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Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on

Huawei Ascend P1 hands-on

Huawei's new Ascend P1 announced at CES 2012 is one of the first smartphones we've seen running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The unlocked global device is also superthin and sports a slick metallic paint job. In hand, it feels slim, trim, and very sexy.
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Viewing the Ascend P1 from the side highlights its trim profile. You can also see its tiny volume controls and the shiny red-metal styling of the model we got out hands on.
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The back of the Ascend P1 houses its 8-megapixel camera and LED flash array as well as an arresting metallic-red glossy coating. We bet we're not alone in thinking it looks a lot like Samsung's Galaxy S II phones here, complete with a back rear bump on its bottom edge.
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On back of the Ascend P1 sits a flap covering a microSD card slot plus a tiny power button. Due to the phone's trim size, that power button felt stiff and hard to press.
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The top edge of the Ascend P1 holds its micro-USB port and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
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