CNET First Look
Huawei Ascend G7 is a 5.5-inch metal Android (hands-on)Huawei's new mid-range metal phone, the Ascend G7, looks like a good deal. CNET's Andrew Hoyle goes hands-on.
[MUSIC] I'm Andrew Hall of CNET, and I'm here taking a look at the Huawei Ascend G7. Now this is a 5.5" all metal Android phone from Huawei that comes with 4G LTE and should also have an affordable price tag. Now one of the main features of this phone is it's metal body. Turn it around, you can see you've got this all metal back with the different colored panels at the top and bottom. Now 5.5 inches, it is quite big. But it's quite slim as well. So it should be too difficult to fit into your pockets. Now the 5.5 inch display has a full HD resolution. So everything looks nice and sharp. It's also bright and seems quite bold as well. Inside it's running on a 1.2 GHZ quad core processor, which isn't particularly powerful, but it does seem to at least make the interface quite nippy. Now it's running on Android 4.4 Kitkat. But Huawei has put a motion user interface over the top, so you won't really notice a lot of similarities to regular Android. In particular it doesn't have an app tray. So all your apps and widgets are just kept across the home screens. It's got a 3000 miliamp an hour battery which is quite capacious, but with such a big bright screen we don't quite know how long that's going to last. On the back you'll see there is a 13 megapixel camera which while we said is very good with low light situations. And there's also a 5 megapixel camera on the front that has some software features that will brighten your skin tones, make you look a little bit prettier. And also there's a panoramic selfie mode to capture more of the scene that your set in. Now, the Ascend G7 is due to go on sale across Europe in November, although wider availability hasn't yet been announced. Huawei hasn't said exactly how much it's going to cost, but expect it to sit somewhere below the 260 Euros mark. We'll find out more when it goes on sale. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the Huawei Ascend G7. [MUSIC]