Huawei unveiled the Ascend D Quad and its cousins, the Ascend D1 and Ascend D Quad XL, at the Mobile World Congress 2012. Essentially, the three phones come with similar specs – a 4.5 inch screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 8 GB of ROM and 1 GB of RAM. The Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL are quad core Android smartphones while the Ascend D1 is dual core. The Ascend D Quad XL has a larger battery (2500 mAh) and a thicker body (10.9 mm) compared to the D quad’s 1800 mAh battery and 8.3 mm thickness. If you may wonder, “D” stands for Diamond for this series of phones and truly they are worth being called as such.
Huawei’s flagship phone, Ascend D Quad, possesses 3 features not found in the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Let’s find out…
HD Resolution with 330 PPI (Pixels Per Inch)
Huawei Ascend D Quad has a 4.5 inch screen with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) which equals 330 PPI. Apple iPhone 4S has a 3.5 inch display with 960 x 640 resolution, that means 326 PPI. Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a larger 4.65 inch screen and HD resolution, which significantly decreases the PPI to 316. These values (PPI) refer to the clearness or sharpness of the displays. The higher the value, the better.
Fast Quad Core Processor
The Ascend D Quad has a Hisilicon K3 V2 quad-core chipset. It has 16 GPU cores built-in and is clocked at either 1.2 or 1.5GHz. The iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus only have dual core processors. Hence, the Ascend D Quad runs cooler, and offers up to a 50-percent reduction in power consumption.
Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound is another feature in the Huawei Ascend D Quad that is not present in the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus. This is used for booming music and movies for the home theater.
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