Sleek and stylish Huawei Ascend P7 is announced
Like the P6, the Huawei Ascend P7 is built of premium materials – a metal rim surrounds its sides while the front and back are both made of Gorilla Glass 3. At the same time, it weighs only 124 grams, which makes it very light for its size. Speaking of size, a 5-inch in-cell LCD display graces the front of the Huawei Ascend P7. Its resolution is 1920 by 1080 pixels (445 ppi), which is the standard pixel count for a contemporary Android flagship.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat runs on the Huawei Ascend P7, but in a heavily customized form. Emotion UI 2.3, which is the name of Huawei's very own Android UI, spices up things quite a bit by adding support for UI themes, lock screen shortcuts, a bunch of new widgets, toggle buttons in the notification panel, and a lot more. One thing has been removed, however, whether we like it or not – the application drawer; each newly installed app gets its icon placed on a home screen instead. Feature-wise, there's a whole bunch of welcome goodies, including a Harassment Filter, which sounds like contact-blocking feature, Do Not Disturb mode, a built-in virus scanning solution, a power saving mode, and a notifications manager. Interestingly, Huawei has also thrown in an ad blocker, and we guess Google won't be happy about this since, you know, it makes money from ads.
With 2GB of RAM on board, Huawei's handset should have no problems keeping a bunch of apps loaded in memory for smooth multitasking. On-board storage is limited to 16GB, but the microSD card slot should work with cards of at least 32GB.
On the back of the Huawei Ascend P7 resides a 13MP camera with LED flash. With its 4th generation Sony sensor, f2.0 aperture, and 5-element lens, the camera should be able to take pretty pictures, but we'll definitely have to test its performance before drawing a final verdict. An 8MP camera with a 5-element lens system is placed on the smartphone's front, featuring a peculiar-sounding feature called "Panorama Selfie".
Connectivity-wise, the Huawei Ascend P7 supports LTE at theoretical peak speeds of up to 150Mbps. And when LTE is not available, you'll be able to get online with the phone's HSPA+ radio instead. Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 are all on board as well.
Huawei Ascend P7
1. Duketytz (Posts: 496; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Lovely design~ let's not mention the amount of lawsuits this will get Huawei into.
11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
No, lawsuits won't happen to Huawei.
Sony: Nah, it's okay if it looks a bit like our Xperia Z series, doesn't mean they're copying. It's okay, good phone though.
Apple: What? Nah, let it be. I'm busy playing lawsuits with Samdung...I mean Samsung.
See? I told you Huawei is okay. :)
19. Doakie (Posts: 1273; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Also where is Apple going to sue Huawei, China? Huawei is partially funded by the Chinese Govt. Any lawsuit is a waste of Apples money...
13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
This looks like oppo7 SonyZ and One+ design with sharp angles
This phone looks so stylish
And that S5 N3 iP5 with those ugly curves
And M8 M7
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
PA has the review before 10mins of announcement *miracles*
4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow!!! Another five inch screen phone....
5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
not everybody wants too look like a fool calling with a 7" tablet I mean phone
16. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
You can just use an earphone if that's your thing
6. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Too much for too little performance.
7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1304; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
For that price it's just not worth it...
8. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
Z2 back + iphone 4 front face + iOS-like icon..
10. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I like the design and the UI. :P
9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Beautiful and elegant, just what I expected from Huawei. But the specs are kinda low for a flagship, hope it's cheap when it's released in my country.
18. PorkyBurger (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Lovely device, although price is... too high.
20. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
No such thing as originality anymore, I guess.