Eat that Nvidia! Huawei Ascend D Quad XL Fastest in the World, Says Benchmark

March 17, 2012
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When Huawei took stage at MWC  and introduced the Ascend D Quad XL as the fastest smartphone in the world, we weren’t entirely convinced by such a bold assertion, especially as it came from a manufacturer that used to mingle in the mid to lower class neighborhoods of Android city. But there might be some truth to Huawei’s claim, as the latest benchmark scores have revealed how Ascend D Quad XL trumped other smartphones in the speed department.

The Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, which is powered by the company’s own K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 16 core GPU, narrowly beaten the Galaxy Note’s 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor on the Basemark ES benchmark test. Even more interesting is the fact that the phone scored significantly higher than other quad-core devices on the list, the Asus Transformer Prime and LG X3. So we guess Huawei can now brag that its chip is faster than Nvdia’s Tegra 3. Nice!

Consistent with the score that Huawei posted back in February, the latest Nenamark2 3D OpenGL graphics benchmark results placed the Ascend D on top, beating a host of contenders such as the Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy S2, and Galaxy Note.

Benchmark results aren’t all that matters, as they don’t necessarily reflect the real life performance of a device. But at least Huawei now has the numbers to walk the walk. With an impressive set of specs, that includes a 4.5-inch at 1280 x 720 resolution with IPS+ display, 2500mAh battery, Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, and the promised 20-50% lower price than its competitors, Huawei is set to, ahem, ascend the Android ladder even higher.

Word has it the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL won’t come until June this year, which is practically a lifetime for the tech crowds. Are you interested in getting one when it’s out?

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