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Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei Ascend W1
alaScore 87

302 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Huawei Ascend W1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and usability are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

size, price, design, usability, performance


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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Huawei Ascend W1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the portability and battery. The performance and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

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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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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

When you consider the Huawei Ascend W1 will set you back just £120 it's difficult to fault, as you're getting a pretty good deal.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on


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 in nicely to the usual Windows Phone landscape The handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Huawei Ascend W1 review


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

Jun, 2013


Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Huawei Ascend W1


Is the Huawei Ascend W1 the new king of budget smartphones?

Good looking ; Colourful design ; High quality screen ; Very affordable ; Long battery life ; Good call quality

The screen is a bit reflective, but not any more so than most of today's smartphones, and it has enough brightness on tap for it to still be very usable outdoors in direct sunlight.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on review


At CES 2013 Huawei announced its Full HD Ascend D2 but it also unveiled the Ascend W1. We were there to take a look at Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone so here's our Ascend W1 hands-on review.

The Huawei Ascend W1 might not be the most exciting and innovative smartphone around but it could well be the best budget Windows Phone option.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (

Huawei Ascend W1 Review: First Look


Huawei's first foray into Windows Phone is an attractive, lightweight phone, we've expecting to be very competitively priced.

Set to launch in the UK in Q1, the Huawei Ascend will be available exclusively on O2. There’s no news on pricing yet, but O2 and Huawei claim it will be very competitive, so it will be interesting to see if it entices new users to Windows Phone and if...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8230


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
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: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes
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