Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Android Smartphone

Thanks to the EE mobile network of UK, we’ve gotten the chance to hold the new Huawei Ascend P1, which in the latter case is now 4G/LTE capable. The brand Huawei is not really a top-selling one, nor will you see it on the top-notch hit list in the everyday market stats. However, the company is nevertheless capable of producing good vibes, and in the handsets aspect, it does a pretty decent job as well. The first P1 of Huawei has been sold widely for a much lesser price in a contract and is only 3G capable, but for a lot more expensive monthly subscription rate from the carrier, should you still find the P1 that pleasing?

Being a noteworthy successor, the Huawei Ascend P1 has outgrown its predecessors not only on the network and connectivity side. On the shell the P1 LTE has a more pronounced body with a bigger size set of 5.22×2.57×0.39inches. Its depth, which is equivalent to 9.9mm is not really going with the tide, and is somewhat saying that feature is a lot more to note than having a thinner profile. The P1 LTE has a relatively boring design, but I personally love the rich black display when turned off that blends almost perfectly well to the glossy black surface, and on the back, the nicely textured plastic case is comfortable enough even at a cheaper quality.

The Huawei Ascend P1 feels like it’s very cheap actually when taken out of the said contract, though it might be early for me to predict the price of the handset itself. The P1 LTE of Huawei seemed also to copy and consummate several design features from Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, and Sony, particularly because of the slightly arched back that is more like to provide a more amounted grip. Indeed the handset feels secure and acceptably strong with one hand, and operating with just a thumb is not really that hard with the 4.3-inch display.


There are hardly a number of ports and buttons available on the exterior of the phone, but I love the simplicity when Huawei provided an adapter for the USB port to serve as a display extender rather than using a mini-HDMI port. Luckily, the P1 LTE also sports a gorgeous 8MP camera with dual LED flash, not to mention the front-facing one, which is acceptable in its quality. Moreover, opening the back cover reveals a slot for a micro-SD card, making the internal 4GB storage expandable to 32GB more. There’s also a full-sized SIM card along, which may be a bit outdated when paired with the late smartphones. Lastly, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is well juiced with a 2,000 mAh battery (some models only have 1,800 so you better be sure), removable, and is capable of letting users enjoy almost a whole day of 4G connectivity.

Technically, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is not short with the good specs, though is not really a strong contender in its class as well. The P1 LTE, aside from being LTE capable, is also with a TI OMAP dual-core processor at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a discrete GPU of PowerVR SGX540. Everything is sweet and easy in its interface; thanks to the slight modifications and additions the company has done over the usual Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform. I am just a bit worried about the display because of its lack in resolution at only 540×960, but the Super AMOLED technology looked like it has more pixels than ever. I think the company kept the resolution to this low amount to secure a longer battery life while maintaining readability to web pages.

Ultimately, expect also that the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE is capable of those 3D games though in the same manner expect also to have a little loss with the frame rates. Generally, the phone is largely ample in its own in terms to performance and features, and the display issue is not bothering at all. The price is still high for the data plan that comes with the contract, but with all that hi-speed data that it promises, the P1 LTE will surely hit the market especially to UK and to other countries where 4G in this device is firstly introduced.

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Android Smartphone Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 550.00

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