When you think Windows Phone 8, it is Nokia that springs to mind immediately. It is probably because the vast majority of phones that ship with Microsoft’s platform are made by the Finnish manufacturer. Most, but not all, since more and more smartphone makers are joining in the fun with WP8 OS. One of the last additions to the expanding portfolio of WP8 phones is the Huawei Ascend W2. The device is already up for grabs in Huawei’s home country, China, and later this month will go on sale also in Russia and Netherlands.
Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone 8
The Huawei Ascend W2 is a successor of the Ascend W1 that has been around since January this year. Windows Phone 8 is not the only detail that makes you think of Nokia. Just like Nokia’s offerings, the Ascend W2 is joyfully colorful, inside out.
The phone is available in black, yellow, red, and blue and offers an assortment of 20 colored homescreen themes as well as the keyboard backlights color to match the phone’s body hue.
The Ascend W2 features a 4.3-inch WVGA LCD screen made with “Magic Touch” technology that is sensitive enough to allow you to operate it with gloved hands. Inside the handset you will find a dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon MSM8230 chip, Adreno 305 graphics processor and 512 MB RAM.
The phone offers 8 GB of internal memory and unfortunately there is no slot that would allow you to expand the storage. Other key features include 5-megapixel rear camera, 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and a 1,700 mAh battery.