Review: Huawei Ascend D Quad XL

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei revealed its new Ascend D Quad XL smartphone equipped with a 4.5-inch display and a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The device has a pixel density of 326 pixels-per-inch, which is equal to Apple’s Retina display.

Huawei-Ascend-D Quad XLThe key feature of the handset is its K3V2 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. This powerful processor makes the Ascend D Quad XL the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone.

The handset has a textured back plate similar to DROID RAZR’s Kevlar back and the body feature red accents like an HTC smartphone.

A microUSB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack are located on the upper left side, while a volume rocker along with a power button are provided on the right. The handset has three capacitive buttons such as back, home and settings.

Other specifications include 1 GB of RAM, MHL connectivity, DLNA support and a microSD slot. The device holds two cameras, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear shooter.

The non-removable 2,600 mAh battery was able to deliver enough juice for one complete day’s activities, such as checking emails, updating status, sending text messages and making phone calls.

The only drawback we noticed on the device is its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS which is old.


Undoubtedly, the Ascend D Quad XL is Huawei’s best smartphone to date. It has brilliant display and promise high performance. But, it is unsure if the handset will ever receive an update to Jelly Bean.


  • 4.5-inch display
  • 1280 x 720 Pixel Resolution
  • K3V2 quad-core Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1.3-MP Front-facing Camera
  • 8-MP Rear Shooter
  • 2,600 mAh Battery

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