A couple of days ago we mentioned that Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, that would soon be available from Walmart. Indeed, it was soon. The device showed up in a store in Alabama sporting a price tag of $229.88. For the time being, the Huawei W1 is still not available on the retailer’s website, so you might want to check the inventory before you grab your wallet and march down to your local Walmart store. The phone is paired with a $45 per month Smart Plan on Straight Talk prepaid service which includes unlimited talk, text and data with no contract obligations.
Huawei Ascend W1 for Straight Talk
The Huawei Ascend W1 packs a 4-inch IPS display with 480 x 800 resolution at 233 ppi. The phone’s body measures 4.90 x 2.50 x 0.40 inches (124.5 x 63.5 x 10.15 mm) and houses a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 processor with Adreno 305 crunching graphics. The device offers 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, with significantly less available for user. However, there is a microSD card slot that works well with up to 32 GB cards.
The Huawei W1 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture, as well as a VGA front-facing camera for video chatting. The battery is a 1,950 mAh unit capable of delivering up to 7.5 hours talk time and up to 320 hours standby time. Some sources claim that talk and standby time can be extended even up to 11 and 470 hours respectively.