The Huawei Ascend P6 is the new smartphone star of Huawei . The Chinese company will launch what is so far the thinnest device on the market, just 6 millimeters thick . Its screen will be a considerable size of 4.7 inches , close to the size of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Another aspect that stands out compared to other smartphones is the quality of its front camera, with a powerful 5 megapixel resolution . All this contained in a metal body, with the latest version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and with Huawei's own software layerto personalize the use of this smartphone. The Asian company will have to compete with heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5 . We tell you all the news about this high-end smartphone in this in-depth analysis.
Design and display
Without a doubt, one of the strongest points of the Huawei Ascend P6 is its design. Its rugged-looking metal body is quite elegant, and its thinness of just 6.18 millimeters makes it the thinnest smartphone to date. Of course, at this point you have to ask yourself the real impact of two or three millimeters on the design and comfort of use of the smartphone, outside of its advertising claim. The device has an overall bar-shaped design, with more rounded shapes at the bottom that are slightly reminiscent of the design of Sony's Xperia smartphones . The total weight of the Ascend P6 is 120 grams. This makes it a very manageable team.
On the other hand, Huawei has announced that this device will have a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 780 pixels . This resolution will be more than enough to be able to see the contents of the smartphone in detail, but it is not surprising compared to other resolutions that we find in top-level terminals such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, which integrates a Full HD resolution. The panel will be reinforced by Gorilla Glass 2 glass to improve its resistance against scratches and falls.
The Asian company has put a special interest in reinforcing the multimedia aspect of this phone through its cameras . In its back we find a lens with a resolution of 8 megapixels and LED Flash . This camera has a BSI sensor to improve the quality of the photos when we have low light conditions and it has a good aperture of F2.0. In addition, it is capable of recording video in high quality 1080p . Without a doubt, a very interesting option to be able to record our favorite moments.
But where the Huawei Ascend P6 really stands out is in its front camera, since it will be one of the pioneers in the field of smartphones to include a lens with a resolution of 5 megapixels. In addition to taking self-portraits with remarkable quality , the main reason for having this camera will be to carry out high-quality videoconferences , something that is increasingly useful if we take into account the expansion that data rates are experiencing in the recent years (proof of this is the latest Vodafone RED rates , which have multiplied the available data capacity at maximum speed).
Power and memory
How could it be otherwise in a top-notch device, it will be powered by a K3V2 quad-core processor with a power of 1.5 GHz per core. This chip will allow to achieve remarkable performance through Android menus and when running both applications and games. In addition, it has a 2 GB RAM very useful to run several applications at the same time without slowing down the system.
In the memory aspect, we will have 8 GB of space to store our files. This is one of the areas that Huawei has worked the least on , and it is likely that we will need to use extra space . This possibility is achieved through the purchase of a MicroSIM memory card , which may have a maximum of 32 GB.
Operating system and applications
The operating system of this smartphone is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is the latest version of this Google platform that has managed to become the absolute dominator of the market, ahead of the iPhone . Of course, the Chinese company has wanted to highlight the improvements that it has introduced within the interface, through its own Emotion UI software layer . This layer will allow, for example, to choose from a large number of themes available to personalize the device. Also noteworthy is the ability to choose between several different profiles that suit the user's needs, or Huawei's own cloud services.Undoubtedly, the company is doing a very interesting job to differentiate its teams from the rest of Android devices on the market, almost a necessity considering the enormous competition that Samsung's dominance in this segment represents.
In the field of connectivity, this device is designed to work with 3G connectivity. At the moment, there are no plans to launch a version that takes advantage of 4G networks . In Spain these ultra-fast connections have begun to be marketed by the hand of Vodafone , a path followed by another operator such as Orange . As is normal, the Huawei Ascend P6 also incorporates WiFi and Bluetooth connection in version 4.0 to share data between devices. What is missing is an NFC connection. This technology that is being developed at the moment will serve in a short time to make payments through mobile phones in our country, and is present in most of the mid-range and high-end launches in recent months.
In the field of connectors, the Ascend P6 includes a MicroUSB port and a MicroHDMI port to view the contents of the equipment in high quality on the television. In addition, we have a surround sound system and a 3.5 mm headphone output.
Autonomy, price and opinions
We still do not have concrete data on the autonomy of this terminal. Of course, what we know is that it will have a battery with a capacity of 2,000 milliamps . If we focus on the specific figure, it gives the impression that this capacity may be somewhat short compared to other high-end smartphones, and could mean that we have to recharge this smartphone on a regular basis. If this point is confirmed, it would become one of the main handicaps of this model.
Leaving aside the still unresolved issue of autonomy, we find a very interesting terminal. Its so slim design of only 6.18 millimeters can attract many eyes, and the layer itself Huawei software will make the experience of this smartphone differs markedly from other bets that are in this market. Finally, the presence of two good quality cameras both on the front and the back will delight fans of taking photos and videos with their mobile.
The Huawei Ascend P6 will arrive in Spain at the end of June with Movistar, Orange and Vodafone at a starting price of 450 euros.
|Weight and measurements||132.7 x 65.5 x 6.2 mm|
|Processor and memory||K3V2 quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz|
2 GB RAM memory
8 GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card)
|Design and display||4.7 inch LCD|
1,280 x 780 pixel HD resolution
Capacitive multi-touch screen with Gorilla Glass 2 protection
|Camera||8 megapixel rear camera|
4 cm objective
1080p HD video recording
5 megapixel secondary camera
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: DivX / XviD / MP4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MP3 / eAAC + / WMA / WAV
DolbySorround sound system
Emotion UI software layer
|Controls and connections||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 2.4 Ghz
Sensors: accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor
|Autonomy||2,000 milliamp battery|
|Price and release date||450 euros|
At the end of July with Movistar, Vodafone and Orange