I am a sucker for a shiny new smartphone, with a great camera, sleek lines, and on the android platform, so when I heard about the world’s slimmest mobile from Huawei **well at the time of launch**, I was intrigued and excited to try it out.
You might not have heard of Huawei before, or for that matter be able to say it, I still have trouble but if you say ‘Wah-Way’ while grinning you are on the right tracks. Best to get practising as this Chinese company is one of the biggest networking and telecoms equipment manufacturers in the world and it is making a big push into the smartphone market.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is a sleek mobile, measuring just 6.18mm, which is slimmer than my current HTC One, and it weighs just 120g – so super thin, light and looks smart with its aluminium edge, which I have stupidly hidden by a cover on the pictures I took, and it kind of reminds me of an iPhone in its design.
As you will know I am a little bit of a HTC addict, my last four smartphones have been HTC, and I have gotten used to the way they work and their mobiles really have made it hard for a new smartphone to grab my attention but the beauty of this phone is that it used the android platform and made the switch vertical painless for me to test out as it pulled over all my settings from my current phone with ease.
Whereas this phone offers nothing new, it basically has the same features of the latest HTC, Samsung and iPhone, such as a good camera, it has an 8MP rear camera as well as a 5MP front-facing one that is perfect for selfies, it does have a few unique features like the ‘beautify’ auto facial-enhancing app, which edits your selfies – see my attempt below.
I think the big draw for the Huawei Ascend P6 is the price, you can get from £21 per month on contract – the one thing I will say though if like me you are on EE 4G then you won’t be able to use this phone as it only offers 3G. But if you are looking for an affordable smartphone with a great camera, that’s light and slim then this is probably going to be for you – plus when winter comes you can be using its ‘MagicTouch’ feature, which allows you to use your phone while keeping your gloves on.
I do wonder though whether the lack of awareness of the Huawei brand might go against this smartphone as it might put people off even trying – it is especially difficult with competition from HTC, Samsung, Sony, and Apple to stand out in this market.