Huawei's "world's fastest" phone beaten by Snapdragon S4

Huawei's "world's fastest" phone beaten by Snapdragon S4
When we hear that a phone claims to be the “world’s fastest smartphone,” we take this seriously and don’t trust it until we see the actual benchmarks. The Huawei Ascend D quad XL is such an example and in the best tradition of chip fights, it faces Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 and... gets defeated. So even before its release, it seems that the phone got already dethroned from the throne it created for itself.

Earlier, the K3V2 outscored the quad-core Tegra 3-based Asus Transformer Prime in Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji, but that was before Snapdragon S4 numbers arrived. And with them, Huawei’s quad-core chip falls prey to the powerful 28nm S4 chip.

Interestingly, the device equipped with the S4 chip is not one you hear about every day - it’s the Pantech Vega LTE SKY phone. But the same silicon is expected to power many other handsets like the American version of the HTC One X. We don’t know if the software skins companies put on top of Android would somehow affect the scores, but in either case it seems that the self-proclaimed smartphone king has been dethroned. The Huawei Ascend D quad is still a pretty powerful handset, though, so why don’t you check out our hands on and see if it’s right for you.


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Ascend D1 quad XL
  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Huawei K3V2 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.4

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