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Huawei Ascend W1 review: ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?

8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 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. Aimed at the bottom end of the market, the Ascend W1 doesn’t sport the premium polycarbonate unibody of the Nokia Lumia 920 or the sultry design of the...
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Overall 7
Performance 5
Battery performance 10
Display 8
Weight 10
Noise 10
Gaming performance 3
Connectivity 4
Keyboard 5
Temperature 9

Review Huawei Ascend W1 Smartphone

13 May 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: 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.
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Huawei Ascend W1 Review

25 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 amount of applications it can run from the Windows...
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Overall 6

Huawei Ascend W1 review

6 November 2014
  • Conclusion: As a mid-price gateway to the world of Windows Phone the Huawei Ascend W1 is an efficient, fast and capable way in. But the camera isn't quite up to scratch, the screen could be a bit sharper, and it has its work cut out to distinguish itself from the small but growing range of mid-price Windows...
  • Pros: Good build quality, quite fast
  • Cons: Screen could be better, so could the camera, struggles to distinguish itself from rivals
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CES: Huawei Ascend W1

9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: As well as the Huawei Ascend D2 smartphone and its 6.1in Ascend Mate phablet , the Chinese phone maker unveiled its first Windows Phone device, the Huawei Ascend W1 . We managed to get our hands on the colourful, budget priced Windows Phone, which is expected to arrive in the UK next month.
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Overall 10

Huawei Ascend W1

3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The Ascend W1 is Huawei’s first smartphone to run Windows 8 and its entry-level price puts it in direct competition with the Nokia Lumia 620 . Its angular frame isn't that exciting at a first glance, but its soft touch back makes it very comfortable to hold.
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Overall 9

Huawei Ascend W1

Trusted Reviews
9 May 2013
  • Summary: Is the Huawei Ascend W1 the new king of budget smartphones?
  • Pros: Good looking, Colourful design, High quality screen, Very affordable, Long battery life, Good call quality
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Overall 7

Huawei Ascend W1 review

TechRadar UK
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Who's ready for a cheap Windows Phone 8 thrill?
  • Pros: Cheap, Great battery life, MicroSD slot, It's the battery life on the Ascend W1 which really stole the show for us. We could easily get two days out of it between charges, and in today's world of power-hungry smartphones that's almost unheard of. The unfussy and easy-to-use Windows Phone platform...
  • Cons: Average camera, Slow web browsing, No sat nav out of box, We did find the Ascend W1 slowing down from time to time, especially if we tried to jump between content-heavy apps too quickly, and the internet browsing experience isn't the best we've had on a budget device - take a look at the Orange S...
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Overall 7
Features 6
Ease of use 7
Performance 7
Looks 8
Battery performance 10

Huawei Ascend W1 review -

Mobile Choice UK
9 January 2013
  • Pros: Colourful and durable design; Comfortable one-handed use; Decent budget camera; Colourful screen
  • Cons: No extra features like Nokia; Lack of decent apps
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Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

Pocket Lint
8 January 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 in nicely to the usual Windows Phone landscape The handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick, feeling and looking like a mix between a Lumia phone...
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