I've owned this phone for a few days now, so I thought I might leave a mini-review for the curious, and the Googlers.
First off, this is a fantastic phone. It feels great in the hand, the screen is great, the touch response is great, and Windows Phone is (in most aspects) well thought out. It's not spectacular in any department, but it's certainly more than adequate in every function. Except for 2 key aspects.
I'd heard about the lack of certain Windows Phone apps (or at least key apps), and didn't think they would matter to me as I'm not a 'heavy user' (though I'm not a light user either). I suspect that's how many people approach the Windows Phone platform. But then it hits you, and you develop what I call the 'Windows Phone Sigh' as you realize not only is there no app for that, but, officially, there may never be one, either for technical or political reasons. Or there is a third party app that almost works, or perhaps it works brilliantly, yet it still feels alien and incomplete. And fragile, in the sense that it has bugs or that someone will eventually flip a switch and it'll stop working.
The second is, to be frank, it's Google's & Apple's world, and we just live in it. You have to have a will of iron to remain on the outside, interacting in whatever hacky way currently works (see Gmail sync, or many mobile websites, for example).
So if you're absolutely sure that your view on the Internet is via the same few apps (eg: Facebook, Twitter, eBay), and the same few websites, I *highly* recommend this phone. It does what is does well. But the further you venture, the more you feel like a stranger in a foreign land. Question is: can you bear that? I thought I could, but it turns out I couldn't.
if there is no suport they have realy failed their costumers, THIS SUCKS
i think no support windows amber update is exclusive only for lumia phones,
Sad to say huawei windows phone no longer support even any minor update for buggs,
Better go Nokia Lumia phone with surely get future upcoming update windows blue,
Huawei W1 very excellent midrange phone, but theres no support from huawei campany,
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2013I got the update with all the features apart from HUAWEI hub :(If you don't mind, what's your location? Is your phone branded? Thank you.
There's a yellow line that appeared from nowhere running from top to bottom on my w1 its really annoying how do i get rid of it any help?
melody, 07 Aug 2013a friend send me a picture to my phone and after oppening a line formed on my screen..whats th... moreHi i also experienced that same problem did you manage to get a fix on it and if so how
WP 8.1 is coming soon and it has all updates we need, so i hope that we will get it two, if not i sugest we send some kind of together complaint. What do you think?
WP 8.1 is coming soon and it has all updates we need, so i hope that we will get it two, if not i sugest we send some kind of together complaint. What do you think, isn"t there some thing that just make you angry?
There is no mobile hotspot on my Huawei W1 ascend. Please I've searched all over the internet and confirmed that some people have mobile hotspot on their own Huawei W1 ascend. Please how do I get this feature in my w1 ascend.?
a friend send me a picture to my phone and after oppening a line formed on my screen..whats the problem?
This just in→Huawei has said that the Huawei W1 can only support Windows 8OS at the Moment, which means that there may be an update in the Future but none now.
This was confirmed by me through The official Huawei Facebook Page,
rdt, 24 Jul 2013If you really own this phone, you must know how to create PLAYLIST. Otherwise, you are just tr... moreYes dude.. its not official gdr2 provided by htc or samsung.. everythng is fake n jailbreaked..
few experts servey on these devices who getting gdr2 n these experts said that whole thngs r fake..
baranjac, 26 Jul 2013Will there be update for w1? Is there a way to have FM radio on device?
Thanx!I tnk yes.. from gdr2 update ms change way to destribute future updates.
means gdr1 was cme direct frm ms to all phones.. but frm now i.e. gdr2 ms rolling out ther updates to OEMs 1st then these phone companies add ther special features n then they rolling out to users..
n dude every company working on ther gdr2 update.. n w1 has capability to get future updates like gdr2, gdr3 n wp8.1.. so dnt wory.
gdr2 is on the way with fm radio, data sense, faster internet explorer n internal bug fixing n i also read somewhere that huawei also making some apps to remove other storage n lot more for ther consumer..
yes it true than no 1 get apps n facilities experience like nokia coz nokia is only adopting wp8 os.. so they providing lot to ther consumers to stay alive in market..
no any private company leaks or anounces ther future plans or about updates..
so chill n wait for updates. dnt thnk huawei dnt hav abilities..