Introducing Huawei’s latest Android smartphone, the Ascend D2

ascend d2Huawei’s latest attempt at a true Android flagship smartphone is the Ascend D2. Calling it the “most powerful” smartphone, Huawei is painting its latest as a hero device and it might just have the specs to back it up.

First up, the 5-inch display has an impressive 443 pixels per inch, compared to the iPhone 5’s 326ppi and the Samsung Galaxy S 3’s 306ppi. The screen is also full HD with a resolution of 1080×1920. Huawei talked up the phone’s edge-to-edge screen and high screen-to-frame ratio. Always nice to see a reduced bezel on a small(er) device.

The 13-megapixel camera on board shows that Huawei has a new interest in entering the game of high-end smartphone shooters amongst the iPhone 5s and Lumia 920s in the world. Of course, it has HDR capabilities and includes a f2.2 aperture. Battery life shouldn’t be an issue either. Huawei has decided to include a 3000mAh battery, supposedly capable of 48 hours of use on a single charge.

Huawei did a drop test of the Ascend D2 on stage as well and, predictably, the device emerged unscathed. The company’s newest Android flagship should stand up to damage rather well, packing resistance to both water and dust. There was even some water poured over a new device to prove just how resistant it could be. 

Less exciting, but still notable, the Ascend D2 features “super hands-free” technology. Basically, you can be heard clearly on speaker phone even if you are around five feet from the device – so those boardroom conference calls could get just a bit easier.  

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