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Huawei G7 Plus ups the midrange ante with '90% metal' chassis, OIS and finger scanner

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Huawei G7 Plus ups the midrange ante with '90% metal' chassis, OIS and finger scanner
Huawei recently outed one of its best midrangers yet on the hush-hush. The new G7 Plus takes the torch from last year's G7, and features a 5.5" display, just as its predecessor. The screen resolution has jumped from HD 720p to 1080p Full HD, though, and there are plenty of other improvements to talk about, besides the pixel density boost.

The G7 Plus comes powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, and comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, plus a microSD slot for memory expansion. These memory specs alone are a tad above and beyond today's midrange standards, but Huwaei didn't stop here, paying special attention to the camera on the back of the G7 Plus. The shooter keeps the 13 MP resolution of the G7, but adds optical image stabilization, sapphire lens, RGBW sensor, and wider aperture, so low-light performance should be greatly improved in comparison.

The internals are all fine and dandy, but what about the first impression that a phone makes, its design? Well, Huawei jumped on the premium build trend that marked the year 2015, and made a "90% metal" handset, clad in aviation-grade aluminum in several uniform color versions, like Silver, Gray, and Gold. To keep up with the times, Huawei also included a fingerprint scanner on the back of the G7 Plus, as well as an improved speaker chamber. Android 5.1 is running the show, with a Marshmallow update promised for February next year.

The only ho-hum fields in the specs sheet are the dimensions, as the 5.5-incher comes at 152.5 mm tall and 76.5mm wide, which can't hold any bezel-less claims, though the size is about average for the screen diagonal. The weight of 167g is also average for a metal-clad midranger of this size, while the 7.5mm thin frame will make you appreciate the fact that Huawei still managed to retrofit a sealed 3000 mAh juicer in there. The Huawei G7 Plus will be available first in Asia, it seems, for a price tag of about $330 equivalent off-contract, which is not bad for what the metal-clad phablet offers. Any takers?




source: Huawei


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posted on 06 Nov 2015, 02:47 9

1. Kumar123 (Posts: 487; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


These Chinese companies are kinda amazing. Practically zero investment in design and software. Rip off design and software form other companies in these case hardware design stolen from HTC and software form iOS. Give very little money to employee. And boom you have a very cheap device.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:17 17

3. deanylev (Posts: 204; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


And the design is ripped off from...? Oh that's right. Nothing. Stfu.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:30 17

5. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Zero investment? Wipe that dirt off your eyes. Huawei has to be the most innovative company this year.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 04:02 14

11. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


These kind of smartass just can't accept that a Chinese company like Huawei is rising like a dragon.

posted on 08 Nov 2015, 16:01

24. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Yup. Exactly like Sasuke's Kirin. :3

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:32 15

6. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You suck at trolling, find another field.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:47 2

7. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 131; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Clearly you haven't used one, their Hardware designs are the best i have seen way better than Samsung,LG,Apple,HtC,Sony......... . and i have used most of the brands mentioned. I am not a fanboy but credit must be given to them for offering High end spec in a small budget. I am currently using Huawei P8 as my daily driver coming from LG G2 and before that Samsung Note series.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 04:39

14. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


You must be kidding
You gave up the amazing LG G2 for a phone that has a crappy battery , no Fast Charging or Wireless Charging , a barely usable GPU and a SoC that's midrange at best ..

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 05:30

16. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 131; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


No i didn't give it up, i had it for 2 years. And the advantages over lg g2 where:
1.The design.
2.The camera is way better than Lg g2 13mp.
3.The front camera 8mp.
4.The HiSilicon Kirin 930 is > than Snapdragon 800
5.You would be suprised that with my phone setup i get 5-6 hours SOT, and the battery is better than lg G2 even though the capacity is lower and with Huawei battey saver mode it helps a lot.
6. With the OS beautiful interface +nova launcher i get what i want.
7.Finally i only paid 440$ for the phone unlocked new, after selling my lg g2 for 170$ so i ended paying 270$.
8.1 year warranty.
After all that why wouldn't i get it over the LG G2.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 05:41

17. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 131; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


OOh another points i forgot.

9. The Speaker is amazing if only they were 2. waiting for the Nexus 6p.
10.The GPS on this device is amazing can't compare it to the G2.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:58 1

10. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


When a smartass wanna be a smartass, he becomes a smartass.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 06:10 1

20. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 131; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


lol, you should remove the Smart part

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 09:27

22. zeeBomb (Posts: 1783; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Gimme 617 not 615 Huawei

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 02:56 1

2. carlemillward (unregistered)


This is practically the G8, but on Huawei's Chinese website they are both listed. Confused...

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:24

4. carlemillward (unregistered)


Also, it is actually running SD616, not 615. as the other 4 A53 are clocked at 1.2Ghz

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:49

8. plasteek (Posts: 114; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


SD616 is only for chinese version maybe ?

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 03:56

9. carlemillward (unregistered)


But that's called the Maimang 4, I dunno though, have to wait for a hands-on.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 04:41

15. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Nope
It has been released in Egypt a couple of weeks back as the G8 and it does have the SD616 and it has even been fully reviewed

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 04:11

12. olatgf (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 May 2015)


The Huawei G7 Plus is the Chinese version of the Huawei G8 -http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/09/huawei-g8-called-g7-plus-china-will-launch-soon.html

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 04:33

13. havoc (Posts: 87; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


First comes the G8 then this G7 Plus, confusing names..
Still good looking though..

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 06:03

18. Guaire (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


There was a time majority of consumers convinced metal build makes phones expensive.

Thanks to some Chinese brands it's history now. Actually that one hardly count as cheap comparing to Meizu Metal or Letv 1s.

Also I have to say that again Huawei put HTC to shame with Mate S' design.

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 06:10

19. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


good value for money

posted on 06 Nov 2015, 07:54

21. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 210; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Can some one please tell me what is the difference between this phone and Huawei G-8?? Aren't these 2 the same phones?

posted on 19 Nov 2015, 08:59

25. cma4_ (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


Where can you buy the model that works on AT&T/T-mobile in the States? I have seen unlocked model but, they do not have all the US LTE bands. I was told there was a model called Rock that does (saw one on ebay).

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