The Huawei Ascend G620S gets you a whole lot of phone for your money with its big screen, 64 bit power and 4G speeds. G620S makes a pleasantly surprising first impression. It is still a definite plus, but with the number of low cost yet impressive handsets now on the market. The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua and the Microsoft Lumia 640, it’s got its work cut out if it wants to impress.


Camera & Media

The Huawei Ascend G620S seems to be going blow-for-blow with the Moto G 2014 in most of its specifications, and the camera is no exception. it has quite a few modes and options, from standard fare like HDR and panorama modes, through to a range of filters. It even has the ability to add a watermark or refocus a shot after taking it. But actually taking photos is easy.

You can either press an on-screen button or just tap on the screen, or even toggle the volume button to activate the shutter and take speedy pictures. There is also a flash, so it is use-able in darker environments. The camera seems less able to focus on scenes with lots going on. Photos become flooded with light in bright areas when they’re not the main focus of the shot.

You can switch between 4:3 and 16:9 photos, though the latter is capped at 6 megapixel. Pictures are often vivid, but at the expense of accurate color replication.

The music player is at least a little better, allowing you to sort your library by artist or album and create playlists, as well as offering lock screen artwork and controls. It also has a few equaliser settings you can tweak if you plug headphones in. You will want to do this as the little built-in speaker on the back is rather tinny and not optimally positioned for use with games and movies.

The fact that there is only 8-GB of built-in storage hurts its media potential, too. You will definitely need to buy a micro-SD card if you want to game on the go.

Final Conclusion

Huawei Ascend G620S makes a strong first impression, but it frustrates, thanks to a dated OS and interface, and a large number of underwhelming apps.