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Huawei Ascend G7

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G7
Huawei Ascend G7 (Ascend Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 11.27 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SDHC slot (max. 32GB), Sensors: motion sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, FM radio, A-GPS, Glonass, OTG, DLNA, micro-SIM
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS dual-band (900/2100), LTE-Pentaband (800/900/1800/2100/2600), SAR-rate: 0.50 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 153.5 x 77.3 ( = 0.3 x 6.04 x 3.04 in)
Battery
11 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3000 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: camera: 13.0 MP, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p (rear); 5.0 MP (front)
Additional features
Speakers: speaker on the lower edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power supply, USB cable, stereo headphones, quick start guide, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.13% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 62%, features: 70%, display: 81% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei Ascend G7

82% Huawei Ascend G7 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The gentle giant. Huawei's Ascend G7 towers over many other smartphones with its 5.5-inch screen. In our tests we will clarify whether its performance and build are also outstanding in view of the affordable 299 Euros (~$372).
70% Huawei Ascend G7 review
Source: Techradar English
If you want a good all-round smartphone that offers future-proof features such as 4G LTE connectivity and NFC, along with excellent battery life, decent camera and a big screen, all for an impressively low price, then the Huawei Ascent G7 is definitely worth buying. It's clear that Huawei is serious about improving its image in the West, and with this competitively priced handset and attractive design, it certainly has a chance of doing this.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Huawei Ascend G7 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Huawei Ascend G7 is one of the best-value large-screen phones available, and provides 80-90% of what you get from a phone twice the price. Ultra-picky experienced Android fans may want to consider something a bit pricier to get a sharper screen and faster processor, but criticising the phone too much for either of these pure tech snobbery. Both the screen and CPU remain very good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Huawei Ascend G7 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Huawei’s Ascend G7 is a bit of a handful, but it’s also a truly brilliant mid-range mobile. A powerful combination of 4G support, sharp HD screen and incredible battery life makes it one of the best portable entertainment machines you can buy, without shelling out four to five hundred pounds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Huawei Ascend G7 review: a tempting combo: Android, 5.5in display and 4G all for less than £200
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're after a large-screen 4G phone and you know you want Android, the Ascend G7 fits the bill. It has a decent screen, but not the highest resolution. The cameras take decent photos and reasonable video, too. Build quality is also good. The main problem is performance. Not only does the interface stutter and lag, but our benchmarks show that it just isn't that fast. However, it's hard to find a better deal - the OnePlus One is the closest competition but it's at least £30 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Huawei Ascend G7 review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Huawei Ascend G7 is an attractive handset that sports a solid chassis and a slim design, but its mid-range specs and 720p display hold it back from truly being the phablet of your dreams. For around £150, it's not bad, but it feels like an iPhone 6 Plus wannabe that just can't quite deliver.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Huawei Ascend G7 4G review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Ascend G7 4G is set to retail for about £150 and will be available from Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and other online retailers, believed to be released sometime in the beginning of March This device should not be overlooked, especially if you’re after a larger screen phone. It feels more premium than its price tag, with fantastic battery life, and takes some decent photos. If my Note 3 stopped working tomorrow I think the Huawei Ascend G7 4G is where my money would be going.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% features: 85% display: 82% mobility: 92% workmanship: 83%
80% Huawei Ascend G7 Review
Source: Review Zat English
Huawei Ascend G7 is a phablet with high specs and features and the price of a mid range phone. The processing speed, the battery and the design of the phone are the key features of it, you just might experience some issues with the sound because the speakers' location but that's all. You will be getting a great experience with a great phone for 2,500 LE.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend G7 hands-on: Full metal jacket
Source: Pocket Lint English
Huawei has announced the Ascend G7, a new smartphone with a metal body, looking to bring some of that HTC One love to those on a budget. The handset has a metal body that's punctuated by two plastic segments in the rear, top and bottom. It reminds us of some of the unibody design we saw from HTC in that past - the HTC Legend for example - and we imagine this is to aid network connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014

Foreign Reviews

87% Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
79% Huawei Ascend G7
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2015
Huawei Ascend G7
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2015
Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Mobi-Test - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
5,5 Zoll-Smartphone für unter 300 EUR
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2015
75% Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Technik Surfer - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Top-Phablet zum halben Preis
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Area DVD - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
79% Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
83% Huawei Ascend G7
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70%
94% Günstiges Edel-Handy mit iOS-Features
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 84% mobility: 93%

Comment

Model:

The new Huawei Ascend G7 is a beautifully crafted smartphone with user experience in mind. Purity and attention to details is the cornerstone to the design with an all-metal back panel and rounded corners. This allows the Huawei Ascend G7 to be ultra-slim and sturdy. There are two colors to choose from; black or white. Display on the smartphone is a beautiful 5.5 inch INCELL HD screen which makes multimedia playback a wonderful experience. Equipped with an ARM Cortex quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, the Huawei Ascend G7 is powerful enough for most tasks.

The Android 4.4 is layered with Huawei Emotion UI 3.0 and the device comes with most usual smartphone features such as GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and Micro USB 2.0. There is a 13 MP auto focus front facing camera rated at f2.0, which delivers superb image capture capability. Huawei also incorporated a 5 MP front camera for selfie lovers. The entire device just weighs in at 165 g including battery and is only 7.6 mm thick. Battery life on the Huawei Ascend G7 is pretty decent with its built-in 3000 mAh cell, which enables a standby time of 300 hours.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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

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

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.165 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).

80.13%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-09-14)