Huawei Ascend W1 review

A huge number of users were waiting for the release of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, but in practice, all the changes relative to the previous version were coolly described only on paper. Moreover, if the first presentation of the system was somehow inspiring, and everyone was waiting for more chips from the second, then, alas, nothing interesting was shown at it, even despite the support from megastars (an American actress and model Jessica took part in the presentation of WP8 Alba). There is nothing to say about update 7.8 at all - a handout from the software manufacturer.

During the online presentation, we shared our impressions and during the discussion we agreed that Windows Phone 8 would be more relevant for devices with a low cost, since the system looks somewhat inferior on expensive devices compared to iOS or Android.

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All this is to the fact that Huawei has rolled out an inexpensive smartphone on the Windows Phone 8 OS to the Russian market. at the moment it is the cheapest (although I do not like to use this word) among all WP8 devices. Therefore, the positioning of Huawei W1 is very simple: to offer users an affordable smartphone on the mobile Windows 8.

Design, build quality, controls

I think many people have noticed that devices on the Windows Phone operating system look much more spectacular than similar devices on Android. This is easily explained: almost all "vinphones" have the same technical characteristics and can only stand out in design. Smartphone Ascend W1 is sold in several colors: white, blue and black. As far as I know, there is also a red device. Nokia is “to blame” for everything - as it set a certain bar with the multi-colored Lumia line, so vendors and are now trying to release something bright.

The shape of the W1 case is rectangular, the corners are quite sharp. On the lower edge of the front panel there is a small step that conditionally separates the upper half from the bottom. The side edges are slightly bent towards the back panel, and the top ones have a slightly smaller angle.

I had a white phone on the review. The edging is chrome-plated plastic, the backing of the front area is white, the edges and the back cover are the same color. The body plastic is semi-gloss, closer to matte. The prints are not noticeable either on the screen or on the rest of the device - cool materials! The screen is probably protected by glass, as there are no scratches or scuffs left on it after a long time of use.

The assembly is good: no squeaks, no backlash, but the back panel slightly bends to the battery.

Device dimensions - 124.5x63.7x10.5 mm, weight is 130 grams. Judging by the numbers, Ascend should be perceived as plump and heavy, but, oddly enough, this is not the case - it is pleasant to the touch, fits well in the hand, comfortable, fits without problems in the pockets of jeans, trousers, a jacket and even a shirt. In the handbag there is also a place W1. The only thing that confuses a little is the sharp corners. Holding the Huawei Ascend W1 for a long time is not very comfortable. However, this is a subjective impression.

At the top of the front panel are light and proximity sensors, a front camera and a speaker hidden behind a dark plastic grille. Its volume is very high, but mostly medium and high frequencies are heard, but I would still like a little more low frequencies. The interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, there are no echoes and other third-party sounds.

Under the screen of the smartphone are the traditional touch buttons for Windows Phone: "Back", "Start" and "Search". Applied to the case with white translucent paint, the backlight is dim.

There is a microphone under the front edge. There is microUSB on the bottom, and on the top there is a standard 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones or a headset, a small and thin phone on/off button. It is recessed into the case, the move is solid, the pressure is almost not felt.

A thin and long volume rocker is located on the left side. On the right is a chrome-plated two-position button for activating the camera (when held for a long time, it launches the camera even from the locked state of the phone).

The camera module, which rises literally a millimeter above the body, is located on the back of the device, there is also a second microphone for noise reduction, a flash and a speaker covered with a light mesh.

To open the lid, you need to pry it from the notch on the back bottom. A SIM card (usual large) is inserted on the left, and a memory card is inserted on the right. But the battery will still have to be removed.

Huawei Ascend W1 review

A huge number of users were waiting for the release of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, but in practice, all the changes relative to the previous version were coolly described only on paper. Moreover, if the first presentation of the system was somehow inspiring, and everyone was waiting for more chips from the second, then, alas, nothing interesting was shown at it, even despite the support from megastars (an American actress and model Jessica took part in the presentation of WP8 Alba). There is nothing to say about update 7.8 at all - a handout from the software manufacturer.

During the online presentation, we shared our impressions and during the discussion we agreed that Windows Phone 8 would be more relevant for devices with a low cost, since the system looks somewhat inferior on expensive devices compared to iOS or Android.

p>

All this is to the fact that Huawei has rolled out an inexpensive smartphone on the Windows Phone 8 OS to the Russian market. at the moment it is the cheapest (although I do not like to use this word) among all WP8 devices. Therefore, the positioning of Huawei W1 is very simple: to offer users an affordable smartphone on the mobile Windows 8.

Design, build quality, controls

I think many people have noticed that devices on the Windows Phone operating system look much more spectacular than similar devices on Android. This is easily explained: almost all "vinphones" have the same technical characteristics and can only stand out in design. Smartphone Ascend W1 is sold in several colors: white, blue and black. As far as I know, there is also a red device. Nokia is “to blame” for everything - as it set a certain bar with the multi-colored Lumia line, so vendors and are now trying to release something bright.

A thin and long volume rocker is located on the left side. On the right is a chrome-plated two-position button for activating the camera (when held for a long time, it launches the camera even from the locked state of the phone).

The camera module, which rises literally a millimeter above the body, is located on the back of the device, there is also a second microphone for noise reduction, a flash and a speaker covered with a light mesh.

To open the lid, you need to pry it from the notch on the back bottom. A SIM card (usual large) is inserted on the left, and a memory card is inserted on the right. But the battery will still have to be removed.

Huawei Ascend W1 review

A huge number of users were waiting for the release of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, but in practice, all the changes relative to the previous version were coolly described only on paper. Moreover, if the first presentation of the system was somehow inspiring, and everyone was waiting for more chips from the second, then, alas, nothing interesting was shown at it, even despite the support from megastars (an American actress and model Jessica took part in the presentation of WP8 Alba). There is nothing to say about update 7.8 at all - a handout from the software manufacturer.

During the online presentation, we shared our impressions and during the discussion we agreed that Windows Phone 8 would be more relevant for devices with a low cost, since the system looks somewhat inferior on expensive devices compared to iOS or Android.

p>

All this is to the fact that Huawei has rolled out an inexpensive smartphone on the Windows Phone 8 OS to the Russian market. at the moment it is the cheapest (although I do not like to use this word) among all WP8 devices. Therefore, the positioning of Huawei W1 is very simple: to offer users an affordable smartphone on the mobile Windows 8.

Design, build quality, controls

I think many people have noticed that devices on the Windows Phone operating system look much more spectacular than similar devices on Android. This is easily explained: almost all "vinphones" have the same technical characteristics and can only stand out in design. Smartphone Ascend W1 is sold in several colors: white, blue and black. As far as I know, there is also a red device. Nokia is “to blame” for everything - as it set a certain bar with the multi-colored Lumia line, so vendors and are now trying to release something bright.

The shape of the W1 case is rectangular, the corners are quite sharp. On the lower edge of the front panel there is a small step that conditionally separates the upper half from the bottom. The side edges are slightly bent towards the back panel, and the top ones have a slightly smaller angle.

I had a white phone on the review. The edging is chrome-plated plastic, the backing of the front area is white, the edges and the back cover are the same color. The body plastic is semi-gloss, closer to matte. Fingerprints are not visible on the screen or on the rest of the device - cool materials! The screen is probably protected by glass, as there are no scratches or scuffs left on it after a long time of use.

The assembly is good: no squeaks, no backlash, but the back panel slightly bends to the battery.

Device dimensions - 124.5x63.7x10.5 mm, weight is 130 grams. Judging by the numbers, Ascend should be perceived as plump and heavy, but, oddly enough, this is not the case - it is pleasant to the touch, fits well in the hand, comfortable, fits without problems in the pockets of jeans, trousers, a jacket and even a shirt. In the handbag there is also a place W1. The only thing that confuses a little is the sharp corners. Holding the Huawei Ascend W1 for a long time is not very comfortable. However, this is a subjective impression.

At the top of the front panel are light and proximity sensors, a front camera and a speaker hidden behind a dark plastic grille. Its volume is very high, but mostly medium and high frequencies are heard, but I would still like a little more low frequencies. The interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, there are no echoes and other third-party sounds.

Under the screen of the smartphone are the traditional touch buttons for Windows Phone: "Back", "Start" and "Search". Applied to the case with white translucent paint, the backlight is dim.

There is a microphone under the front edge. There is microUSB on the bottom, and on the top there is a standard 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones or a headset, a small and thin phone on/off button. It is recessed into the case, the move is solid, the pressure is almost not felt.

A thin and long volume rocker is located on the left side. On the right is a chrome-plated two-position button for activating the camera (when held for a long time, it launches the camera even from the locked state of the phone).

The camera module, which rises literally a millimeter above the body, is located on the back of the device, there is also a second microphone for noise reduction, a flash and a speaker covered with a light mesh.

To open the lid, you need to pry it from the notch on the back bottom. A SIM card (usual large) is inserted on the left, and a memory card is inserted on the right. But the battery will still have to be removed.

Huawei Ascend W1 review

A huge number of users were waiting for the release of the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, but in practice, all the changes relative to the previous version were coolly described only on paper. Moreover, if the first presentation of the system was somehow inspiring, and everyone was waiting for more chips from the second, then, alas, nothing interesting was shown at it, even despite the support from megastars (an American actress and model Jessica took part in the presentation of WP8 Alba). There is nothing to say about update 7.8 at all - a handout from the software manufacturer.

During the online presentation, we shared our impressions and during the discussion we agreed that Windows Phone 8 would be more relevant for devices with a low cost, since the system looks somewhat inferior on expensive devices compared to iOS or Android.

p>

All this is to the fact that Huawei has rolled out an inexpensive smartphone on the Windows Phone 8 OS to the Russian market. at the moment it is the cheapest (although I do not like to use this word) among all WP8 devices. Therefore, the positioning of Huawei W1 is very simple: to offer users an affordable smartphone on the mobile Windows 8.

Design, build quality, controls

I think many people have noticed that devices on the Windows Phone operating system look much more spectacular than similar devices on Android. This is easily explained: almost all "vinphones" have the same technical characteristics and can only stand out in design. Smartphone Ascend W1 is sold in several colors: white, blue and black. As far as I know, there is also a red device. Nokia is “to blame” for everything - as it set a certain bar with the multi-colored Lumia line, vendors are now trying to release something bright.

I think many have noticed that devices on the Windows Phone operating system look much more spectacular than similar devices on Android. This is easily explained: almost all "vinphones" have the same technical characteristics and can only stand out in design. Smartphone Ascend W1 is sold in several colors: white, blue and black. As far as I know, there is also a red device. Nokia is “to blame” for everything - as it set a certain bar with the Lumia multi-colored line, so vendors and are now trying to release something bright.

The shape of the W1 case is rectangular, the corners are quite sharp. On the lower edge of the front panel there is a small step that conditionally separates the upper half from the bottom. The side edges are slightly bent towards the back panel, and the top ones have a slightly smaller angle.

I had a white phone on the review. The edging is chrome-plated plastic, the backing of the front area is white, the edges and the back cover are the same color. The body plastic is semi-gloss, closer to matte. The prints are not noticeable either on the screen or on the rest of the device - cool materials! The screen is probably protected by glass, as there are no scratches or scuffs left on it after a long time of use.

The assembly is good: no squeaks, no backlash, but the back panel slightly bends to the battery.

Device dimensions - 124.5x63.7x10.5 mm, weight is 130 grams. Judging by the numbers, Ascend should be perceived as plump and heavy, but, oddly enough, this is not the case - it is pleasant to the touch, fits well in the hand, comfortable, fits without problems in the pockets of jeans, trousers, a jacket and even a shirt. In the handbag there is also a place W1. The only thing that confuses a little is the sharp corners. Holding the Huawei Ascend W1 for a long time is not very comfortable. However, this is a subjective impression.

At the top of the front panel are light and proximity sensors, a front camera and a speaker hidden behind a dark plastic grille. Its volume is very high, but mostly medium and high frequencies are heard, but I would still like a little more low frequencies. The interlocutor is heard clearly and legibly, there are no echoes and other third-party sounds.

Under the screen of the smartphone are the traditional touch buttons for Windows Phone: "Back", "Start" and "Search". Applied to the case with white translucent paint, the backlight is dim.

There is a microphone under the front edge. There is a microUSB on the bottom end, and a standard 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones or a headset, a small and thin phone on/off button on the top. It is recessed into the case, the move is solid, the pressure is almost not felt.

A thin and long volume rocker is located on the left side. On the right is a chrome-plated two-position button for activating the camera (when held for a long time, it launches the camera even from the locked state of the phone).

The camera module, which rises literally a millimeter above the body, is located on the back of the device, there is also a second microphone for noise reduction, a flash and a speaker covered with a light mesh.

To open the lid, you need to pry it from the notch on the back bottom. A SIM card (usual large) is inserted on the left, and a memory card is inserted on the right. But the battery will still have to be removed.