The new Huawei G7 Plus is an interesting mid-ranger


Huawei has been up to some interesting stuff this year. The Force Touch enabled Mate S first caught our attention, after which came the Honor 7 which flooded markets besides just China. The newest Huawei — the G7 Plus — is another interesting prospect.

Why? First, because Huawei say the phone’s chassis is ‘90% metal’, and second, its specifications (minus the SoC, perhaps). The G7 Plus has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, and with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (expandable), the G7 Plus features the Snapdragon 615. It’s an SoC people have had mixed reactions about. While the Vivo X5Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 4i failed to impress, the Cyanogen OS powered Yu Yureka fared much better.

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Coming back to the G7 Plus, the phone has a 13 mega-pixel RGBW, which is aided by OIS. You don’t always get to se OIS on mid-range phones, which is why the G7 Plus is an interesting phone as far as we’re concerned. The ‘90% metal’ chassis is made out of aviation-grade aluminium according to Huawei, and will be available in Silver, Gray, and Gold colour versions.

The G7 Plus is 7.5mm in thickness, and despite that features a 3000mAh battery. The phone is set to start selling in Asia in the coming weeks for an equivalent of $330.

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38 Comments

  1. Genko
    November 6, 2015

    Looks like the G8, has same specs like G8 (except. G8 has SD616, not SD615). So whats the difference.

    • MattD
      November 6, 2015

      I have your same doubt… Maybe it’s asian-market only, and at a lower price?

      • Brooklyn701
        November 6, 2015

        Might have Dual SIM. Does the G8 have Dual SIM or a DS version?

        • MattD
          November 6, 2015

          I don’t really remember, but i think g8 has that hybrid nano sim/micro sd slot

    • MinusPlusDivide
      November 6, 2015

      G8 and G7 Plus are the same just different name for different market.

  2. balcobomber25
    November 6, 2015

    Was a good mid ranger until I saw “Snapdragon 615”. Everything good is ruined by that SoC, the Kirin 620 would have been better.

    • Tajwar
      November 6, 2015

      They could have gone with a 617

      • balcobomber25
        November 6, 2015

        Could have used about 5 different SoCs instead of that.

        • Tajwar
          November 6, 2015

          Tweaking my mother’s new LeTV x600 and it’s bonkers. But the EUI Rom is very sharp on the edges and a little too much apple inspired.

          • balcobomber25
            November 6, 2015

            A lot of them are a little to Apple inspired, luckily you can get it more Android like with some tweaking.

    • Conrad Chu
      November 6, 2015

      Would you please fill me in on why the SD 615 is a bad choice for a SoC

      • balcobomber25
        November 6, 2015

        It throttles, overheats, has horrible battery life. Take your pic. If you stick to the very basics it is decent but once you do anything remotely processor intensive it comes to a crashing halt.

  3. Guaire
    November 6, 2015

    Comparing to what we saw past week from Meizu and Letv not interesting at all for the price.

    Its camera seems promising, but it alone can’t make it interesting. The price is in the Chinese flagship territory.

    Who cares percentage of metal in the chassis?

    • balcobomber25
      November 6, 2015

      Metal is the new “it” word for phone marketing. Last year it was 64bit.

      Many people dont realize Metal doesn’t guarantee good build quality and construction. IPhone 6 Plus is a good example, due to horrible design it’s more fragile than a paper phone.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        November 6, 2015

        Forget the iPhone 6 Plus, you need to see the new Nexus 6P’s durability (or lack of for that matter).

        • Guaire
          November 6, 2015

          Horrible.

        • MaxPower
          November 6, 2015

          what’s going on with the Nexus?
          I’ve not heard anything.
          Is it poorly made?

      • Guaire
        November 6, 2015

        You are right about marketing value of metal. Though that 90% metal chassis sounds irrelevant.

        6 Plus probably had a better percentage of metal in its chassis.

  4. greg
    November 6, 2015

    SD 615 for $330 ? you are so full of yourself Huawei

    • MinusPlusDivide
      November 6, 2015

      because along with 32GB rom , 3GB ram and OIS, G7 Plus and G8 also have finger print scanner for mid range device.

    • MattD
      November 6, 2015

      Gtfo

  5. MinusPlusDivide
    November 6, 2015

    G7 Plus also has finger print scanner.

  6. Acer_Predator
    November 6, 2015

    615 is fail

  7. jitender singh
    November 6, 2015

    FINGERPRINT SENSOR WITH 3GB OF RAM IS NOW AVAILABLE IN JUST 8999.00 – COOLPAD NOTE 3

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 7, 2015

      you guys are VERY lucky !

      i hope we can get this in Pakistan too !

      • jitender singh
        November 7, 2015

        OF COURSE WE R LUCKY, WHY SHOULD WE GO FOR THE MUCH COSTLIEST DEVICE WHEN WE ARE GETTING MAXIMUM FEATURES AT THE LOWEST COST…….

        • Muhammad Yasir
          November 7, 2015

          yeah … but that NOT WHAT I MEANT !

          i mean all the best chinese companies are opening official franchises in your country which automatically brings down prices AND guarantees good after sales support and i would like to see that in Pakistan too !

          infact , i wouldn’t mind if you would import micromax and Yu Yureka mobiles to us !

          • jitender singh
            November 7, 2015

            I UNDERSTAND YOUR ISSUE, HOPE THEY WILL REACH TO YOU SOON…………

            • Muhammad Yasir
              November 7, 2015

              yeah … im waiting for em !

  8. jimberkas
    November 6, 2015

    the SD615 is just fine on my wifes alcatel idol 3. a tad sluggish occasionally but doesn’t overheat and battery life is quite good. this does seem a tad overpriced though considering the alcatel was $200 when i bought it.

    • dazed1
      November 7, 2015

      You guys are fools if you think that your CPU is the reason why your phone is sluggish at times. Its the software, if i can run F60 with 0 lags, and it has pathetic S410 and 1GB ram, and slow 8GB nand…..then S615 with 2GB of ram and 32Gb storage/nand is mooooore then enough. Its either bad nand, or software, your CPU (S615) is more then fast enough.

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    November 7, 2015

    not cheap 🙁

  10. choisiwond dumbbell
    November 8, 2015

    mtk helio x10/x20 version please

  11. November 8, 2015

    Its one of the best ever midrangers ever! 13MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 128GB expandable storage, Android 5.1 (receives 6.0 on February next year), fingerprint and sapphire sensor on camera.

    Check out this review about Huawei G7 Plus (http://www.gadgetdetected.com/2015/11/huawei-g7-plus-with-metal-body-5-5-inch-fhd-screen-and-13-mp-camera-goes-official/ )