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Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL in the Test

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL in the Test
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The Ascend D1 Quad XL can play with in the test part in the top League, but also weaknesses show up.

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Huawei has to place already a Smartphone in the top 15 of the connect leaderboard with the Ascend P1. The Ascend D1 Quad XL should build on this great result now, that the Chinese with a non-binding price recommendation of 449 euro launch.

For this the user gets a real Brummer, because with a live weight of 147 grams and the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL provides the competitors in the sense of the word in the shadow a device thickness of 12 mm.

Display and performance: top values

But it has a 4.5-inch TFT display on Board that can await you with a scratch-resistant cover made from Gorilla glass. Also the fundamentals suggest resolution and pixel density of 330 ppi with 720 x 1280 pixels a lot – and the tester should not be disappointed. During our measurements, the display of the Ascend D1 Quad XL reached an absolute top value with 488 cd/m2 brightness. The presentation can score as well in practice as the quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz clocking, which ensures a fluid operating tempo.

Processing: Creaking belongs to everyday life

Nice exterior of the Ascend D1 Quad XL can not hide however some carelessness in the handling. So, the ridged and thus pretty non-slip lid has air noticeably firmly installed battery. The result: The housing is on the complete back and on both sides to pressure. The handle to the Smartphone is also accompanied by unpleasant creaking noises that can annoy the daily handling of Ascend D1 Quad XL.

Software: Nice look, some bugs

The facilities of the Ascend D1 Quad XL moves with HSPA +, n Wi-FI and A-GPS on the usual level in this price class. User interface of Android-4.0.4-model, you have the choice between the simple native Android look, which here is called ‘Huawei Launcher’ and comes with three different optics, as well as a further variation on the name “3D Home” sounds.

The latter offers a particularly attractive look and can come up with successful transitions and animations. Extensive possibilities for customization, as well as numerous widgets for the home screens are common to both.

Why however the Huawei’s own music player “Music +” as well as the native copy of Android under “Play Music” in the main menu must appear, remains a mystery. The supplied headphones are no fun with a thin sound and comfortable fit in the ear are also earned no praise. It dominates the Huawei deal with Office documents, comes with a file browser and a back up and a security program.

In the test, the Ascend D1 Quad XL revealed but also some bugs. Examples of compliant? Who uses the RDS-less FM radio and parallel launches the native Android music player “Play Music”, you will get the full shot, because the Huawei playing both music sources at the same time.

Also at the keyboard, Huawei makes a blunder. So blinded the test model at your whim the German times times the English version on the touchscreen a. The latter was evident even a programming error in the number field: press digits, instead found letters in the input line. There looking stupid from the laundry.

Camera: Good image quality even at moderate light

The camera, the Chinese can be no slouch and a 8 megapixel sensor also bought a double photo light Ascend D1 Quad XLneben. In conjunction ordinary can with the four settings for low light conditions as well as in darker environment achieve results. The image quality during daylight hours is actually really good, here the Huawei produces sharp and strong color images.

Even successful snapshots allow the fast auto-focus and the fast start feature from the lock screen. The good impression is rounded off by the ordinary video function, the moving images in full HD-resolution records. Fast panning but are not the strength of the camera.

Laboratory measurements: Great results

Must the Huawei due the negligence in the processing and the software bugs reprove themselves, the China Smartphone displays in the laboratory, where the endurance hammer hangs. With a runtime of 7:42 hours in practical operation placed the Ascend D1 Quad XL in this important discipline even before the Asus Padfone 2 and must only be Samsung Galaxy touch 2 beaten. Also the talk times are beyond any doubt: keep the Smartphone 19 hours in the D – and E-Netz on reception 24 hours. Also 7:32 hours in UMTS mode are an announcement.

But not only at the endurance the Huawei delivers an excellent idea, even when the results for the send and receive quality it could convince – both the GSM – and UMTS use. The Chinese also mastered the complex Acoustic measurements in the laboratory and connect without reproach. So the Ascend D1 Quad XL in the laboratory evaluation of whopping 176 by 190 points achieved – this is more than remarkable.

Conclusion: Huawei is expected to

The Chinese have the technical base in the handle. Keep now the diligence in processing and software programming exercise, Samsung and their ilk can get dressed warm. We are looking forward to the successor of Huawei Ascend D2.


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