Anonymous, 22 Oct 2014Nice looking phone,but I wont buy it...because it's name is Huawei.Better change another name.Yeah, go buy the Note 3 and stop whining.
I'm currently using it and i have no complaints whatsoever, the only drawback is that the battery life is not comparable to the Mate 2, but still it gets you through the day.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2014Nice looking phone,but I wont buy it...because it's name is Huawei.Better change another name.that's a stupid excuse!
Don't look at the total battery , it's affected by poor 3G call which "only" lasts 20 hours, which I suspect is due to network compatibility issue (don't know where reviewer tested it and which model he used - it has tons of variants). Look at the web surfing and video playback battery scores.
Nice looking phone,but I wont buy it...because it's name is Huawei.Better change another name.
Guys, don't pay attention to the battery rating. You should notice from using android phones how inconsistent standby drain can be on every device. Unless gsmarena do the battery test at least 3 times and and use the average, and test every phone in the exact same manner (same apps, same signal, after fresh restart etc) I take all their results with a grain of salt
Doing something like making a phone call before letting the device go standby will make it drain 3x faster. It sounds impossible but its true and I've tested on many devices.
AnonD-255623, 19 Oct 2014No. Motorola, HTC, Nokia and Apple, the rest are meh... I am talking about camera quality. Samsung is pretty good.
i have one of the ascend mate phone for over a year and all now i cant get an update from Huawei to make the phone work efficiently and you boasting about the 7 , shame on you none of the internationally users should not by your phones.
I waited patiently for this to come out so u guys can review cause I wanted this to be my birthday gift to myself and had high hopes since th AM2 4G had such a SUPER battery life but wen I saw 67h that made my feelings crushed. Maybe it'll be an update I hope to optimize things since I wanted to show off at the dinner table wen its pull out ur phone time. I guess I'll have to wait to see what the G7 has to bring
Mobilemaster, 19 Oct 2014HTC is not not that good too. Samsung, Nokia, and LG phones are better.No. Motorola, HTC, Nokia and Apple, the rest are meh...
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2014Huawei has never been good about camera. Sony, Htc and xiaomi does...HTC is not not that good too. Samsung, Nokia, and LG phones are better.
To start, I have some admiration towards Huawei for their courage at having started their own Kirin SoC development for their product line. While they're not exactly a small fry, outside of mobile/handset making biz, they're the world's largest networking + telco EQ maker for some time now. So despite being relatively new to the phone biz, they've made some particularly huge calculated risk taking.
That said in regards to the topic, I feel that it's time for Huawei to ante it up, realize that good hardware alone just won't cut it and strive for the best balance. Also batt life tests not just done by GSMarena but multiple other mobile tech news sites for AM7 proves that there's a glaring gap for improvements maybe for both under the hood firmware's bg/system apps and SoC power management.
You just gotta know that there's something seriously wrong when your product that has a whopping 1000mAh EXTRA batt over any competition on avg have either lost a bit (about 20 mins less than a Z3) or just manages to get equal to. If I'm the guy in charge on AM7 I'd be already sending my resumes out, not to rub it in but yeah.
Also for Huawei's ongoing current kernel sources along with SoC documentation dev-UNfriendly status, that's not acceptable and it's something that needs to change especially if we're talking about playing in Android space. Should this has been the case from the get go, AM7's current batt life problem could have maybe been rectified if external devs can look at the underlying code side of factors.
Huawei has never been good about camera. Sony, Htc and xiaomi does...
No way huawei..ur cpu power efficiency is quite bad...better stick with s801..
I luv d phone anyway, d battery is a disappointment @ d overall test but i use my phone for browsing and watching movies till it goes off in a day , so I wouldn't have problem with that.......going for d screen resolution and fingerprint scanner instead of mate 2. afterall my beloved Sony z3 compact will handle d rest as long as it can.
LOL. "The dynamic range could have been better"....
The dynamic range here is unusable, much worse even the the GS5, which has a poor dynamic range.
This makes the camera unusable for anything more than showing pics on the phone's screen.
GSMArena needs to understand that a little noise can be cleaned up in PS. Blasted out light areas or dark areas without detail can never be cleaned up.
This camera is a total fail.