Mobile users will know Huawei as one of the oldest makers of phone manufacturers. Huawei are very famous for their budget phones, with the launch of Huawei Ascend P1 they want to set their foot on high-end market. The ascend will not be that easy as manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC are quite well known for their high-end Smartphone’s, Only time will tell whether Huawei will able to compete with the likes of Smartphone’s manufacturers. One of the latest handset from Huawei is the Huawei Ascend P1. It is one of the first high-end Huawei Smartphone which is powered Android operating system. Let’s review the latest Huawei Ascend P1.
Build and Design:
Huawei Ascend P1 is completely made of shiny plastic and looks very cheap. The plastic may be solid but it is near the likes of Samsung, Apple or LG. the plastic is slippery but it can be handled quite easily in the hands. The slot for SIM is available on top of the phone and microSD can be found on the right hand side under the power button. Despite its huge size Huawei has done a tremendous job of building the Smartphone in such a manner that user won’t be having any problem while using the user interface or any buttons. The dimension of this phone is 127.4 x 64.8 x 7.7 mm respectively and weighs around 110 only.
The size of the screen is 4.3 inches and uses Super AMOLED touch screen. The resolution of the display is on the lower side which is 960 X 540 pixels only with 256 pixel density. Like many other Smartphone’s this handset screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. The default brightness of the screen is not good under the direct sunlight but with tweaking of the display settings it can be improved.
Huawei Ascend P1 comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with 1GB RAM. It uses Cortext-A9 dual core processor cloaked at 1.5GHz. The UI is responsive, fast and smooth. For GPU PowerVR SGX540 is provided. The internal memory is only 4GB but the support for external memory is 32GB which can be used with the help of microSD slot. The primary camera is of 8MP with 3264×2448 pixels and dual-LED flash and autofocus. Another very interesting feature of the camera is HDR and face and smile detection. The images are clear, vibrant and full of details. But the same cannot be said under low light environment as t looses some of the details in those images. This problem is quite common among many other high-end Smartphone’s. 1080p videos can be captured at 30fps without any problem. The secondary camera is of 1.3Mp and is quite common in other Smartphone’s. For Connectivity all the common features are available such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB. 3G is also supported by this handset. Radio and GPS feature is also included. The Li-On battery is of 1670mAh and is good enough to last for one day.
Overall Huawei Ascend P1 is a good phone but nothing extraordinary. Few of the problems with this handset is its cheap look, lacks proper storage and unattractive camera. But on the bright side, some of the features are very good like Dolby sound enhancement which cannot be found on other Smartphone’s.