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Huawei Ascend W1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 942 reviews of Huawei Ascend W1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend W1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend W1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Huawei Ascend W1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the sound and performance are overall positive. The portability and price also get good comments, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, sound

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend W1 blueHuawei Ascend W1 blue

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend W1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 418 user reviews of Huawei Ascend W1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good reviews, whereas views about the reliability and camera are different.

price, usability, performance, portability, design

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend W1 - Windows 8 Smartphone - UnlockedHuawei Ascend W1 - Windows 8 Smartphone - Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Huawei Ascend W1 Smartphone

 

Huawei Gets things done. Huawei now releases a Windows 8 smartphone on the market dubbed Ascend W1. It features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 SoC and a 4 GB internal flash memory. With a street price of below 200 Euros (~$259), it wants to...

Bright, high-contrast IPS screen, Decent application performance, Great build, Storage expandable via micro SD, Besides the good screen, the decent equipment featuring a micro SD card reader and Microsoft Office Mobile

Low-capacity internal storage, Tight working memory, At least 1 GB of RAM would have been needed to run all apps. Also, more than the scanty 2 GB of net storage capacity

May, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Cooper (engadget.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 review: the company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed

 

More InfoHuawei's Windows Phone handset outed as Ascend W1Huawei Ascend W1, the company's first Windows Phone 8 device, comes to the US in prepaid

Cheap ; Attractive, well-built hardware ; Excellent performance ; Big battery

1.88GB of usable storage ; Inconsistent camera

This very good Windows Phone 8 device is hampered by a lack of storage and a lackluster camera, but good performance may tempt speed freaks.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 Review

 

To conclude, the Huawei Ascend W1 is a strong Windows Phone offering. It has a solid construction, attractive design, great display, decent camera, and a really good battery life. The only real downside we see here is the 512MB RAM as it limits the...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: John McCann (gearburn.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 review: ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?

 

After more leaks than a wicker canoe, the Huawei Ascend W1 was finally unveiled at CES 2013 as the Chinese firm's first Windows Phone 8smartphone. Aimed at

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend W1

 

If you're in the market for a pre-paid, current Windows phone, this is the only one Windows currently produces. It boasts strong battery life, although you will get a slightly subpar camera, display and hardware. If you can live with these drawbacks,...

The Huawei Ascend W1 has a strong battery and expandable memory

It has a slow processor, only 512 MG of RAM and a weak camera

The Huawei Ascend W1 is a modest phone with a strong battery, but it is easily bested by other Windows devices.

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 review

 

Who's ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?

Cheap ; Great battery life ; MicroSD slot

Average camera ; Slow web browsing ; No sat nav out of box

After more leaks than a wicker canoe, the Huawei Ascend W1 was finally unveiled at CES 2013 as the Chinese firm's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone (preview)

 

The Huawei Ascend W1 is a mid-range Windows Phone targeted at price conscious buyers

Likely to be competitively priced ; microSD card slot ; Quoted battery life figures

No 4G connectivity ; No AU release details

The Huawei Ascend W1 is a new mid-range Windows Phone that will clearly be targeted at price conscious buyers. It has a 4in screen, a 5-megapixel camera and a microSD card slot for extra memory, but there's no word on an Australian release yet.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone (preview)

 

The Huawei Ascend W1 is a mid-range Windows Phone targeted at price conscious buyers

Likely to be competitively priced ; microSD card slot ; Quoted battery life figures

No 4G connectivity ; No AU release details

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Huawei's Ascend W1 represents the company's first foray into Windows Phone 8. Boasting a cyan coloured back and matte-effect plastic all round, it fits

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend W1 review

 

An excellent Windows phone with a good camera and stunning battery life, all for a great price

Jun, 2013
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes