We were quite impressed with the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad when we gave it a spin at Mobile World Congress. The Chinese manufacturer’s build quality has come a long way, and with an expected pricing around 80% of its rivals, the Ascend D1 Quad looks set to do very well.
Huawei claims that its in-house quad-core processor – the K3V2 – makes the Ascend D1 Quad the “world’s fastest phone”, and a couple of benchmarks give credence to that notion.
The first, from Powerboard.com, gives results in megapixels per second, and puts the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad in pole position, just above the Samsung Galaxy Note. The Asus Transformer Prime is a fair bit behind in third.
The second, Nenamark2, which measures in frames per second, again puts the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad in first place, besting the Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy S II et al.
Of course, we always take benchmarks with a pinch of salt. We’d rather see the phones put head-to-head performing real-world tasks.
The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad has a 4.5in display (1280 x 720), quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP camera with 1080p video capture, and runs Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Not too shabby at all.