Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Huawei Ascend D Quad
We take a look at how Samsung's Galaxy S3 fares against Huawei's Ascend D Quad
It's a quad core duel this time as Samsung's Galaxy S3 takes on the Huawei Ascend D Quad
Samsung Galaxy S3 - 136.6x70.6x8.6mm, 133g
Huawei Ascend D Quad - 129x64x8.9mm, 130g
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has fallen in-line with current trends for a more curved and rounded-off form factor and Samsung has said the design was inspired by pebbles.
This goes along similar lines as the Galaxy Nexus and HTC's One S, but where these devices are very well executed the Galaxy S3 leaves something to be desired.
The proportions and lines aren't as flattering as those aforementioned handsets but, more importantly, Samsung has neglected the build quality more here than on any previous Galaxy handset with some appallingly tacky plastic.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad is also slightly rounded off, though, not as much as the Galaxy S3. Overall the form factor is somewhat reminiscent of the Galaxy S2 but with more pronounced curvature and softening of the corners and edges.
This isn't a look which we are particularly attracted to but it's not exactly a turn-off either. It looks okay.
We can't vouch for the build quality in terms of hands-on, but from pictures we've seen the body shell has a certain sheen to it which doesn't bode well.
It wouldn't be at all surprising if the materials used here are a little lacklustre but whether they're as bad as the Galaxy S3 or not is an unknown factor.
We think the Huawei Ascend D Quad comes out looking smarter here - frankly, we are hugely disappointed with the Galaxy S3's build and aesthetics and so far it's lost out to pretty much everything in this department.
Winner - Huawei Ascend D Quad
Samsung's Galaxy S3 has a massive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive multi-touch display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. This gives a pixel density of 306 pixels-per-inch (ppi) for some crystal clear visuals with plenty of brightness alongside great colours, contrast and true blacks.
Huawei has really pushed the boat out too, however, with its 4.5-inch IPS + LCD capacitive multi-touch screen. It boasts the same resolution as its rival and a higher pixel density of 326ppi. Brightness, clarity and colours should be very good here.
Although the pixel density is higher it's not by so much that many users will really notice. If you've got perfect vision maybe you'll pick up the difference in pixels-per-inch but otherwise they're on a similar level.
Winner - Draw
Huawei's D Quad has 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM for the processor to chew on. Fortunately, there's additional space in the form of a microSD slot which supports cards up to 32GB.
The Galaxy S3 is more generously kitted out with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and each has 1GB of RAM and micro SD support for 32GB cards.
Samsung wins this one with the sheer amount of space availability, plus the luxury of choice.
Winner - Samsung Galaxy S3