Today we’ll be taking a brief look at the Huawei Ascend G700. This device is a pretty good one for quite a decent price. This phone has both good and bad points, but overall the good points simply overtake the bad ones and in the end more than over-compensate for them.
First off, Huawei is known to release reasonably powerful devices for prices that don’t make your pocket bleed for too long. To be precise, I’d say that this phone can set you back by around 300 dollars ( but I may be wrong ). Still, even if the price is larger than that, the Huawei Ascend G700 still offers you quite a lot. A good thing to keep in mind is that this is a Dual-SIM phone ( that usually fetches a bit more money on the market than others ).
I deem it more important in this part to just answer a few heavy questions you might be having about the device. First off: is the phone any good? I’d say, from an objective point of view, the Huawei Ascend G700 is one of the best phones you could actually get for that price range. A good question you might have would be: Is it worth its price? I’d say that the phone is pretty much worth every dime asked for it, especially considering it’s a Dual-SIM phone with a decent amount of hardware strength that can handle pretty much all the tasks you’ll be throwing at it. Sure, this device has a few drawbacks and we’ll get to them in due time, yet the good parts far outweigh the bad ones in the case of the Huawei Ascend G700.
As far as networking goes, this phone is pretty much standard-issue ( well, except that only SIM 1 can use 3G ). The network types are the default ones you should already know ( if you don’t, just read an old article on this website and you’ll see ). Currently this phone is available for purchase for one and all.
The Huawei Ascend G700 is a pretty small phone, for a device with a 5.0 inch screen, and that’s a good thing. The exact dimensions of this device are: 142.5 x 72.8 x 9 mm ( or 5.61 x 2.87 x 0.35 in, if you prefer this measuring system ) and it weighs about 155 g ( or around 5.47 oz ). All and all, not an over-sized device.
The screen of the Huawei Ascend G700 is a pretty good one: an IPS LCD capacitive screen with 16 million colors. While it is 5.0 inches large, this screen doesn’t hold a 1080p resolution ( else the price would have been easily spiked by 300 dollars ). Instead this screen has a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and a pixel density of approximately 294 pixels per inch ( which is fantastic, if you ask me ). Unfortunately, I HIGHLY advise being as careful as you can with this phone and not dropping it, considering it has no note-able screen protection method.
There’s not much to say about the audio output of the Huawei Ascend G700. As far as sound is concerned, this phone is relatively average, sporting the standard things that ALL phones have with no notice-able audio enhancements, be them hardware-based or software-based.
As far as the memory of this phone is concerned, the Huawei Ascend G700 is only available in one version: an 8 GB storage version. Fear not, for that can be expanded upon via the MicroSD card slot, which can use any card of up to and including 32 GB. The RAM of this device is also in a pretty generous number – 2 GB. With that amount of RAM and the hardware that this phone has in it, it should ensure that you experience as little lag and frame-drops in ANYTHING as possible.
This phone has both GPRS and EDGE, with the standard internet speed found on most good smartphones ( HSDPA 42.1 MB/s and HSUPA 5.76 MB/s ). The WLAN of this device is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot. This phone also has Bluetooth v4.0 on it with A2DP. The USB port of the Huawei Ascend G700 is in Micro-USB v2.0 format with no MHL ( therefore, you can’t use it as an HDMI port ).
The camera of the Huawei Ascend G700 is a pretty decent one: an 8 MP main snapper which can record in 1080p full HD at 30 frames per second and photograph at 3264 x 2448 pixels resolutions. The features of this camera include: autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging. This phone also has a secondary frontal 1.3 MP camera ( that one doesn’t have any features on it ).
The battery of the Huawei Ascend G700 is a pretty good one. This device has a Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery on it ( not the non-removable kind – THANK GOD – since I already told you why I can’t stand that non-removable thing ). Nobody really bothered to check for how long this battery can sustain the phone powered up, but one would assume that it can do it for quite some time considering it’s a pretty large one.
As far as hardware is concerned, the only note-able component seen on this device is the processor: a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor to be exact. Even without note-able strength in the other regions, the processor alone should still be able to carry to some degree any game or app with a decent framerate.
While the Android version found on this device may not be the latest or greatest one, it still is pretty darn good. The Huawei Ascend G700 has Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean on it. Sure, it may not offer the same things as the latest version, but it’s stable and has been offering a lot of satisfaction to a pretty large fanbase for a while now.
The Huawei Ascend G700 is a phone that doesn’t really lack in features, but doesn’t have all that many either. Firstly, the sensors: we have accelerometer, proximity and a compass. As far as messaging is concerned, you can d that through: SMS ( with Threaded View ), MMS, E-Mail, Push Mail and IM. This phone uses HTML5 for the browser and also has Java through MIDP emulation. The GPS of this device has built-in support for A-GPS as well. The Huawei Ascend G700 is available in two colors: Black and White, both of which are looking spectacular.
Here’s a brief list of what this phone is capable of:
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- SNS integration
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
This concludes our tiny review of the Huawei Ascend G700. Hope it has helped answer a few of the questions you might have had about the device and offered you at least a tiny bit of extra information.