Ascend G740: Big LTE Phone for €280 in the Test

With the Ascend G740, the Chinese manufacturer expands the range of LTE smartphones. The 4G-Flitzer also provides a screen diagonal of 5 inches and should for the price about 260 eurodominate over the competition as a hot price performance package. We have tested this in a practice test.

Ascend G740 Big LTE Phone for €280 in the Test

Huawei Ascend G740: The Data

The Huawei Ascend G740 spark in all popular LTE networks in Germany. In addition to the 4G-Funkt the touch screen is one of the main focus of the Smartphone. Resolves the 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). A clocked 1.2 GHz dual-core processor along with an Adreno-305-graphics unit works under the hood. As the operating system Android 4.1.2 running jelly bean. About Huawei has its own UI emotion UI in version 1.5. 1 GByte of memory and 5 GB of free internal and expandable memory also offers the Smartphone. The camera in the back take photos of photos at 8-mega pixel format and turning large videos full HD. The 1.3-megapixel function comes with a HD camcorder function.

Huawei Ascend G740: Practice test

Despite its size, the slender Huawei Ascend G740 for the one hand operation is good. The processing of mobile phones makes a good impression on our models. However, the smooth and fast slippery-looking back of the mobile phone reduces the initially pleasant handling. Also, is the volume control on the right side next to the power button, allowing any errors, if is miscalculated the user height.

The display of the device makes a passable impression. In addition to acceptable brightness and a good response time it however not very sharp acts enough with full HD resolution too much for the price would be required at 720 p resolution. The interplay between the dual-core CPU and the Android OS plus Huawei-UI works properly, but not consistently smooth. This is a system still under 4.1.2 (jelly bean) without an advertised update Android over a year old. Meanwhile, Android is the ultimate 4.4. Where there is considerable optimization potential by Huawei.

The Internet reveals the true strength of the Huawei Ascend G740. While the charging time with around three hours is relatively long, shines the Smartphone in our practice test with an online run time 12:05 hours. Thus, you can enjoy the LTE skills of cell phones fully. In the Browsermark-2.0 test, the phone with 1226 points shows a good performance.

The 8-megapixel camera of the Ascend G740 offers a good selection of options, including features such as panoramic photography and HDR. With the touch-focus photos However even in good lighting conditions are not always tinting and tend to the noise.

Huawei G740: Conclusion-Persistent, But…

After the practice test, the Huawei Ascend G740 leaves a mixed impression. Who fast and long on the Internet wants to be on the way, but on a full-HD display do without, for the G740 like a Alternative be. The over a year old OS version without update Vista and the mediocre performance can dissuade but rather from a purchase.There’s a more recent and better alternative for slightly less money.

Alternative: Sony Xperia Sp

Who is can make friends with a slightly smaller display, which comes through a same resolution on a higher pixel density, is better served with the Sony Xperia SP. The 4.6-inch device has received from Sony already update to Android 4.3 and presumably the new Android 4.4. As LTE-enabled smartphone also has a 13-megapixel higher resolution camera and currently costs the 230 euro.