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Huawei Ascend


$150.00 Released October, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Affordable price point - no contract! 3G and WiFi connectivity. Runs one of the latest versions of Google's powerful open source Android operating system (2.1).

The Cons:Cheaper plastic build. Poor 3.2MP fixed-focus camera. Has a 2.5mm headset jack instead of the 3.5mm standard.

The Huawei Ascend is an entry-level prepaid smartphone available on Cricket Wireless. It features Google's Android OS (version 2.1) with a customized user interface, a 3.2" capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support, a 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM (512MB of ROM).

Additionally, the Ascend sports EV-DO rev.A data, 3G capability, a 3.2 megapixel camera and integrated 802.11b/g WiFi.

The Ascend's Android OS provides it with all of the same features as any Android phone: Google Maps, access to the Android Market, etc. However, its modified user interface provides the Ascend with slightly different functionality with features such as a nine-panel home screen (as opposed to the standard 3 or 5). Additionally, the Ascend's 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM ensure that it should run most applications smoothly with some possible slowdown with more demanding apps such as games.

Features

  • Android 2.1 OS with modified UI
  • 600MHz processor
  • 256MB of RAM (512MB of ROM)
  • 3.2" capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support
  • Data: EV-DO rev.A
  • 3G capable
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 802.11b/g WiFi

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Pros
  • 3

    affordable price point - no contract!

  • 2

    3G and WiFi connectivity

  • 1

    runs one of the latest versions of Google's powerful open source Android operating system (2.1)

  • 0

    snappy performance

  • 0

    3.2" multitouch capacitive touchscreen display

Cons
  • 3

    cheaper plastic build

  • 3

    poor 3.2MP fixed-focus camera

  • 1

    Has a 2.5mm headset jack instead of the 3.5mm standard

  • 0

    dull strange feeling display

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Ruth
Ruth: #huawei_ascend So, can this phone play games like Farmville? Nov 17, 10
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: so has any1 figured out if u can or not??
    Dec 24, 10

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: farmville blows! Dec 29, 10

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