I bought this phone last week for 1,300 RMB (approx 208 USD) on-line at www.JD.com in China. Works very well so far for a midrange cell.
Ben, 08 May 2014erm..4G is surely the main reason to upgrade?No.That's not enough for upgrade.
For sure, the 8 mega pixel camera is infinite times more useful than a heart rate sensor or a touch pad.
Deffinietly not worth of upgrading from p6 to p7.
Bigger screen and resolution and clocked cpu with 2500mah will last the same as p6, maybe worse.
cpu will still lag on games, cos there is no support for this kind of processors(I knew that when I bought p6, but I don't care about games), but will be ok on daily usage(believe it or not, up time on my p6 is 1163 hours, and it still works great, without restarting or problems with apps so I don't doubt that p7 will work ok).
But to put 3.0.8 kernel on this,a two year old kernel, in 2014. is a crime.
And how the hell do they think that kitkat will work in it's full glory on that?
If selfie is the future against the better software, then Huawei is lost.
This one is overpriced now, maybe if it falls down to around 300$, but for this price there are far more better smartphones out there, and owners of the "old" p6 won't lose too much if they pass this model.
The Cat, 07 May 2014Why is Huawei encouraging selfies? I'd rather see all phone makers just drop the front camera ... moreI am with you on the whole selfie fad. Dumb and dumber(er), honestly. But I personally would not buy a phone with no front camera, just because of video communications via Skype amd the likes. 2MP would be more than enough, though.
As for the announcement in general, I'd say it's an eye candy with an OK spec sheet, which suffers from a superiority complex, as the price tag indicates... Thanks, but no, thanks.
alexv, 07 May 2014there's a promised kitkat upgrade for the p6. ok they've broken promises before but so has sam... moreWhen i went to buy a phone
i was in this point where Galaxy S4 and Ascand P6 are in the same price but Galaxy S4 is already running on KK while p6 is still a JB device so i made up my mind and took the S4
No body gonna buy this shit in 450euros, This price tag is above the actual price of galaxy s5, It should be 225euros maximum.
Totally copy of iphone and sony xperia z,
The Cat, 07 May 2014Why is Huawei encouraging selfies? I'd rather see all phone makers just drop the front camera ... moreThat was my first thought actually. Why exactly should the trajectory of technological development in mobile phones place emphasis on how well they'll take selfies? Like seriously? And also begs the question, so people really put high priority on phones that can take good pics of themselves?
For those calling it a copy of sony, the P6 was released before xperia z. The only copy is the power button which is good thing anyway that they borrowed from sony. DO you want the power button on the bottom instead ?
As for glass back, then well one could say xperia z copied from lg nexus 4 ?
Dumb pricing. A 100$ increase from what p6 cost on its release last year.
I'm probably going to get bombarded with hate replies after this, but I'm only seeing this as a minor upgrade.
YuYu Alsalmi, 07 May 2014I would be interested but Huawei doesn't care about its costumers Huawei Ascand P6 is still ... morethere's a promised kitkat upgrade for the p6. ok they've broken promises before but so has samsung with some midrangers.