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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 are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the connectivity.

price, performance, usability, size, portability

connectivity

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. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts 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

Dec, 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 are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and camera.

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, 2016

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: 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

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: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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 (recombu.com)

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

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

Huawei Ascend W1 Preview

 

The Huawei Ascend W1 was announced at CES this year. It's the first device from Huawei running Windows Phone 8 and is available in blue and ruby-pink, ready to take on the Nokia Lumia 820 and HTC 8S.We…

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend W1 review

 

The first Windows Phone 8 devices were all intentionallyhigh-end to show off the capabilities of the operating system inthe best possible light. But with Huawei Ascend W1 joiningNokia's Lumia 620 (and soon 520) a whole new wave ofbudget Windows Phone 8...

Good build quality, quite fast

Screen could be better, so could the camera, struggles todistinguish itself from rivals

As a mid-price gateway to the world of Windows Phone the HuaweiAscend W1 is an efficient, fast and capable way in. But the cameraisn't quite up to scratch, the screen could be a bit sharper, andit has its work cut out to distinguish itself from the...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Роман Белых (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Huawei Ascend W1

 

Обзор смартфона Huawei Ascend W1

Приятный во всех отношениях смартфон: симпатичный, шустрый, хорошо фотографирует и снимает видео, ну, и самое главное – недорогой. Отрицательных моментов не обнаружил, если не считать операционной системы. Хотя, если она кому-то интересна, то уж лучше...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

CES: Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on review

 

Budget Windows Phone could make Huawei a bigger name in Blighty

Huawei was one of the only phone makers to unveil it's latest smartphone lineup at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, with most firms opting to hold off until Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month or, in the case of Samsung, its own swanky...

Jan, 2013
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD
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:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
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 formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
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: No
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
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: 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 (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: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

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
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.01
Height :12.4
Weight:110 / 130
Width:6.35