Huawei Ascend W1 review: first look

We expected to see our fair share of high-end mobile hardware at MWC, but this year's show has been notable for the rise of another type of smartphone: the low-cost Windows Phone 8 handset. First came Nokia with the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, and it's now Huawei's turn with the Ascend W1.

First unveiled at CES earlier in the year, Huawei announced this morning that the Ascend W1 is set to arrive in the UK at same price as the Lumia 520. It will cost only £120 on pay-as-you-go and will be free on a £13.50 per month contract. Both deals are exclusive to O2, and the phone will be available from 7 March.

Huawei Ascend G510 confirmed at Vodafone for £130

Huawei has just confirmed that Vodafone will be retailing its new Ascend G510 at uber low prices: £130 on pre-pay and £13-a-month on contract. Android Jelly Bean, a sizable 4.5-inch display, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and all for £130. Not bad.

Huawei says the Ascend G510 packs in some 'outstanding features,' combining unmatched functionality, form-factor and firepower. And that's great, but it's not really true – it's marketing guff. The Ascend G510 is not better than the HTC One, Lumia 920, iPhone 5, or Galaxy S4, for instance. But that's not the point despite Huawei's choice of words.

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE 4G

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