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.
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 sl...
Cons: Outdated SoC, Screen's low resolution, No LTE, Unsatisfactory GPS signal, High power consumption, Too low gaming performance, LTE support, a higher resolution screen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.
Summary: Taking the title of the world’s thinnest smartphone is no easy task, but Huawei has managed to accomplish exactly this with the P6, creating a device that feels more solid than previous efforts by the brand, and is even thinner.
Pros: The thinnest phone to date, Feels great in the hands and the pocket, Five megapixel front-facing camera will be liked by those who love taking selfies, Sound quality over headphones is impressive
Cons: Needs more storage, Battery life is only a day, No 4G, No NFC, Included virtual keyboard could be better, 3.5mm headset jack on the side could pose problems for headphone jacks later on
Summary: Huawei takes on the Android big guns with its strongest smartphone yet
Pros: Sharp design, Extremely thin and light, Strong screen, The Huawei Ascend P6 is a beautifully designed and constructed handset that feels really good in the hand. If you still think of Huawei as churning out cheap and cheerful entry level handsets, this should set you right. It's also got a truly ...
Cons: Small internal storage, Weak apps and widgets, App compatibility issues, Emotion UI doesn't quite feel there yet with its somewhat crude icons and clunky stock apps. If Huawei could design software as sharp as its hardware, we'd have an unqualified winner. Having said that, one or two performance...
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.
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.