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Huawei Ascend D2 pairs Full HD 5-incher with a respectable 3000 mAh battery

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Huawei Ascend D2 pairs Full HD 5-incher with a respectable 3000 mAh battery
The Ascend Mate was not the only big screen device Huawei just unveiled at its CES 2013 press conference. The company outed another of those 5" Full HD devices you might have heard will be all the rage this year.

Its name is Ascend D2, and, following in the footsteps of the D last year, it also features a homemade quad-core K3V2 processor - an upgrade from last year's V1, which according to Huawei makes it "the fastest smartphone", but we'd have to see benchmarks to believe it. The phone also sports 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 13 MP rear camera, and runs Android 4.1, so it is squarely aimed at the high-end of the market.

The best part - a 3,000 mAh battery, which Huawei says is good for full two days of Android-ing, which we are inclined to believe, as the company has put some efforts to introduce power-saving technologies as well, like the Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) which helps achieve 30% power savings. The battery is also of the fast-charging variety you might have encountered in some Sony Xperia flagships.

The phone has a metal frame inside and curved chassis, making it more ergonomic to hold, and Huawei went as far as claiming that the quality of manufacturing rivals the iPhone maker, and the phone is packaged tight enough to be water- and dust-resistant also. Dimesnions are 14 mm x 71mm x 9.4mm, and the phone weighs fine at 170 grams.

The icing on the cake is that the Ascend D2 sports stereo recording, which you don't encounter all that often, but where will the Crystal Blue or Pearl White phone be seen outside of China in the spring is yet unknown.

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:41 2

1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Sounds like another android beast too me.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:55

2. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

wow! bring it on

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:02

3. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Good device overall with killer specs, but we need to see benchmark for the huawei's homebrewn quadcore chip in this device, because last year also they claimed their quadcore chip to be fastest, but in benchmarks that chip was not behind Exynos, and snapdragon chips........ One thing is missing on this phone and that is external memory slot, but otherwise this phone is great, I think to make this phone waterproof they had to make one omission, and it came in form of no external memory slot........

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:04

4. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

I meant to say 'that chip was behind exynos and snapdragons chips of last year'......

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:05 1

5. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Wow very intresting beastly phone.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:53

6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Very impressive HUAWEI.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 01:06

7. GeekMovement (unregistered)

That is a beautiful device and a great UI that I would love to try. Impressive indeed, Huawei.

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