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Huawei Ascend W1

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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. With a street price of below 200 Euros (~$259), it wants to cater to new smartphone users and price conscious buyers.
  • 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 Phone Store.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend W1 is a unique Windows 8 phone in that it is an open market (pre-paid) phone sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. This phone is not available via the major wireless providers.
  • Pros: The Huawei Ascend W1 has a strong battery and expandable memory.
  • Cons: It has a slow processor, only 512 MG of RAM and a weak camera.
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Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on review

PC Advisor
14 September 2014
  • Summary: Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone is the Ascend W1, so here's our hands-on review from CES 2013.
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CES: Huawei Ascend W1

14 April 2014
  • 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
  • Summary: An excellent Windows phone with a good camera and stunning battery life, all for a great price
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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
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

TechRadar UK
9 January 2013
  • 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.
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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 and an 8X. The 4-inch IPS touch screen is nice but a lot of that smooth, slick feel of Windows Phone 8 appears to have been lost on the phone.
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