Saturday, April 13, 2013

Huawei Ascend W1 vs Nokia LUMIA 520/620 Price and Specs Comparison

HUAWEI first Windows Phone 8 Smartphone at Affordable price (P8,990) - Ascend W1

There are a lot of Android phones currently in the Philippine market and affordable dual-core powered droids made it to entry level segment in the last quarter of 2012, thanks to low cost latest Android technology offered by our local mobile brand. Filipinos can afford those high performance only offered at high price range.

As dual core Android phones became cheaper, affordable dual-core Windows phone are also making a buzz and starting to heat up this summer 2013. Latest from Nokia are LUMIA '20s line up including LUMIA 520 and 620 for entry/mid level segment market.

Huawei join the battle with their latest Ascend W1 - running on windows phone 8 that will outlast, outperform and outshine competitors windows phone in the Philippine market today.

If you like Windows smartphone and want to buy Nokia or Huawei, are you going for LUMIA 520/620 or Ascend W1? Lets compare the three dual-core powered Windows phone 8 for to you have an idea which is the right one for you?

Huawei Ascend W1 vs Nokia LUMIA 520/620 Price, Features and Specs Comparison

Will Nokia LUMIA 620 unique design and double shot color shells (left) and LUMIA 520 affordability (right) dominate "The Battle of Affordable Windows Phone 8 Smartphone" in the Philippines for 2013?

Price: Huawei Ascend W1 is selling at P8,990 while Nokia LUMIA 520 and 620 is priced at P7,990 and P11,600 respectively.

Nokia LUMIA 520 is cheapest among the three with price difference of almost P1,000 to Ascend W1. On the other hand, Huawei Ascend W1 is cheaper compared to LUMIA 620 with at least P2,000 price difference.

Features: All of them have capability of 720p HD video recording, dedicated camera button and support to A-GPS and GLONASS capable.

Cinemagraph App and Nokia music mix radio (LUMIA 520). Cinemagraph, Nokia music mix radio, City lens and Dolby Headphone sound enhancement (LUMIA 620).

Physical Design: All have 3 soft capacitive buttons, 10.11 mm thickness, 130 grams (Ascend W1), 9.9 mm and 124g (LUMIA 520), 11 mm and 127g (LUMIA 620).

CPU: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 S4 Krait dual-core processor (Ascend W1), 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core S4 (LUMIA 520), 1 GHz Qualcomm dual-core S4 Krait (LUMIA 620).

GPU: All Adreno 305

RAM: All 512 MB

OS: All are running on Windows phone 8

Screen: 4.0' IPS 16 M Colors Touchscreen on Corning Gorilla Glass with OGS Technology (Ascend W1), 4.0" 16 M colors IPS Super-Sensitive Touch (LUMIA 520), 3.8" 16 M colors LCD Clearback Capacitive Multi-point Touch (LUMIA 620).

Huawei Ascend W1 OGS (One Glass Solution) technology reduces display light consumption, makes the screen brighter and more natural under the sun.

Similarly, Nokia LUMIA 620 ClearBlack reduces reflection when reading outdoors and LUMIA 520 Super-sensitive touchscreen works even when your wearing a gloves.

Resolution: All 800 x 480 pixels

Pixel per Inch: 233 ppi (Ascend W1 and LUMIA 520), 246 ppi (LUMIA 620)

Internal Memory: 4 GB (Ascend W1), 8 GB with free 7 GB SkyDrive storage and upgradeable to 64GB via microSD (LUMIA 520 and 620)

Camera: 5 MP rear, autofocus with LED flash and 0.3 MP front (Ascend W1), 5MP rear, 4x digital zoom and autofocus (LUMIA 520), 5 MP rear, 4x video zoom, autofocus with LED Flash and VGA front (LUMIA 620).

Sensors: Accelerometer and Proximity (Ascend W1), Orientation and Ambient light (LUMIA 520), Orientation, Proximity, Ambient light and Magnetometer (LUMIA 620)

Connectivity: All of them are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable. Nokia LUMIA 620 is NFC capable.

Battery: 1950 mAh (Ascend W1), 1430 mAh (LUMIA 520), 1300 mAh (LUMIA 620)

Availability: All are out in the market.

Will Huawei Ascend W1 really outlast, outperform and outshine both Nokia LUMIA 520 and 620?

First, looking at the specs, battery capacity of Ascend W1 is 25% higher than LUMIA 620 and at par with LUMIA 720 and 920. Truly it outlast Nokia LUMIA's battery and a test is needed to confirm this in real life performance.

Second, both LUMIA 520 and 620 are running on Windows phone 8, powered by Snapdragon 1 GHz dual-core S4 processor with 512 MB RAM.

Will Huawei Ascend W1 clocked at much higher frequency with different processor and the same RAM outperforms both LUMIA 520 and 620?

Lastly, Ascend W1 is more comparable to LUMIA 620 specs at much affordable price. Which of them will have a mass appeal to Filipinos

What is your pick?

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