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Huawei Ascend P6 (2013)

Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Huawei K3V2
Vivante GC4000
2 GB / 8 GB
4.7 inch (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 4.7 inch IPS display, a Huawei K3V2 chipset, and 2 GB of RAM.

Does this phone justify its price tag? I hope to provide clarity by the conclusion of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Huawei Ascend P6 specifications

BrandHuawei
NameAscend P6
ModelP6
Release date2013

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight4.23 oz
Dimensions5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inch
Colorsblack, pink, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Huawei Ascend P6 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCHuawei K3V2
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUVivante GC4000

The Huawei Ascend P6 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.7 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Ascend P6 (8 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Ascend P6 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are much slower. This Huawei phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Ascend P6 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 2000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The Ascend P6 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

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Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity, temperature
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Ascend P6 smartphone has an accelerometer. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Huawei phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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