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Huawei Ascend P1 review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Huawei Ascend P1 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
4.3"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Gamer

As the cheapest LTE handset on sale, the Ascend P1 isn't a bad phone, but nor is it a great phone. It offers fast data, but so do the others. There is one saving grace in the form of a decent camera but that isn't really enough

- Jonathan Morris, Pocket Gamer
Dial-a-Phone

Huawei’s high-end offering is a good handset which performs well as an all-rounder. We wouldn’t go so far as to say the device looks great but it is certainly slim and light, making it easy to use and carry around and its primary features (processor, OS and camera) work well as a package...

- Chris Helsby, Dial-a-Phone
Mobile88

The Ascend P1 is an Android smartphone with lots of features packed into an attractive slim unibody. The 4.3in screen looks great and the wide viewing angles make it great for watching movies on the go. Another plus point is that the P1 comes installed with Android 4.0 so you don't have to do the u...

- Mobile88 Team, Mobile88
Mobile Syrup

The Huawei Ascend P1 does everything mostly right, and its weaknesses are built into the price. A decent performer with a mostly-stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich, the $399 handset is one of the fastest, thinnest, and most attractive mid-range devices on the market. While WIND still sells the Gal...

- Daniel Bader, Mobile Syrup
The Register

Despite its slightly cheap body the P1 ticks a lot of boxes. It has ICS from launch and while both thin and light still packs a decent battery. The screen is bright and vivid, it has a microSD slot and the camera is not half bad. The chipset may not be the latest word in modernity but it offers a mo...

- Alun Taylor, The Register


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Common Questions


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Huawei backs up the Ascend P1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ascend P1 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4.3"

The Huawei Ascend P1's screen size is 4.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Dual-Core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
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.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1670mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1670 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 750 minutes, 203 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Ascend P1 Specs

Overview
Release date July 20, 2012
Regions available Canada
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1670 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 458 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 203 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 750 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.7 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm (5 x 2.5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
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 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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
1.3 megapixels
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
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