- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5.0 “(12.7 cm) touchscreen, 720 × 1280 px
- WLAN, UMTS, HSDPA (up to 42 Mbit / s)
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
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The Huawei Ascend G700 is 2013 as a new dual SIM top model of the manufacturer on the German market and thus on our previous leader since mid-October Huawei Ascend G525 (Test) positioned. The mobile targets with 5 “display on the last and more popular become market the Mega smartphones and surpasses the G525 0.5”. In terms of performance values, it deals with the tip of the used in Germany dual SIM smartphone: One of the few models it has namely a quad-core processor.
Operating System: Android 4.2
Like the other dual SIM phones from Huawei also sets the Ascend G700 on Android, namely version 4.2. This is currently used on most models standard, although now version 4.3 has been released. The smaller (and cheaper) G525, however, is still equipped with Android 4.1. About the pure Android system, the manufacturer shall, incidentally, its own user interface, called “Emotion”, in version 1.6 lite. These surfaces (with Samsung it is as “TouchWiz” in “HTC Sense”) are basically a matter of taste. We found the solution of Huawei logical and understandable, difficulties in adapting there were none.
5-inch display, camera and optics
The 5 “TFT display offers a lush bright and clear image. That it does not dissolve with full HD, you realize, although on closer inspection. In normal daily use the 1280 x 20 pixels (qHD) did not fall but as grainy. Even when streaming movies and series, it made a good to very good impression – and the 12.7 cm screen diagonal is just tidy place. Surfing is also easily accessible, despite its compact dimensions it has almost a tablet experience. Also, the viewing angle is wide: One can display good view from the side, which is partly due to the IPS technology of the screen. For entertainment the way also includes an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash. Video chatting is on the front of a 1.3 megapixel camera housed. Whose Snapshots can be instantly uploaded to favorite social network. Not as fancy succeeded, however, is the case: The plastic material is stable and high quality, but seems a bit boring in black. Maybe the white model makes a more elegant impression. From other manufacturers, such as Samsung, one is accustomed moreover smaller frame around the display. The Ascend G700 acts comparatively somewhat bulky.
Processor power and speed
As already mentioned, the Ascend G700, next to the Acer Liquid E2 (test) , one of the first terminals for two SIM cards, which ever has a processor with four cores. Within the dual SIM models, it continues with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz and 2 GB RAM ultimately to the speed peak. It provides fast app representations, smooth scrolling, fairly low-latency switching between apps and invited the test pages from the mobile Internet very quickly with up to 42 Mbit / s via HSDPA (this but more in mobile and networks). However, compared with high-end single-SIM smartphone is still a difference in speed to feel. For example, has the current top smartphone Sony Xperia Z1 2.2GHz, but has just even a single SIM slot and is therefore no real alternative. The new Ascend has 8GB ROM and the (now quite usual) extensibility with microSD cards up to 32GB and ample storage. In addition, according to the manufacturer up to 20 GB of cloud storage of Bitcasa via a free app in the Google Play Store can be used.G700 , next to the
Dual SIM handling in Ascend G700
The decision for a smart phone with two SIM slots falls most probably for the reason that they have to handle two different numbers. Therefore, in addition to the “normal” mobile phone criteria and the integration of SIM management plays in our test always an important role. Meanwhile, it must be said, however, that most Android smartphones are very similar and well thought out in this area. In the “Settings” menu you can configure the two maps clearly, and for example also be switched off separately (as can be in the evening as the company card disable while decommissions the private card at conferences.). Before you call or SMS can be the desired SIM card via the status menu select, which is the info line on top of the screen. Accessible one is the same on both phones. Incoming calls are thereby displayed so that you can see on which number you just called. During the time in which one speaks to one of the two numbers, the other card but is unavailable, the caller will hear the call answering or (if no mailbox is set up) the Unreachable announcement of the network operator.
Mobile and network
For some irrelevant, perhaps annoying for other: Fast Internet using UMTS / HSPA Huawei Ascend G700 when only one of the two SIM cards is possible. Both SIMs can however use GSM, strangely enough, but only 3 of the 4 global spread frequencies (900/1800/1900 MHz). In most recent top smartphones all four regions are covered. In positive contrast that already Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR support, as well as DLNA. When it comes to wireless networks, the phone does not disappoint and supports WLAN 802.11 b / g / n, as it should be.
Battery and runtime
The lithium polymer battery is good sized with 2,150 mAh and allows the Huawei Ascend G700 up to 150 hours of operation in the dual-SIM mode. which can be useful in low power, as long as you just have to be on a number necessarily accessible then – If you switch a SIM from, the still remaining battery life doubled. The pure talk time is 3 hours. These are given the right batteries give slightly lower values than might have been hoped. In the test, however, enough to fully charge the phone once a day.
With 5.0 “Display, Android 4.2 and 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend G700 is currently the technically best equipped dual SIM mobile in the test , but also has one of the highest rates in the test field. An alternative for price-conscious is the Acer Liquid E2: It has almost the same performance, but on a slightly smaller 4.5 “display and an approximately 40 to 50 € cheaper. Who more display size is important, a real top can set the dual SIM smartphone in large format with the G700.