Huawei Ascend D Quad
Huawei claims the Ascend D Quad is world's fastest smartphone.

The Huawei Ascend D quad powered by the company's K3V2 quad-core processor is said to be the fastest smartphone, was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona.

The smartphone will run on the Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei boasts the smartphone is an entertainment dynamo with its 4.5in high definition touchscreen. The smartphone will feature Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. It will be equipped with a high resolution rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera as well. The device is expected to be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Middle East in the second quarter of this year.

Take a look how the Huawei Ascend D quad stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S3 which was unveiled on 3 May.


The upcoming Huawei Ascend D quad features a 4.5-in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.

The Galaxy S3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display features the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and the resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a density of 306 ppi.


The Ascend D quad measures 129 x 64 x 8.9mm in thickness and weighs approximately 130g while the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs slightly heavier at 133g.

Operating System

The Ascend D quad will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but the Galaxy S3 runs on an updated version - Android 4.0.4 ICS.


The Ascend D quad will be powered by Huawei's K3V2 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and the company claims it will be the world's fastest quad-core smartphone.
The Galaxy S3 is powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. Both devices pack 1GB of RAM.


The Ascend D quad will pack a primary camera of eight megapixel, with auto-focus, dual LED flash and geo-tagging. It can shoot video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The smartphone will also have a front-facing camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixel which can capture video in 720p.

The Galaxy S3, like the Ascend D quad, is equipped with a main camera of eight megapixel with auto-focus, LED flash and other features such as simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p and 30 fps. The handset packs a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixel, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps


The Ascend D quad will offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and HS. It will support data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps.

The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and Bluetooth v4.0. It supports data speeds up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and can connect to 4G network speeds.


The Ascend D quad will offer internal storage space of 8GB and will have a microSD card with an additional storage space up to 32GB. The S3 has two models - 16/32GB, with a 64GB model expected as well. The smartphone supports microSD card.


The Ascend D quad will be powered by a Li-ion 1800 mAh battery with Huawei claiming the battery will run for one to two days with normal usage. The Galaxy S3 has a larger 2100mAh battery and delivers a claimed talk time of up to 21 hour and 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours and 40 minutes on 3G networks.