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Published on August 26th, 2012 | by admin


Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Coming with enviable specs like a tough dual-core processor, support for HSPA+ and a durable battery, the Huawei Ascend P1 makes the competition in high-end android market becomes more intense. It cannot be denied that some people underestimated its performance when it was first launched a few months ago, but it deserves attention with its performance.

Huawei Ascend P1 review: design

If the bulge at the bottom and the camera lens are removed, then the Ascend P1 will be one of the thinnest android handsets you can find in market with the thinnest point is 7.7mm. While the front side is dominated with glossy black, the back side is dominated with shiny white plastic with unique curves that make this handset quite comfortable to hold and use.

Huawei Ascend P1 review: display

Good decision has been made by Huawei in terms of display. The Ascend P1 offers a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display covered by Gorilla Glass. The 960×540-pixel resolution makes browsing experience very convenient, though the display is not as sharp as other high-end gadgets such as the iPhone 4s.

Huawei Ascend P1 review: storage

The Ascend P1 only offers a standard 4GB internal memory, so if you often carry lots of files and use many apps, chances are the memory will be filled on the first day you use it. Fortunately, there is a memory card slot that allows you to expand it up to 32GB, so there is nothing to worry in memory capacity.

Huawei Ascend P1 review: performance battery

In terms of performance, the Huawei Ascend P1 brings a TI OMAP 4460 1.5 GHs dual-core processor. It is a sign of good performance as other popular devices like Samsung Galaxy Nexus also uses the same processor. This handset runs very smoothly on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and we rarely spot lag in using this device. Opening multiple websites is not a problem, and it can handle multiple tasks with ease, which will make power users happy.

Powered by a 1,670mAh battery, this phone can last up to 13 hours with moderate usage such as an hour of calling, 50 messages, a few minutes of gaming, an hour of music, and a few hours of web browsing. Of course the mileage will be different between users, but it is safe to say that the battery is more than enough to power up the phone for the whole day and up until bedtime.

Huawei Ascend P1: camera

Overall, the performance of its 8-megapixel camera is average, some photos that we took with this handset were sharp and clear while some others were over saturated and have flat colors. Fortunately, the autofocus is very responsive and this handset is loaded with lots of features such as white balance, saturation, HDR, burst mode, etc.


If the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X seems too hard for you to reach, the Huawei Ascend P1 can be the best alternative for you. It is stylish and powerful, and if you don’t mind with an average performance camera and a standard internal memory capacity, the P1 won’t disappoint you.


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