Huawei Ascend W1 ZTE Skate

Huawei Ascend W1 vs ZTE Skate

Huawei Ascend W1

Reasons to consider the Ascend W1

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1200 MHz vs 800 MHz, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (50% faster)
Standby time More standby time 19.6 days vs 12 days More than 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10.3 hours vs 5 hours More than 2x more talk time per battery charge
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Internal storage Slightly more internal storage 4 GB vs 512 MB 8x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Size Slightly smaller 64×125×11 mm vs 68×126×10 mm Around 10% smaller
ZTE Skate

Reasons to consider the Skate

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Windows Phone Marketplace The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,000 (around 7.5x more)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.3"" vs 4.0"" Around 20% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Thickness Thin
10 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
W14 GB
Skate512 MB
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
5 MP


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