Huawei Watch 2 full Review about: Design, Display, Interface, Functionality, Processor, Memory, Connectivity, battery, Conclusion.
The Huawei Watch 2 comes with a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display, with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. This makes for a pixel density of 326 ppi. And while the display is a bit smaller than that of the older Huawei Watch, I wouldn’t consider this to be a step backwards. The smaller display works well with the device’s body to make a comfortable watch to wear.
When it comes to the experience with the display, it’s more than satisfactory. It works at extreme viewing angles and in bright sunlight without any issues, and it’s more than crisp. The only concern I have with the display is that it picks up smudges quite easily, so it requires constant wiping.
A generic sporty design that looks almost cautious.
A display that simply works is all we could’ve asked for.
Interface and Functionality
Android Wear 2.0 is a welcome upgrade for Google’s smartwatch OS.the Huawei Watch 2 is a worthy contender when it comes to interface and functionality. The experience with the device is mostly intuitive and easy to comprehend. Using Android Wear 2.0 means you’ll have to do a lot of scrolling, though, and Huawei did not prepare the Watch 2 for that. All the interaction with the watch happens via touchscreen, while it would have benefited greatly from a rotating crown or bezel, in order to keep the display clean for more than five seconds of menu navigation.
Processor and Memory
State-of-the-art hardware makes for a state-of-the-art experience.
Leaving your phone at home is not a problem in the slightest.
Adequate battery life that will easily last you through the entire day.
Huawei promises a battery life that would last for two days of “typical usage”. After some fiddling around with the settings, I sort of managed to find said typical usage scenario. I used the always-on display through the day, and turned it off when going to bed. I also made sure to turn off the Tilt to Wake function, since it woke up the watch constantly while I was driving. With these settings applied, the watch consumed about 60% of its power in approximately 24 hours. The watch is also quite quick to charge, coming up to 100% in about an hour. That’s not a bad charging time for a smartwatch.
A solid device, with a solid price tag.
The Huawei Watch 2 is said to have a starting price of about $350, same as that of the Samsung Gear S3. But, quite honestly, its build feels a bit cheaper than the Gear S3.
Still, the Huawei Watch 2 is a very solid wearable. It does come with mobile payment support, GPS and all the latest Google software for smartwatches.
What would make the Huawei Watch 2 far more competitive, though, is a rotating bezel or crown to navigate through the menus. This would help in keeping the display relatively smudge-free, as opposed to its current constantly-needing-a-wipe condition.