Huawei Ascend P1 S
The Ascend P1 S was unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show 2012 event in Las Vegas. GSMArena

Chinese manufacturer Huawei's Ascend P1 S was presented as the world's slimmest smartphone, measuring only 6.68mm thick, when it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year. The Ascend P1 S, according to Huawei, provides the fastest multi-tasking, video replay and gaming experience.

Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy S3, already something of a legend in smartphone circles (read IBTimes UK's hands-on review here), has been released into markets across the world.

Check out how Huawei's Ascend does against the S3...


The Huawei P1 S features a 4.3in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. The resolution of the display is 540 x 960 pixels with a pixel density of 256 pixels per inch (ppi).

The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with the second generation of Corning Gorilla Glass. The display features the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and the resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 306 ppi.


The Ascend P1 S measures 127.4 x 64.8 x 6.7mm and weighs 110g whereas the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 133g.

Operating System

The Ascend P1 S runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Galaxy S3 runs on an updated version of the same software - Android 4.0.4.


The Ascend P1 S is powered by a Texas Instrument OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortext-A9 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S3 is powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.


The Ascend P1 S sports an eight megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging and HDR. The camera can capture video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset packs a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera.

The Galaxy S3, like the Ascend P1 S, is equipped with a main camera of eight megapixels, 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 megapixels, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps


The Ascend P1 S offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and HS. The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth v4.0. It can connect to 4G network speeds where available.


The Ascend P1 S has 4GB of internal storage space and offers a microSD card slot with additional 32GB of space. The S3 comes in two models - 16/32GB of internal space and support for microSD card slots.


The Ascend P1 S is powered by a Li-ion 1800mAh battery while the Galaxy S3 has a Li-ion 2100mAh battery.