News by Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015.
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Chinese brands are usually where it's at if you want bang for your buck, with handsets from the country usually well spec'd and well made, even if there are usually compromises along the way. Huawei is certainly one of the companies that fit that ethos, and the third largest smartphone brand in the world is showing that again with the G7 Plus.This is a mid-range phone, but it is one with an enviable list of specs and a lovely metal body, certainly an interesting package for its $330 (or the equivalent of) price tag. Of course, the $300-$400 band is starting to get busy, with most manufacturers delivering something good (we?re thinking the likes of the OnePlus Two, Motorola Moto Pure Edition, and LG Nexus 5X). Huawei is aiming to nestle into those handset with the G7 Plus, and in terms of design it certainly stands out. This is a premium smartphone, which means in 2015 that it sports a metal chassis. Huawei says the handset features 90% aluminum, which is aviation grade and comes in gold, silver, and grey. As for the innards and hardware, the Huawei G7 Plus features a 5.5-inch display with Full HD 1080p resolution, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, micro SD expansion, a 3000mAh battery, and a 13 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, sapphire lens, RGBW sensor, and wider aperture. Yes, it also sports a fingerprint scanner on the rear, adding further to a very impressive spec list. All in all, the G7 Plus sports impressive specs for its price point and is an enticing device that looks good and will undoubtedly be a good performer. The compromise is always going to be software, with Huawei?s own take on Android not as good as iterations from other manufacturers.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.