In recent years, Chinese manufacturers have flooded the Indian low-range and mid-range markets with numerous smartphone/tablet devices which come with exciting Hardware features at tempting prices. Following this trend, the Chinese multinational Huawei has been concentrating for some time on launching mid-range devices in the Indian market with decent hardware specifications.
Adding to a number of Phablets available in this price range, Huawei has listed and priced the new Huawei Ascend G730, and the device is available with a price tag of Rs.12697. Let us analyze the specification and features offered with this dual-sim device.
Camera and Internal storage
The Ascend G730 sports a 5 MP camera on the rear with auto focus and LED flash. The camera comes with some exciting features such as Voice Photo, and allows Geotagging. It can also be used for Full HD video recording at 30 frames per seconds.The front Camera is a VGA camera which is passable for making video calls.
The device comes with an inbuilt storage of 4GB, which might be considered small for this price, and only 1.8 GB of this internal storage is actually available to the user. A memory card slot is provided which allows the user to expand the storage using a micro SD card of up to 32 GB.
Processor and Battery
The Huawei Ascend G730 comes with a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6582 GPU, which is the low cost Quad Core chipset from MediaTek, and an ARM Mali-450MP2 GPU. Accompanying this processor is 1 GB of RAM.
A 2300 mAh battery is available with the device to fulfill the power requirements of the smartphone. The battery is expected to provide up to 200 hours of standby time and 3 hours of talk time. For a Phablet device, this battery might prove to be a little too small.
Display and features
The device features a 5.5 inch qHD Capacitive Multi-touch Display. The resolution is merely 540X960 giving the device a pixel density of about 200 pixels per inch. With a 5.5 inch phablet, you would’ve expected a higher resolution and low resolution can result in lack of clarity and sharpness in the display.
The Ascend G730 comes with Android 4.3 out of the box, and Huawei’s own Emotion UI on top. It provides Dual active noise reduction with a dedicated mic, SNS integration, an Organizer, Document viewer, Photo viewer etc. An accelerometer and a Proximity sensor are also included in the device.
Some of the direct competitors of this device would be Xolo Q1010i, Karbonn Titanium X, Micromax Canvas Magnus A117, Xolo Q1100 etc. Most of these devices, along with many others, offer very similar of better hardware specifications.
|Model||Huawei Ascend G730|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad-core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
Lack of HD Display
VGA front Camera
Poor Battery Backup
Price and conclusion
The Huawei Ascend G730 is available with the price tag of about Rs.12697 in India. With the presence of numerous other devices with similar specifications in the same price range, it faces some tough competition. While a 5.5 inch display could entice customers to the device, absence of HD display and poor battery backup may repel them. The Ascend G730 might just find some buyers in users who require a large screen within a very tight budget.