Huawei Ascend W1

Announced:
Jan 8, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jan 21, 2013

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

57.62 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

Yes

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.90 x 2.50 x 0.40 inches (124.5 x 63.5 x 10.15 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Colors:

Black, Blue, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230

Processor:

Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Battery

Capacity:

1950 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Talk time (3G):

11.16 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Huawei W1

Differences from the main variant:

Dimensions:

4.84 x 2.5 x 0.41 inches (123 x 64 x 10 mm)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 n

Talk time:

7.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

13.3 days (319 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.40 inches)
  • Too little RAM

Description

Huawei Ascend W1 is the first Windows Phone device from the manufacturer. It runs Windows Phone 8 and features a 4" IPS LCD WVGA display. The W1 is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait processor paired with 512MB of RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU. It also includes a 5MP main camera with a flash and a VGA front-facing one for video chats.

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