Huawei is making a push to break into the smartphone market in the western world, and one of its handsets unveiled earlier this year has finally landed on Vodafone.
Huawei’s Ascend P1 is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset which will hopefully see an upgrade to Jelly Bean eventually.
The P1 sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960, and comes with twin cameras, an 8 megapixel with LED flash – capable of 1080p recording – and a 1.3 megapixel front-facer.
The handset’s processor is a 1.5GHz dual-core affair, and there’s 4GB of memory on board, with the ability to expand that by up to 32GB via a microSD slot. It also comes with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3G.
The display is fashioned from scratch-proof gorilla glass, there’s Dolby Mobile cinema sound on board, plus this is a slick looking svelte phone which is only 7.7mm thick. So all in all, it’s quite a tasty bit of hardware.
Particularly considering that you can get the phone for free on a £26 per month two year contract, which offers 300 minutes of calls, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
There is a cheaper £20.50 per month plan, although that only offers 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data – and it requires you to stump up £99 for the handset up front.
At the other end of the scale, if you want 1GB of data and 900 minutes, with unlimited texts, then that will set you back £36 per month.