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Huawei Ascend P1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1206 reviews of Huawei Ascend P1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation.

size, performance, usability, reliability, design

GPS navigation

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend P1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P1 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. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The durability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the usability and price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, performance, durability, sound, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei U9200 Ascend P1 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackHuawei U9200 Ascend P1 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend P1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

portability

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

 

We really liked the Huawei P1 that appeared earlier this year. A solid, likeable and barebones Android handset from the Chinese company that most people still haven't really heard of - and many can't pronounce. The Ascend P1 LTE is a solid phone....

Solid construction, good screen, responsive, pure Android experience

Not hugely exciting, the non-LTE P1 looked a lot better,

The Ascend P1 LTE is a solid phone. Really, we should love it, as it's a barebones Android experience for the most part, has speedy 4G and seems to manage well with its battery. And indeed, it's reliable and practical, but it's also a bit dull.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend P1 review

 

Budget phone maker attempts to blag an upgrade to business class

Pure Android 4.0 option ; Smooth and fast ; Responsive, bright display ; Good battery life

Creaky, lightweight body ; Only 4GB of onboard storage ; Poor keyboard spellcheck ; No NFC

The Ascend P1 is the first of Huawei's high-power Android models to hit the UK, offering a large 4.3" display, coupled with a dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz, with front and rear cameras, DLNA support and full 1080p video capture abilities.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend P1

 

The Huawei Ascend G300 is one of our favourite phones of the last year, at least in its price range of just £100. If you don't already know, Huawei is one of those firms you've probably never heard of but is huge and a key player behind the scenes....

Thin, fast and responsive, decent camera, minimal UI interference from Huawei, choice of 2D or 3D UI, good call quality

Slightly generic looking, Dolby Mobile adds little

Despite a slightly average-looking front, the P1 rescues itself with the thin design, and generally being nice to hold. We'd prefer a little more grip on the back of the handset, but this is a small point. The screen isn't so big as to make using the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Huawei Ascend P1 review

 

The Huawei Ascend P1 is the brand's attempt at a high-end smartphone

4.3-inch screen ; Choice of UI screens ; Slim body

Lack of storage ; Shiny ; plastic body ; Ugly camera

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

 

Huawei puts its foot on the accelerator with the 4G Ascend P1 LTE.

Fast performance, Rapid 4G data download speeds, Solid build quality

Below par screen, Average camera, Doesn’t come with Jelly Bean, Short-ish battery life

May, 2013

Expert review by: Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

 

Not a bad handset, but for £50 you could have the LTE version of the all-conquering Samsung Galaxy S3

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei Ascend P1 review

 

Svelte in the extreme ; Vibrant display ; Solid, if not overwhelming performance

Minuscule amount of onboard storage ; Choppy video capture

A stylish and powerful Android that's just one step behind the leaders of the pack

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend P1 review

 

The Huawei Ascend P1 has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a qHD resolution of 960x540. The screen is coated with gorilla glass in a bid to prevent scratches and cracks. The display obviously can't compete with the very best screens on the...

The Huawei Ascend P1's light weight, good performance and decent battery life make it a phone well worth considering. However, the Ascend P1 isn't as competitively priced as many of Huawei's other Android phones and its questionable build quality...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Review: In Depth

 

The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is the 4G, chunkier version of the Ascend P1 we reviewed way back in July. Launched on Everything Everywhere's 4G network, despite being one of the lowest priced 4G devices…

LTE deliver fast mobile internet ; Virtually stock Android UI ; Good web performance

Mediocre screen ; Plastic, hollow build ; Expensive with 4G contract

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend P1 Review

 

The Huawei Ascend P1 has really impressed me during my time with it, it does almost everything that my One X does and it comes damn close to being as fast as that device too so for the stupidly low price of £234.99 Sim free it's a flipping bargain!...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1670
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
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 Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:960 x 540
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1024

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Search, Music Player, Weather / Google Search; Music Player; Weather
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:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor frequency:1.5

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Internal Memory:4096
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.48 / 7.69
Height :12.9 / 7.69
Weight:110
Width:12.9 / 6.48