Huawei Ascend D2: FullHD Smartphone With Monster Battery

Huawei has unveiled at CES the high-end device Ascend D2 with top display, camera and battery, but no LTE. However, it comes to us too late.

FullHD-smartphones are in fashion as the CES held this week in Las Vegas. So Sony has unveiled its new top model Sony Xperia Z , ZTE Grand S and even Huawei makes no slouch himself. The Chinese have also a Smartphone with 1080 p display at the start next to their first Windows phone 8-device Huawei Ascend W1 and the Phablet Huawei Ascend Mate with the Huawei Ascend D2.

The successor of the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL offers a 5-inch IPS display that resolves with 1920 x 1080 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 441 ppi. You can see eye so impossible single pixel with the bl0ßen. The manufacturer also promises a fast colour and clear representation that should be unique.Under the hood, the in-house quad-core processor K3V2, which pulses with 1.5 GHz per core works and is supported by a 2 GB large memory.

Super hands free

The internal memory is 32 GB, is a downer but not expandable – surely, because 9.4 mm deep, a MicroSD slot had quite another place. No nakedness is the device, however, when the camera: this resolves with 13 megapixels and can boast BSI sensor a f/2.2 aperture HDR function, and an ISO sensitivity, which is supposedly “higher than other smartphones of this category”. High ISO allows detailed images even in low light, without having to use the Flash. The Smartphone turns of course in full HD quality videos (1. 080p). The front camera dissolves in the meantime with 1.3 mega pixels and allows HD video calls.

As the operating system Android is running version 4.1 jelly bean, which is UI superimposed by the in-house. A huge 3,000 mAh battery, who stay an average of 48 hours and is fully charged after two hours, what the Samsung Galaxy S3 , for example, according to Huawei would take 24 minutes longer ensures sufficient runtime. According to Huawei, the standby time is up to six days. A further highlight is the “Super-hands-free”-function, a high-performance hands-free function. The speaker can be located up to 1.5 metres from the device, without affecting the intelligibility.This feature is useful especially at conferences.

Late starter

On the road, while dual-band Wi-Fi to enable 802.11 a / b / g / n transfer speeds of 150mbps, user must forego the fast LTE standard. Only HSPA provides data acceleration. Other standards include DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, NFC and MHL to transfer the content to a TV or an external monitor via HDMI, however, also missing.

With 170 grams, the Huawei Ascend D2 is no lightweight, but the case against water and dirt resistant. A pity that it has put only in part on metal, the back is shiny plastic.

The Huawei Ascend D2 should unfortunately be in July 2013 on the German market. If it has then another chance, may be doubted at least at the target price of €600 – eventually there will be probably already the Samsung Galaxy S4 until then, which certainly offers a lot of features, also Sony Z wants to bring his Xperia already in March in the shops.