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Huawei Ascend G700


Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700 (Y5 Series)
Mediatek MT6589 4 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A7, Quad-Core, 497 - 1.209 MHz
Graphics adapter
PowerVR SGX544, Core: 200 MHz, 40 nm
2048 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 5,2 GB available, 5.2 GB free
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
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, SIM 1: HSPA+ (900 and 2.100 MHz), Triband-GSM
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.95 x 142.5 x 72.8 ( = 0.35 x 5.61 x 2.87 in)
8 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3,8 Volt, 2.150 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 180 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 300 h
Operating System
Android 4.2
Webcam: Rear: 8 MP (3264 x 2448) with autofocus, Front: 1.3 MP (1280 x 720)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, Power Supply (5 W), data cable, headset, 24 Months Warranty
157 g ( = 5.54 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 36 g ( = 1.27 oz / 0.08 pounds)
299 Euro



Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 59%, features: 41%, display: 84% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Huawei Ascend G700

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 version
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
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend G700
Source: c't - Heft 25/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
60% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Günstiger, aber schmuckloser Bildschirmgigant
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN version
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 version
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: German DE→EN version
Positive: dual SIM support; decent performance Negative: mediocre workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%



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.

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


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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

0.157 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).

80.33%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-10-24)