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Globe picks the 4.3-inch Huawei Ascend P1 as first LTE handset

We saw the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE device last November but then it was just a soon-to-be available LTE phone.

Globe made good on their promise to bring LTE handsets at the last quarter of the year by choosing this Huawei handset for their postpaid and prepaid subscribers.

Huawei Ascend P1 1

The Huawei Ascend P1 is a decent-looking 4.3-inch phone with a qHD AMOLED display and runs on a dual-core processor using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage with support for microSD. It also has an 8-megapixel camera that can do Fujll HD video recording.

Huawei Ascend P1 2

LTE speed on this phone supports up to 100Mbps but from what we’ve seen so far from Globe’s LTE test, 42 Mbps would already be acceptable.

Huawei Ascend P1 3

The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE will be free on UnliSurf Plan 1799. Add P500 monthly for 24 months if you want it on UnliSurf Plan 999. If you want it on prepaid, prepare to shell out Php21,000.

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Specs:
4.3-inch AMOLED qHD display @ 960×540 pixels, 256ppi
TI OMAP 4460 Cortex-A9 1.5GHz dual-core
PowerVR SGX540 Graphics
4GB internal storage, up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, HS
GPS with aGPS suppor
Dolby Mobile 3.0+
8MP autofocus rear camera, dual LED light
1080p video recording @ 30fps
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.0 ICS
Li-Ion 1670mAh battery
127.4 x 64.8 x 7.7mm
110 grams
SRP: Php21,000 on Globe Prepaid
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  • redmd

    may data cap?

  • redmd

    better wait for S3 with LTE

  • len

    I want the S3 LTE capable handset sana kaso my current plan na ko. Sana mag offer din yung globe ng reset plan if gusto magtransfer from 3G to LTE…

  • Zo

    this’ll die quick. 1670mAh on a 4.3inch AMOLED display and you switch on LTE.

    Goodluck with that batt life. 😐

    • Robin

      Yup, especially since LTE is not SoC.

  • Go_Deep

    LTE is everywhere in Manila? N/A in Cebu… boo hoo

  • Greg

    I got this phone from Globe! Absolutely no data cap. Fast LTE as well.

    The only downside is that it’s stuck in the ICS version of Android, plus, there are no protective cases for the device