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
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
Summary: Aluminum and more. Huawei has sent a stylish phone to our lab: An aluminum casing available in three different colors, quad-core SoC and a slim profile. Huawei's P6 should convince across the board with that, shouldn't it?
Pros: Very nice aluminum casing, Solid build, Extremely slim profile, Clearly arranged operating system, Good software add-ons, Many included accessories, Bright screen, Adaptable color temperature, Good Wi-Fi and phone signal, Cameras shoot pictures in a decent quality, The very stylish design, the slim build, the aluminum chassis, the clearly arranged operating system. In a nutshell - quite a lot.
Cons: Outdated SoC, Screen's low resolution, No LTE, Unsatisfactory GPS signal, High power consumption, Too low gaming performance, LTE support, a higher resolution screen and a bit more power would have boosted the smartphone to the top.
Conclusion: With its combination of curved lines and sharp metal edges, the slimmest phone out there is undoubtedly one of the most elegant designs we've seen, too, and not only in the Android world. The Ascend P6 gets almost all major smartphone details right except for the mediocre camera, which has some issues both with pictures and video. For about 400 (USD or EUR), we can't complain if something is lacking on a midranger, especially in such a thin and light package.
Pros: Svelte metallic design, Pentaband radio
Cons: Subpar camera, Feels sluggish compared to other quad-core phones
Conclusion: We like the P6. It's got good looks, runs well and it feels well built. Yes, there are some really minor niggles, like that daft headphone cover/pin, among some more major issues such as the limited battery life - but we still rather like the phone when it's in full swing. From a price perspective £300 seems reasonable enough.
Pros: Stylish, powerful enough for most uses, LCD screen looks decent, Huawei OS tweaks are pleasant enough
Cons: The headphone cover/sim release pin is irritating, battery life is a massive problem, limited on-board storage, is it enough to consider over similar-priced phones?
Excerpt: Huawei's press conference at Mobile World Congress in February was dominated by the launch of the Ascend P2 , but even before the P2 hit the shelves in the UK Huawei had announced the very similar, if slimmer and prettier, P6. Like the P2, the P6 has a 4.7-inch 1,280x720 display, and it even has the same 1.5GHz quad-core processor. However, the P6 has a couple of advantages. Firstly, it runs Android 4.2 instead of 4.1, and is an incredible 7mm thick.