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Huawei Ascend P7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The value for money and camera also get good feedback. The features and battery get negative reviews. Opinions about the sound and responsiveness are mixed.

design, camera, value for money, screen, usability

battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend P7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Huawei's Ascend P7 is a well-designed smartphone with a premium feel and mid-range specs. It takes after the iPhone's looks, but how well does its…

Big, 1080p 5-inch screen ; iPhone-level build quality ; 8MP selfie cam ; Good rear camera ; MicroSD card support

Battery won’t last you a day ; Slippery back slides right off tables ; Doesn’t feel like an Android phone ; No removable battery

Huawei has a real winner in the Ascend P7. It may not have the same ultra high-end specs as the LG G3, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, or other flagship Android smartphones, but it offers strong performance and adds a nice build quality to the mix. The...

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Huawei Ascend P7 ( black)

 

Huawei has a new flagship phone, set to do battle in the brutal smartphone arena against the Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 . It's called the Ascend P7 and, if the name didn't give you a clue, it's the successor to last year's Ascend...

The Huawei Ascend P7's skinny, glass body looks quite classy, it has a decent camera and enough power for the everyday tasks, plus the latest version of Android on board.

Its slow processor, slightly cheap feel and often awkward Android skin means it doesn't really do anything to put itself above the competition.

Although the Ascend P7 is certainly skinny and not too expensive, its unimpressive power and sometimes awkward interface makes it an acceptable -- albeit uninspiring choice. If you can find the P7 on a subsidised contract at a good price then it's...

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Huawei Ascend P7 review: Looking strong

 

The Huawei Ascend P7 is the sequel to the ultra-thin P6, the phone that proved, beyond any doubt, Huawei's ability to create visually appealing handsets. The new model builds on the original with a 5" 1080p screen, superior camera and chipset, plus a...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; penta-band 3G with HSPA; LTE Cat. 4 ; 5" 16M-color 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3, usable with gloves ; Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat with Emotion UI ; Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A9, Mali-450 GPU; 2GB of...

Chipset benchmarks poorly ; Thicker than its predecessor ; Non-exchangeable battery ; Below average loudspeaker performance

It was probably the P6 that put Huawei on many people's map, but the Ascend P7 intends to make the brand a fixture in the mobile industry. Ours is of course a mostly Western perspective as Huawei is already extremely popular in its home market and...

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Huawei Ascend P7 Review

 

The Ascend P7 is one of the thinnest and lightest Android smartphones with a 5” display, which doesn't preclude it from having a premium steel-and-glass design and a rather appealing specs sheet...

Thin and light premium design ; 8 MP wide-angle front camera ; Good call quality ; Strong and full loudspeaker

Midrange processor ; Sluggish browser

The Ascend P7 is a great-looking handset with a premium feel and a nice specs sheet. Its eye-catching chassis design also makes it one of the thinnest and lightest Android 5-inchers out there, and an ambassador of Huawei's engineering prowess. The...

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Huawei is back with a solid, if frustrating, new Android smartphone Huawei may still be making inroads in western markets, but success elsewhere has seen the Chinese company rise to be the world's No. 3 smartphone maker. That's behind Samsung and...

The Ascend P7 has a lot to like about it. Well, on the hardware front it does, at least. It's nicely designed, beautifully made and is genuinely something you'd be pleased to own, look at and pick up every single day. Or at least it is until you turn...

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Huawei Ascend P7 Review – highly capable performer, just not a standout

 

The Bottom Line'A highly capable phone in an attractive body - just not a stand out.'PROSSimplistic eleganceEasy to handleGreat 5 inch displayPowerful front facing cameraCONSDesign... doesn't quite stand out Rear facing speaker easily stifled Main...

Simplistic elegance ; Easy to handle ; Great 5 inch display ; Powerful front facing camera

Design doesn't quite stand out ; Rear facing speaker easily stifled ; Main camera is average fair ; Software experience is inconsistent7

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Huawei's new hero phone isn't going to worry the flagships

Incredibly slim and light ; Fantastic 8MP front camera ; Bright 1080p screen

Glitchy notifications display ; Poor-man's iOS 7 clone ; Disappointing battery life

The Huawei Ascend P7 is a solid phone across the board, but doesn't excel beyond the competition in any particular area.

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Huawei just took the gloves off. The Ascend P7 is the most serious smartphone that the Chinese company has ever made, designed to offer decent performance wrapped around a 5-inch HD screen and admirable design. Throw in speedy 4G connectivity at a...

Thin and light design, ample performance, price point should be competitive, decent cameras front and rear, call blacklist options, quality screen

Battery life and continual consumption warnings, flat design not most comfortable in hand, some camera gimmickry, will struggle to stand out in premier pack

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Can the latest slimline flashship from Chinese maker Huawei take the Android crown? Find out in our Huawei Ascend P7 review

Smashing screen ; Knockout selfie camera ; Amazing value

Uneven take on Android ; Scary beauty feature ; Average battery life

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Huawei Ascend P7 review

 

Can Huawei tempt you away from the usual smartphone suspects with the slim and pretty P7?

Sharp and bright 5in screen Super slim and fairly sexy Decent camera

Weak processor for the price Quirky software doesn't hit the mark Some performance issues

The Huawei Ascend P7 looks and feels sharp, but a few issues and quirks mean it’s not up there with the best Android phones of 2014