Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

While attention to themselves attracted flagship Huawei Ascend P7, the Chinese company managed to update its previous flagship – a super-slim Ascend P6. Largely thanks to the success of this model, Huawei has managed to turn into the third largest producer of smartphones in the world. Perhaps that is why the company has decided not to give up last year’s flagship, and to attribute to the name of «S» and update specifications. The device was dualsim received a more powerful processor and twice the amount of internal memory.

Packaging, equipment Huawei Ascend P6S

The Huawei Ascend P6S comes in a pretty box made of white cardboard. Inside we find directly the smartphone headset cable micro-USB, AC adapter, OTG-cable, as well as a protective cover.

Appearance Huawei Ascend P6S

Externally, the Huawei Ascend P6S practically does not differ from its predecessor Ascend P6. However, compared with a record fine P6 improved version was thicker – 6.48 mm vs. 6.18. However, you can only tell the difference with the direct comparison of devices, so that it is “rastolstenie” upset unless lovers records.

The gadget is relatively compact by modern standards (the same Huawei Ascend P7 – quite a “shovel”). Design concise and accurate. Front end smartphone hidden under glass, with the exception of a slightly protruding bottom strip, for which a smartphone is quite comfortable to hold. If this part was also hidden under the glass, the “face” devaysa would look even more attractive.

The back cover is made from high quality matte plastic, which under the glare of visible tiny sparkles. They probably have to do look more attractive gadget. Small logo Huawei suffered with silver paint, and also with sequins.

In the upper right corner of the inserted medium size camera module, and directly under it – the LED flash. In the lower part – reticulum speaker. It is almost invisible, you need to specifically look closely.

The ends of the smartphone made of aluminum. An exception is the lower, he plastic. On it – a small microphone hole. In the design of the ends of the Huawei clearly inspired appearance of the fourth generation “apple” smartphone, but it went to the new product.

On the right side – a small metal key to unlock it. It lies perfectly under your finger. Just below is a long metal volume rocker. Further down, one after the other – two nominated tray micro-SIM. To open them, you need to poke a hole in the clip.

At the top end – micro-USB connector and another microphone.

And finally, on the left side of the bottom is a headphone jack. He looks like a regular button, because the manufacturer put in a proprietary “iSkrepku” serving tray to open micro-SIM.

Design Huawei Ascend P6S  can be estimated very highly. The device still has its own “face” – a subtle, expressive and versatile enough to be equally well suited to both the male and to the female hand.

Ergonomics Huawei Ascend P6S

Certainly the strength of the Huawei Ascend P6S can call it ergonomics – a very slim device with a display medium size conveniently fits in your hand at any of the scenarios. The rough surface of the back does not give smartphone slip. Holding the device with your right hand, you can reach with your thumb up anywhere on the screen, so that a complete “one-handed” operation does not require any tweaks.

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

Pleased that the manufacturer placed the lock key on the right, but not the top – it is ideally placed for the thumb. Power reserve at the button decent, pressed it gently. The length of the volume rocker is also very well chosen – it is convenient to adjust the sound, putting his thumb. Fingertip increases the volume and reduces the edge rocker is just under the pad.

And here’s the really controversial decision – audiorazema location at the bottom of the left end. To get to plug into the socket, the device must be reversed. Moreover, if we take away the smartphone in your pocket, earphone wire around the plug and then turns bent and careless movement can damage both him and myself connector. Where it would be safer to put it in the middle of the end.

Smartphone monolithic, no crunching and backlash, the build quality is very high. In addition, the device is still and quiet, it is not delaying the pocket and does not tire the hand.

Screen Huawei Ascend P6S

Display device Huawei Ascend P6S quality, but not outstanding. Of course, I would like to see the flagship Full HD. Let 1280×720 resolution (312 pixels per inch) is enough for a clear display of the interface and fonts on the 4.7-inch screen, but that surgical-definition displays that give the actual champions, is not enough. Nevertheless, the screen is made by technology OGS, the image directly under the fingers, the air layer is absent.

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

The rest of the display left a good impression. Capacitive sensor supports up to ten simultaneous keystrokes, and it is very responsive – without the slightest difficulty manages to get even small links on web pages. The good news is the fact that the manufacturer has not stinted on quality oleophobic coating. “Fingers” on the screen during operation does not remain, and any dirt gets erased very easily.

If desired, you can activate the use of smartphone gloves. In this case, the display becomes hypersensitive. Work with their bare hands uncomfortable due to the large number of random operations, but with gloves – full normal mode!

Proximity sensor operates without the slightest criticism, but work light sensor looks unbalanced: the screen is often brighter than I would like.

Color reproduction – at a good level, although there is a slight shift in the blue part of the spectrum. This is especially noticeable on Facebook or “Vkontakte”: interface, already executed in blue, strains your eyes.

Supply of brightness of the display is very high, you can fully use the device, even in bright sunlight. Also, the screen is almost no glare, that alone pleases. Wide viewing angles, the picture can be seen almost anywhere.

Interface Huawei Ascend P6S

The Huawei Ascend P6S is running Android 4.4.2, which is installed on top of its own interface Huawei Emoution UI version 2.3. He greatly facilitates the use of Android, making the operating system understandable even for novice users.

In Huawei refused to use separate screens for shortcuts and applications. As the operating system from Apple, downloaded programs appear right on the main screen. In this case, the application may be collected in a separate folder, giving them their own names. Program icons slightly rounded, so look a little “informally.”

Optionally, you can select one of several nice themes, modify the appearance of the gadget.

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

It’s nice that the settings panel decorated in bright colors, and blind email notification by default, too white.

At first glance it seems a bit overloaded with information, but soon you realize that everything is conveniently implemented. From here you can view all notifications from applications quickly access the settings, as well as one tap to activate various functions. For example, turn on / off Wi-Fi, data transmission over 3G, Bluetooth, Auto-rotate screen or GPS.

From here you can manually adjust the brightness of the screen, and activate the “No Sound”, “flight” or “Do Not Disturb” is activated the LED flash as a lamp. Also, you can quickly take a screenshot, or put the device into sleep mode. Curtain call notification is available even from the lock screen.

Also from the lock screen is available, another mini-blinds, put forward from the bottom. Here you can quickly start the camera, calendar or calculator. Here is taken out and Quick to control the player. In short, everything is well thought out and very comfortable.

In the multitasking menu has a special icon brushes for quickly unload the application from memory. When the battery charge will be very few, the OS will automatically prompt you for permission to activate the power save mode. In it realized a kind of “tile” interface from which you can only make calls and write SMS, all the other features are disabled. In this mode, the smartphone can stretch two to three times longer than in normal.

The rest of the “bells and whistles” in the firmware almost no – Huawei tried to make it as simple and clear, not zaveshivaya OS of little features done.

On smartphone software preinstalled many varying degrees of usefulness. In separate folder put all the services of Google. Also at Ascend P6S have an application online cinema IVI.ru and his music branch Music.ivi, electronic payment service Ubank, search application “Yandex”.

Appendix ‘Music’ received ’tile’ design. The program can automatically distribute the songs on the mood – “Funny”, “Slow”, “Sad”, “energetic” – not to mention the standard sorting by album, playlists, folders, artists and so on.

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

Intended application “Calendar” can be commended for its simplicity. It displays the current date already own icon. Opening the program, see the list of days, each of which can add events and set reminders.

In a similar style decorated and application ‘Clock’. In addition to setting alarms you can use a timer, a stopwatch, and also view the time in different time zones.

Separate kind words deserves native utility “Phone Manager”. From here you can quickly clear the memory, a system scan for “garbage” files, activate the power saving mode, make contacts in the “Blacklist”, configure the notification mode for each individual program, set switch-mode “Do Not Disturb” and allow or deny your favorite applications Internet access.

The standard file manager can automatically classify documents by type – “Audio”, “Video”, “Pictures”, “Archives”, and so on.

In a separate tab “Tools” in the Huawei laid handy calculator program flashlight, comfortable and beautiful weather app service “Notes”, a voice recorder, FM-radio, update manager system, office suite Polaris Office, as well as using the camera application “Zoom” and “Mirror”.

Separately mention DLNA-manager, allows you to quickly set up the exchange of media content between devices in the home, located in a Wi-Fi-network.

But in the two-dimensional Cut The Rope 2 all worked without any complaints. In general, the performance of the device and at least enough for a full game in Hi-end games, but it still does not have a “safety margin”, and sometimes it shows.

What really is a bit frustrating, so is the quality of the speakers. They are quite loud, but the sound work so-so. Already on ⅔ volume heard a slight rattling at high frequencies and a small but tangible husky. Sags in speaker and bass. However, to play ringtones it will last in excess, and on the game – too.

The sound quality of the headphones is also not too pleased. When playing on the Ascend P6S tracks that sound great on other smartphones seem more “cardboard” or something.

In the performance test AnTuTu device gained 21,812 points, being a little more powerful pozaproshlogodnego Galaxy Note 2, but losing HTC One.

In the test, Ice Storm Extreme 3D Mark benchmark device scored 4426 points.

Luggage Huawei Ascend P6S

Huawei Ascend P6S was the main camera 8 megapixels and the front module at 5MP. Camera app starts almost instantly. AF also works very quickly, but not always correctly. Shooting also runs fast. Color rendition is a bit frustrating, images could be richer. But pleases a good job in low light. Even in the half black room can be quite acceptable picture. Flash output is average: could a little highlight, but miracles from it should not be expected.

Huawei Ascend P6S: the return of the flagship

But the front camera very good. Lovers communicate via video and do not be self upset.

The photos are bright and pleasant to the eye. And (which is rare for the front camera), it takes a good idea and in conditions of scarce lighting.

In short, the main chamber of stars is not enough, but to cope with their work satisfactorily. But you can instantly take a picture, even if the device is locked – just double click on the Volume Down key. When it is necessary to take this moment here, this option is particularly valuable.

In the chamber itself, there are many options to make the shooting vary. It supports the HDR (the application itself advises when it is necessary to include), it is possible to do a circular panorama. When making a picture on the front to the camera activates the preview window in the upper right corner of the screen. Looking at it, you can see your reflection in miniature, and the look will be sent to the camera and not by. A simple and convenient solution to the “suspended selfi.”

You can save the image in a mirror format, there is a timer, smile detector. White balance and ISO can be adjusted manually. There is also a mode of decoration (for both photos and video). He erases skin imperfections, but hopelessly muddles colors.

Also, the application has various filters, the ability to add GPS-tags audio notes. The most interesting – mode watermark. He knows how to enhance pictures data of the uploaded Internet – for example, the place of filming and the weather.

Intended application “Gallery” can conveniently sort the pictures in time and place of shooting. In a separate tab “People” special algorithm makes photographs of faces detected. However, the pictures can be distributed and albums.

Wireless interfaces Huawei Ascend P6S

Huawei Ascend P6S does not support advanced wireless interfaces such as LTE, so that the owners will have to settle Gadget 3G-speeds. But in terms of navigation have a choice between GPS and GLONASS. Satellites both systems module retrieves quickly, problems with accuracy of the positioning is not revealed.

The smartphone is able to work simultaneously with two SIM-cards. One of them can be assigned to the primary by default, but when you are dialing is always the opportunity to choose a second card.

As in most other “dual sim” card in the second slot can not be used to access the 3G (although 2G-connection is possible). So that the card with the internet rate is better placed in the first slot. In this case, both of the “Sims” remain active when you say the first number, you will be able to get through to the second.

No problems with the Wi-Fi connection – the device has detected a stable network connected, interruptions did not occur. Also proved to be excellent smartphone in access point mode: gadget generates quite powerful Wi-Fi signal, and is able to work a full-fledged mobile router.

Autonomy Huawei Ascend P6S

Huawei Ascend P6S equipped with a battery to 2000 mAh – can not record in these times. However, despite the not too large battery capacity, battery life device pleasantly surprised.

With the active use (half an hour of calls a day, listening to music with headphones, half an hour 3D-games in the subway, periodic Internet surfing and application usage) by the end of the day there were still about one-third of the charge.

Fared Huawei and in the synthetic tests. Four hours incessantly HD-video playback device discharged a little more than half. Hour game Asphalt 8 takes about 20% charge.

If the battery is discharged to 10% or less, energy-saving mode allows devaysu operate in a “dialer” still quite a long time. Five percent of the charge lasts for several hours.

Results of Huawei Ascend P6S

Before us is a great device, if we consider value for money. Huawei Ascend P6S opportunities sufficient to meet the needs of most users. In this case, the smartphone just very comfortable and pleasant to use. It can be seen that the manufacturer really seriously thought through the ergonomics of the device, carefully licking soft, and on the design of a good job.

In its price range Huawei Ascend P6S will definitely become one of the strongest players. Not least because it’s a great smartphone, designed not out to impress the user the number of “parrots” in benchmarks, just for work and pleasure.

Pros Huawei Ascend P6S:

  • reasonable price;
  • ergonomics;
  • good battery life;
  • very easy to use interface;
  • full work with two SIM-cards.

Cons Huawei Ascend P6S:

  • illogical location audiorazema;
  • lack of support for memory cards;
  • low quality of the sound.

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