Huawei Ascend G6 is a mid range competitor from Huawei, which lands in the most fierce Android Competition Zone priced at 13,000 INR, which places it right in middle of Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3 territory. The phone compiles some nice hardware and a few software tricks which you can definitely use. Let’s take a look at our first impressions.
Huawei Ascend G6 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 4.5 Inch 10 point multi touch IPS LCD, 960 x540p qHD resolution, 245 PPI
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 With Adreno 305 GPU
- RAM: 1 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI
- Camera: 8 MP, Can record 720p Full HD videos
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 4 GB
- External Storage: 32 GB using MicroSD card
- Battery: 2000 mAh (Non-Removable)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gravity
- Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, Micro USB 2.0
- Dual SIM: No, Single MicroSIM
- USB OTG: No
Huawei Ascend G6 Unboxing, Full Review, Camera, Benchmarks, Gaming and Performance Overview [Video]
Design, Build and Display
The Huawei Ascend G6 is very light (only 115 grams) and slim enough (7.8mm) to comfortably fit in your hands. The highlight of the design is the curved Bottom edge, which is something we like. The side bezels have also been trimmed down. Headphone jack is present at the side edge, which make it slightly uncomfortable to put in pocket with headphones plugged in.
Matte finish Back cover is removable and houses slots for MicroSIM and MicroSD card. Battery is however, not removable. On the whole, it is a decent looking smartphone.
The 4.5 Inch qHD IPS LCD display panel is bright and good in terms of viewing angles and sharpness. The qHD resolution doesn’t seem scarce on the 4.5 inch screen, but it isn’t as dazzling as some HD displays either. Make sure to buy a screen guard as the display is susceptible to scratches. You can enjoy videos and read WebPages without any issues.
Processor and RAM
Huawei Ascend G6 is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 Quad core chipset backed by 1 GB RAM, and this is enough to run things smoothly. UI transactions were smooth even after extended usage. Multitasking was also decent.
Ascend G6 scored 16363 on Antutu and 50.6 fps on Nenamarks2. Gaming performance for basic games was smooth. The phone hasn’t been designed for high end gaming, but you can still play them .
Camera and Internal Storage
The 8 MP rear cam performs as expected in terms of details, but overall picture quality is good. HDR mode and Flash also adds value to photography experience. In some shots there was noticeable noise while others turned out quite good. The rear camera can record 720p HD videos.
The 5 MP selfie cam is something that will appeal to selfie lovers. The selfie quality is certainly better than what we conventionally see in this price range. Wide angle lens for front camera also helps as you can include more in your selfie frame. You can also play with features like Overall we liked the camera performance of Ascend G6.
Internal storage is only 4 GB and out of this only about 1.8 GB is available and this is disappointing. You have the option for moving apps to SD card. The storage will limit the usage in long run as not all apps can be transferred to SD card, but for basic users, there shouldn’t be any issue.
User Interface and Battery
Software is Android 4.3 jelly bean with Huawei Emotion UI on top. The look and feel can be customized according to individual taste. There is no app drawer by default. Bloatware has also been kept in check. Some interesting features include Power saving settings which gives detailed stats and the Phone Manager App which can be used to optimize performance (scan phone, close background apps, clear cache, etc.)
Battery capacity is 2000 mAh and battery will comfortably last for 1 day with moderate to heavy usage. As mentioned above, the battery is not removable in spite of the removable back cover.
Sound, Video Playback and Connectivity
Video playback is smooth, you can play HD and Full HD videos without any trouble. Loudspeaker performance is average and sounds gets muffled when the phone is resting on its back, which is standard with phones having rear speakers. GPS connectivity works without any issue.
Huawei Ascend G6 Photo Gallery
Conclusion and Price
Huawei Ascend G6 is a light and slim built smooth performing handset which should suffice for day to day usage. However, the high retail price of 13,000 INR approx, tends to magnify its flaws like low internal storage. The phone will be apt for basic and moderate users looking for a sleek and smooth device.