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Huawei Ascend W1

We have collected and analyzed 74 expert reviews and 874 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Mar 31, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 2674324 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend W1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Huawei Ascend W1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, sound

reliability

80% 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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but the reliability and camera get mixed reviews.

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

Dec, 2018

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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Hands on with Huawei's Ascend W1, a Nokia Lumia clone

 

Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device looks striking like Nokia and HTC's designs.

May, 2013

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 : 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 : 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

Recommended!

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

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 : 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 : 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

You're not going to buy the Huawei Ascend W1 for power, you're going to buy it for practicality and value for money. 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 : 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
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1950
Battery performance:1950
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):460
Standby time (3G):470
Talk time (2G):8
Talk time (3G):10.5

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Connection to PC: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8230 / S4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:MSM 8230 / S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.398
Height:4.88
Weight:3.88 / 4.59
Width:2.5
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