Huawei Ascend D Quad in the First Test

Huawei promotes the Ascend D quad full-bodied as “fastest Smartphone in the world”. In fact, the Quad Smartphone with some technical superlatives can shine. The first test of connect shows what they are and how fast is your phone in practice.

First of all the Ascend D feels quad very good and the rubberized back looks elegant and is by no means cheap. Also the processing is a rock-solid impression. In this respect, so the Chinese manufacturer has done his homework. With the rounded sides, the Smartphone is also very conveniently located in the hand – this Huawei manages the feat to keep very compact housing despite huge screen. With 129 x 64 x 8,9 mm quad model is significantly less than the Galaxy nexus (136 x 68 x 8,9 mm), although the display is almost the same size. The reason that the screen at the Ascend ranges D quad almost to the edges of the case. Speaking of display: the display convinces all along the line. Contents are drawn very hot due to the high resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. To get a very intense for a LCD color display and a high viewing angle stability. The colors are also not distort if you look from the side on the display.

Below the display, Huawei hides something very special: its first self-developed chipset K3V2. The Chinese Electronics giant belongs to the few Smartphone manufacturers in addition to Apple and Samsung, who buy the processors of their devices not at Qualcomm and Texas instruments, but on their own develop and produce. The SoC (System on chip) consists of 4 cortex-A9 cores, which are clocked at 1.2 or 1.5 gigahertz. You are adding a graphics chip (GPU) with 16 cores. With this new unit, Huawei wants to be significantly more powerful and economical at the same time as the competition. According to the company the Ascend quad almost double D is as fast as any comparable smartphones, which are currently on the market. Actually, the Android system reacts (ice cream sandwich) very quickly to finger touches, the main menu or the home screen scroll up or down can be skims and without delay. But a difference to comparable Smartphones such as the Galaxy nexus we have not noticed. Whether the Huawei chip is really as strong as the manufacturer promises will be apparent only if you bring him his performance at the borders, about by graphically sophisticated games or benchmarks. In the full test will be the four on the sample.

Also the battery promises, which makes Huawei, checked only in the laboratory. The manufacturer assumes the Android interface although unchanged from Google and waives its own UI, but extended the system with a new energy management, which is matched perfectly on the K3V2 SoC and should provide savings of up to 30 percent compared with other smartphones. For the first test manufacturer’s instructions for the battery capacity as guidelines stand – and quad D at the Ascend 1800 mAh not bad need to with that. Huawei will offer even an XL version of the model with a powerful 2500 mAh battery. The Ascend D quad XL is accordingly with 10.9 mm significantly thicker than the sister model.

Also, the other technology is State of the art. In addition to Wi-Fi with DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and HSPA, an 8-megapixel camera is on the list of facilities. Videos succeed with the full HD resolution of 1080 p.

Conclusion: the potential is here The Ascend D quad seems already in the first test correctly. Huawei saves only in memory: 8 gigabytes are simply too little for a top of the range, especially as only 5 gigabytes were freely available in our test device. Fortunately, you can retrofit with microSD cards. If our first impressions are supported by solid lab values, then a top model succeeded in Huawei, which can – take on well established competitors Samsung and HTC since it will certainly cost less. The Chinese Smartphone newcomer wants to conquer Europe apparently not only with money but also with good products.


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