Huawei Ascend W1 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Huawei Ascend W1 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Huawei Ascend W1 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei Ascend W1 is a 2013 smartphone. It measures 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm and weighs 130 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 4" inches. The resolution is 480 x 800 and 233 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 0.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 5 MP.

It runs on Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait CPU with 4 GB, 512 MB RAM memory. The battery is 1950 mAh.

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Huawei Ascend W1 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Huawei Ascend W1

Release date

2013, January


124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm (4.9 x 2.51 x 0.41 in)


130 g (4.59 oz)


Blue, red, black, white


1950 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 460 h (2G) / Up to 470 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 10 h 30 min (3G)

Approximate price160 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

4" inc

Screen area

45.5 cm2

Screen format

5:3 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

480 x 800 px

PPI /points per inch/

233 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

5 MP, Single

Camera specs

-5 MP, AF


LED flash

Video 720p@30fps
Front (selfie) camera

0.3 MP, Single




Operating system OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8


Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: BlackBerry Z3, Huawei Ascend W2, Huawei Ascend W1, Nokia Lumia 1320, LG Optimus L9 II, Sony Xperia L, Gigabyte GSmart Simba SX1
Processor CPU

- Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 305

External memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

4 GB, 512 MB RAM


Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Mini-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, EDR

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity
- OneDrive (15 GB cloud storage)
-MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
-MP4/WMV/H.264 player
-Document viewer
-Photo viewer
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Huawei. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Huawei may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Ascend W1 was around 160 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, January.
The weight of the Huawei Ascend W1 is 130 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Ascend W1 is 4" inches.
The size of the Huawei Ascend W1 is 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm (HxWxD).

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