Huawei G7 Plus Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei G7 Plus is a member of the G series, and an admirable successor to 2014's Huawei Ascend G7. Released a year after its predecessor and successful launch of the Nexus 6P with Google, the Chinese tech giant Huawei designed this midrange smartphone with features that has brought about several improvements in both hardware and software; Improvements that has made it close rivals with the HTC Desire 828.

Huawei G7 Plus
Huawei G7 Plus 

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Major Improvements of this device from it predecessor can be seen in its display and performance. Specs which owe to its improved performance include an increase in the display's resolution and pixel density, improved camera with OIS, a fingerprint scanner, and  a better processor. To make these upgrades more appreciable, the Huawei G7 Plus price tag is still reasonable and won't take out a large chunk out of your wallet. The Huawei Ascend G7 Plus specs that enable its improved operation efficiency are outlined below.


Huawei G7 Plus Features


Display and Build

The Ascend G7 Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, and pixel density of 401 PPI. This screen size of over 5.3 Inches classifies the device as a phablet that offers a wide enough screen for an enjoyable viewing experience, but which may not be easily operated with one hand.  

Compared with the G7, the screen's resolution is higher, likewise its pixel density, hence if the G7 screen was sharp, this successor offers a sharper screen that is crisp and bright. It is said to be 1.5 times sharper than the average phone released in 2015. Serving as a protection on this screen is protected a 2.5D Gorilla glass 3 that will ensure that the screen is not easily marred on contact with hard and rough surfaces. 

The G7 Plus features a premuim design with its all metal uni-body and plastic panels for keeping the phone's atennas out of sight. It has a dimension of 152.5 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm and weight of 167g, which means the device is slightly thinner than the G7, but slightly heavier than the G7 at 165g. It is also 16% thinner than an average smartphone released in 2015 and somewhat heavier than average for a smartphone its size. One can either get the G7 Plus in Silver, Gray, or Gold colour. 

For improved security, this smartphone also features a smart fingerprint sensor that is located at the device's rear. An advanced level of security from the use of PINs, patterns and Passwords will help to ensure that device is secured at all times and reassuring at the same time. With this scanner, one can quickly access the phone even while the screen is not powered. 

Hardware and Software

The Huawei G7 Plus is powered by a 64 bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset, made up of four cores 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and four cores 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor . It has 3GB of RAM with and Internal memory storage of 32GB that is expandable upto 128GB using micro SD card. Other than providing a processor that is twice as powerful than that of the G7, a large RAM to aid seamless multitasking, the G7 Plus also provides a large enough space for storage of the users documents, apps and files.

It also runs on Huawei's customized user interface, EMUI 3.1 on top Android 5.1 lollipop operating system. The Android OS as the most popular offers a wide variety of customizations and an easy to use and navigate interface. One can also update the device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, since this update was expected in early 2016.


Camera

The Huawei G7 Plus features a 13MP rear camera with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and a dual LED flash . This camera can capture videos in High definition quality, thereby producing high quality images. Other features of this camera include optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama and face/smile detection. With optical image stabilization, this smartphone's camera can still take videos and images of great quality even if the device is in motion.

The G7 Plus also sports a 5MP front camera which makes for clearer selfies with its front focus and beauty level software. The Huawei G7 Plus camera specs are similar to that of the Ascend G7 in terms of resolution, but the rear camera of this variant has been improved upon in terms of low light performance with a wider aperture, sapphire lens, RGBW sensor, dual-tone LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS), amongst others. Also with the camera's Independent Image Processor, one should expect images with vivid detail but with lower contrast.

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of Huawei G7 Plus is 3,000 mAh and its battery is non removable and based on Li-on technology. This battery capacity is above average especially for a phone released in 2015. On moderate usage, it can support long hours of use and can last well over a day. Huawei's power saving technology enables up to two days of normal phone usage, 9 hours of internet surfing and gives 15 hours of video playback. 

The Ascend G7 Pro is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE connectivity. The second SIM card slot can also be used for a micro SD card, hence one can either use a SIM or memory card in the slot. Other connectivity options of this device include LTE, Wi-Fi, FM, 3G and 4G,GPS and Bluetooth. Its sensors include Ambient light, Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer and Proximity sensors. 


Price and Availability

Huawei G7 Plus is available in Nigeria as well as countries like  China and Thailand. In Nigeria, it can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country.  Huawei G7 Plus Price in Nigeria ranges from 90,000 to 140,000 Naira, depending on your location in the country and the current exchange rate. 


Huawei Ascend G7 Plus Specs


 

Body

Dimensions
152.5 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm
Form factor
Touchscreen
Colors
Gray, Silver, Gold
Cover
Metal
Weight
167g

 

Display

Type
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
5.5-inch Display
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density
401PPI

 

Memory And OS

Card slot
Yes, Upto 256GB
Inbuilt
32GB
OS
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU

Chipset
Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 &
 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
RAM
3GB

 

Camera

Primary
13 MP, f/2.0
Features
 Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual-tone) Flash,
Touch Focus, Face detection
HDR, Geo-tagging, Panorama
Video
Secondary
5MP

 

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh battery
Removable
No

 

Connectivity

3G
Yes
4G
Yes
3.5mm Jack:
Yes
WIFI
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes, 4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
No
USB
Yes, microUSB 2.0
FM
Yes
Wireless Charging
N/A
SIM
Dual SIM

 

Other Features

Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer,
proximity, compass




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Tech Lass's Verdict:

The Huawei Ascend G7 Plus is a good choice for anyone looking for a quality midrange device from a reputable smartphone manufacturer. One with good battery backup, great design, camera, and without the thought of robbing a bank to purchase it. Although it does not have the latest and greatest specs to compete with high-end devices, it would still outperform most devices in its range, even some midrange smartphones released in 2017.


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