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August 04, 2013

Huawei Ascend P6 unboxed, first impressions

The recently released Huawei Ascend P6 is now the company’s newest flagship smartphone, replacing the Ascend Mate that was also introduced just over a month ago.

At only 6.18mm on the side, the Ascend P6 is now the thinnest smartphone to ever land in the Philippines, beating the Lenovo K900 by a 0.72mm.

The design of the Ascend P6 has a lot of Apple inspiration in it. Right up to the point when we first unboxed it, it would seem that the P6 wants to be the iPhone 6 with all that silver metallic trimming and clean cut edges.

The bottom corner is rounded which is probably the only major design difference from the iP5. The power button, volume controls and the slots for both the micro-SIM and microSD card are placed on one side.

Huawei did a little trick with the 3.5mm audio jack found at the bottom corner on the left side of the phone — they covered it with a metal plug with a pin that you use to pop out the micro-SIM and micro-SD card slots.

Aside from the 8-megapixel camera at the back, the P6 also features another 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling although we’re still wondering why it can only do 720p instead of 1080p.

In the front is a really nice 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p HD resolution protected by a Gorilla Glass panel. Huawei’s new Emotion UI 1.6 is simple yet very clean and neat.

The white model looks very pristine but we’re afraid it’s very prone to dirt and smudges. We haven’t seen the black variant though but we’re leaning towards that one instead of the white.

Huawei Ascend P6 specs:
4.7-inch 720p LCD screen, @312ppi
1.5GHz K3V2 quad-core processor
Vivante GC4000 GPU
2GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8MP BSI autofocus camera w/ flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
5MP front-facing camera, 720p
3G/HSPA 14Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
FM radio tuner
Dolby Digital Plus sound
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android Jellybean v4.2.2
Colors: Black, White and Pink
Dimension: 132.7 x 65.5 x 6.2 mm
Weight: 120g

We managed to get initial benchmark scores of the device and got 13,292 from Antutu and 5,066 from Quadrant. Nenamark 2 gave it a score of 60.5fps.

The Huawei Ascend P6 is now available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php18,990. Its also being offered by Globe with a monthly plan of Php999.

Huawei Ascend P6 out in stores for Php18,990
Huawei Ascend P6 Review

24 Responses to “Huawei Ascend P6 unboxed, first impressions”

  1. red says:

    designs and aesthetic is very impressive. 8GB rom is only a drawback for me

    • Squirt says:

      they are trying to maintain a good price that’s why they opted for 8gb i guess. they included an expandable storage anyway for those who needs more.

  2. jasey says:

    im assuming that the “up to 2GB via microSD” is an error.

  3. Kert says:

    Does it have a free case inside the box?

  4. sir_mando says:

    Yes with free transparent case

  5. evollove says:

    13k AnTuTu? I know these kinds of benchmarks don’t really reflect actual performance, but with it hovering around MediaTek MT6589 territory, I find it hard for Huawei to justify the in-house nature of the K3V2 and the price premium it carries.

    • lawrence says:

      i totally agree. disappointed with the benchmark. Nonetheless will be waiting for more reviews and comments from actual device users.

  6. Yusuf says:

    No LTE? Pass!

    • aj martinez says:

      as if you’ll be downloading a 1gb file every hour on a smartphone,

    • aljon martinez says:

      @aj martinez
      eh gusto nya mag browse ng internet ng mabilis eh.. gusto nya na mabilis ang stream ng HD movies sa phone nya.. hindi ba pwedeng gamiting torrent downloader ang mga smartphone?

    • Yusuf says:

      Moron. Surprise! I do!

    • solam says:

      ows…… as if may pera pang bayad, lols

    • jm says:

      as if naman mabilis ang LTE NETWORK sa philippines whahha walang kwenta mg cp with LTE kung nsa pilipinas ka, bilang lang ung area, ms mganda pa hspa+ mas reliable

  7. sdr
    Twitter: superduperRIEN
    says:

    nag order ako nyan through online sa globe pinapasa sakin yung mga requirements pero after non hindi na nagresponse yung globe hanggang ngayon. kabwisit lang. thanks for the review sir abe, yung po bang overheating issue ok naman?

  8. stannis says:

    sent an application request today; confirmation message said i am to receive a call within the next 48 hours let’s see how fast they process these requests.

  9. aragorn says:

    i heard several issues regarding this phone. one of them is overheating, and despite na quad core sya, noticeable lags had been experienced here and there. hmmm, we’ll wait for the actual review.

    • kiozera says:

      meron na to sa cmkcellphones 18k+, sayang nga lang maganda ang design at built pero di sya ganun advisable sa mga heavy games.

  10. Benj says:

    I used one yesterday at globe festival mall-alabang. It has the makings of a premium phone but the feel lacks that. Masyado kasing magaan, feels like ur holding a toy phone. But the interface is good and responsive naman sya. Maybe because there’s no apps installed yet. The s4, mate, the z10 and the other one is also on interactive display.

  11. not available in ozamiz city?

  12. chero says:

    i love huawei devices. High end phones in just a small price like this.huawei ascend p6. I own a huawei phone. honor u8860. I bought it on doha. Its just 999qr as if dito ka bibili sa pinas. Specs is just awesome 5 finger multitouch screen, retina display, 1.4 ghz single core processor, 4gb internal mem., i dont know the ram. 0.3mp front 8mp Hd bsi camera with HDR shot and 720p video rear, 2 mic., led indicator, and a beautiful speaker indeed. Powered by Google.com and a 1930 mA battery

    Im gonna have mine this dec.Im soo excited. :)

  13. Maricon says:

    i heard from others its dual sim… some says one sim only… some says 8gb is one sim, if 16gb daw dual sim … ano b tutuo?

  14. batangtsina says:

    i had already this huawei p6 (pink) i bought it as my birthday present for myself and i really loved evrything about it,.so much satisfied,.i had already that samsung smartphones,samsung tab3 (3G),.but nothing compares with this huawei p6,.the high resolution camera (no need to use digital cameras sa sobrang linaw nya),.even when u use it through internet both wifi & 3g,..napakabilis,..halos mapupuno kona nga ung built in memory nya sa dami ng mga application na ininstall koh application but its doesnt affect ung performance nya,. i do installed games din,.ung matataas ung graphics but stil doing well,..dun plang sa mga pre-installed application ng huawei sobrang satisfied kana,..they have the polaris office like microsoft office,.adobe,excel, words & docs,.i do liked also the DLNA, which u can share files sa mga device na my wifi din tulad ng mga smart tv’s,.if u want to watch movies or videos sa mas malaking screen,.at ang pinaka gusto koh sa lahat ung multi tasking nya na wala sa ibang smartphone bukod sa pwede kng mg-open ng kahit ilang web window,.example,.pwede kang mg-open ng facebook,.tas open ka ulit ng youtube,..o kya u can go to other site w/c di maapektuhan ung ibang window na na-open mona,.di lang un,..halimbawa u used camera, tas u want to use calculator, pwede mo sya i-exit tas pwede mong balikan,.tas u can used facebook also at the sametime,..basta kng malalaman moh lang lhat ng application at programs na meron sya & how to used it for sure,..masasabi moh sa sarili moh its the best mobile i ever had,..in my personal experienced & my opinion my maganda pa nga sya kesa sa Iphone(hehehe) bukod sa npaka elegante na,.mas affordable pa kesa sa iphone w/c ung company name lng binabayaran moh ng mahal,..

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