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Huawei Ascend P6 Review

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Camera

The camera app interface is comparatively simple, with a few basic shooting modes like Panorama, HDR, Beauty face and burst shot, plus a couple of color effects. Nothing fancy, but most stuff you might need is there. Unfortunately, it feels slow to load, and shot-to-shot times aren't the ones you are used to with flagship devices.

Camera app interface - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Camera app interface - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Camera app interface - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Camera app interface - Huawei Ascend P6 Review

Camera app interface


Unfortunately pictures from the 8 MP shooter on the back come out decent only in ample outdoor lighting. They have enough detail and sharpness but colors seem a bit washed out. When the light dims down, noise and blur start to creep up significantly, and weird hues get cast over the images.


Video is recorded in 1080p with 30fps on paper, but our retail unit did 26fps on average in bright sunshine, and skipped frames like crazy when panning around, making the video appear rather choppy.

Huawei Ascend P6 Sample Video:



Huawei Ascend P6 Indoor Sample Video:




The front camera is 5MP, and has a beauty mode slider, which enhances your face improving blemishes and skin tones to a certain level, and has a 720 HD video recording mode. However, we didn't notice the higher resolution to result in much higher pics or video quality than your average front shooter.


Multimedia

The typical grid thumbnail view in the gallery is about all you get, with no fancy pinching rearrangements, and the picture editing options are more limited than what we are used to see out of the box recently, though the basic features like cropping, resizing and adding a few effects, are covered.

Gallery - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Gallery - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Gallery - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Gallery - Huawei Ascend P6 Review

Gallery


The music player is pretty basic visually, too, with the obligatory tune categorization by artists, albums and genres, as well as album art depiction. There are no built-in equalizer presets, but the Dolby Mobile faux surround sound button makes a difference when turned on, and the loudspeaker churns out pretty strong and clear sound to boot.

The music player - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
The music player - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
The music player - Huawei Ascend P6 Review
The music player - Huawei Ascend P6 Review

The music player


In addition, the Ascend P6 plays most popular video formats thrown at it out of the box, including DivX/Xvid files up to 1080p resolution.

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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 03:37

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)


If you could include ff camera picture samples that would be great :D

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 04:39

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 792; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not a bad deal for $400. Especially with a 4.7" display in such a small chassis.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:25

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice cute design n specs but l'il bit costly.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:20 1

4. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


What a beautiful beast! *o*

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:21

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


For the price this should get a 8.5 based on the review. Very solid piece of gadget, someone any Galaxy, Lumia, Optimus, um... iPhone user will look at and ask what ti is. :)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 14:26

6. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I love how narrow it is. I hate wide phones; so uncomfortable to hold.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 20:31

7. cowakami (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Where did you buy it for $400?

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Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei Ascend P6

OS: Android 4.2.2
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Display4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Huawei K3V2E, Quad core, 1500 MHz
2048 MB RAM
Size5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inches
(132.65 x 65.5 x 6.18 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)

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