Conclusion: Where the Huawei Ascend P6 really shines is in terms of value, looking like it should cost a lot more than £330 off contract. There are compromises, don't get us wrong. The phone has some real performance issues, not to mention a mediocre max internet speed of 3G. The battery life could also be better and the user interface a little bit lighter.
Pros: Thin, light and elegant, Bright, sharp screen, Strong camera performance
Cons: Performance issues, Mediocre battery life, Slow max internet speeds
Conclusion: The Ascend P6 may be the thinnest smartphone on the market right now, but since that title is Huawei's to lose, it's actually a good thing that this sleek devices has a few more tricks in the bag too. The Huawei Ascend P6 has got a solid built, it's good-looking and lightweight and it comes with a good enough 8MP camera, along with a 5MP front facer. There is also the MagicTouch that allows you to operate the screen with gloves.
Pros: Ultra-slim 6.2mm profile, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; penta-band 3G with HSPA, 4.7" 16M-color 720p IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, usable with gloves, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9, 16-core GPU; 2GB of RAM; Huawei K3V2 chipset, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps, 5 MP front-facing camera, 720p video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA, GPS with A-GPS and...
Cons: Non-exchangeable battery, No LTE or NFC support, Video recording could be better, Disappointing audio output
Summary: The Ascend P6 combines a good set of hardware in a very sexy design and super thin form factor that very few other handsets have achieved. Huawei has certainly done a lot of effort in order to give the P6 the title of world’ thinnest and the attention to detail is very evident. The P6 represents the best Huawei can do at the moment and though it might not be as impressive as other high-end flagship devices that came with full HD display, NFC and LTE, the Ascend P6 can...
Summary: While I can’t verify that the Huawei Ascend P6 is the world’s slimmest smartphone as its makers claim, the device marks a definitive step in the direction of style and luxury among Asian device makers and should rightfully displace its polycarbonate-clad rivals into the same fashion league as polyester.
Excerpt: Announced last month at its dedicated press event in London, the Huawei Ascend P6 is Huawei's latest addition to its range of Android-powered Ascend smartphones. Being - at the moment - the world's slimmest smartphone, by being only 6.18 mm thick, the Ascend P6 runs on Android 4.2.2 and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core HiSilicon K3V2E CPU.
Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend P6 has sharp edges, which make for a more secure grip Huawei has also provided a silicon case in the box The tray ejector for the microSIM and microSD card slots is in the headphone jack
Pros: Svelte metallic design, Pentaband radio
Cons: Subpar camera, Feels sluggish compared to other quad-core phones
Huawei Ascend P6 review: a beautiful handset, but performance is lacking
25 June 2013
Summary: For a phone that had its specifications fairly public for some time, it's hard to feel overly excited about what the Ascend P6 has to offer. That's not intended to seem unkind, however. It's more an acknowledgement that it's clear the majority of the effort has been put into designing an object of desire, rather than blowing our minds with numbers and features.
Pros: Great camera, Excellent design, Good build quality
Cons: Lackluster performance, Modest battery life, No LTE (yet)
Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend P6 represents the Chinese smartphone manufacturer's biggest attempt yet to join the Android elite. It boasts a level of design and a range of quietly innovative features that are in many ways worthy of Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony at their best.