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Huawei-ascend-2.34379743
6.1 out of 10

Huawei Ascend 2

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Reviews and Problems with Huawei Ascend 2

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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Display 6
6.0
Build quality 3
3.0
Camera 3
3.0

Okay for starter smartphone, but...

ctrabs8729, Phone Arena
2 June 2013
  • Excerpt: ... this isn't exactly top of the line. It was good for it's intended purpose, which was a basic no frills smartphone. But, that's about it. As my particular Ascend got older, it's been a complete pain to deal with. It's run a lot slower on a 3G network and even on Wifi. Storage is a pain in the neck; it doesn't allow you to store too many apps on memory and you're still stuck with apps that you don't want, need or use.
  • Cons: Less than optimal call quality, Limited app storage space, Poor design/durability, No flash on camera; inconsistent picture quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Phone features OK

twolowforzero, Ebay
8 May 2013
  • Summary: Screen is too fragile. I dropped my phone in my truck, it hit the plastic floor mat and shattered. This was the 2nd phone and the 1st did the same thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

2 stars out of the box... however!

sirlordwhitman, CNET
1 April 2013
  • Summary: 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 processor to about 800 mhz. You can also upgrade to a bigger micro SD card, partition 1 gig of space to be used by your phone's memory so that you have even more internal memory storage to install applications.
  • Pros: -Big Enough Screen, -User friendly Interface, -Good for what it was intended to be, -Can be Modded
  • Cons: -Bloatware, -With the MUVE package from certain carriers, the SIM card is integratedwith the MicroSD card - which is ridiculous., -Slow
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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome product Great starter phone

booksbassking, Ebay
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Light, great starter phone for someone looking to break into the smart phone market. Very easy to use. Streams you tube like there's no tomorrow, all in all a great value.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't like it/Don't buy it

cervivor39, Ebay
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I can not stand this phone... I've had it for awhile and upgraded from my blackberry 9330. After having the Ascend, I want to go back to the BB. The Ascend freezes up all the time and is always running low on "phone" memory and therefore runs slow. I moved all of my downloaded apps to my memory card and still have no memory.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Phone! Not worth your money.

aprettymess2011, Ebay
8 August 2012
  • Summary: I bought this smartphone due to the low price, and quickly realized that was a mistake. The Huawei has a terrible running system and freezes up bad. I had to reboot the phone often even a few times a day. I would not recommend this phone. Huawei needs to recall these phones and put a better system in.
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointed

D'Aune, Amazon
2 March 2012
  • Summary: I have this phone and my sister has the Ascend 1. Unfortunaly both of them freeze up daily and keep telling us that we have no storage space left (and we have very few apps etc). I would not recommend an Huawei phone.
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Overall 3
3.0

it is "ok" but it's definately not a "smart" phone

TanayaC, CNET
5 February 2012
  • Summary: So I can't text very well, I can't play games and certain things take forever to download (like songs)....So I can talk to someone on the phone and that's about it, I can text but I have to delete what I typed so often it's not even worth the effort. This would be an ok phone for a first time smartphone user but I think ultimately this phone would turn off new smartphone users so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  • Pros: Good sound, good viewing quality
  • Cons: Screen is too small for texting I hit wrong buttons ALL the time, was never a problem with last phone. I have downloaded a couple games but about a minute into playing the games they foreclose I have attempted it several times with different games.
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Overall 4
4.0

crap phone, good service straight talk

JaredK, Amazon
25 January 2012
  • Summary: I got this phone as a gift 4 months ago now and I can't wait to get a different one (its the $100 Walmart straight talk version). Almost nothing from the Google play store works on this phone. This wouldn't be a bad phone for someone who doesn't use apps, but what is the point of having an android if you don't use apps?! The service is really good, good signal and data speed. It's just a crappy cheap phone. Save your money for a better phone, I am.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Battery performance 3
3.0
Display 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Camera 2
2.0

The Ascend 1.5 is what it SHOULD be called!

gigaware, Phone Arena
6 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This phone is just a little better than the Ascend 1 ( will call it the A1). The phone is built nicely and solid feel but has a cheap backplate. CPU speed is not the adverstised 800Mhz. It is actually running at 566Mhz at best. Check Huawei's site...it gives the specs. Screen is vibrant but not multi-touch. texting is a nightmare and isnt very accurate. Internet is ok (better in WIFI mode) but no pinch zoom or Adobe FLASH.
  • Pros: Solid build, can be tethered to computer, Vibrant screen
  • Cons: CPU is sluggish, Poor camera with no flash, Not muti-touch, No Adobe Flash, Inaccurate screen when texting, Random reseting, Poor call quality, Too much Bloatware
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