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Huawei aren’t as popular on our shores as the uncontested might of Apple and Samsung. They’re not even as popular as Nokia or indeed HTC. But that doesn’t mean its flagship handset, the Huawei Ascend G6, can’t match the competition blow for blow.
Smartphones are rectangular. It’s a fact of life. However, they don’t all need to look the exact same. In an effort to make a more aesthetically angled handset, the Ascend G6, at only 7.85mm thick, is smoothly curved at both the top and bottom.
Elegant black. Smart white. Light-grey bezel or rose-gold edge. Metallic or champagne chassis. The Huawei Ascend G6 is a premium device and aims to reflect this in its design.
The Huawei Ascend G6 features a 88degrees wide angle front facing camera, useful for selfies and more immersive video calling. With a 22mm Focal Length, 5MP image sensor and a blue glass infrared filter, the Ascend G6 has its sights set on improved communication.
The Art of Photography
I’m going to throw a few buzz terms at you. See how you fare… 8MP BSI Auto Focus Rear Mounted Camera; Integrated flash; Blue Glass infrared filter; 5P Lens; and F2.0 Large Aperture. Long story short, the Ascend G6 isn’t messing around when it comes to pictures!
Sound & Shot
Now you can not only see your photos, you can actually listen to them as well. The Sound and Shot function lets you capture audio to accompany your pictures.
Voice Activated Shooting
Order the Huawei Ascend G6 to take a photo. With your voice. Time will tell how useful this futuristic function is but it certainly eliminated the judder associated with hammering the shutter release.
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Capture a multitude of photos in an instant. Ideal for capturing those elusive action shots in tremendous detail.
It’s been Emotional!
The Huawei Ascend G6 bundles with Emotion UI 2.0, the latest version of a fun, customizable user interface which lets users build their own home pages while retaining its style. Additionally, it can be easily switched to Simple UI for a no-hassle user experience.
Though its 4.5 inch display isn’t the largest the market has to offer, with dimensions of just 131.2mm x 65.3mm x 7.85mm and a product weight of only 115g, the Huawei Ascend G6 feels light and sleek in your hand.
Under The Hood
A 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU powers Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) as standard. But with a solid gigabyte of RAM and Emotion UI 2.0, a smoother experience is hard to find.
Can I speak to the Manager?
A brand new app, Phone Manager, is your one tap, one stop destination for your phone’s overall performance. Scan for issues, customize your settings, manage permissions, set-up notifications, save power, network applications and run storage clean-up all from just the one centralised app. You can even block unwanted calls and ban certain numbers with the new Harassment filter.
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In Short: Huawei’s flagship device, the Ascend G6, is making a bid for the high-end smartphone market and is ready to upset the status quo.