Huawei Ascend P6 Full Review
Design & Display
Huawei first launched world slimmest 6.18 mm phone Ascend p6. Its own Chip-set K3V2E Quad-core 1.5 GHz Processor
2GB RAM Rear 8 megapixel and front 5 megapixel Camera 4.7 inch with resolution 1280 x 720 Display.
The Ascend P6 was coined the name of the iPhone killer right from the get-go and now it seems that Huawei did actually produce something that is extremely close to Apple’s premium design. The sides and back of the device are made of anodized aluminum as the iPhone 5, which not only looks sleek, it feels great too according to Andrea’s. Not only that, the Ascend P6 is a goldmine of design: the Chinese company stood out with a rounded bottom: the choice of interesting design yet very subtle. So far, no one has ever managed to make a smartphone as thin as the Ascend P6. Here is a record for the thinnest smartphone in the world has ever seen
The bar has been raised once again with the Huawei Ascend P6. The screen is manufactured from Gorilla Glass 2 for protection against bumps and scratches. A stunningly beautiful metal body in an amazing 6.18 millimeters thick, and comes with a bright 4.7 ” true perfection of elegance and style with IPS LCD display resolution of 1280 x 720 Pixels.The Ascend P6 is made from a 6.18 mm thin metal chassis with an LCD HD 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and also features IPS Technology. The latter provides for easy reading even in the most inclined angles. The display is well protected with Gorilla Glass 2 also has that sweet ‘Magic Touch’ technology that allows it to operate with gloves. The K3V2 Quad-core processor is the homemade Huawei’s new device that works on a diet of 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. It’s getting better with 8GB of memory and an expandable microSD card that leaves you with 4.7 GB of use. The Ascend P6 is powered by a 2000 mAh battery, which is not necessarily earth-shattering. That said, he was presented with an energy-saving technology which will ensure 30% longer life than other batteries of the same size
For most of our tests Ascend P6 HDR mode with some episodes of Intelligent mode and found time capture was not significantly altered when switching between them. HDR naturally produces images that look much better as long as you can keep a steady hand and there was too much movement on the stage.
Inside the knob, you will find options to change the shooting mode – from unique, intelligent, beauty, HDR, panorama and effect – with advanced features such as ISO, white balance options, the exposure, saturation, contrast and brightness. Mode “Smart” is somehow an intelligent auto mode that tweaks settings based on the scene and doing its best to help you get a good picture.
8 megapixels on the rear ensure that the Ascend P6 allows you to capture too. Macros with ease It also comes with Auto Scene Recognition that causes the phone adapts to different scenes intuitive to the time you spend on perfecting the settings to get reduce the right picture.
The phone also supports 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording to make sure that every moment can be relived.
No less impressive front 5-megapixel camera, which is the largest that we’ve ever seen. From the point of view of the interface with high quality video calling, we have a pretty basic set of controls with key shutter, video / switch and gallery options on the right edge. Camera switch, flash and settings can be accessed from the left.
Huawei manufactures its own mobile processors, under the brand Hisilicon and sports Ascend P6 K3V2E variety – the ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor manufactured in 40nm, which uses the smallest 16-core GPU Vivante GC4000. For Ascend P6, however Huawei is using a brand new setting, called Kirin 910 – again an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with a Mali-450 graphics and 2GB RAM.
What all these leaders of Huawei products have in common, besides all being marked with the name Ascend? At the heart of each product is one of the best combinations of CPU and GPU architecture Quad Core, the market has seen, all in a Hisilicon K3V2 SoC. Hisilicon is the semiconductor division of Huawei and is one of the suppliers of its systems division defining or build final products. Huawei can stock products Hisilicon, Qualcomm and others to suit product requirements (cost, performance, low power, etc).
One of the reasons K3V2 was elected to power their mobile badge was the capacity, scalability, extremely low power, and performance Vivante GC4000 (Graphics and Compute) GPU. Extensive due diligence to qualify Vivante architecture was done under a microscope to ensure that the GPU could meet all relevant claims. In the end, the GC4000 met or exceeded the criteria of demanding tests for 3D graphics performance for playing 3D games more intense and detailed phones, and Vivante CPC (Composition Core Processing) helped accelerate its intuitive user interface for sensitive user interface, soft Emotion, and feedback fluid
Huawei is offering a high-end processor and display quality together with a non-removable 2000 MAh battery in the Ascend P6, and claims that the combination of hardware and software makes the most mileage out of that limited fuel tank.
After using the Ascend P6 as our primary device for several days, we have to say that made taking into account adequately the size of the battery, but the longevity will not be a selling point of this device. With our customary in the activity primarily with email and messaging along with a lot of social networks, some casual games and taking pictures, we could get anywhere from 12-14 hours out of the device.
Now it’s time mainly in WiFi, and we found the case to be a little less optimistic when he walks out on mobile data. There were some days that were alerted by the notification of the battery by 15 percent, while in the range of 10 hours of usage, which is a little worrying.
One potential problem that found that may be contributing to the battery life issues are fairly consistent wake locks caused by the system – especially the process of “Surface Flinger” touch screen, but others as well – that keep the phone fully bedtime for hours. Although wake locks appear to be random (which disappears for hours or days after a reboot), there is a small but noticeable decrease in battery life when they occur. After more research (with the help of our own Jerry Hildebrand), draining these wake locks are not enough to explain the mediocre battery life, or even a large part of her battery, but it’s something to think about.
Huawei clearly has more work to do on your system battery optimization.
After get our hands on devices like the Droid Ultra (and Moto X) that sport dramatically better battery life of a battery that is less than 10 percent larger than the P6 Ascend, Huawei has’re thinking more work to do on your battery optimization. Even with the same use in our Nexus 4, which has very similar specs, we see regular battery that lasted hours longer than P6 Ascend.
Huawei offers a few different software tools in the configuration to help with battery life, but did not find them very useful. In “Power Manager” you can select between Normal, intelligent and battery resistance modes, the latter two of which ratchet down on both CPU and data usage to increase battery life. Intelligent and Resistance in effect prolong battery life, but both device performance degrade while the balance is nowhere near the shot. And as discussed in the software section below, the situation on the implementation of Ascend P6 is not the fastest start, even in Normal mode.
GPRS 10 (4 +1 / 3 +2 slots), EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps, UMTS, HSDPA 21.6 Mbps,
HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+ 21 Mbps micro USB 2.0, USB Host, Bluetooth v3.0, A2DP, EDR,
LE, DLNA, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
2G: GSM 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 1900 MHz
3G: HSPA+ 850 MHz 900 MHz 1700 MHz 1900 MHz 2100 MHz UMTS 900 MHz / 2100 MHz
Permission Manager, Antivirus,Harassment Filter, Battery Saver,
Different Home Screen Style (Standard Style, Simple style)
Themes,Software Update,Motion Control (Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Tilt sensor
Maps, Navigation, User Experience Improvement, Gloves Mode, Navigation bar, Huawei Cloud+, Do not disturb,
power saving, App Center, Game center, Movie studio, Voice Assistant, Hi-care.