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Ascending to new heights

Published:Monday | January 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Shernette Evans takes a selfie with the Huawei Ascend P7.

My grandmother said to me once, If you look great every day, then persons will only notice you at your worst. So, Huawei has a flagship phone called the Ascend P7, of which most readers, like me, would think, well, because its Huawei, it should be a budget phone with mid-range specification. You will be shocked at the truth.

Today, we will be taking a closer look at the Huawei Ascend P7 (P7) and seven features that make this phone such an eye candy.

Ascend One: 8MP front camera

I have never, and I repeat, never seen a phone take such amazing photos with the front camera. After testing it in office, I took to the streets and the reaction was the same every time. Persons were shocked to see the image quality after each shot. Just look at the selfie pictures of Shernette Evans as a demonstration. This phone scored big with the ladies ... . Trust me on that one.

Ascend Two: 13MP rear camera

The back camera for the P7 is also astounding. It takes equally great photos like the front camera but is also able to do it at night and in low-light conditions. The rear camera also has the ability to video record at 1080p.

Ascend Three: Robust setting

Huawei seemed to have put a lot of time and effort into the settings menu of this device. You'll find features in the settings menu that you would only find in paid apps. One such feature is the power-saving mode, which tells you the apps running in the background and how many amperes they use.

Ascend Four: Photo-editing options

After taking gorgeous photos with the P7, you will have the ability to edit them with some creative tools. Some of the editing tools allow you to lightening your skin complexion, smoothing your skin, and whitening your teeth with amazing precision.

Ascend Five: Mirror app

At the lock screen, you will find four shortcut apps by swiping up. One such app is Mirror, which allows you to use the front camera as a mirror. In the application, you can also zoom in on your face for better detail. This will certainly be a hit with the ladies.

Ascend Six: Magnifying glass

Yes, the P7 has an application that acts as a magnifying glass. The app uses the rear camera to magnify images and also has the option to turn on the flash to see in dark areas. Now that I look at it ... this sounds kind of creepy.

Ascend Seven: Build quality

The Huawei Ascend P7 is a well-built phone with Gorilla glass at the back and the front, a metal frame, a HiSilicon Kirin 910T Quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, 1080x1920 pixels, a 5.0-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, a 2GB RAM, and an FM radio. There is not much more you can ask for in a phone.

Final thoughts

There are lots of good points going for the Huawei Ascend P7, like the price; but we found a couple of things that didn't rub us the right way, too.

All the slots and buttons are located on the right hand side of the device. Also, the proximity of the power and volume buttons will make you mistakenly press one for the other most of the times. But if thats what it takes to have beautiful selfies, then sign me up!

Writer: Payton H. Wilmott

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