Summary: When Huawei announced the Ascend P6 back in June , it didn’t exactly jump off the page at us. Sure, the Ascend P6 looks pretty good; in fact, the industrial design is really top notch. A slim (and we do mean slim) handset with a metal band wrapped around it, broken in places only by a couple of buttons, and one could be forgiven for thinking the Ascend P6 is inspired by Apple’s iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 design. It certainly looks like one from a distance.
Pros: Good industrial design., Emotion UI certainly looks good and works well., Launches with Android 4.2.2 — not the newest, but not the oldest., UI tweaks and O/S features that are worthwhile., High-res front facing camera – 5 megapixels.
Cons: Looks very much like an iPhone 4. Not a plus., This phone gets hot under load. Quite hot., SIM removal tool shares space with headphone jack. Easy to lose, but cool to have readily available., Lack of 4G network support.
Excerpt: Aaron takes a look at the Huawei Ascend P6 , the company's newest high-end smartphone. Available unlocked through select retailers, the Ascend P6 sports a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 8 GB of internal storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei's UI. In the looks department, it closely resembles the iPhone , with metal sides.
Huawei Ascend P6S with improved K3V2+ processer benchmarked
21 October 2013
Excerpt: Looking to follow in the footsteps of other incremental smartphone upgrades, Huawei have since released the Huawei Ascend P6S which is a version of the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone that uses Huawei's new and improved quad-core K3V2+ processor. The new processor features ARM Cortex A9 cores along with a faster Mali-450 GPU.
Excerpt: You’d be forgiven for mistaking the Huawei Ascend P6 for an iPhone 5 — particularly if viewed from a distance. With its distinctive rounded bottom, an all-glass front, and a brushed-aluminum backside, the P6 definitely borrows a design cue or two from Cupertino.
Pros: Impressive design. Ridiculously slim and light. Super-bright display.
Cons: Odd SIM-ejector plug which you will lose in a week. Head scratching port placement. Overheating issues. No 4G connectivity.
Summary: There is no denying the fact that the Huawei P6 is an impressive phone. However, the inaccessible battery, no NFC and the low benchmark scores are some things you'll have to consider when looking at entire package on offer. The positives include the fact that the display is gorgeous and responsive. The cameraï¿½s performance isnï¿½t the best but is suited for casual photographers.
Pros: Super slim and ultra-light, Good display, Excellent build quality and well designed
Cons: Core performance (esp. gaming) isn't up to the expected level, lacks headroom in terms of performance, Lacks NFC
Excerpt: Slim and beautiful, the Ascend P6 is one of the thinnest smartphones in the world with a depth of just 6.18mm while it weighs in at only 120 grams. The front is almost all glass and the display is 4.7” with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and can be used even when wearing gloves. The Ascend P6 runs Android 4.2 on Huawei’s own 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
Huawei Ascend P6 Review: One of Huawei’s Best Smartphones
19 August 2013
Excerpt: Huawei Ascend P6 Full Review The Huawei Ascend P6 is a surprisingly delightful smartphone! We’ve been using it for well over a week now and we can definitely say without a shadow of a doubt that this is one of Huawei’s best works. The only thing missing really is LTE connectivity but other than that they’ve managed to hit the ...
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