Huawei Ascend W1 vs. Nokia Lumia 820 – Comparison

by Jerry D on January 11, 2013

If you compare the Huawei Ascend W1 and the Nokia Lumia 820 side-by-side, which one is the best? Is the 4.0-inch screen on the Ascend W1 superior to the 4.3-inch display on the Lumia 820? Is the Windows Phone 8 software on the Ascend W1 powerful enough? Can the Lumia 820 take stunning photographs? HD Video? All of these questions are answered in the side-by-side comparison below.

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Stat-fight: Huawei Ascend W1 vs. Nokia Lumia 820

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Huawei Ascend W1 VS Nokia Lumia 820
Display 4.0-inch IPS LCD 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Storage 4GB 8GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 720p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front camera Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR/A2DP 3.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 63.5 x 124.5 x 10.15mm 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9mm
Weight 130g 160g
Talktime 10.5 hours 8.0 hours
Standby 470 hours 330 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC and an accelerometer GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, free SkyDrive storage and it’s available in multiple colours

Analysis: Huawei Ascend W1 vs. Nokia Lumia 820


Best Connectivity: Lumia 820 (0-1)
Best Size/Weight: Ascend W1 (1-1)
Best Camera/Video: Lumia 820 (1-2)
Best Display: Lumia 820 (1-3)
Best Processor: Lumia 820 (1-4)
Best Software: Draw (2-5)
Most Applications: Draw (3-6)
Best Storage: Lumia 820 (3-7)
Best Battery life: Ascend W1 (4-7)
Best Extras: Lumia 820 (4-8)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 820 wins!

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