We are starting to see manufacturers focus on offering strong specs and design married with affordability, with plenty of handsets now arriving with high end appeal, but reasonable price tags. Chinese companies have been doing this longer than most, and Huawei is launching its new G7 Plus today, a handset that really pushes the limits of mid-range as far as possible before we start talking about flagships.
A dazzling array of specs and hardware make the G7 Plus an enticing prospect for just $330, putting it in an ever appealing price point that also includes the OnePlus Two and Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, among others. The main talking point here is probably the all metal design, which gives the G7 Plus a look and feel beyond its price, especially as Huawei opted to use aviation grade aluminum and cover 90% of the device with it.
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.
With some truly giant specs and a stunning design, the Huawei G7 Plus looks like a winner, even if the company’s own Android UI is probably going to hamper the experience. Indeed, next to the vastly more expensive, but similarly spec’d HTC One A9 ($500), the G7 Plus is a bona fide bargain.