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Huawei Ascend II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1024 reviews of Huawei Ascend II. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and portability.

size, usability, performance, price, reliability

portability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei Ascend II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Huawei Ascend II from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and reception. The battery and design are also appreciated. The size and performance get mixed comments, and many are less positive about the portability and durability.

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30% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend II Prepaid Cell Phone - Straight TalkHuawei Ascend II Prepaid Cell Phone - Straight Talk

May, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Huawei Mate 2 Review


We've seen the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 when it was first announced during CES 2014. It was a great event, and the phone was well received by the audience since it is a device with a humongous battery capacity, along with a clear intent from Huawei to...

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Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular) review


It's been a long time since I first laid eyes on the Huawei Ascend II, last spring at CTIA. Compared with the original Huawei Ascend , it's much sleeker and more modern, and, of course, it runs the much more recent Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

The Huawei Ascend II has an appealing, compact design, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It comes with a microSD card preinstalled and the price is great.

Unfortunately, the Ascend II is saddled with a slow processor, a mediocre camera, and disappointing battery performance.

The Huawei Ascend II comes at an unbeatable price for an Android smartphone, but the trade-off is getting lower-end features that sometimes underperform.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)


The Huawei Ascend II is only a modest refresh over the original; if you're willing to spend a bit of money, you can get a much better smartphone on U.S. Cellular.

Inexpensive. Comfortable to hold and use. Decent display.

Sluggish performance. Lots of bloatware. Poor camera.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The Ascend II has 146MB of internal memory, along with a 2GB microSD card; my 32GB and 64GB SanDisk cards worked fine as well. Thankfully, the phone has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack this time around, which makes...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

Huawei Ascend II (Cricket Wireless)


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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Sydney Myers (

Huawei Ascend II Written Review by Sydney


Huawei's U.S. offerings have never been particularly impressive. The original Ascend was a severely underpowered, cheap smartphone that barely offered enough performance to scrap by as a modest low-end phone in the market that existed a year ago, when...

Price; nice customization options with Huawei's UI/launcher; good 3G speeds

Sluggish processor performance; doesn't handle multi-tasking well; terrible camera quality; no multi-touch; poor battery life

All things being considered, the Ascend II is not worth your time. I understand it may seem hard to berate a free phone, but the fact is that U.S. Cellular has better options in this price range.

Jan, 2012

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Huawei Ascend II Video Review Part 2

Nov, 2011

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"Terrible Phone. Glad they discontinued it!"


I have had this phone for the full two years on Contract with US Cellular. It is the WORST phone I have ever had! It has to be reset constantly! In the past two months I have reset my phone at least 5 times. You cannot even have Instagram, Twitter,...



Feb, 2014

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great starter phone for a 10 year old.


it makes calls can you can have about 1-3 extra apps on your phone

the internal memory is horrible the phone crashes and freezes all the time the screen cracked the 2nd day i got it just not happy with this phone and i am a person who buys 2-4 phones a year and i am saving to get another phone a junk this one

Jul, 2013

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2 stars out of the box... however!


2 stars out of the box. The most miserable thing about this phone is that it comes with only a gig's worth of pictures and music space. However if you are just a little phone tech savvy and ambitious, you can install Cyanogenmod and overclock the...

-Big Enough Screen -User friendly Interface -Good for what it was intended to be -Can be Modded

-Bloatware -With the MUVE package from certain carriers, the SIM card is integratedwith the MicroSD card - which is ridiculous. -Slow

Apr, 2013

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This phones is slow, performs badly, and is too small.


I would not recommend this phone to anyone. I had a HTC Desire that I dropped with no insurance, so I bought the cheapest phone at the store, which was a Huawei Ascend II, and it's been awful since the day I got it from the store. Everything about it...

The only good experience I had with this phone was the Navigation system. The GPS worked very well until the smal battery life reared it's ugly head. Same thing with the mobile hotspot. It was really helpful while the battery lasted.

The battery life is awful. The camera is awful. When texting, the keyboard is very slow to respond. It randomly decided to turn off at very inconvenient times. Apps tend to crash a lot. Speaker quality is not good. The entire system is just slow.

Jun, 2012