Huawei Ascend P6 review

Huawei takes on the Android big guns with its strongest smartphone yet

Huawei Ascend P6
It's got the looks, but can it keep up with the big boys?

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Huawei joins the likes of Asus in including both the stock Android web browser and Google Chrome with the Ascend P6. It's a baffling decision any way you look at it, though not a unique one.

There's absolutely no call for two web browsers on mobile, especially when one is the natural replacement for the other from the exact same developer (Google).

Huawei Ascend P6 review

In fact, we'd say that the old-style Android browser has been made the default, purely because it stands on its own on the home screen, whilst Chrome is tucked away within a Google apps folder.

That's not to say that the Android browser is bad. It's still a very slick way to browse the internet, with tabbed browsing and the ability to save pages for later offline viewing.

It's just that Chrome is better. It's quicker, better looking, and it ties in with the desktop version of the browser - which is one of the world's most popular, lest we forget - to enable synced bookmarks and search results.

Chrome no longer supports Flash, but that's no longer the pain in the neck that it used to be. The web is rapidly transitioning to HTML5. Still, if you really must have a Flash-compatible web browsing experience on your Huawei Ascend P6, there's always Firefox on the Google Play Store.

The beauty of Android is that you can swap to any other browser - be it Opera, Firefox, Dolphin, or any of the others - and make it your default option.

But with Chrome on board, we can't see that this will be necessary for many people. Just find a nice quiet folder to tuck the Android browser into (it can't be deleted) and pull Chrome out of its corner.