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Huawei Ascend P1

Huawei Ascend P1
alaScore 90

808 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 808 reviews of Huawei Ascend P1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the durability.

size, performance, design, portability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend P1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Ascend P1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the camera and portability are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the design.

price, performance, usability, portability, camera


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend P1 LTE 4G Android 4.0 Dual Core Smartphone Unlocked Black by Techworld Direct Huawei Ascend P1 black Huawei U9200 Ascend P1 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Ascend P1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Huawei U9200 Ascend P1 Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Black

May, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer


The Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the headliners in the company's growing Android portfolio. But the Chinese don't just grow droids, they refine them. The Ascend P1 isn't even the best they have, but it sends a clear message that Huawei means...

7.7mm thin body ; Quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G with HSPA support ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels) ; Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ; Two homescreen options - vanilla and 3D ; Dual-core...

No dedicated camera key ; No video calling out of the box ; Non-user-replaceable battery ; PenTile matrix display ; Price is yet to drop

When we first got the Huawei Ascend P1 at the office we thought it was a great phone - if only had it arrived a year earlier. Now that we're done reviewing it, we think it's an excellent package for this year too.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

Huawei Ascend P1 review


Huawei who? That's the question many English-speaking smartphone buyers might ask upon reading the company's logo. While Motorola, Nokia, RIM, Apple, HTC, and Samsung have each risen to prominence as premium handset manufacturers, Huawei is still...

Fancy 3D UI if you want it ; Stock Android 4.0 if you don't ; Snappy performance

Cheap rear cover ; Pixelated display ; No standout features

Will Huawei's first international superstar smartphone leave the world with a taste for more?

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

Huawei Ascend P1 (Unlocked)


The Huawei Ascend P1 is not really a phone for U.S. buyers, but it may be an indication of good things to come.

Beautiful design. Fast performance. Excellent battery life. Runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Not optimized for the U.S. Average camera. Flimsy SIM card door

HTC, Samsung, and… Huawei? I won't get ahead of myself, but if the Ascend P1 is any indication, that's the position Huawei is gunning for. We first saw the P1, and its even slimmer sister the P1 S, back at CES in January. Since then, not a whole lot...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Brad Molen (

Huawei Ascend P1 review


More InfoHuawei Ascend P1 hands-onHuawei Ascend P1 announcedAscend P1 arriving in MayDrastic product strategy adjustments appear to be a hot

Solid performance ; Light, thin and comfortable to hold ; Mostly stock ICS skin

qHD display falls short ; Mediocre call quality ; Limited onboard storage

It's not the best of the best, but it's a solid device and an indicator that the company's clearly heading in the right direction.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Huawei Ascend P1 ( unlocked)


The Huawei Ascend P1 turned a few heads when it first debuted at CES . We CNET editors nodded in approval at the high-contrast black-and-white design; the sharp angles and stylized curves; andthe Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software, which was seen...

The snappily designed Huawei Ascend P1 has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and full HD video support.

The Ascend P1's camera and call quality fail to live up to their promise.

Huawei's Ascend P1 takes a step in the premium direction with great specs and a striking design, but it ultimately falls short of its potential.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (

Huawei Ascend P1 Review


Today on the SlashGear test bench is the new Huawei Ascend P1 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. It was first unveiled at CES and we've been waiting for it ever since. As of late Huawei has been making some huge strides with their hardware to...

Our final conclusion for the Huawei Ascend P1 was quite favorable. Other than a few design decisions we'd probably change ourselves the phone is promising. Huawei has continued to improve from an OEM brand into a mainstream competitor and the Ascend...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Huawei Ascend P1 Review


The Huawei Ascend P1 was the first element in this strategy that was announced at CES before the quad-core monsters we handled at MWC, and just as the company promised it is on our dissection table in the beginning of the summer. Did we mention it is...

Stylish, thin and light handset ; Vibrant Super AMOLED display ; Stock Android ICS by default

Just over 2GB of user-accessible memory ; Photos often come out overexposed and with bland colors

Huawei is certainly on the right track with the Ascend P1 – it is thin, light and stylish on the exterior, while capable on the interior with its dual-core processor. Some tradeoffs are introduced to seal its mid-range faith, like a non-HD screen and...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Pawan Kumar (

Huawei Ascend P1 ICS Smartphone – Specifications, Features and Price


Huawei has launched a new smartphone with android operating system at a price of just $449.99 to attract more customers. The device name is Ascend P1 and it has been launched in the US market. The main attraction of this ...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Huawei Ascend P1 Phone Review


Good overall phone priced a bit higher than it should be.

Fits well in your hand, zippy performance and stock UI

Expensive for what it is, camera is just ok

The Huawei Ascend P1 is a pretty good all around phone, however it’s price tag of AED 1,899 puts it directly in competition with the likes of HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3- the current top phones on the Android platform. At that price level, I cannot...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Brand (

Huawei Ascend P1


The Huawei Ascend P1 is the thicker variant of the P1 S, which comes in a 7.69mm body, and packs a bigger 1800mAh battery © 2000 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Texas Instruments / TI OMAP
Processor Number:CORTEX-A9 / OMAP4460


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p / Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / EmUI
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:TI OMAP
Processor Number:OMAP4460