to charge the device as well as to transfer data to a computer. It is not possible to connect any external drives and MHL is not supported either, but it is DLNA capable.

The integrated MicroSD card reader accepts memory cards of up to 32 GB (SDHC). 

Front: Audio jack
Front: Audio jack
Left: Volume control
Left: Volume control
Bottom: MicroUSB 2.0, microphone
Bottom: MicroUSB 2.0, microphone
Right: Power
Right: Power

Software

The operating system in use is Google's Android 4.2.1. It is enhanced by Huawei's own Emotion UI 1.6 interface. This consists mostly of optical adjustments, but they are neat and extend Jelly Bean with some useful widgets. 

It is good to see that the Chinese manufacturer did not include any bloatware. Instead, there are some really useful apps preinstalled, such as the free Kingsoft Office and other sensible tools.

GPS test: outdoors
GPS test: outdoors
GPS test: indoors
GPS test: indoors

Communication & GPS 

The Huawei Ascend G700 has two SIM slots for Mini-SIM cards. Both of these slots support triband GSM (900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), however, only one supports the fast HSPA+ standard (HSDPA: up to 42 MBit/s, HSUPA: up to 11.5 MBit/s) which also grants mobile internet access for the smartphone. Unfortunately, the coverage of frequencies is not very broad: only the 900 and 2100 MHz bands are supported. It does not have LTE. At least the G700 is still much faster than its little sister model the G525 (max. 21 MBit/s) or the iOcean X7 (max. 21 MBit/s).

The G700 can connect to the home network via the built-in Wi-Fi module. It supports the IEEE 802.11 standards b/g/n and sends in the 2.4 GHz band. The reach of the component is only mediocre. The device reached full signal only rarely even when placed right next to the router (Fritz!Box 6360). At a distance of 20 meters from the router there were still two bars visible in the task bar, but the loading process of the pages in the browser was extremely delayed and very slow. 

The connections to GPS satellites are built up very fast with a good signal quality. Even indoors the position of the smartphone is determined quickly. In our comparison test the navigation device Garmin Edge 500 did not perform that well; neither the distance nor the speed were determined correctly.  

GPS Garmin Edge: overview
GPS Garmin Edge: overview
GPS Garmin Edge: bridge
GPS Garmin Edge: bridge
GPS Garmin Edge: forest
GPS Garmin Edge: forest
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: overview
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: overview
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: bridge
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: bridge
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: forest
GPS Huawei Ascend G700: forest

 

Telephone functions and speech quality

The call app is more or less the same as the standard call apps, but was improved a bit in terms of look. At first we were looking for the button that allows activating the speaker, since the label "Audio" can be a bit misleading. 

The speech quality is pretty good. People understood us well when holding the speaker right next to the ear. When there is a sound in the background it is filtered out, but in turn this also creates a little background noise. Calls via the loudspeaker also work well. Our interlocutor was not quite loud enough in both cases, however, this did not bother us in environments with normal background noise. Calls through the included headset caused a certain distortion of the interlocutor, but the microphone worked without any problems. Overall, the phone acoustics of the G700 are fine. 

Cameras & Multimedia

The main camera has a resolution of up to 8 MP (3264x2448 pixels, aspect ratio 4:3). When 16:9 is preferred, then the resolution is reduced to 6 MP (3328x1872 pixels). The light sensitivity can also be regulated manually between ISO 100 and 800 with four levels. In dark environments an LED light supports the optics. 

The camera can take formidable pictures in daylight. Although it does not quite reach the sharpness of an iPhone 5 or Lumia 920, it still delivers satisfactory results. The colors give the right impression. However, considering the price class of the device, this is really tolerable. However, in darker environments the optics are quickly overstrained. The photos do not look very sharp on the edges and fairly dark. 

The webcam (1.3 MP: 1280x720 pixels) of the G700 has managed to surprise us in a good way. The camera is very good for video conferences and gives good results even in somewhat darker environments.  

Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Sony Alpha 57 (reference)
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4


Accessories & Warranty

The accessories of the Ascend G700 include a modular power supply (5 V, 1 A), as well as a USB cable to connect the smartphone to the computer or to the power supply. Furthermore, there is also a headset, a fast-boot manual, and the warranty included.  

Huawei grants 24 months of warranty on the device. Battery and charger both get a six months warranty, the headset only three. 

Input & Control devices

The 5-inch capacitive touchscreen recognizes up to 10 touches simultaneously. It reacts quickly to inputs even when pressing almost at the edges. The physical buttons to turn on the device and for the volume control also work well, as well as the three Android sensor buttons on the screen. Besides the mandatory Return and Home buttons, there is also a Menu button. 

The virtual keyboard received its own Huawei layout. It spreads out the different buttons nicely and is well made. The buttons are sufficiently large enough even in portrait view thanks to the big display, and the keyboard leaves enough space to still be able to see all of the content on the screen. The input device is more dominating in the landscape format and covers the largest part of the panel. 

Keyboard in portrait format.
Keyboard in portrait format.
Keyboard in landscape format.
Keyboard in landscape format.

Display

Wie wir testen - Display

The display of the Huawei Ascend G700 is very bright and gives a resolution of 1280x720 pixels (HD). We measured a very good maximum brightness of 562 cd/m². The illumination is very uniform with 92%. These are very good results given the price range. Only the Blackberry smartphones are even brighter, e.g. the Z10 (max. 706 cd/m², 84%). Even the very bright Android flagship, the Sony Xperia Z1, only reaches maximum values of 523 cd/m².

554
cd/m²
546
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
548
cd/m²
562
cd/m²
518
cd/m²
537
cd/m²
531
cd/m²
532
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 562 cd/m²
Average: 542.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 562 cd/m²
Black: 0.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 803:1

The black value of the G700 is somewhat high at 0.7 cd/m², but even when looking at a very black picture this is not really bothersome. Only when looking really closely can one recognize the color as anthracite. The contrast ratio of 803:1 is good. 

The panel calibration by the manufacturer is not quite as good as in many other top smartphones, but is fine. Visible color deviations cannot be seen or only by the trained eye. The critical line of dE 10 is not reached in any of the measurements. However, in the grayscale one can notice a green cast, which eats into the otherwise good impression overall. 

Grayscale (target space sRGB)
Grayscale (target space sRGB)
Color management (target space sRGB)
Color management  (target space sRGB)
Color saturation (target space sRGB)
Color saturation  (target space sRGB)
ColorChecker (target space sRGB)
ColorChecker  (target space sRGB)

Very bright and a great contrast ratio are good ingredients for a smartphone that can also be used outdoors. Our test has confirmed this. The brightness sensor also works well outdoors and quickly adjusts the brightness of the panel depending on the environment. When in the shade, one won't notice any difference to indoor use. Even in very bright environments the display is still readable without a problem. Only direct sunlight can be too much for the device. However, this is mostly due to the glossy properties of the panel. 

The G700 in outdoor use.
The G700 in outdoor use.
Viewing angle stability of the G700.
Viewing angle stability of the G700.

The viewing angle stability of the Ascend G700 is great. Thanks to the IPS technology even extreme viewing angles do not impose any problems for the device. We did not see any changes in color either. Only the glossy surface can decrease the angle a bit. 

Performance

How we test - Performance

The built-in chip is a MediaTek MT6589. The CPU has four cores with up to 1.2 GHz each. 2 GB RAM is great as it is rare in this price segment. The graphic unit of the SoC is a PowerVR SGX544MP that operates at 200 MHz.

The CPU delivers good results in the benchmarks and is on par with the Acer Liquid E2 that also uses the same SoC. However, the graphics performance is a bit lower and cannot keep up with the HTC Desire 500 (Adreno 305). The power of the G700 gives a good impression in daily use. It needs some time after the start, but afterwards it runs very smoothly.

3DMark (2013) - 1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
3151 Points ∼2%
HTC Desire 500
3331 Points ∼2% +6%
Huawei Ascend G525
3108 Points ∼2% -1%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
3130 Points ∼2% -1%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
2.6 fps ∼0%
HTC Desire 500
1.8 fps ∼0% -31%
Huawei Ascend G525 (2.7.2)
1.9 fps ∼0% -27%
iOcean X7
2.6 fps ∼0% 0%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
2.6 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S3
4.1 fps ∼1% +58%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
4.5 fps ∼8%
HTC Desire 500
4.4 fps ∼7% -2%
Huawei Ascend G525 (2.7.2)
4.1 fps ∼7% -9%
iOcean X7
2.6 fps ∼4% -42%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
6.5 fps ∼11% +44%
Samsung Galaxy S3
5.6 fps ∼9% +24%
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
1305 Points ∼10%
HTC Desire 500
1010 Points ∼8% -23%
iOcean X7
1313 Points ∼11% +1%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
1351 Points ∼11% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S3
1816 Points ∼15% +39%
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1
System (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
2371 Points ∼38%
HTC Desire 500
1554 Points ∼25% -34%
Huawei Ascend G525
1895 Points ∼30% -20%
iOcean X7
2046 Points ∼33% -14%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
2156 Points ∼34% -9%
CPU Tests (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
8294 Points ∼19%
HTC Desire 500
6062 Points ∼14% -27%
Huawei Ascend G525
6341 Points ∼14% -24%
iOcean X7
7877 Points ∼18% -5%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
8399 Points ∼19% +1%
Memory Tests (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
1627 Points ∼28%
HTC Desire 500
1293 Points ∼22% -21%
Huawei Ascend G525
1333 Points ∼23% -18%
iOcean X7
1618 Points ∼28% -1%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
1611 Points ∼28% -1%

Legend

 
Huawei Ascend G700 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 8 GB SSD
 
HTC Desire 500 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q, Qualcomm Adreno 203, 4 GB Flash
 
Huawei Ascend G525 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, Qualcomm Adreno 203, 4 GB Flash
 
iOcean X7 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 4 GB Flash
 
Acer Liquid E2 v370 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 4 GB Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad, ARM Mali-400 MP4, 16 GB SSD

The G700 leaves somewhat mixed impressions in the browser benchmarks that we performed with Google Chrome 30. It leaves all its competitors clearly behind in the Google Octane V1 benchmark, but in Browsermark 2.0 the direct competitor from Acer performs much faster. However, in daily use such differences will almost never be noticeable.

Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
534 Points ∼9%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
398 Points ∼6% -25%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
539 Points ∼9% +1%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
561 Points ∼9% +5%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
568 Points ∼9% +6%
Octane V1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
1772 Points ∼8%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
794 Points ∼4% -55%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
1154 Points ∼5% -35%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
1283 Points ∼6% -28%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
1241 Points ∼6% -30%
Browsermark - --- (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
2040 points ∼28%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
1627 points ∼23% -20%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
2163 points ∼30% +6%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
1545 points ∼22% -24%

There is not only more memory than in the G525, but it is also much faster, however, neither of them are top-notch memory banks. Hence, the result is about average in comparison to the competition. Only in sequential reading does the G700 score at the top. In the other sections the Acer Liquid E2 is at the top.

AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
60.86 MB/s ∼34%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
22.05 MB/s ∼12% -64%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
30.9 MB/s ∼17% -49%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
43.77 MB/s ∼24% -28%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
60.09 MB/s ∼34% -1%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
9.75 MB/s ∼17%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
4.04 MB/s ∼7% -59%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
6.09 MB/s ∼11% -38%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
6.32 MB/s ∼11% -35%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
12.62 MB/s ∼22% +29%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
9.69 MB/s ∼46%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
5.94 MB/s ∼28% -39%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
7.15 MB/s ∼34% -26%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
10.84 MB/s ∼52% +12%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
14.61 MB/s ∼70% +51%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, MT6589, 8 GB SSD
0.4 MB/s ∼13%
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4 GB Flash
0.19 MB/s ∼6% -52%
HTC Desire 500
Adreno 203, 200 8225Q, 4 GB Flash
0.26 MB/s ∼8% -35%
iOcean X7
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
0.67 MB/s ∼21% +68%
Acer Liquid E2 v370
SGX544, MT6589, 4 GB Flash
0.73 MB/s ∼23% +83%

Games

The graphics performance of the Ascend G700 is not so good, but the mid-range GPU PowerVR SGX544MP still offers enough power for casual games like Angry Birds. Even the 3D titles that we tested all ran without any problems. However, the G700 reached only 23 fps in the Ultra High Quality benchmark from Epic CitadelThis shows that in games with high graphic requirements one does have to live with a certain lag. 

The smoothness of the touchscreen that grants smooth gliding, and the very properly working sensors further add to the gaming compatibility of the test device.  

Epic Citadel: High Performance
Epic Citadel: High Performance
Epic Citadel: High Quality
Epic Citadel: High Quality
Epic Citadel: Ultra High Quality
Epic Citadel: Ultra High Quality
FIFA 14 runs without any problems
FIFA 14 runs without any problems

Emissions

How we test - Emissions

Temperature

The surface temperature of the Huawei Ascend G700 is very low in idle mode: it reaches a maximum of 28.2 °C in a two hour run. Even under load it peaks at a relatively low value of 34.5 °C. Therefore, there is nothing to criticize in terms of temperatures. 

 26.2 °C26.0 °C27.1 °C 
 26.8 °C26.4 °C28.2 °C 
 26.8 °C26.3 °C27.5 °C 
Maximum: 28.2 °C
Average: 26.8 °C
25.4 °C26.1 °C25.9 °C
26.0 °C26.5 °C26.3 °C
26.4 °C26.8 °C26.8 °C
Maximum: 26.8 °C
Average: 26.2 °C
Power Supply (max.)  28.4 °C | Room Temperature 21 °C | Voltcraft IR-350

Speakers

The mono speakers produce a very treble-like sound, and the high frequency tones are distorted a bit when the device is set on loud. The medium and low spectrum is missing entirely. The bass can only be heard a bit as a rattle in the background. The quality of the headset is much better.  

Energy Management

How we test - Battery run time

Power Consumption

The energy consumption of the Huawei Ascend G700 is definitely not very high. Despite the very bright display, the smartphone only consumes 1.5 Watts in idle mode. The consumption values rise to a maximum of 3.1 Watts under full load. The values are only better when the device is off or in standby. 

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.2 / 0.3 Watt
Idle 0.3 / 0.9 / 1.5 Watt
Load 2.1 / 3.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The battery capacity is relatively high with a value of 8.2 Wh (2.150 mAh, 3.8 V). Together with low consumption values this leads to good battery runtimes. The G700 lasted almost four and a half hours in the stability test even when all power consumers were on and the display set at maximum brightness.  

The Wi-Fi test is a bit more realistic for daily use. Here, the panel brightness is set at 150 cd/m² and a new website is opened every 40 seconds. Under these conditions the test device reached running times of almost 14 hours. This is truly remarkable. One can easily get through the whole day with a single battery charge. Also, the battery can be swapped easily. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
14h 12min
WiFi Surfing
12h 49min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 28min

Verdict

How we test - Verdict

Tested: Huawei Ascend G700.
Tested: Huawei Ascend G700.

Huawei presents a good smartphone in the mid-range with the Ascend G700. It has a very good price versus performance ratio. Furthermore, the display is really good and comes with a higher resolution than its direct competitor the Acer Liquid E2 Duo. Moreover, both the RAM and the flash memory have twice the size of the competitor. Then it does not hurt so much even if the memory is somewhat slower. 

Given the price the only thing one can criticize are the mediocre speakers, the low-range Wi-Fi and the low coverage of frequencies of the mobile standards. People who like to surf the web a lot, and who do not absolutely need Android, should have a look at the Blackberry Z10 (from 265 Euros, ~$360) or the Nokia Lumia 920 (from 260 Euros, ~$353). Both these top smartphones have more power as well as the LTE standard. They have only one SIM slot though. 

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Specifications

Huawei Ascend G700

:: Processor
Mediatek MT6589 1.2 GHz
:: Memory
2048 MB
:: Graphics adapter
PowerVR SGX544, Core: 200 MHz, 40 nm
:: Display
5.0 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
:: Harddisk
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 5,2 GB available, 5.2 GB free
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined audio and micro jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB, Sensors: Proximity sensors, environment sensor, accelerometer and position sensor, digital compass, A-GPS
:: Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b g n ), 4.0 + EDR Bluetooth, SIM 1: HSPA+ (900 and 2.100 MHz), Triband-GSM
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.95 x 142.5 x 72.8
:: Weight
0.157 kg Power Supply: 0.036 kg
:: Battery
8.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3,8 Volt, 2.150 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 180 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 300 h
:: Price
299 Euro
:: Operating System
Android 4.2
:: Additional features
Webcam: Rear: 8 MP (3264 x 2448) with autofocus, Front: 1.3 MP (1280 x 720), Speakers: mono speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, Power Supply (5 W), data cable, headset, 24 Months Warranty

 

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The screen is a large 5-inch display...
The screen is a large 5-inch display...
...with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
...with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
There are three sensor buttons.
There are three sensor buttons.
The webcam is good for video calls.
The webcam is good for video calls.
Sample recording with the built-in webcam.
Sample recording with the built-in webcam.
The camera delivers fine results.
The camera delivers fine results.
The volume of the mono speaker should not be set too loud.
The volume of the mono speaker should not be set too loud.
The battery can be swapped.
The battery can be swapped.
There is a memory card slot and the SIM slots under the back cover.
There is a memory card slot and the SIM slots under the back cover.
Only standard SIMs (Mini-SIM) are accepted.
Only standard SIMs (Mini-SIM) are accepted.
The battery delivers 2150 mAh.
The battery delivers 2150 mAh.
The accessories are well-arranged.
The accessories are well-arranged.
5.2 GB of memory is available at the start.
5.2 GB of memory is available at the start.
Geekbench 3
Geekbench 3
Root access is not available.
Root access is not available.

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Price Comparison

Pro

+A bright and uniformly illuminated display
+Great viewing angle stability
+2 GB RAM
+Good application performance
+Excellent battery run times
+Good camera
 

Cons

-A mediocre WiFi module
-Limited coverage of frequencies
-mediocre speakers

Shortcut

What we like

The display is extremely bright and very well illuminated. This is an eye-catcher.

What is missing

A scratch proof display glass would have been great and would have saved the need for a foil. 

What is surprising

In principle, the display foil is well attached, but it does not seem so neat in the corners, and the foil is also very prone to fingerprints.  

The competition 

The following devices can be considered competitors: Acer Liquid E2 Duo, iOcean X7, Alcatel One Touch Ultra 997D and the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS.

Rating

Huawei Ascend G700
10/25/2013 v3
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
52%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
41%
Weight
100%
Battery
98%
Display
82%
Games Performance
25%
Application Performance
44%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Add Points
85%
Average
74%
87%
Smartphone *
Weighted Average

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Author: Daniel Schmidt, 2013-10-31 (Update: 2013-11- 1)