Tag: ascend

Huawei P8 wins European Smartphone Award

We were pretty impressed with the Huawei P8 in May and, yet again, it seems like we weren’t the only ones. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded the P8 as the “European Consumer Smartphone 2015 – 2016”. This is the third year running that the phone …

MWC – Hands on with the Huawei Ascend G7

Huawei recently announced the Ascend G7 and I managed to grab a quick hands on with it today, it is a rather fancy all metal budget device from Huawei, spec wise it’s quite mid range. 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 720p resolution. Measuring in at 7.6 mm thick. …

Ceramic and metal body rumoured for the Huawei Ascend P8

The mid-range Ascend P7 launched six months ago and our very own Gary reviewed it here. Now it’s rumoured that the next phone in the Ascend series, the P8, is currently undergoing internal testing at Huawei HQ. Rumours are that the new device could make a appearance as …

Huawei Ascend Y550 Review

Cast your mind back to January 2013 and you may remember the Huawei Ascend G330. It looked like this.. The moment I unboxed the Y550 it instantly reminded me of the G330 above. Sure, the Y550 is a bit bigger and has a larger screen (4.5″ on the …

Huawei Y330 overview

We’ve seen quite a bit from Huawei recently and I managed to grab a bit of time with the Huawei Ascend Y300’s baby brother – the Huawei Ascend Y330. This is a smartphone which comes with some pretty decent features for the price you pay (which is about …

Huawei tease with .. 7 Mates ?

So what do we have here? Are Huawei teasing 7 new devices? Or is just one device getting launched at IFA and we’re just getting bombarded with buzz words? The video seems to suggest a glamorous device or devices that can keep up with your life, dynamically changing …

Windows Phone isn’t even a choice for Huawei

Despite some critical headlines, we can’t stop coming back to the guys at Huawei. Their smartphone shipments show no sign of slowing down – 52 million smartphones were shipped last year and they’re the third largest smartphone manufacturer. We were impressed with the P6, their flagship, and the …

Huawei Ascend P7 review

Whoway? Who are they? The answer of this question is really a simple one. Huawei are the people who have been, and continue to, make the equipment that powers our mobile networks. It’s the kit that keeps us all talking to each other, but it’s mostly hidden in cabinets. They’ve …

Unboxing of the Huawei Ascend P7 and first impressions

I have now had the Huawei Ascend P7 in my hands for a little under 12 hours and in that time I have had a play with the device properly. This includes that new “Panoramic Selfie” feature. All in all I think it is a very nice handset. …

Huawei Ascend P7 hands on.

Here is a quick selection of hands-on photos from the event in Paris. Don’t forget that you can get full Huawei P7 details in my earlier post. I will get an unboxing video up later on today, but until then enjoy! As you can see it is lovely …

Huawei Glory 3X snapped

Looking very much like a Samsung lawsuit waiting to happen, this is the Huawei Glory 3X. Apart from the familiar looks of the Samsung Note 3, the Huawei Glory 3X will feature… 5.5 inch 1080p display 13-megapixel rear camera 5-megapixel front camera 16GB of storage 2GB of RAM …

Huawei Ascend P6 price drop to £199

With the arrival of phones like the Moto G and Nexus 5, pricing in the mid to high-end Android smartphone space has become more competitive than ever. Now we’re starting to see other handsets creep down in price to meet this new challenge. UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has …

Ascend W2 Gets colourful

Meet the Huawei Ascend W2, a new Windows Phone 8 device available in China right now in a new UMTS version. The W2 will also be available in Russia and the Netherlands this month and in “other markets” after. It’s got a 4.3″ IPS WVGA LCD screen, 7GB …

Huawei Ascend P2 Camera technology

During our Ascend P2 review I wanted to show off the stabilization technology that is build into the camera. It’s a feature that may be build into your phone but I wanted to show just how much it helps to smooth your footage. So, I had a think …

Huawei Ascend P2 Review

The Huawei Ascend P2 was a device we first spotted back in Barcelona some months ago and, finally, it’s here. Inside there’s some pretty decent specs. Decent? No, that’s not the right word. Very good. Firstly you have that 4.7″ 720×1280 pixel screen. Resolution is great – the …

Huawei Ascend P6 – Review

So I’ve mentioned this new handset already. Out of the box it’s a corking design. Glance at it from the sides and you there’s a whiff of iPhone about it. Before I start though, I should also mention something else. I’m becoming increasingly impressed with Huawei. Sure, no-one …

Huawei Ascend P6 photo special

Yes, I’m busy writing another review, but I figured you’d like to see some up-close shots of the new Ascend P6 from Huawei. The specs include a 4.7″ 1280×720 display, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.2 and is an just 7mm thick. On the lower left of the …

The Huawei Ascend P6 is already getting a bit cheaper

The Huawei Ascend P6 is one of those devices that spend their lifetimes being compared to others. We have reduced the price of the Black Huawei Ascend P6 to £260.00 (+VAT) , down from £283.00 (+VAT). Please not that this price drop only applies to the black variant …

The Huawei Ascend Mate is now available exclusively from Vodafone

The Huawei Ascend Mate marked a new era of enormous oversized phones, along with the Galaxy Mega they push the limits of people’s pockets. Leigh reviewed the Ascend Mate a few weeks ago and now you can pick one up from £29 per month on Vodafone here. I’m …

Vodafone to stock the Huawei Ascend Mate

The thought of owning a Huawei Ascend Mate is quite an appealing one, seeing our own Leigh Geary struggle to use it one handed in his review recently made me eager to get one. It’s just what you do with a large oversized phone. The good news is that …

Huawei Ascend P6 is now available SIM free

“Impossibly Thin” they said, I laughed when I heard that. But joking aside, the Huawei is basically the thinnest smartphone in the world. We were at the press event you know, if you fancy reading about the P6 have a read of this. Our friends over at Expansys …

Huawei Ascend P1 now down to super-cheap status

Almost a year ago I posted a rather glowing Ascend P1 review. It was, and still is, a fantastic handset. Sure, it looks a bit like a the Galaxy S2 from Samsung, but now the dual-core 1.5GHz handset is down to just £169.99 SIM Free, and that includes …

Huawei Ascend P6 SIM free price revealed

If you’ve seen our hands-on article and have fallen in love with the Huawei Ascend P6 then you won’t have long to wait. It’s arriving in maybe later this month or early July and Expansys will have official SIM-free stock available for £369.99 (inc delivery). Early impressions are …

Like a P6? Pre-order one now

You’ve seen our hands-on pictures and videos, you’ve checked the specs and now you have “like a G6” going around your head even though it’s a P6. Either way, if you’d like a P6, Carphone Warehouse will be making them available on pre-order for just £21 per month. …

Huawei Ascend Mate – Review

Pop along to any major supermarket and you'll no doubt find a bargain-basement 7" tablet. Those cheap tablets will usually have a fairly large frame around the edge of the device but, for keeping the kids entertained, they will do. Now, imagine lopping less than an inch off …

Huawei Ascend P2 exclusive to Phones 4u … in white

There’s no denying it, Huawei make some very good phones. The Ascend P2 is just around the corner now and Phones 4u will have an exclusive onthe little blighter in white. The handset, which you can pre-order it on their website now, features a 13 megapixel camera, 1.5GHz …

Huawei Ascend P2 now at Three

Three have just sent out a press release confirming the new Huawei Ascend P2 is now on sale here in the UK We got hands on the P2 at MWC this year and were very impressed with the design but we’re unable to test the superfast networking due …

Huawei Ascend Mate video overview

Yesterday we took a look at the Ovivo Mobile offering. Grab a SIM card for £15 and they’ll dish up 150 minutes, 200 texts and 500MB data on their Freedom Plan and you pay a big fat nothing per month. When you’re browsing you get an advert pop …

Huawei Ascend P6 leaks – updated with more colours

At MWC we brought you hands on coverage of the  6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate plus a look at their new phone the Ascend P2, and now it looks like the latest phone in the P-Series, the P6 is about to be announced in London on the 18th June if the …

Picture special – Huawei Ascend Mate

Woaha. Remember the Huawei Ascend Mate that we saw in Barcelona? Well, I’ve got one. It pushes the term “phablet” as close to “tablet” as you can get. The screen is a 6.1″ 1280×720 IPS unit and the handset itself is pretty huge. Specs include an 8 megapixel …

Deal – Huawei Ascend W1 on O2

The Huawei Ascend W1 is one of those entry level Windows Phone 8 devices, you know the ones with 512MB of RAM yet they still run really well. Well O2 are having a clear out, no doubt down to the killer prices of the Lumia 620 and 520. …

MWC – Huawei Ascend W1 Hands on

We knew about the Huawei Ascend W1, and this morning we found out that O2 are picking it up. You can get one of these Windows Phone 8 devices for £120 from next month on Pay and Go or just £13.50 per month on contracts. Inside there’s a …

MWC – Huawei Ascend P2 Hands on video

OK I buckled. Yesterday we had a very informative and direct demo of the Huawei Ascend P2, but today I went back to get another one. Don’t ask me why. It’s got a long-life 2420mAh battery, quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 16 GB storage and a 4.7″ screen. Here a …

MWC – Huawei Ascend Mate hands on

Looks like large phones are in fashion for a lot of people these days with the Samsung Note 2 being a big seller here in the UK and of course around the world. We have seen a few slightly larger phones here at MWC but none bigger than …

MWC – Huawei Ascend P2 Up Close

The Huawei P2 was launched just yesterday and we’ve already got plenty of snaps at the event but, if you’re after a little more, I popped down to their stand this morning. Huawei are really pushing at the moment and their motto is to “Make it possible”. There’s …