Huawei Ascend GX1 is a mid-range Android smartphone which offers users awesome viewing experience with its massive HD display. The dual-SIM device is powered by a 64-bit, quad-core processor and offers users super-fast connection speeds with 4G LTE support.
Build and Screen
Although constructed with plastic, the Huawei Ascend GX1 shows off an attractive design. It looks sleek and elegant. But, the phone is not really slim or lightweight at 9.2 millimetres and 173 grams respectively.
It flaunts an amazingly thin bezel and has a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%, similar to that of the more expensive Ascend Mate7. With a massive screen measuring 6-inch diagonally, this Huawei Ascend GX1 falls in the phablet category.
The touchscreen has 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, with its IPS technology ensuring great colours and wide viewing angles.
Camera and Storage
Huawei Ascend GX1 packs an 8 megapixels sensor with LED flash on the rear, while there is also an average 2MP front-facing shooter. The integrated storage memory with a capacity of 8 GB may suffice for the storage needs of some users.
If you are not satisfied with the inbuilt memory, you could still use a microSD card to add extra storage space of up to 32 GB.
Power and Performance
A 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on a chip powers the Huawei Ascend GX1 and delivers speed of up to 1.2 GHz. The quad-core processor is paired with 1 GB of RAM – not really surprising.
The handset runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, which expectedly has Huawei’s own user interface on top of it. An impressively large battery of 3500mAh capacity is provided to power the device. Interestingly, the battery is replaceable.
Huawei Ascend GX1 allows the use of two SIM cards – a common feature of devices from Chinese manufacturers. The two micro-SIM slots support 3G connectivity as well.
One key feature of this handset is that it can be used on a 4G LTE network, allowing you to enjoy very fast connection speeds. Connectivity capabilities of the Huawei Ascend GX1 also include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct.
Pricing & Availability
Huawei Ascend GX1 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Huawei Ascend GX1 price in Nigeria should range from 27,000 to 35,000 depending on your location in the country.
Huawei Ascend GX1 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Ascend GX1:
- Platform: Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
- Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410)
- GPU: Adreno 306
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: White, Black
- Dimension: 161 x 84.5 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 173 g
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Stand-by
- Display: 6.0-inch IPS Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (245 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080P HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 2MP Camera, 720P HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 8GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: –
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 3500 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Talktime: up to 10 hours (2G)/ up to 12 hours (3G)
- Standby Time: up to 240 hours (2G)/ up to 240 hours (3G)