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Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6
Huawei Ascend G6

Informr score
The Huawei Ascend G6 currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G support
  • MicroSD support
  • Solid design

What's bad

  • Limited storage
  • Non-replaceable battery
  • Finicky camera

Huawei has turned heads with their budget-friendly feature-filled smartphones. The Ascend G6 aims to offer an even better balance of price and performance to bring 4G phones to the masses. Does the phone live up to its claims? Let's take a look at the reviews!

There is nothing fancy about the construction of the device. It is plastic through and through. However, many reviews applauded the lightweight design and the clean edges. Many even compared it to the iPhone 4. Trusted Reviews stated "feels really nice in the hand and slips easily into the pocket." For a budget phone, it appears to have plenty of design flair.

The Ascend G6 features a 4.5-inch, 960-by-540 pixel IPS LCD. The IPS design allows for better outdoor viewing angles and color reproduction. Most reviews of the display were positive, although some noted a slight oversaturation in colors. If you're worried about the resolution being a bit low, Trusted Reviews stated "sharpness and clarity is perfectly acceptable for watching video and reading web pages."

Pushing the display and the Android 4.3 OS is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB RAM. This has become a standard spec list for the mid-range market. Accordingly, reviews applauded performance of the device. PC World says, "Using this smartphone reminds you how fun the basics can be when they’re done right." TechRadar noted, "mobile browsing speed and load times were excellent."

Unlike many cheaper smartphones, the G6 includes a 5MP front-facing camera for high-quality selfies. In general, reviews of the camera were positive. However, most mentioned needing to play with settings to get a clear shot. The 8MP camera on the rear of the device received similar reviews with Trusted Reviews calling the images captured "good but not fantastic."

If there was anything to knock about the phone, it would the internal storage. At just 4GB available, a MicroSD card will be a must for most owners.

All of this is powered by a 2000mAh battery. While this might pale in comparison to high-end phones, the lower power hardware included in the phone help to offer plenty of battery life. All reviews noted a full days use from the phone without problems.

In all, the Ascend G6 receives high marks in its price bracket. Phandroid said it is "definitely a worthy device for those looking to get an affordable smartphone." PC World went further, stating, "Few products balance software, style and value-for-money as effortlessly."


Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

The Mobile Indian
The Mobile Indian

The Huawei Ascend G6 has no eye-catching property unlike many of its competitors. It has decent design as well as offers good performance. However, the features it offers can be found even in devices that cost half of it. Also, it has low display resolution as well as offers poor battery back up and...

- Anil Satapathy, The Mobile Indian

Huawei's Ascend G6 costs around 180 Euros and has quite a lot to offer at time of writing. First, its compact, rigid, and well-processed casing alongside the stylish design. The bright, viewing angle stable, 4.5-inch screen that remains well-legible even outdoors is also positive. Since it operates...

- Michael Moser, Notebookcheck

Introduction Huawei made a lot of noise last year launching its then-flagship Huawei Ascend P6, boasting that at 6.2mm thick it was the thinnest phone available at the time. A year later, the Chinese company is back with a scaled-down version called the Ascend G6, which it hopes will appeal to bud...

- Jeff Parsons, TechRadar
Beta News
Beta News

The Huawei Ascend G6 is a lightweight yet robust handset. The headphone slot is poorly placed, but the rest of the design is pleasing. There are some nice software extras, and the price seems quite attractive until you consider the  almost inevitably, the new 4G version of the Motorola Moto G.

- Sandra Vogel, Beta News

EE’s Kestrel phone isn’t just the cheapest 4G phone around, it’s also one of the best budget phones we’ve fiddled with in 2014. The 4G support is a fantastic feature that no similarly priced mobiles can offer, and it’s backed up by a slick all-round mobile experience.

- Chris Barraclough, Recombu

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Ascend G6 user manual here.

Huawei backs up the Ascend G6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Ascend G6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Huawei Ascend G6's screen size is 4.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8X12 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

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

4/8 GB

Internal memory is 4/8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 15.4 days standby time.

Ascend G6 Specs

Release Date April 30, 2014
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8X12 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 4/8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Multi-shot, Panorama, Smile detection, Sound & Shot, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 480 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 15.4 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Pink, Blue, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.0 x 6.5 x 0.8 cm (5.1 x 2.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 115 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): EE Kestrel

The 4G model offers Qualcomm MSM8926 (4x1.2GHz) of processor and NFC. All other specifications are the same.
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