With the Ascend P6, Huawei looked to build a smartphone that emphasized design and material quality over performance. Unfortunately, it shipped without LTE at a time when networks were making a big push on the new standard, and so marginalized the P6 in favor of devices from rival manufacturers.
Lesson suitably learned, the company is back with the P7, a handset that’s marketed as a cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 coming in at a recommended retail price of R6 699. Unlike the predecessor, the P7 comes with LTE, runs on a 1.8GHz quad-core Hisilicon Kirin 910T processor, 2GB RAM, and is powered by a 2,500mAh battery.and a series of refinements that should eliminate all of the issues that were found with last year’s model. The Ascend P7 is exclusively available to Vodacom customers in store and online from 9 July – 6 August on the Vodacom Smart S plan for R379.