Specs summary


The Huawei Ascend D quad's screen is 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Quad-core 1.2 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), 1800 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 16.7 days standby time, 480 minutes (3G).

Reviews summary

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With the Huawei Ascend D Quad, Huawei tries to take on the rest of the smartphone market by letting loose. It comes with premium specs and needless to say, a premium price tag. But in a sea of phones as big and loud and powerful as tablet computers, what makes the Huawei Ascend D Quad something worth considering?

The D Quad comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor humming under the hood. This is complemented by 1GB of onboard RAM, 8GB of internal storage, the use of a myriad of hardware sensors and wireless antennas, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As you can see, its is not about to let anyone down in terms of either hardware or software features. But as anyone who has had to deal with any number of high-end Android smartphones will know, the devil is in the details.

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There’s a 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen display on the Ascend D Quad. And from the looks of it, Huawei may have drawn inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy S II for their final design. In fact, its silhouette is a dead ringer for the previous flagship Android handset from Korea. Still, Huawei did lay off on customizing the stock Android UI, and that counts as one way it sets itself apart from other handsets available in the market right now.

While it’s great that Huawei has taken some steps to try and distinguish the Ascend D Quad from most of its competition, at the end of the day, it’s still mainly just another high-end Android smartphone. The sad truth is that more well-known companies than Huawei may have more clout and end up convincing people to buy their products—with similar specs—instead. Of course, that doesn’t really take away the fact that the Huawei Ascend D Quad is one powerful handheld computer that, if you take a chance on, will probably serve you very well.

Need To Know: Huawei Ascend D Quad

1. The default operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. (The Good)

2. Quad-core processor running at 1.2GHz makes quick work of navigating menus and running apps. (The Good)

3. Huawei could do a lot better in coming up with an inspiring and original design for the Ascend D Quad. (The Bad)

4. It’s not clear when an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android software, will arrive. (The Bad)



Better camera with good battery life and affordable price

from Mobile88

With an affordable price, you get all the bells and whistles of a flagship Android smartphone inside a neat, cheap package. At that price range, our expectations for a quad-core device weren’t that high but it still managed to hold its own here. While it may be a slight exaggeration on Huawei’s part about how fast the device is, it manages to perform especially with its unburdened Android 4.0 operating system.

But we have to fault it for its design, which looks rather generic, especially when compared to the slimmer, sleeker Ascend P1. So if you are looking for a powerfu... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date May 31, 2012
Regions available Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, South America
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 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 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:
480 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16.7 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 0.9 cm
(5.1 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
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 Yes
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 Swype
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, 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 Yes
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 No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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