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December 27, 2012

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL, Honor 2 G600 out & priced

Huawei had finally released their two new handsets — the Ascend D1 Quad XL, Honor 2 G600, both of which are in local stores and with a suggested retail price of under Php20k.

We just got word from Huawei reps that the Ascend D1 Quad XL will have aprice of Php18,990 while the Honor 2 has an SRP of Php13,990.

The Ascend D Quad XL is a quad-core smartphone powered by Huawei’s very own custom CPU (we’ve benchmarked an engineering unit and it scored at the top of the charts). The Honor 2 is a 4.5-inch midrange handset with a dual-core processor.

Huawei Ascend D Quad XL (U9510E) specs:
4.5″ IPS+ LCD display @ 720×1280 pixels @ 326ppi
Huawei K3V2 1.4GHz quad-core
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 HS
HSPA+ 21Mbps
8MP autofocus camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video recording
1.3MP front-facing camera @ 720p
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus
2600mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Huawei Honor 2 (G600) specs:
4.5″ IPS qHD display @ 960×540 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm MSM8225 1.2GHz dual-core
768MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 HS
HSPA+ 21Mbps
8MP autofocus camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video recording
0.3MP front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus
1930mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

* The engineering units we used though already had Jellybean in them so maybe the update is coming soon.

We’ve had a quick hands-on of these two units before and the benchmark scores were went thru the roof. Check them out here.

Huawei Honor 2 announced
Huawei launching Ascend D Quad XL, G600 tomorrow

16 Responses to “Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL, Honor 2 G600 out & priced”

  1. Drei says:

    Which is which?

  2. rabby says:

    ang alam kong honor 2 is yung quad core at 2GB Ram, talagang honor 2 ang tawag nila dito?

    http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_honor_2-5092.php

  3. Carl Jacob Saldi says:

    seems like a bit pricey.. :)

  4. rabby says:

    oh ok… sayang naman lower end yung nakuha natin thanks for the info.

  5. clow says:

    What about LCD display for the price? Part of the reason why every Chinese and even Japanese competitor can’t beat Samsung…

  6. Atom John says:

    Wow! Quadcore at sub 19K. Where to buy?

  7. Farek says:

    2 thumbs up for these guys!!! Can we have links of existing sellers w/ availability?

  8. Renard says:

    Why don’t they keep the same device name for all regions. Nakakalito tuloy. G600 na lang itawag nyo. Iba naman talaga ang Honor 2 na inannounce.

  9. B says:

    We bought the huawei g600 yesterday at memoexpress megamall for 14,150php (only black available as of now) and i am very happy wd it! Below r my observations and the particular phone features i use.
    Pros:
    Classy looks and well-built body
    Touch screen very responsive
    Fast n super smooth browsing, esp Facebook, Twitter, Youtube n other websites (thru wifi)
    Vibrant screen
    No lag so far (bought an 8gb micro sd card) and phone is not yet filled wd so much apps, pics, music etc
    Ok camera and vid recording
    Clear call quality and fast receiving text mesgs
    Mid-range price for an Android

    Cons:
    The lowest setting for the volume is on the loud side
    Change network settings to 2g from 3g for better signal and battery life

  10. cyn says:

    ahh so hindi nila irerelease ung totoong honor 2 (U9508) unit dito sa philippines? kaya pla ng naginquire ako sa makati ng ganito e sinasabi nila honor 2 ung ascend g600 samantalang ang ipinipilit ko yung actual honor 2. ang tagal ko pa nmang inintay tong u9508 na honor 2 tapos hindi pala lalabas. may i ask po anong unit ng huawei ang pinakamalapit sa honor 2? medyo nalilito po kc ako e. hindi napo ba tlga lalabas sa pinas itong U9508 honor 2? as in no chance na?kc im willing to wait pa rin :-)

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