Huawei Ascend G630 – An Affordable Android Smartphone With 5″ HD Screen

The company Huawei has been known for a long time for its lower range devices, but the Chinese began to aim higher than the models ranges Ascend P, Ascend D or Ascend Mate. Since the buyers are turning to cheaper products, the company cannot forget those looking for a phone with a more affordable price but also good enough and the new Ascend G630 is a model designed to meet this demand.

Construction and design

If you ever need a picture with a generic Android phone to illustrate a graphical installation, Huawei Ascend G630 can assume this role without any problem. Adopted by the manufacturer, its design is simple and banal, it doesn't have any special element that could be considered typical.

Huawei Ascend G630 2

The front is fully covered by a protective layer of glass and hosts only the screen, capacitive buttons without illumination, front camera and small LED indicator. The glass surface is surrounded by a thin plastic frame glossy screen protecting the slight protrusion of its direct contact with surfaces.

Internal components are protected by a hard plastic casing, external removable cover is just a wrapper designed to shape the phone and host three control buttons. Inside we can find a Micro SD slot and SIM card slot. As shown, the SIM card slot is accompanied by an identical component, blocked in case. This suggests that the Ascend G630 has or will have a Dual SIM version, but we have no information about it at this time.

The level of detail exterior is minimized. Lower housing offers a Micro USB connector and main microphone perforation, right edge offers three buttons for volume and power/lock and the top only hosts the audio connector.

Screen, hardware specifications, autonomy

The screen is a pleasant surprise for a device in this price range. It has a diagonal of 5" and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 293 ppi density is high enough to provide a clear picture without disturbing aliasing. IPS panel used by Huawei has unexpectedly good quality: Maximum brightness is too high, but the colors are beautiful and have a high enough accuracy, black level is good and the contrast is high.

Huawei Ascend G630 uses a Snapdragon 200 processor series, MSM8212 chip provides four core ARM Cortex-A7 with a frequency of 1.2 GHz, like the smaller models in the range immediately above to Snapdragon 400, and the behavior is similar to that noted in this case. Comes with well optimized software and HD resolution which allow to provide a performance good enough phone to use for common applications.

Adreno 302 GPU is still not as strong as Adreno 305 model, which is used for the entire range Snapdragon 400. Bearing in mind the price segment but targeted, 3D performance is good enough. Games like Temple Run 2 functioned smoothly and Real Racing 3 (~ 450 MB version for low power device) had a number of frames per second high enough to provide a competitive experience. The only visible shortcoming is the low power of video processor graphics core related to this, allows for video capture or playback at only 720p resolution.

Users will notice pretty quickly that the storage of 1 GB is enough to install all the applications they want, while still install software used on all mobile phones test. The software provides the possibility of installing applications directly on the card, but this solution is primitive and unworthy of a 2014 device, be it low cost.

  • Display: 5", 1280 x 720 pixel IPS
  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A7, 1.2 GHz, quad-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM 8212)
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 302
  • Memory: 4 GB (1.9 GB available)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Camera: 8 MP, autofocus
  • Video shooting 720p
  • Front camera: 1 PM

Autonomy provided by the battery capacity of 2000 mAh is not impressive. Although its capacity is quite high and one low power processor is manufactured in a 28 nanometer process, Huawei Ascend G630 rarely passed 24 hours of battery life, while the 3G and Wi-Fi connections were used 8 hours per day, the average use was one about 3 hours of Screen Time, and have been active services like push email, calendar, contacts, Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

Camera and video

The camera on the Ascend G630 uses a resolution of 8 MP sensor, optical parameters of the lens is unknown but because the manufacturer does not specify nor past the EXIF. Although not promise much, the camera is pretty good considering its class range.

Photo capture is characterized by the good level of detail, bright colors (sometimes a little too saturated) and high contrast. As expected, the dynamic sensor is not too great. Noise is annoying, but its filtering leads to loss of fine detail. An annoying drawback is the poor exposure metering as the phone has a tendency to underexpose or overexpose certain situations to without a valid reason, this behavior requires careful checking and adjusting pictures manually later.

Video capture is however disappointing. Made at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it has a stable number of frames per second and a good sound, but the level of detail is mediocre, the colors are overly saturated, the contrast is too strong.

Huawei Ascend G630

Conclusions

All mobile phones in this market segment compromises to reach the lowest possible price, but Huawei has managed to do well enough. Offered at a price of about $250, Ascend G630 provides a trivial housing but well built with a screen of 5" HD resolution and good IPS panel, a camera with a satisfactory performance and satisfactory hardware platform. Biggest problems of this model are ridiculously small amount of internal memory, even at this price.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

37 Responses to “Huawei Ascend G630 – An Affordable Android Smartphone With 5″ HD Screen”

  1. Sathikkul July 3, 2014

    Most of LED or LCD phone's are broken easily, But the Huawei Ascend G630 fully covered by a protective layer of glass and hosts its help into avoide broken.In this smart phone future is so good.

  2. harshneet July 3, 2014

    ascend g630 is worth every penny.
    its 5 ich ips screen is awsome and smooth.
    processor is quad core so its very fast .
    ram is also very good and camera quality is just awsome.

  3. Silvana July 3, 2014

    πŸ™‚

  4. fendy July 5, 2014

    Really good model πŸ™‚

  5. the huwaie ascend G630 is very light weight and has a memory of 4 GB, such a mobile is worth taking as it has all the new specifications

  6. M Shakeel Arif July 6, 2014

    Huawei Ascend G630 all around a good android phone. Light weight thin and strong body dimensions.
    But one thing is probably less, which is its ram. Because many smartphones which have one gb ram, they running very late on apps burden. so i suggest make its ram greater.

  7. Anas14 July 7, 2014

    Screen resolution is ideal, and the system of the machine like a very

  8. vibol July 8, 2014

    it's very nice phone

  9. Huawei Ascend G630 muito legal, gostei deste.

  10. Best company ever. You may not known about this company but it is MNC. Has good features and low cost. I won this last two weeks back. it has good battry backup.

  11. gayatri July 9, 2014

    this is an interssting article. it's affrodable mobile.

  12. nasserP July 9, 2014

    it's a good phone mobile

  13. Looks interesting. Not bad at all for the price!

  14. Awesome! great...

  15. JAYARAJ July 10, 2014

    well done. its very user friendly i think so. All features available like samsung. Great.

  16. SOUMIK CHATTERJEE July 10, 2014

    A very good mobile within it's class.

  17. Praveen July 11, 2014

    Very nice phone with all required features and the cost is also low very slim and sleek.

  18. its a nice mobile.

  19. i like it, smart one.

  20. nilise July 12, 2014

    i have it and its the best

  21. It is a wonderful product. Good use of modern technology.

  22. I am using it from last month and had no problem..its camera is so amazing..i love it..

  23. Tejas Kulkarni July 14, 2014

    Features are awesome & 5 inch display is added feather to cap

  24. Rakesh July 14, 2014

    interesting. low price at all.

  25. avnish July 14, 2014

    awesome phone

  26. Damian July 21, 2014

    It could be a nice phone, need to test few aspects like battery life and ram performance, but overall is a nice phone

  27. Thor Fornes July 24, 2014

    Very good phone,priceless,1595 norwegian kr,(191 Euro) no subscription,and make the newest Samsung/Applephone real cheap in use of teknology..in comparison..and use..(throw away money)

  28. bozanian111 July 25, 2014

    Value for money and very functional.

  29. Robert July 28, 2014

    Terrific model πŸ™‚

  30. Adelinka July 30, 2014

    i have this phone and i think is the best one!

  31. Very interesting Phone. however instead of Android 4.3 if they ship with 4.4 would be more attractive, though there is not much of a difference but a psychological advantage i can say.

    • Your link is broken and I was inertesetd in what it had to say. I have dealt with this problem, clients not really knowing what they want, many times. And if it starts out with them not knowing, it usually ends up being a horrible experience for all involved. Even with sitting down and pinning them down to a contract the outcome has not been good. Thanks for the post.

  32. With its fast processor, protective layer glass and 5th inch mega display makes it a perfect phone....!!!!

  33. very good mobile phone,I use it

  34. Huawei is first brand after Sony to offer awesome graphics quality in smart phones. I hope that this model also competes Xperia style

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