Huawei Ascend G700
Huawei Ascend G700 offers a dual-SIM smartphone that is between entry and medium range. It has a high resolution IPS touchscreen as well as a strong chip with four cores. The memory bank is also quite large with 8 GB and can be extended via the card slot. It performs better than the Ascend G525 and also better than the competitors
It is made up, mostly, out of plastic. It measures 142.5 x 72.8 x 8.95 mm and weighs 157 grams. It is not part of the lightest smartphones, but is quite large because of its big touchscreen.
Its display is sealed with a protective foil by the manufacturer. This is well attached and does not cause any blisters, but it came off a bit on the edges of the test device. The foil is extremely prone to fingerprints.
It has a metal frame surrounds the panel that connects it with the back side of the case. The back is entirely out of plastic. Touches on the surface there also quickly leave lasting impressions. The haptics of the surface of this smartphone is very comfortable though and it lies well in the hand. The device is also very sturdy and nothing creaks. The back cover is fixed into place, but can be removed in order to gain access to the battery, the SIM slots and the MicroSD slot. Overall, the G700 leaves a good impression.
Ascend G700 does not come with any surprises. It has got the MicroUSB 2.0 port serves both to charge the device as well as to transfer data to a computer. It is not possible to connect any external drives and MHL is not supported either, but it is DLNA capable. It also has got the integrated MicroSD card reader accepts memory cards of up to 32 GB (SDHC).
Its operating system in is Google's Android 4.2.1. It is enhanced by Huawei's own Emotion UI 1.6 interface. It consists mostly of optical adjustments, but they are neat and extend Jelly Bean with some useful widgets. It does not include any bloatware. Instead, there are some really useful apps preinstalled, such as the free Kingsoft Office and other sensible tools.
Communication & GPS
Huawei Ascend G700 has got two SIM slots for Mini-SIM cards. All of these slots support triband GSM (900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), but, only one supports the fast HSPA+ standard (HSDPA: up to 42 MBit/s, HSUPA: up to 11.5 MBit/s) that also allows mobile internet access for the smartphone. It is so unfortunate that the coverage of frequencies is not that broad: only the 900 and 2100 MHz bands are supported. No LTE. But at least the G700 is still much faster than the G525 (max. 21 MBit/s) or the iOcean X7 (max. 21 MBit/s).
The G700 is able to connect to the home network via the built-in Wi-Fi module. It supports the IEEE 802.11 standards b/g/n and sends in the 2.4 GHz band. Component reach is only mediocre. The device reached full signal only rarely even when placed right next to the router (Fritz!Box 6360). At a distance of 20 meters from the router there were still two bars visible in the task bar, but the loading process of the pages in the browser was extremely delayed and very slow.
Its connections to GPS satellites are built up very fast with a good signal quality. Even if you are indoors the position of the smartphone is determined quickly. In our comparison test the navigation device Garmin Edge 500 did not perform that well; neither the distance nor the speed were determined correctly.
Cameras & Multimedia
Its main camera has a resolution of up to 8 MP (3264x2448 pixels, aspect ratio 4:3). When 16:9 is preferred, then the resolution is reduced to 6 MP (3328x1872 pixels). The light sensitivity can also beregulated manually between ISO 100 and 800 with four levels. In dark environments an LED light supports the optics.
The camera can take formidable pictures in the daylight. Even though it does not quite reach the sharpness of an iPhone 5 or Lumia 920, it still delivers satisfactory results. The colors give the right impression. However, considering the price class of the device, this is really tolerable. However, indarker environments the optics are quickly overstrained. The photos do not look very sharp on the edges and fairly dark.
The webcam (1.3 MP: 1280x720 pixels) of the G700 has managed to surprise in a good way. The camera is very good for video conferences and gives good results even in somewhat darker environments.
Bluetooth – Available
It uses Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery that has a standby that lasts 1Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 480 h (3G) on standby and has got up Up to 27 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G) talking time.
Price in Zimbabwe – Estimated price in Zimbabwe is $ 650