Huawei Ascend W2, a budget-friendly successor

Huawei Ascend W2, a budget-friendly successor

Huawei’s second Windows Phone 8 smartphone and the successor to the budget-friendly Ascend W1 is the Ascend W2.

Huawei Ascend W2 has some few changes from its predecessor. It now features a bigger screen, 4.3″ vs 4″, but still has the same resolution of 480×800 pixels which now results to a lower pixel density of 217ppi. The display also features glove support. The processor is also bumped to a Snapdragon MSM8230 1.4Ghz dual-core Krait accompanied by the Adreno 305 and 512MB of RAM. Internal memory is now up from 4GB to 8GB.


On the downside of changes, the expansion slot for a MicroSD and the front-facing camera has been omitted. Then, the battery is now only rated at 1700mAh. The chassis is now wider and taller than the W1 with a dimension of 134 x 67 x 9.9mm and heavier too at 160g.

Huawei Ascend W2 specs:
4.3-inch IPS LCD super-sensitive display @ 480×800 pixels, 217ppi
Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 1.4GHz dual-core Krait
Adreno 305
8GB internal storage (not expandable)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
5MP rear camera @ 720p
Li-Ion 1700mAh battery
134 x 67 x 9.9 mm
160 g
Windows Phone 8
Blue, Red, Black, Yellow

Local availability is yet to be determined. You may check out our Huawei Ascend W1 review here.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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13 Responses

  1. john says:

    wow a successor to the W1 but with downgraded specs. it would be ok if they replaced the SD card slot and front camera with a GB of RAM.

  2. Kuya Lar says:

    So this a downgrade instead of an upgrade.

  3. wew says:

    still 512 mb ram….

  4. tssk says:

    Lol those comments. Seriously hindi po need ng pagkalaki laking Ram ang wphone, sa paper powerfull mga androids nyo but in real life lagdroid ang kalalabasan nyan. Anyway im using an adroid with 1gb ram huawei p1 and a lumia with 512mb ram result” mas lag pa ang android device ko with 1gb ram.

    • john says:

      yes you are right. because of android it made us think that a smartphone must have a quadcore cpu and lots of ram to run it smoothly. but a windows phone can run smoothly on a phone with limited RAM. but time will come na lahat ng windows phone apps will be very memory hungry especially those HD games. kaya mas maganda parin sana kung 1 gb nalang ang nilagay nila sa huawei W2 total marami naman sila dinowngrade sa specs to reach that small price para naman panatag ang kalooban ng mga nakabili :(

    • wew says:

      yep alam namin kahit nga 256mb RAM kung may lag man di ganun kaevident…un nga lang maraming windows apps ang may min requirement na 1gb ram

  5. thecorrescode says:

    Ay Windows Phone…yuck!
    Ubuntu is better you fucking idiots! Hahahaha!

    • John says:

      Ok ka lang? Masyado mong pinipilit yang Ubuntu mo. Di lahat ng tao techie.

    • epol says:

      pasikatin mo yang ubuntu mo ha? pilitin mo kahit mag mukha kang tanga dahil walang mawawala sa yo, sa dahilan na tanga ka naman talaga, palitan mo na rin ng ubuntu ang pangalan, tanong ko lang, bobo ka ba? kasi tanga ka na eh! paki explain….

    • mj says:

      Windows phone is growing you cant stop that, Ubuntu isn’t even final yet! Kickstarter nga nila eh unsuccessful.

  6. Clint says:

    Arghhhhh. The RAM. :(

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