Huawei Ascend W1 Electric Blue

Huawei are joining the bandwagon with their first Windows 8 phone, and here at O2 Deals, we have to say - we're very impressed. The Huawei Ascend W1 on O2 is part of a wave of innovative new design styles attached to the Windows 8 phones, this time in a more affordable price bracket.

 

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Why O2?

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  • Great UK 3G coverage
  • Fantastic customer rewards
  • Get O2 WiFi for free
  • TU Go lets you share your number across devices
The O2 Huawei Ascend W1 Electric blue
  • The O2 Huawei Ascend W1 Electric blue back
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O2 are the UK's oldest mobile network, with incredible coverage and phone deals starting free at just £10.50 a month!

  • Over 80% of the UK has O2 3G reception:

    O2's 2G signal covers over 99% of the UK population, and 3G covers over 80%. O2 are rapidly growing their 2G, 3G and 4G network coverage - and are expecting 4G to be available to 98% of the UK in 2015.

  • Get rewarded with Priority Tickets and Priority Moments:

    Priority Moments bag you great discounts on the high street, and Priority Tickets provide early access to event tickets all over the UK.

  • Free O2 WiFi hotspots all over the UK:

    O2 WiFi lets you connect to the internet for free in thousands of locations across the UK. It also means you don't have to worry about using up your data allowance when connected to one of their hotspots.

  • TuGo lets you share your number across devices:

    The O2 TU Go app lets you make and receive calls and texts with any phone, tablet or laptop that has the app installed. This means you can call and text via WiFi without the need for a mobile signal.

Why we love it:

Snazzy new Windows Phone 8 operating system
Super-fast dual-core processor
Sharp design with easy-grip polycarbonate case
Great battery life

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Battery

  • Max. talk time: Up to 10 hours

Camera

  • Primary Camera Flash: LED
  • Primary Camera max. video resolution: HD / 720p (1280x720)
  • Primary Camera resolution: 2560 x 1920

Connectivity

  • 3G: HSDPA 900/1200
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 with A2DP. EDR
  • GPS: A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Display

  • Colour Depth: True Colour - 16 Million Colours (24 bit)
  • Display Resolution: 480 x 800
  • Display Size: 4.0"
  • Display Type: IPS LCD

Memory and Software

  • Internal memory: 4GB
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 32GB
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Krait

Size and Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight (grams): 130
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Our Review - O2-Deals Staff - Tue, 20/08/2013 - 15:17

Excellent

Much like the HTC Windows Phones, the Huawei Ascend W1 moves away from the aluminium chassis and brushed metal look of the Samsungs and iPhones, and mixes up the mobile market with bold shapes and brightly coloured live tiles. The curved polycarbonate back sits nicely in the hand and is easy to grip, especially with its 10.1mm thickness, which sets it apart from many of its waifer-thin peers.

As an operating system, Windows 8 offers an engaging, customisable and fun user experience. With individually resizable live tiles and a larger selection of theme colours, you can really make it your own. Since Windows 8 has been optimised for dual-core proccessors, it will run particularly smoothly on the Huawei Ascend W1. The ample 4" screen has excellent viewing angles so whether you use your phone for browsing the web, reading messages and articles, or watching videos, you may find that you can't put it down!

It also boasts a 5mp camera with autofocus and flash, and 4GB of storage so you can listen to your favourite playlists on the go. Plus if you need more storage, there's a memory card slot for up to 32GB, and (not least!) an excellent battery life, so you can surf, message, read, listen to music and play games for as long as you like!

It's great to see some Windows 8 phones in a more affordable price bracket, and the Huawei Ascend W1 is a top phone if you're going for a slightly different look, are curious about Windows, or simply want a really enjoyable user experience.

Design:Excellent
Features:Excellent
Usability:Excellent
Performance:Excellent
Battery:Excellent