Is it “wrong” to like a phone just because it has a cool colour? A look at the pink Huawei Ascend P7

August 8, 2014

I’m not going to pretend that looks don’t count when I choose devices, or that I didn’t hope that I’d get sent a pink Huawei Ascend P7 to review (I got a black one, in fact). The truth is, with so many Android smartphones on the market that have similar specs and often feel the same-same, looks and colour count for me. A lot.

So when Huawei (pronounced “wha-wey”) announced their Ascend P7, and I saw it came in pink, I was excited for a pretty phone that stood out.


However, before I’m labelled as superficial, let me say too that the Ascend P7 is a good phone too. I’ve been trying it out, but even before, I was reading rave reviews from when it was launched three months ago.

Briefly, it’s thin and light, has a 5-inch full HD display, 2G of RAM, 16GB of storage and in the interest of awesome selfies, it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It also has a mirror, that you can zoom in and out (a very useful function if you’re a tired or newish mom and need to check there are no signs of child on your face). There’s a really useful power saving function with three settings (normal, smart and ultra) so you can maximise battery life.

I found the Huawei Ascend P7 to be quick, light and a pleasure to use, and I’d highly recommend it to those looking for a great Android phone with all the usual functions plus some, at a better price than others in the market, and with looks to kill.

The Huawei Ascend P7 is available on contract for around R379 (on Vodacom), and at  a recommended retail price of R6 699. The pink model will be available later in the year.

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