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Huawei Ascend P1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1195 reviews of Huawei Ascend P1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the GPS navigation.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the usability and price, while there are some negative views about the reliability.

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92% of the reviews on 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

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Ascend P1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P1 from 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 Reviewers really like the portability, but many are less positive about the reliability.



89% of the reviews on 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

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

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.

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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: PC Pro (

Huawei Ascend P1


A decent specification and fine screen make this a worthy mid-range contender

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


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


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


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


Internal RAM:1 / 1024


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
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


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


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


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 architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor frequency:1.5


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


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 type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

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