Despite the fact that the various Chinese companies often produce cheap and fairly high-quality devices, not many people know about it. We were on the review got interesting smartphone Huawei Ascend G6, which may be able to convince some skeptics that Huawei is able to do great smartphones.
Design and Ergonomics Huawei Ascend G6
It is clear that, like many of their colleagues, the designers were inspired by the creation of Huawei Apple – iPhone 4 / 4S. Virtually every line, every curve traced some similarities. But it should be noted that the design of Huawei Ascend G6 in any case not lapped with the iPhone. Yes, borrowed some components, but they are transformed through the prism of the company’s vision of how to look smart. And you know, it turned out quite interesting.
So what are the components resemble iPhone? Firstly, it’s flat face and bezel “under the metal.” Only here at the time, the iPhone has a parallelepiped shape with rounded corners, with Huawei Ascend G6 bottom corners are sharp, and the end – rounded. Second – is a flat matte back cover, minimalist camera and logo Huawei.
With a 4.5″ screen, the smartphone has a size almost as the Nexus 5, in which the display 5.” Across the width of the two devices are nearly identical, but the Nexus 5 is longer than about half a centimeter. Dimensions Ascend G6: 65 x 130 x 7,5 mm.
Let’s go through the components of the smartphone. The top side is a slot for microUSB. And not in the center, not on the edge, but with a small shift to the right. Perhaps such a shift will take to the connector does not interfere with the installation of the earpiece.
On the right side are the power button and volume control buttons. Despite the slightly unusual location, they are very comfortable. To the best act of the body, have a clear and pleasant course. Although the material and conventional plastic buttons, but it has a relief texture, so that they are easy to grope and the finger does not slide when pressed tries.
At the bottom there is a hole to open the lid of the smartphone.
The left side is almost empty. Only in the lower part there is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Initially I thought that this connector location – the worst option of all possible and it’s eerily uncomfortable. But popolzovavshis smartphone for some time, I was surprised to realize that it is a very user-friendly. The fact that, while sizes smartphones only grow sizes pockets do not increase. If you have a lifetime carry the phone in the pockets of his pants (jeans, etc.) and even modern “shovel” intermeddle in your pocket, then listening to music may have problems. After all, when you have your phone in your pocket with inserted headphones and you sit down, the headphone cable is very creased (perhaps this applies only to straight plugs) and eventually becomes unusable. A huge plus side the location of the plug – you plug the headphone has been published for over a pocket and not creased (but if the plug is L-shaped, you will already be uncomfortable). Except that if you have too big pockets, the phone together with the plug will fall through.
On the face of Ascend G6 are sensors, front camera, earpiece, logo and touch-sensitive buttons below the screen. Hole for the microphone is located under the softkeys. Also worth noting is that, unlike many budget smartphones (eg, Lumia 625 , Lenovo A859 ), at Ascend G6 is light touch keys.
On the reverse side is a smartphone camera with flash, logo, speaker grille and a hole for the second microphone.
Specifications Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6 has an average performance in its price category. Steers all 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with a frequency of 1.2 GHz. The power of the smartphone is enough for most modern games. The interface works smoothly without any hangups, lag, and similar nonsense.
During use, the device creates a feeling of lack of memory, which the smartphone is only 1 GB. It is unfortunate that the manufacturer decided to save it for her all the same 1GB for Android is not enough, but given the affordable price – can be forgiven. Flash memory in the smartphone also little by today’s standards, only 4 GB. Although there Ascend G6 memory card slot, and in the settings you can change the memory to install the programs on the inside on the SD.
Theoretically, the problem may occur only in the most “heavy” games. But, as the target audience Ascend G6 not geeks, and ordinary people who want to afford a nice, cute and comfortable smartphone, then I doubt that they would bother with these issues. Popular as Real Racing 3 and Asphalt 6 are on the device without any problems.
Screen Huawei Ascend G6
At Ascend G6 low by modern standards, a screen with a diagonal of 4.5″ and a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, which is the density of 245 pixels per inch. IPS-display has good color and saturation. Natural color rendition.
In general, the description of the screen is always quite subjective. Some like the bright and vibrant colors, and the other more faded, close to reality. With regard to the screen I can only say that after the screen Nexus 5 on G6 is still possible to see. And that’s good.
Camera Huawei Ascend G6
In Ascend G6 set a good 8 megapixel sensor. Special masterpieces then try to capture some interesting moment when the hand is nothing else – very fine. As for me, the main problem of the camera – sometimes inadequate autofocus, which adapts poorly selected object.
Special problems with the main speaker, I have not discovered. Sound, though loud, but at high volume starts to “choke”. Spoken as a speaker I did not like. Quiet and fuzzy. When talking on the phone very often have to ask again interlocutor. Well, about a conversation in noisy environments and even he does not want. Perhaps this is a problem of my test sample, I recommend to check this point with the purchase.
Autonomy Huawei Ascend G6
The smartphone does not show any remarkable results. In normal operation, it is easy to live up to the evening. But if you sit a couple of hours on social networks, you have to have to switch to eco-mode power consumption.
Program shell and experience
All in all, a pleasure to use your smartphone, if you close your eyes to the bad earpiece. Program shell is very similar to MIUI. Moreover, it is hardly a disadvantage. The only thing that causes some discomfort for the first time – the absence of the usual application menu. Here, all the applications are located on the desktop, as in MIUI and iOS.
Loved some of the standard applications, such as weather, dialer with support for Russian T9 and manager number.
Phone Manager – a tool for managing all the important parameters. This includes important features such as cleaning the cache memory by deleting old applications, tracking of human applications, Notification Manager and startup.
You can view the applications that have access to your contacts, make calls, and send to the Internet, you can prevent some applications to display notifications on the notification panel and configure the required list for startup.
Also, there is a menu in the application of energy conservation, which displays the approximate remaining time and you can select one of four modes.
Like the ability to scan the smart phone and spend an additional optimization. After scanning, the application will warn you of unnecessary files, applications running in sleep mode, and security risks.
Go through the standard application. SMS looks nice and minimalist, a bit like the old application in Android.
Notes are made in the same minimalist style. Application, though pleasant, but the lack of synchronization makes it almost useless. Yes, and why it is needed, when it is Google Keep?
It is possible to set up a profile of sound and save / restore backups.
Like the ability to change and customize themes. Trifle, but nice. With themes Huawei Ascend G6 can be easily converted from a smartphone for the “boys” in the smartphone “for girls.”
Calendar something like even more than the standard in Android. The only downside – it switches between the views of the calendar, in which there is a gradient.
The File Manager is pleasant and without any extra functions.
The Music app has an interesting feature – playing in the mood. It can be as happy or sad, and energetic or slow.
Because of the mass of minimalism and the universal desire for a flat all the rarer weather app with beautiful animation. In Huawei Ascend G6 it is.
After naked Android was unusual to see the tumblers in the notification bar. Although this is a slight deviation from the direction of Android, but this embodiment is more convenient.
It was nice to find that Huawei Ascend G6 even has a few features which are lacking in bare Android. This gesture movements. In the settings available for only three gesture, but they are the most popular. This mute when you turn, decrease the volume when the phone is in your hands, and answer the call or the call for presentation to the ear.
The smartphone can be easily converted into “babushkofon.” To do this, you just need to choose a simple style icons are displayed.
It should be noted, and a standard set of widgets.
When using the recurrent emergence notice about sending a file with errors, and sometimes even such that immediately after the close of the following notice appeared similar. And it times ten.
In the course of using the smartphone very noticeable curve work Auto Brightness. G6 sometimes exposes a much higher level of brightness, something very low. Sometimes, you read in the evening, a little turn around, and the phone turns up the brightness is too high. Also did not like too sharp change in brightness, notable races.
Minor flaws that do not interfere too much, but it is worth taking into account is incomplete localization. Approximately 98% of the interface is well localized, but sometimes there are words or warning in English. For example, in one of the screenshots Manager phone.
Well, the last usage note. Due to the smooth flat plastic housing Ascend G6 turned slippery. So if you drop your phone often, think.
If you are an average user, you are not important results in the benchmarks, or you do not even know what it is, but you important smartphone design and ease of use, then look at the Huawei Ascend G6. Perhaps the only serious drawback, which you will have to accept – quiet earpiece. Although, perhaps, is the lack of the sample that came to us for review. Just recommend that you check the earpiece before you buy.
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