Huawei Ascend P1 S, in-depth analysis

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It could become one of the mobile phones of the year . And we do not say it in vain. The Huawei Ascend P1 S has appeared at CES 2012 held in Las Vegas to take over as the thinnest phone on the market. In fact, if you have already looked at its technical sheet, you will know that it is barely 6.7 millimeters thick . A delight for the most demanding users. Of that there is no doubt. And if not, look at the rest of the characteristics that make it up . The Huawei Ascend P1 S comes equipped with a dual-core processor and with one of the most celebrated operating systems on the market. We refer, how could it be otherwise, toAndroid 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich , the latest edition that Google has launched to be installed on both smartphones and tablets.

The fact is that the Huawei Ascend P1 S will begin to compete this year with giants from other firms. We refer to the Samsung Galaxy S2 , the Galaxy Nexus or the iPhone 4S , for example, three terminals that are already in the Olympus of smart smartphones . And is not for less. The fact is that then we will describe all the benefits and features of this new S Huawei Ascend P1 . Best of all, the Chinese firm will make this phone available to its European customers, and therefore, to the Spanish.

Design and display

The  Huawei Ascend P1 S is a special mobile phone. We say it because its measurements are. The overview of the phone reveals measuring  127.4 x 64.3 x 6.7 millimeters . As you will see, it is one of the finest devices on the market, not to mention that it is the one that breaks all the records, lately surpassed by Fujitsu . In any case, you will see that it is a stylish, spacious and large terminal, with a final weight of just 130 grams . Its appearance is that of a completely squared phone, with pointed edges, which gives it a very elegant and distinguished final appearance . Its housing is finished in glossy black plastic, without any possibility in sight that we can see it in white or other more fun colors. But everything will be seen, for the moment it should not be ruled out, since white has now become a catalog color .

But there is more. The Huawei Ascend P1 S also has a Super AMOLED HD screen that will display images in very high resolution . This implies a very good experience in the reproduction of multimedia contents . The panel in question measures 4.3 inches , has a maximum resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a depth of 16 million colors . As you can imagine, it is a multi-touch screen made with a special protection of the famous Corning Gorilla glass . This will prevent the glass from breaking or being scratched by any impact.or accidental fall. Users who like to keep their electronic devices intact are in luck.

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And we are going for the connectivity section , since the Huawei Ascend PS 1 meets the expectations of any demanding user without problem. You will see that it operates on HSDPA / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and 900/2100, 850/1900, 850/2100 networks , so you won't have to worry about accessing 3G networks. As is normal for smart devices like the one in question, you can  surf the Internet at the maximum speed that your operator can offer. This guarantees correct access to web pages , agile email management or fluency when sharing content on our favorite social networks. So you won't have to wait centuries for your photos to be posted on your profile or to send an attachment to your coworkers. In addition to being able to contract an appropriate rate with your operator, you will also have the option of accessing Wi-Fi networks through the 802.11 b / g / n protocol , which will allow you to take advantage of the Internet connection you have at home, in the hotel or in the neighborhood library.

The device is also compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 technology and has GPS , with A-GPS support . This last feature will help you to use the device as if it were a true dedicated GPS navigator , both to configure your routes by car and on foot . Finally, in the section on external connections, you should know that you have a microSD card slot , useful for expanding the internal memory of the device up to a maximum of 32 GB . The device also includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack , interesting for users who usually listen to music through their mobile phone, and amicroUSB 2.0 input for easy file syncing. If you do not have your official charger at hand , you can also take advantage of a USB cable to recharge the battery of the terminal, even if it is through a much slower process if we compare it with the most common.

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Photographic and multimedia camera

The Huawei Ascend P1 S has a good camera . So much so, that in the data sheet of the device indicates that the phone has a camera with eight megapixels sensor that lets you take pictures of very good quality . To this provision must be added the availability of LED Flash , a feature that is not present in many tall smartphones . In this case, the flash will help you enormously when taking photos in places with low light or even at night.

You should bear in mind, on the other hand, that it is not a dedicated camera, so if you are very demanding in the results, you will have to continue carrying your professional or compact camera on your back. This is the reality. On the other hand, you should know that the phone is also capable of recording videos in high definition, FullHD at 1080p . Moreover, the Huawei Ascend P1 S has in turn a front 1.3 megapixel camera that lets you make video calls.

In the multimedia section, the Huawei Ascend P1 S is quite competent, since it is capable of playing music, video and photo files in the most common formats. According to the data sheet of this device, you can have the following compatible formats:  DivX, AMR, MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 . To this feature we must add the ability to record voice, in addition to JAVA and Adobe Flash Player 10.3 support , which will allow you to play games, applications and other programs that work or are programmed with these languages.

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Memory and operating system

The phone has a memory of 4 GB of ROM and 1 GB of RAM . You will be able to expand the user memory without any problem, thanks to the microSD cards , as is usual in these cases, since the Huawei Ascend P1 S has the corresponding slot . You can extend the memory up to a maximum of 32 GB .

On the other hand, you should know that the device works through a dual-core processor , running at a speed of 1.5 GHz . This will ensure much faster and more agile access to programs and applications, but also to the main functions of the phone . The best of all, in addition, is that the Huawei Ascend P1 S will arrive directly equipped with the Android operating system in its version 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich , the latest edition that Google has released of this platform and that will be available for both tablets as for smartphones. As an Android user , you will also have direct access toAndroid Market with thousands of applications (free and paid) at your disposal, but also all the services offered by Google .

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Autonomy and availability

The battery consumption is triggered on devices like the present one, due mainly to large doses of energy that requires the screen. In this case, the Huawei Ascend P1 S works with a high definition Super AMOLED screen that will consume a lot, so you have to keep that in mind. To this we have to add the fact that the phone is especially thin, which prevents it from housing a larger battery , and therefore, with more capacity. As Huawei has indicated , the battery capacity is 1670 milliamps , although it has not commented on the autonomy it can offer. Keep in mind thatBalances are calculated according to standard measurement , which can be quite inaccurate. It will be based on personal and real use to obtain reliable information on the battery .

And what about availability , you may be wondering. Well, Huawei has not yet confirmed a specific date , although it has already advanced that the phone will start dancing from the second quarter of the year. It will be necessary to see, later, what is the exact launch date , prices and availability in our country. It is quite possible that the Huawei Ascend P1 S will also be made available to Spanish customers through some carriers. In this case, you could get it subsidized. We will notify you ahead of any news about future releases in our country .

Data sheet

StandardDual band HSDPA / EDGE quad band

2G: 850/900/1800/1900

3G: 900/2100, 850/1900, 850/2100

Weight and measurements127.4 x 64.3 x 6.7 mm

130 grams

Memory4 GB ROM ï¼ ‹1 GB RAM

MicroSD cards up to 32 GB



4.3 inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels)

Camera 8 Megapixel sensor with LED flash

Record Full HD video

1.3 Megapixel front camera for video calls

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: DivX, AMR, MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Voice recording

JAVA support

Adobe Flash Player 10.3 support

Controls and connectionsAndroid 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Menu / Home / Back / Search key

1.5 GHz dual-core processor

Integrated GPS


3.5mm headphone output

MicroSD card slot

Document viewer

Wireless: HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 3.0

Volume keys


Autonomy1,670 milliamp battery
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