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Huawei Ascend D quad Hands-on Review

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2012, 13:06 posted on

The most interesting new phone by Huawei at MWC was the quad-core Huawei Ascend D Quad – a top-end model that will try to capture the hearts of all the geeks

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:39 10

1. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Wow people should stop writing reviews if they cant even get the specs of the smartphone right. This D quad does not have a Tegra 3. It has Huawei own made K3V2 chip.

No wonder I'm seeing a lot of people confused at different sites. These reviewers cant even get facts right.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:43 6

4. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Chill it was a typo. A good review otherwise.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:09 4

6. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


calm down guy, i m sure it was phone arena in the first hands on that told you that it runs on K3V2.. huawei's own processor based ARM CORTEX A9( or something with an "A")

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:28 5

7. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


First off biophone lets be real its not a typo. Thats like saying the guy mean to type phone instead of phoen.

And Habib no i got it off engadget while i was watching the streaming blog of Huawei press conference.

I know there is a lot of hype over the quad core tegra 3 right now so maybe this reviewer just assume it was a tegra 3. Maybe on the information spec card it just said quad core processor. It was a shocker to me to here that Huawei made its own quad core processor the K3V2.

Not everyone is well informed so readers might believe that it has a Tegra 3 when it doesnt. Not trying to insult the author or anything

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 16:17 9

10. Ray.S (Posts: 263; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Hey guys, it's been a very long day here at MWC. Sorry for the mistake - the handset does indeed run on Huawei's own K3V2 quad-core processor. We fixed this in the article. Thanks for the feedback!

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:42

2. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I think there is a mistake it says tegra 3 when infact it runs hauwei on proccesor. AnyWay love the worlds most powerful smartphone and this looks stock so it will most likekly be good with updates too.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:43

3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


check the backlight bleed on the capacitive buttons. yuck.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:59 4

5. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Powerful hardware, cheap materials (body), optimized software, low-price tag. I'd go for a phone like that. :) The recent crop of quad-cores are really good but I'm assuming the Ascend D quad will be the least expensive. It almost ticks all my boxes except that the materials aren't that cheap, and apparently they didn't do anything to the software (though custom roms should take care of that), and I'm not sure about the price.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 14:52 4

8. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Besides the Galaxy S III, the Huawei Ascend D Quad is the only other smartphone I'm excited for this year.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 22:29

13. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Your not exciting for the Sony Xperia Ion?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 15:35

9. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I want a D quad xl. Although if att gets it will be the lte one. Why cant they make a d quad xl lte?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 17:29

11. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Looks nice......but Huawei doesn't seem to have much of a UI.

I guess its good or bad.

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 21:20

18. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


yea, i noticed that also.....
probably good, not sure how Huawei's would turn out, lol

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 21:24 1

19. remixfa (Posts: 14123; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


there is no extra UI on this device, its stock ICS, which is great news.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 11:49 1

20. seanwil12 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I completely agree. If they want phones with bloatware, go right on ahead. ;)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 17:50

12. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Oh man, I can't wait to waste so much money buying all of these phones without a contract. It's looking like it will be a great year for phones!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:31

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posted on 04 Mar 2012, 10:51

17. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


The capacitive buttons are a turn off. If my next phone is not the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, I'll hold out for a phone that gets rid of the buttons. Just a personal preference.

Love that it's stock ICS too. HTC makes the best custom launcher, but I'm sick of that.

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