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Is Huawei G7 Plus worth Rs.50,000?

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Recently, Huawei device Nepal launched G7 Plus for Rs.50,000 which looks similar to the iPhone 6 Plus with its premium metallic build quality. The Huawei G7 Plus is the successor to the last year’s Huawei G7, but the newest model offers substantial improvement over its predecessor with a higher resolution FullHD screen and a DSLR level BSI, OIS, RGBW 13MP rear camera. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor, some astounding innovation, and a sizeable battery of 3000mAh capacity. But is Huawei G7 Plus worth Rs.50,000 when you can get smartphones like Moto X Style, LG G4, and One Plus two at similar price point?

SPECS COMPARISON:

One Plus Two LG G4 Huawei G7 Plus 
5.5-inch FullHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 4 5.5-inch QuadHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch FullHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 3
Snapdragon 810 Octacore Snapdragon 808 Hexacore Snapdragon 615 Octacore
16/64GB ROM/ 4GB RAM;
No microSD card slot
32 ROM/ 3GB RAM;
microSD upto 128GB
32 ROM/3GB RAM;
microSD upto 128GB
13MP (rear)/5MP (front) camera setup 16MP (rear)/8MP (front) camera setup 13MP (rear)/5MP (front) camera setup
Fingerprint sensor (on the Front) No Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor (on the back)
USB type C; No support for fast charging microUSB; Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 microUSB; Qualcomm quick charge 2.0
Android Lollipop 5.1 (Oxygen OS) Android Lollipop 5.1 (LG UI) Android Lollipop 5.1 (EMUI 3.1)
3300mAh battery 3000mAh battery 3000mAh battery
Rs.53,000 (Buy here) Rs.50,000  (Buy here) Rs.50,000
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                             The Huawei G7 Plus features a fingerprint sensor on the back

REASONS TO BUY HUAWEI G7 PLUS

The Huawei G7 Plus is made up of 90% metal and gives a premium feel to the end user. On the back, there are rubberized parts that offer more grip than other handsets. Huawei G7 Plus also comes with two major innovation. Firstly, the network connection issues on the G7 Plus will be less severe than other smartphones since the phone sports two antennas on the top and bottom of the smartphone. Secondly, Huawei G8’s 13MP camera has exceptional low-light performance, using dynamic lighting.

huawei-g8-camera

REASONS NOT TO BUY HUAWEI G7 PLUS

The biggest letdown of the Huawei G7 Plus is its processor. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset which we all know is not the fastest processor you can have in a smartphone. We can expect the phone to struggle while playing high-end games, but you should expect the phone to perform well while doing other normal tasks. At this price range, you can get OnePlus Two or the LG G4 that comes with flagship quality chipset with no compromise in performance.

The second letdown is its pricing here in Nepal. The phone was launched in China for $330, which is approximately Rs.35,000. But the pricing of the phone is atrocious with almost Rs.15,000 price hike. Had the price been around Rs.35,000-Rs. 40,000, it would have made a lot of sense, but at Rs. 50,000 it’s difficult for us to recommend this phone.

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Yural Maskey is an Electronics Engineering graduate and a co-founder of Gadgetbyte Nepal. Besides being a Tech Geek, he is also a die-hard Arsenal fan.