Huawei Ascend W1 (a.k.a Huawei 4Afrika) was Huawei’s first smartphone to boast of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. It is a relatively low cost smartphone with good performance and a battery that outlasts the competition and a promise of exclusive apps for Nigeria and Africa. Huawei Ascend W1 features a 4.0-inch Touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 5MP camera with flash.
Hardware & Software
Huawei Ascend W1 comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with a separate graphics processor and 512MB RAM, so performance wise it will not be found wanting. Despite coming with slightly more power than WP8 smart phones within its price point, Huawei Ascend W1 also offers an impressive battery life with 470 hours standby time and a 10.5 hours talktime. This was achieved largely because Ascend W1 offers a higher capacity battery.
Huawei Ascend W1 features Windows Phone 8 with its gorgeous Live Tiles that offers you automatic updates on information important to you. It comes with Microsoft Office Mobile with ability to sync to SkyDrive for editing and accessing your Office documents across multiple devices.
Huawei 4Afrika is ready for business and can be easily configured to your Enterprise Windows Infrastructure. It also comes bundled with Microsoft Apps like Internet Expolorer 10 and Bing and there are now over 100,000 apps at the Windows Phone Store for you to download.
Display & Camera
Huawei Ascend W1 has a 4.0-inch touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The display appears similar to other WP8 phones within the price point. On the rear is a 5 megapixels camera with 720p HD video recording, LED Flash, and autofocus is provided. Huawei Ascend W1 also features a front-facing VGA camera for video calling.
Price & Availability
Huawei Ascend W1 (Huawei 4Afrika) is available in Nigeria and the price ranges from N25,000 to N35,000 depending on your location in Nigeria, however for Black Friday Konga is offering this phone for just 34,000 Naira while stocks last. You can buy online, from Airtel stores, or at a phone store near you.
Huawei Ascend W1 Specs – a.k.a 4Afrika
- Weight: 130g
- Dimensions: 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm
- Storage: 4GB internal Storage, plus 7GB free SkyDrive (Cloud)
- Up to 32GB MicroSD Slot
- 4.0-inch Touchscreen Display (480 x 800 pixels, 233ppi)
- 5MP Camera with 720p HD Video
- autofocus, LED Flash, geo-tagging, Face Detection
- Front facing VGA Camera for Videocalling
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 512GB RAM
- Mini SIM
- Colours: Black, White, Red, Blue
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bing, SkyDrive, Skype
- GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- WCDMA 900/2100 or 850/1700/1900/2100
- HSPA+ up to 21Mbps
- Video Streaming
- Internet Explorer 10
- Kid’s Corner, Rooms, People Hub,
- Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
- MS Office Mobile
- Xbox Live
- Chat, EMail, & Social Networking
- GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
- Music/Video Player
- Bluetooth 3.0
- USB 2.0
- 1950 mAH Battery Capacity
- 10.5 Hours Talktime (3G)
- 470 Hours Standby Time (3G)