Huawei Ascend G630 - The Budget Phablet

Huawei Ascend G630

Huawei announced in April the Ascend G630, which is aimed at the low end of the smartphone/phablet market. It has received great accolades, with some punters giving it 9.3 out of 10, which is pretty impressive indeed.

Dual SIM

It has a dual SIM on board, so you can have two carriers on your phone at once, one for data and one for voice, for example. The phone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Huawei’s Emotion UI Lite version 2 skin for some added goodness. It’s pretty much a standard google phone with some features that Huawei have added in terms of apps and their user interface.


The engine driving this Candybar is a quad core 1.3 GHz processor with an Adreno GPU, so it doesn’t lag in handling multiple apps and video. It has 4GB of on board storage and 1GB RAM. You can, however, upgrade storage by another 32GB via a microSIM slot. It weighs in at 165g, which is good for a phone of this size – it has a 5” display with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display has sharp clear colours and good contrast, with 720x1280 (720p) pixels and around 294ppi pixel density.


The phone also packs an 8MP rear-facing camera with a digital LED flash and a minute 1MP front facing camera. The main camera creates photo’s that are clear, with good contrast, although white light seems to be a challenge. The camera also shows artefacts in low light conditions as well, but this is a fault that many smartphone/phablets have, and this will improve as better cameras and software are placed inside phones.


Video is shot at 1080p HD and there is a digital zoom. The camera features video streaming, video sharing, autofocus, face detection, camera effects – all that you would expect from a phone of this calibre. The phone also includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and DLNA. Being essentially an Android phone we find Google Maps and all the Google goodness that typically comes with standard Android phones.


The battery is a mighty 2000mAh number, with 600 hours of standby time, and 10 hours of talk time. The phone comes with 3G support only. You also have access to Google’s Play Store, which means more than a million apps are at your disposal.

Have a look

Overall, a reasonable phone, but the user response doesn’t lie. Clearly, phone users like this phone for its dependability, the display and the camera. So give this phone a once-over when spending your hard-earned lolly.


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