This is one for the books: The P8,990 Huawei Ascend W1 held the "Cheapest Windows Phone 8 device in the Philippines" record for only two days; Nokia Philippines has officially announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 520. The price? P7,990.
Everyone who has ever wanted to try the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system has more reasons to do so now that prices have gone below the P10,000 mark.
So which is the right Windows Phone 8 gadget for you? We take a look at what's on paper because we only have the Huawei Ascend W1 with us. We don't have the Nokia Lumia 520 yet.
At first glance, you'd think that Nokia's bet is the clear winner. But once you get past the price and check out the specs, you'd understand why there's a P1,000 difference.
Some advantages of the Huawei Ascend W1:
On the other hand, what's going for the Nokia Lumia 520 are the following:
So it's really just a matter of what you need—for now, at least. Again, we haven't had our hands on the Nokia Lumia 520 yet. All we have is the Huawei Ascend W1, which we're loving thus far.