Specs summary


The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL's screen is 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Huawei K3V2 Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 20.8 days standby time, 900 minutes (2G).

The Ascend D Quad XL deserves to be considered among oft-referenced devices such as the Galaxy S3.

- Kevin Krause , Phandroid 

The device is quick and its brilliant display makes it more than capable of holding its own with the current Android players.

- Brad Reed , BGR 

Reviews summary

Based on 4 reviews

When Google released the first version of its mobile operating system back in 2007, a lot of people said it was going to be huge. Fast forward five years, and Android handsets truly are huge—literally. More and more models are being released with top-notch features and monstrous displays. One such model is the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, which is one of the biggest and most impressive Android phones ever released to date.

The Ascend D Quad XL’s claim to fame is its use of a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen display and a 1.5GHz quad-core processor made by Huawei itself. It is fast and powerful and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default. It also boasts a number of high-end hardware features like an 8MP main camera with dual-LED flash, support for HSDPA data, and a 2,500mAh standard battery.

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While it’s certainly impressive, it also comes with a few noticeable flaws. It has only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, plus it doesn’t ship with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also lacks both NFC and 4G LTE, which could be a deal breaker especially for those who like to stay on the bleeding edge of mobile technology.

All in all, it’s a well-equipped phone with a few drawbacks that hardly take anything away from the positive overall experience. It just might end up being your best phone ever if you’re inclined to give Huawei a try.

Need to Know: Huawei Ascend D Quad XL

1. Uses a large high-resolution touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Runs on a powerful and speedy quad-core processor. (The Good)

3. Lacks built-in 4G LTE connectivity and NFC. (The Bad)

4. Comes with a limited amount of RAM and internal memory. (The Bad)


Android Authority

Aside from snappy processing hardware, the phone also provides pleasurable multimedia playback

from Android Authority

The Huawei Ascend D quad XL U9510E is a good choice if you’re looking for a quad-core smartphone. It is powered by the powerful Huawei K3V2 processor, which is more than enough for multitasking, multimedia playback, and HD gaming.

I fell in love with what the Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus sound enhancement can do to my music and movies. Watching videos is also very pleasing with the phone’s very crisp and realistic display. Though thicker and heavier than most other high-end smartphones, the Ascend D quad XL surely packs some extra juice to power the phone for many hours of heavy usage. A... Full review


It has power, class, and a flexible operating system

from Phandroid

Let’s go back to the refrain: there is no turning back for Huawei. While it might be a stretch to imagine the Chinese company gaining much ground on Samsung and other manufacturers outside of their home country, the Ascend D Quad XL deserves to be considered among oft-referenced devices such as the Galaxy S3. It’s easy to snicker at the not-so-fortuitous name, which for English speakers has become the butt of many a joke, but there is nothing funny about what Huawei has created here. It has power, class, and a flexible operating system, and that’s just about all we could ever hope for... Full review


A great smartphone that’s likely to be overlooked

from BGR
While the Ascend D Quad XL has its flaws, it is no doubt Huawei’s best smartphone to date. The device is quick and its brilliant display makes it more than capable of holding its own with the current Android players. It is unclear if the handset will ever receive an update to Jelly Bean or even a later version of Android in the future, however, and that is a reason for concern... Full review
Android Community

Impressive display, device feels great, and performs tasks excellently

from Android Community
In the end the Ascend D1 Quad XL is Huawei’s finest smartphone to date. On paper and in the hands as far as we’re concerned. The device feels great, performs excellent for daily tasks like gaming and browsing, and the display is truly quite impressive being an HD IPS screen with vivid colors and crisp text. Add in a powerful quad-core processor and you have everything we’d like in a modern top-tier smartphone... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date October 15, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Huawei K3V2 Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
900 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 20.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm
(5.1 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 150 grams
(5.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 326 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, White balance, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Ascend D Quad XL

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