Huawei has just released the Huawei Ascend XT2 also known as the Huawei Y7. The Huawei Ascend XT2 is a new budget smartphone for those who want a relatively good phone without breaking the bank. Huawei Ascend XT2 also known as the Huawei Y7 comes with some cool specs which I’ll be discussing in this article. Without wasting much of our time, let’s go into the specs and price of the Huawei Ascend XT2.
Huawei Ascend XT2 Key Specs
• 5.5 inches IPS LCD display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC
• 2GB of RAM
• 16GB built-in storage
• 12 megapixels rear camera
• 8 megapixels front facing camera
• 4,000 mAh battery
• 4G LTE support
Design and Body
The design of the Huawei Y7 is a simple one but the build quality is great. It comes in an aluminum body which is very durable. It has a thickness of 8.4 mm and weighs about 165 grams (including the battery). The phone feels good in the hands as it is not bulky. It is available in only two colors which are Grey/Prestige and Gold/Silver.
Coming to the display which is the first thing you see on a phone, the Huawei Ascend XT2 comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 267 pixels per inch density. Unfortunately, the display doesn’t have protection of any kind.
Processor and Memory
Huawei Ascend XT2 is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor which has a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The Adreno 505 GPU is in charge of gaming and graphics-related activities.
It comes with 2GB of RAM which is “ok” for multitasking and 16GB built-in storage. It has a micro SD card slot for expanding the storage but you it is shared with the 2nd SIM slot so you can’t use 2 SIMs and a SD card at the same time.
Coming to the camera department, the Huawei Ascend XT2 has a single rear camera that is a 12 megapixels camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. The camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
At the front, we have a 8 megapixels camera for taking selfies and video calls.
Battery and Charging
Coming to this department, the Huawei Y7 has a huge 4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery that is not removable. The battery is huge and should last you a whole day even with heavy use. It has a micro USB port for charging. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support fast charging.
Network and Connectivity
The Huawei Ascend XT2 has support for 4G LTE network which gives you access to fast internet speeds when downloading and browsing. It comes with Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, and FM radio. It also supports OTG (On The Go). The Huawei Ascend XT2 is only available on AT&T carrier but the Huawei Y7 is factory unlocked to work with any carrier.
As for software, the Huawei Ascend XT2 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on top.
Huawei Ascend XT2 Price
Huawei Ascend XT2 also known as Huawei Y7 price starts at $99.99 and it is available on Amazon and other online stores. You can also get it from the carrier.