Huawei Ascend W1 versus Nokia Lumia 520 – Mid Entry Level of Windows Phone 8 Smartphone face-off
by: Alodia Phan –
Windows Phone 8 Comparison of Ascend W1 and Lumia 520
Huawei Ascend W1 and Nokia Lumia 520 have similarities and differences, both have cons and pros on specs and features. Both are running Windows Phone 8 Operating system, so let’s put them into comparison.

Huawei Ascend W1 Nokia Lumia 520
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Dual-core 1.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 305
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB 8 GB
Expansion microSD up to 32 GB up to 64 GB
Display 4-inch IPS LCD, 16M, 480 x 800 pixels 4-inch IPS LCD, 16M, 480 x 800 pixels
(~233 ppi pixel density), Multi-touch (~235 ppi pixel density), Multi-touch
Rear Camera 5 MP with LED Flash 5 MP (no LED Flash)
Front Camera VGA NONE
Battery Li-Ion 1950  mAh Li-Ion 1430  mAh
Dimensions 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.15 mm 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
Weight 130 grams (4.59 oz) 124 grams (4.37 oz)

The Philippine price of Huawei Ascend W1 is around Php 8,990 and the Nokia Lumia 520 is around Php 7,990. There is a 1,000 pesos difference, but prices can never tell everything right?

Huawei Ascend W1 Advantages:
*Better chipset and more faster CPU
*Rear camera has a LED Flash
*Has front VGA camera while Nokia Lumia 520 doesn’t have one
*The battery cell is bigger (1950 mAh) compared to Lumia 520 (which is 1430 mAh only). – This means it last longer before it goes to drain.
(See alsoHuawei Ascend W1 Gallery, Specifications, Price and Overview)

Meanwhile, on Nokia Lumia 520:
*Internal Storage is bigger (8 GB) compared to Ascend W1 (4 GB) – This means you can put more applications and storing of files/data/images/videos.
*The expansion microSD slot is double (up to 64 GB compared to 32 GB of Ascend W1).
*The form factor little bit slimmer and lighter.
(See alsoNokia Lumia 520 Gallery, Specifications, Price and Overview)

So far, this is the data we have. The only question is, what does you prefer or suits your style and needs. It is just a matter of personal preferences and opinion for which is best.

Cheers! 😀


(Disclosure: Huawei (Huawei Ascend W1) and Nokia (Nokia Lumia 520) Logo/Images/Video/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)

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Related Links / Articles / Entries / References / Sources:
Huawei Ascend W1 Gallery, Specifications, Price and Overview
Nokia Lumia 520 Gallery, Specifications, Price and Overview
Huawei – Huawei Ascend W1 – Official Site
Nokia – Nokia Lumia 520 – Official Site

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