Huawei Ascend P7

With glass both front and back along with its aluminium sides, the Ascend P7 not only looks absolutely gorgeous, it brings a fantastic, premium feeling in hand as well. Whatever else it may be, the Huawei Ascend P7 is first and foremost a stunningly beautiful smartphone but thankfully it doesn’t end there.

While most smartphones are content to brag about the cameras on their backs, the Huawei Ascend P7 will brag about the incredible 8 megapixel selfie-cam it has up front. While low light conditions will make hard work of getting the best selfies the Ascend P7 has by far the best front-facing camera we’ve ever tested. That’s not to say that pictures from its rear mounted 13 megapixel camera are bad, in fact they’re right up there with our other contenders.

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The Ascend P7’s impressive battery saving skills meant that it managed to get to the end of a full day’s work with 40% charge left in the handset. That’s an impressive feat that no other smartphones on test here managed to consistently hit.

And at nearly R4 000 less than the Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5s et al, the Ascend P7 offers more than enough reasons to choose it over the competition. There will always be those who want the absolute best and are willing to pay a premium for it, but for those who cannot justify the added expense, the Ascend P7 is perfect.

Price: R5 899
“Android excellence on a budget.” 

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