Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Aug 2013 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless AndroidCentral:

After spending a little time with the Ascend P6 getting it set up with our accounts and apps, we have to say we're quite impressed with the build quality. This is a big step up over some of its offerings last year, and even over what it announced just at CES in January. It is incredibly thin and relatively light as well, without feeling cheap or flimsy and the use of different metals along with small plastic accents is quite nice. The display also looks crisp and bright despite only being 720p (although the resolution is quite acceptable at 4.7-inches), and the device is overall refreshingly small compared to the ballooning sizes of recent handsets.

This thing is going places. Huawei is advertising it all over the country on national TV here in The Netherlands, and it's being pushed by retail chains. The next Samsung won't be American or European, but Chinese.

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dmanvr
Member since:
2013-08-15

... not that surprising, really. The current Samsung isn't either.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I thought Samsung was the next Nokia.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Samsung is the next King of the Hill. Until the next disruption.

Take it from Microsoft, Nokia, and BlackBerry.

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Updates?
by geleto on Thu 15th Aug 2013 04:43 UTC
geleto
Member since:
2005-07-06

Huawei are quite sloppy with Android updates. The Ascend G600 - a decent mid-range phone released 6 months after Jelly Bean runs on Ice Cream Sandwich.
And it will not be receiving any updates.

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RE: Updates?
by shotsman on Thu 15th Aug 2013 05:41 UTC in reply to "Updates?"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

And it probably comes complete with backdoors to the chinese gov spooks.

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RE[2]: Updates?
by Fergy on Thu 15th Aug 2013 06:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Updates?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

And it probably comes complete with backdoors to the chinese gov spooks.

The Chinese made iPhone is of course completely backdoor free.

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RE[3]: Updates?
by dsmogor on Thu 15th Aug 2013 10:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Updates?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

That wouldn't be that easy, they get software and chip designs down to gate level from Apple.
Planting something to that that Apple engineers wouldn't notice is nearly impossible... nearly.

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Impossible?
by philipstaffordwood on Thu 15th Aug 2013 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Updates?"
philipstaffordwood Member since:
2013-08-15

Impossible to hide something among more than 200 million transistors?

Really?

Only reference to a transistor count estimate I could find was at:
http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/HONSHI/20100727/184585/?P=2

Check out a few intentional IC easter eggs:
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/

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RE[2]: Updates?
by REM2000 on Thu 15th Aug 2013 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Updates?"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

yeah because Apple doesn't work with the NSA...whoops wait,

I think everyone will just need to assume that all providers are now working with a government agency of some kind. US, UK, Germany, China etc..

Reply Score: 5

Poor review
by adkilla on Thu 15th Aug 2013 16:28 UTC
adkilla
Member since:
2005-07-07

While they've got a couple of things right, they've got some dead wrong too:
http://stevelitchfield.com/sshow/ss206.html

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That ejector
by screamingturnip on Thu 15th Aug 2013 17:33 UTC
screamingturnip
Member since:
2012-04-05

If you buy that you're going to lose that plug; accept that, plan for that.

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Chinese Phones
by twitterfire on Thu 15th Aug 2013 17:55 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I bought a lot of Chinese phones and tablets through Aliexpress, Banggood or Pandawill, (Lenovo, Oppo, Hero and Window) for me and friends. I am satisfied both about build quality and price.

You have to read lots of reviews before you buy a less known chinese Android device.

But I would read reviews anyway, even if I would consider just Samsung, HTC and Sony to buy phones.

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next samsung WILL BE chinese
by enzobelmont on Thu 15th Aug 2013 19:17 UTC
enzobelmont
Member since:
2006-11-08

i just bought an Idol X, from TCL brand (a.k.a. alcatel), and let ma say it: is awesome,
a little better than ascend p6 and a lot cheaper than big boys (galaxy s4, htc one,lg g2, etc.)

watch out! chinese brands are coming to domain the smartphone market...

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battery
by NuxRo on Fri 16th Aug 2013 06:28 UTC
NuxRo
Member since:
2010-09-25

Another phone that only lasts a day or less. Fsck it.

Reply Score: 2