Huawei Ascend G6

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The Huawei Ascend G6 attempts to offer a modicum of style and performance at a price that’s just south of RM600. For your money, you get a rather fetching phone that’s 7.5mm thin weighing in at a rather light 115g. The design is distinctive, with chromed trim on the sides along with a rounded base that gives it a distinct silhouette. The backplate is removable, revealing a non-removable 2000mAh battery and the SD card as well as the SIM card slot. The front comes with the 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen along with a front-facing 5-MP camera. The main quibble with the design is the oddly placed audio jack that’s located on the lower left side of the phone, precluding its use in your pocket.

In terms of hardware, the Ascend G6 sports a midrange spec sheet, notably running Android 4.3 on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, an 8-MP rear cam with a Sony-sourced BSI sensor, a front 5-MP cam and 4G LTE connectivity.

The G6 handled most basic tasks well; for casual gaming, texting, web browsing and e-mails it’ll do just fine with the G6’s 4G LTE connectivity offering a nippier browsing experience overall. The rear camera comes with a smattering of shoot modes – a Smart auto mode, a beauty mode to improve portrait shots, a HDR mode and a selection of art filters. Shots from the rear cam are decent, especially with HDR mode on with the front offering acceptable selfies and videocalls.

With full use, the G6 lasted the better part of a day before needing a juicing. If you’re otherwise looking for a stylish yet affordable phone with LTE for light use without busting the bank, this is definitely worth a look.