At the IFA Berlin 2012, Huawei has come aloud with four new Android smartphones namely Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend G600, Ascend G330 and Ascend Y201 Pro. These phones have all the bells and whistles in them on top of a budget-friendly appeal that will propel them high on the midrange smartphone category, the starter market and the high-end must have category.
On top of the Android OS for these phones is a specialized “Emotion UI” made by Huawei whose main attraction is the “Me Widget” that allows user customization of information and functions to a single feature. The models below will ship in Q4 of 2012.
Huawei Ascend G600
This is a premium budget smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. You can use the Face Unlock feature on it because it has a front facing camera, and be ready to acquaint yourself with a customized wrapper of the OS inside the device.
Browsing and apps usage is a breeze on the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The RAM is 768 and ROM is 4GB on the Ascend G600. Its 4.5-inch display will give you 540 x 960 pixels, enough for a good quality video experience for the 6 hours talk time offered by the 2000-mAh battery. It comes with an 8MP rear camera that is a standard on higher end devices. You get NFC support, which makes the phone capable of serving you well in the future as long as you don’t mind the 10.5 mm thickness.
Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL
There will be no more charger related stress as this device is strong on battery life, fast on processor and cool on the display. Inside it, you will find the Battery Saving Technology software that increases its efficiency by 30 percent on the large enough 2600-mAh battery. Expect 15 hours of talk time, giving you a whole day on Wi-Fi.
This model has a 1.2 GHz K3V2 processor, an integrated 16x GPU to make it nippy and responsive when many apps are running. RAM is 1GB and you get an additional 8GB internal storage or a further 32GB through microSD. The screen is 4.5-inch in size with HD IPS giving you clear graphics captured by a 1.3MP front camera or the bigger 8MP rear camera that shoots full HD at 1080p.
Huawei Ascend Y201 Pro
With the Ascend Y201 Pro, you get the ICS on a shoestring budget with the right performance, which makes it the best introduction for an Android newbie. Inside, Huawei clocked the processor at 800MHz and bundled it with a 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. If it’s too low, you get the option of using microSD. On the screen, it is not surprising for a budget smartphone to get 3.5 inches and only 320 x 480 with 165ppi density resolution.
The rear camera is 3.2MP best for social picture sharing. On the battery front, you can expect up to 5 hours talk time using the 1400-mAh battery. Other than the ICS OS onboard, there is little to shout about this model.
Huawei Ascend G330
Expect a cheap alternative to the extensive range of 4-inch smartphones when looking at the Huawei Ascend G330. It is as curvaceous as the previous G300 model with the same silver accent and is 11.2 wide. Huawei has placed a 1GHz dual-core processor chip inside. This complements the 512MB RAM for computing and 4GB internal memory for storing your applications and other files. The internal storage comes in handy for browser cache while browsing.
The rear side has a 5MP camera that supports the basic video call camera, which should support the Face Unlock feature. All these features rely on the 1500-mAh battery that comes with this model.