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Huawei Ascend

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Huawei Ascend. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Huawei Ascend from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Huawei Ascend from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability. The performance also gets good views. There are some mixed views about the usability. The reliability and battery get negative views.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HUAWEI Ascend M860 Metro PCS Phone with Android 2.1 OS, 3.5" Touchscreen, 3.2MP Camera and GPS - BlackHUAWEI Ascend M860 Metro PCS Phone with Android 2.1 OS, 3.5" Touchscreen, 3.2MP Camera and GPS - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Huawei Ascend G525 Smartphone

 

More horsepower. An entry-level smartphone with a quad-core processor - Huawei combines these apparent contradictions in the 4.5-inch Ascend G525. We checked the performance of the Android smartphone for 250 Euros (~$345).

UMTS dual band, 5 megapixels camera, Removable battery, 2 SIM slots, Micro SD cards up to 32 GB, Good performance, Low temperatures, Enhanced sound via DTS, Decent battery runtimes, Inexpensive, The good overall impression of the Ascend G525. Even...

Glossy display, Only 2 GB storage, GPS could be more precise, Whistling PSU, More communication modules, for instance quad-band UMTS. The GPS module could be more precise and the camera could be better

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei Ascend review:

 

Editors' note: Large portions of this review were taken from our review of the Huawei Ascend for Cricket Wireless, since the phones are identical except for some applications and performance. You'll find additional photos and a video of the Ascend in...

The Huawei Ascend features a sleek design and a nine-panel grid home screen for the 3.5-inch HVGA display. Swype makes for a handy default keyboard.

The Huawei Ascend has a 2.5mm headset jack instead of the 3.5mm standard. It's a little slow, and the dialer interface lacks some onscreen controls.

The Huawei Ascend is a well-priced prepaid starter smartphone for those who don't mind more-modest specs.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Huawei Ascend TapouT Edition (MetroPCS)

 

The Huawei Ascend TapouT Edition bundles an extra battery cover and some mixed martial arts-related software, if you're into that sort of thing.

Finally runs Android 2.2. MetroPCS pricing plans remain awesome. Exclusive TapouT content.

Otherwise identical to the regular, mediocre Huawei Ascend. No 3G. Still sluggish. Worse battery life than before.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions One nice bonus is the Android 2.2 upgrade, which normally improves responsiveness and adds lots of little details throughout the UI. But the 528MHz, ARM11-based Ascend still managed to feel sluggish, with several...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Huawei Ascend (MetroPCS)

 

The Huawei Ascend is a budget Android device that doesn't offer enough to sway many MetroPCS customers.

Big screen. Low up-front price with no contract.

No 3G. Middling call quality. Sluggish, choppy UI.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The 2.5mm headphone jack was the usual downer, as it makes finding good-sounding third-party earbuds virtually impossible. My 32GB SanDisk microSD card worked fine in the side-mounted slot, and there's also 168MB of...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Huawei Ascend (Cricket Wireless)

 

The Huawei Ascend is a good value for Cricket subscribers looking to run the latest mobile apps

Big screen at a low price. Reasonably powerful. Inexpensive plan prices.

Cheap construction. Poor camera. Noisy stereo Bluetooth. Useless voice dialer. Non-standard headphone jack.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The non-standard 2.5mm headphone jack was a disappointment. My 16GB SanDisk card worked fine in the side-mounted slot, which was saddled with a stiff, sharp port cover that felt cheaply made. MP3 and AAC music tracks...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Cheap prepaid Android smartphone sports large touch screen

 

Reviewers say that although the Huawei Ascend (Cricket Wireless) falls short in several aspects, it makes a good entry-level Android phone. Sean Hollister at Engadget.com considers it superior to Verizon's basic Motorola Citrus, while Jamie...

Affordable, prepaid Android phone, large touch screen

Mixed call quality, nonstandard 2.5 mm jack, poor camera, cheap plastic build

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: mohseen (brighthub.com)

Huawei Ascend Reviewed

 

A review of the cheap, touchscreen, Android based Huawei Ascend. Does it have what it takes to make budget conscious users smile?

One such manufacturer is Huawei (pronounced: "HER-WAY"), in an attempt to capture the tight budgeted but tech savvy market, they have launched the Ascend, a cheap touchscreen phone with all the modern conveniences expected of a smartphone packed into it.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Philip Berne (phonescoop.com)

Review: Huawei Ascend

 

The Huawei Ascend is the most affordable Android phone on the market, available without a contract on Cricket Wireless. Can it rise above its meager asking price?

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (phandroid.com)

Huawei Ascend

 

The Huawei Ascend is Crickets newest Android device. It has a 3.5 inch screen and sports Android 2.1

It's available on Cricket for $150 with no contract.

Consumer review by: londonflu (cnet.com)

"STILL TICKING AFTER 2 YEARS."

 

Free Android 2.2 update here: %s

3.5" screen,no lagging after upgrade to 2.2 Froyo.

None that I can't live with.

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1250 / 1400 / 1700 / 2000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (2G):5
Talk time (3G):5

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.15 / 3.2 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.15 / 3.2 / 8
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 2:3
Display diagonal:12.7 / 8.89
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25 / 0.5 / 1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, Vorbis, WAV / eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3GP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, RV, VC-1, WEBM, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, RV, VC-1, WEBM, XVID / H.264, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:10 / 12
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Video Playback: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.4
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1 / 1.2
Processor Model:MSM 7225A / MSM 8212 / MSM 8212M

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 256 / 512
Internal ROM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.17 / 1.24 / 9.6
Height :11.7 / 14.2
Weight:120 / 130 / 140 / 160
Width:6.04 / 6.15 / 6.2 / 7.26