Slated to hit the UK market in August, the Huawei Ascend P1 packs beauty and brains into one neat, compact and dazzling little handset. This Android smartphone features Ice Cream Sandwich, placing it right in competition with some very well-established handsets currently on the market. The price is competitive as well, provided you’re shopping the high end. Predictions see it running you approximately £26 per month on a contract, and somewhere around £430 unlocked. Rumor has it that the Ascend P1 will be available free with some contracts as well.
Huawei Ascend P1
There’s no getting away from the fact that this is one sexy little phone. The size alone has us drooling. At just 127.4 x 64.8 x 7.7mm, this is one long, lean Android machine. In the very skinniest of your skinny jeans, this little jewel won’t make you feel as though you’re lugging around a pocket dictionary. Better still, it won’t interfere with that all-important profile.
Screen Size and Design
The Huawei Ascend P1 packs as much screen as possible into its dimensions, featuring an ultra-bright 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display which is amazingly responsive and viewable even in broad daylight if you turn the brightness up all the way.
Despite its long shape, the Ascend P1 doesn’t feature that awkward, going-to-drop-this-thing feeling that many longer handsets plague us with. This is thanks to a small but rather ingenious bit of design, pairing a slightly narrower screen with a nicely rounded ledge at the bottom, making the Huawei Ascend P1 feel very secure in your hand, even whilst tapping away with your thumb.
Huawei Ascend P1 Features
A great feature of this handset is the ability to see Ice Cream Sandwich in a virtually pure, unadulterated version, free of manufacturer skins. While this isn’t a huge deal, it’s always nice to find.
All the usual bells and whistles you’d expect for the price range are featured on the Huawei Ascend P1, and we must say they’re all very attractive. There’s a beautifully clear 8mp camera with LED flash, encased in an unobtrusive little mound on the back of the handset. The 1.3 secondary camera is no slouch either, with sharp video for all your chatting needs.
The single Gigabyte of RAM might frighten a few data-heavy users, but not to worry – the P1 accepts data cards up to 32GB, allowing you to bring your music, movies and whatever else with you with a minimum of fuss. The dual-core processor ensures a swift and lag-free experience. Battery life isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s not a disappointment either, coming in right alongside many other smartphones in the same bracket.
Ascend P1 Video
Huawei Ascend P1 – Do You Want One?
If you’re into the sleekest and sexiest phones around, if you crave Ice Cream Sandwich without any tampering, and if you’ve been searching for a phone you can operate with one hand without risking £300 worth of electronics smashing to bits on the pavement, then yes, you want the Ascend P1. It’s a great little handset for virtually every type of user, and extremely competitive with other handsets in its price range.
The Ascend P1 is due for release in the UK sometime this month (August) on Vodafone pay monthly.
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