Huawei Ascend D2: Hands-On (Video)


The more pocket-friendly cousin of Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, the Ascend D2 is the company’s first smartphone with a 1080p display. At Huawei’s CES event this afternoon, we got a little hands-on time with the phone.

The D2’s five-inch screen gives its display a very respectable 443ppi density. It runs a quad-core SoC, and while it doesn’t have the Ascend Mate’s huge 4050mAh battery, its 3000mAh component is still pretty hefty by smartphone standards.

As we told you during Huawei’s press event, the D2 is dust and water-resistant, and based on its ability to survive an on-stage fall, pretty impact-resistant, as well. The phone features a high-res thirteen-megapixel main camera with HDR support, and offers some enhancements for better fidelity voice operation – an oft-overlooked aspect of smartphone design.

Take a look for yourself with our hands-on video:

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!