The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL

The unlocked Ascend D1 Quad XL was once touted as the world's fastest smartphone by Huawei back in February 2012. But due to its delayed release, a number of other quad-core phones have arrived to compete with it. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

A dim screen

The Quad XL has a 4.5-inch HD IPS+ display with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution and 330 ppi. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Checking out the back

On the back is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Feelin' heavy

The device measures 5.11-inches tall and 2.56-inches wide. Unfortunately, at 0.45-inches thick and 5.11 ounces heavy, the device is hefty Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Quad-core processor

Powering the handset is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. While it isn't slow by any means, it isn't as swift as other premium quad-core devices like the LG Nexus 4. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

A snug fit

The Quad XL feels dense and sturdy in the hand. It won't fit entirely in small front jean pockets, and when it's in, expect a bulky fit. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.

Under the hood

The handset is also equipped with a 2,600mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, and Bluetooth 3.0. Read editors' take
Published:
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET / Caption by:
Pricing is currently unavailable.
Hot Galleries

CNET Forums

Looking for tech help?

Whether you’re looking for dependable tech advice or offering helpful tricks, join the conversation in our forums.

Hot Products