Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Huawei Ascend G7's screen is 5.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a ARM Cortex A53 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 25 days standby time, 960 minutes (2G), 703 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



A great-value Android phone that feels like it could cost almost twice as much without getting laughed off the shelf.

- Andrew Williams , TrustedReviews 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 9 reviews

What's good  

  • Metal unibody design
  • LTE support
  • Vivid display
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Good camera

What's bad  

  • Mediocre performance
  • EMUI skin
  • Screen brightness

Huawei has built a good reputation for power smartphones at affordable prices. Their G series phones have always been a comfortable compromise of price and performance. With the latest, the G7, Huawei is looking to at a more premium feel to their line-up. How does it stack up against a seemingly endless sea of mid-tier competitors? Let’s dig in to what the experts have said!

Without a doubt, every review available for the handset was blown away by its design. When even some flagships are shipping with plastic cases, it’s surprising to see an all-metal unibody shell in the mid-tier market. Not only are the materials right, it would appear design is as well. Recombu praised it, stating that it is, “Tight, slender and perfectly curved.” Some reviews even compared the feel in the hand to an iPhone. Something you certainly wouldn’t expect at this price point.

Continuing the trend, the 5.5-inch 720p IPS display was a favorite as well. While its not the highest resolution available, it is acceptable in its price point. Reviews noted colors were a little warm out of the box but that playing with settings yielding great results. Recombu noted that it is, “Not the brightest panel around.” This was a trend in many reviews. Unfortunately, combined with a high gloss screen, it led many to mention outdoor use was quite difficult.

Reviews on performance were hit-or-miss. With a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the phone should have no problems with performance on paper. However, a few reviews pointed out issues in even basic operations. PC Advisor UK said that they, “Saw plenty of lag and stutter when navigating around Android.” On the other hand, Notebook Check hit the Play Store and downloaded Asphalt 8. After some time playing, they declared that the G7, “Can confidently be called gaming suitable.”

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Many reviews also noted how modified the EMUI skin is on the phone and questioned if the performance issues might lie in the modifications from Huawei and not the hardware itself. If this is the case, a software update could easily unleash the true potential of the device.

Around back, you’ll find a 13MP camera with flash. From HDR to refocusing photos after you’ve taken them, it comes with bells and whistles than you’d usually find reserved for flagship handsets. Front-facing selfies are equally nice with a 5MP lens to capture plenty of detail. Notebook Check put the camera through its paces and declared, “The pictures look razor-sharp, and the colors are reproduced very accurately.”

With 16GB of internal storage, you’ll probably need to take advantage of the microSD card support if you intend to store a large amount of media. Otherwise, it offers plenty of room for common apps and the occasional music or movie binge.

What the phone might lack in performance, it makes up for in staying power. With a 3000mAh battery, and a bit of tinkering behind the scenes from Huawei, the reviews all found exceptional battery life. Even streaming video at full brightness, the shortest time found was a respectable 7.5 hours. Many reviews found a single charge lasted through multiple days of regular usage. Recombu called the G7, “One of the best phones around for battery life.”

Overall, the only thing that reviews truly found to knock the handset for was its resolution. At the same time, many noted that the quality of the display minimized any negative impact. If you’re looking for a solid mid-tier device, Tech Radar proclaims “The Ascend G7 can't be touched when it comes to an all metal body in its price bracket.”


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

A low-key phone that deserves a bit more attention

from TrustedReviews

The Huawei Ascend G7 is one of the best-value large-screen phones available, and provides 80-90% of what you get from a phone twice the price. Ultra-picky experienced Android fans may want to consider something a bit pricier to get a sharper screen and faster processor, but criticising the phone too much for either of these pure tech snobbery. Both the screen and CPU remain very good.

This is an excellent example of the "why pay more?" move we’re seeing in phones this year, and it makes a pretty convincing argument. It’s also a sign that the Motorola Moto G 2 is losin... Full review

Fone Arena

Buttery smooth performance, excellent build quality and design

from Fone Arena

If you’ve made it this far then well done and thanks for reading! The Ascend G7 is a curious smartphone as it features an all-metal design that’s more familiar on flagship devices but combines the outstanding build with a mid-range specs list. On paper the Ascend G7 should be no better than other mid-range handsets but Huawei’s design and build ensures a smartphone experience that’s far superior to other mid-range devices on the market.

However, the Ascend G7 certainly isn’t perfect as there’s several things that could be improved (as you might... Full review

Coolsmartphone

Well put together, excellent battery life, decent snaps and a good all-rounder

from Coolsmartphone
The Ascend G7 4G is set to retail for about £150 and will be available from Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and other online retailers, believed to be released sometime in the beginning of March This device should not be overlooked, especially if you’re after a larger screen phone. It feels more premium than its price tag, with fantastic battery life, and takes some decent photos. If my Note 3 stopped working tomorrow I think the Huawei Ascend G7 4G is where my money would be going... Full review
AndroidPIT

A big phone at a small price

from AndroidPIT

For the most part, the Ascend G7's internals match up to what you'd expect of a mid-range phone. It doesn't pack much graphics power, but does most standard smartphone tasks smoothly - barring the strange slowdowns on the lockscreen and notification menu. Lollipop-style UI elements - such as the navigation buttons - deceive the fact the Ascend G7 runs KitKat (with no news yet of the Lollipop update), which is worth bearing in mind if you like to keep on top of the latest Android updates.

All in all, the Huawei Ascend G7 is one of the best - and biggest - phones around at this pri... Full review

Notebookcheck

A rock-solid mid-range phone that will barely disappoint anyone

from Notebookcheck

The metal casing of Huawei's Ascend G7 lets it stick out from the masses of not-quite-phablet smartphones for below 300 Euros. The build fits, the device is thin, and the communication modules have a good reception performance. The decent software with a multitude of options and the good cameras are also very convincing. Huawei's Ascend G7 does not have any real shortcomings in terms of screen, performance or battery life.

The price:performance ratio is just right in any case, even if the screen's black level could be higher, and the speaker's quality has room for improvement. Ho... Full review

Tech Advisor

New, metal mid-range smartphone with 5.5in display

from Tech Advisor
The Huawei Ascend G7 is a reasonably good-looking mid-range smartphone with some stand-out features including the camera and the slim design, but also some big disappointments such as that 720p display. It's definitely worth investigating, but it has some solid rivals including the OnePlus One, the Nexus 5 and the HTC Desire 610... Full review
Android Authority

Offers pretty much the same experience as the higher-end Mate 7

from Android Authority
The Huawei Ascend G7 might not be the most exciting handset, but it’s still an attractive mid-range device that could be perfect for someone lured in by the Mate 7 but looking for something even more affordable. The G7 is expected to price around 299 euros ($387) when it launches in Europe later this year... Full review
TechRadar

Bringing an all metal monster to the middle market

from TechRadar
The Hauwei Ascend G7 is a decent offering from the Chinese firm and it beats its closest rival - the HTC Desire 816 - in both specs and design.There is a slight issue though, and that's the presence of the OnePlus One - a handset which is set to become more widely available in the coming months. The OnePlus One's superior feature set and surprisingly low price tag may be too much for the Ascend G7 to handle.That said, the Ascend G7 can't be touched when it comes to an all metal body in its price bracket, and that could help it sell. .. Full review
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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2014
Regions available Canada, Europe, North America, Africa
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/900/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor ARM Cortex A53 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.31 W/kg
Body: 0.579 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 703 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
960 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm
(6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
(5.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 267 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Panorama
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei G7-L01, G7-L03

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