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Huawei P7 Ascend

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Reviewed on 2015-01-03
The Huawei Ascend P7 incorporates all three, with a Gorilla Glass 3 front and back panel, gloss plastic surround, and an aluminium band running around the top and sides of the device. It feels much nicer in the hand than plastic flagships like the Samsung...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-05
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has launched its sleek and stylish smartphone- Huawei Ascend P7. In this post we bring to you the price, specifications, features, video review and all the details that you need to know about this smartphone.As...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-02
Superb design, Plenty of muscles for multitasking and gamingGlove mode isn't working as expected, Average battery back up
Meet the flagship Huawei smartphone which comes with 5 inch FHD display, glass design, quad core processor and 8 megapixel front camera.Huawei today launched the Ascend P7 in India for Rs 26,999, which is now its flagship smartphone eclipsing the Ascend P...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-01
Great handling, Lovely display, Selfiecentric front shooterSlippery design, Hardware not up to the standards of today's flagships, Average battery life
“We put Huawei's latest, the Ascend P7 through its paces”It's interesting to see how our perception of Chinese brands has changed. Gone are the days when they were being dismissed as copycats and makers of devices with sub-standard components. These brand...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-25
“The Ascend P7 is one of the slimmest phones with a 5-inch display”After establishing its newly-launched online-only Honor series, the world's fourth-largest smartphone maker, Huawei is now focussing on its other portfolio of devices carrying the Ascend n...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-24
Great Design and Build Quality, Awesome Full HD display, Superb Camera, 8MP selfie camVideo Recording below par, Low benchmark scores, Slippery back panel
Huawei has added some rather interesting devices in its product range. Its recent addition Honor 6 was a unique piece of hardware primarily focused on performance. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has added another device to its smartphone portfolio with the...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-21
“Capturing through the lens on the Ascend P7 could lead to having mixed emotions about the device”When it comes to the best camera phones, our choices are clear, especially in the high-end range... as there are only a limited number of offerings. However...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-10
And if you're looking for an Android deputy, may I commend the new ultra-thin (about 124g) Ascend P7 from Huawei? I got some snotty Twitter stick for recommending the P6 last year, but I don't care. I repeat my assertion that these are world-class phones....
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Reviewed on 2014-10-27
Byline: By Andrew YewHuawei has been one of the more vocal brands in the local smartphone game, way before other Chinese players like Zopo, OPPO and Xiaomi came into the picture. The brand is synonymous with value-oriented smartphones, with some of their ...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-21
Huawei has grown to become a firm number three maker of smartphones with a 6.9 per cent market share, according to IDC. While the company does big business in China, Huawei is still a relatively small time smartphone manufacturer in the west.The Chinese c...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-05
Huawei might not be the first name that pops into many people's heads when they think of phone manufacturers, but the Chinese brand has been gaining speed in the phone market. Its recent Ascend P7 smartphone did a pretty good job of positioning itself as...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-03
The build quality is undeniable on the Ascend P7 and binds together a brushed aluminium chassis, tough Gorilla Glass and a 7-layer surface treatment to the back case that uses a spin-effect micro-pattern design to produce a unique look.Huawei has also lis...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-03
Huawei Ascend P7 , launched in Malaysia in June 2014 , is the company's flagship smartphone in 2014. The world's slimmest 4G LTE Android smartphone has unique 8MP front-facing camera, dual antenna, and some other interesting features.Read on for my Ascend...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-01
The Huawei Ascend P7 is the best phone that Huawei's ever produced. That doesn't mean that it's stunningly original, or for that matter a phone you should particularly rush out to buy.The first time I laid eyes on the Ascend P7, it seemed oddly familiar. ...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-01
Very, very thin, Easy to use Android overlay that mimics iOS, Headphone jack is in a logical place, something unusual for Huawei, Frontfacing camera with a ridiculous amount of megapixels, Low power saving mode includedPerformance lags often, with frequent slowdowns
Pretty. Petite. Plain. These are all words that start with the letter “p” and may as well be what that letter stands for in Huawei's Ascend P7, a simple and slender phone for mid-range budgets that want a 4G handset to fit in their pocket for a night on t...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-01
Huawei brought us its thinnest smartphone last year, the Ascend P6. This time around, it's back with the same design language but with a more beastly internals. We take the Huawei Ascend P7 for a review and find out if it's worthy to be in your pockets.Be...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
Great design and feels wellmade. FullHD screen looks gorgeous. 4G a muchneeded upgrade from last years P6. Best frontfacing camera on the marketSquared design wont appeal to everyone. Not quite as powerful as rivals from HTC, Sony and Samsung. Battery life still a concern, despite improvements
An upgrade on last years P6, the Huawei Ascend P7 is a high-end Android smartphone with a 5-inch, full HD display, a powerful quad-core processor, Huaweis highly customisable Emotion user interface, and a pair of cameras designed to shoot the perfect se...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-27
Terrific screen, Excellent build quality, Faultless performance, Upgraded camerasDashes excuses to your wife/husband/self as to why you ‘need' that pricey top of the range competitors offering
The question the Ascend P7 ultimately raises is do you really need to spend an extra R3 000 or R4 000 for a similar smartphone, when you can pick such a solid performer up for quite a bit less at R 6 700?The Ascend P7 immediately impresses on a number of...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-26
Sharp and bright 5in screen, Super slim and fairly sexy, Decent cameraWeak processor for the price
Huawei clearly wants to make a statement with the Ascend P7. After years of making chubby plastic phones that often cost less than a round of drinks in a London nightclub, it wants to play with the big boys.It has tried to do this with a super-slim metal ...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-26
Good construction, Attractive Android overlay, High resolution front cameraSoftware glitches
Huawei's Ascend P7 is fit to take on Samsung, Sony, HTC and Apple; whether or not it will come out on top is another question entirely.Glass is used liberally on both the front and back of the Ascend P7. The material makes the smartphone tough to grip, bu...
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Processor frequency

1.8 GHz

Processor family


Processor model

Kirin 910T

Processor cores



Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


124 g


6.86 cm


6.5 mm


14 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version



Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Video recording


Battery technology

Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Battery capacity

2500 mAh

Talk time (2G)

22 h

Standby time (2G)

404 h

Talk time (3G)

14 h

Standby time (3G)

422 h

Standby time (4G)

404 h


Form factor


Colour of product



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