Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular) Video
Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular) Video Transcript
Hey everyone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt with CNET, taking a first leak today at the Huawei Ascend II. Now, this is a pretty entry level and for it's smart phone for US Cellular. It's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it's got Huawei's skin on top of it. The screen is your basic 3.5 inches, pretty petite. It's got a 5-Megapixel camera and camcorder on it. There's no flash. Camera is pretty (medioker?) but it will get the job done. It's a little bit of a slower phone, with a 600 Megahertz processor. Times at feels a little bit laggy. So, why would you even consider this? One word, and that's price. Right now, with the new 2-year service agreement with US Cellular, the Huawei Ascend II will cost you one penny, off contract and it will cost you 139.99 and that is if you get it prepaid. So, you can check out the pros, the cons, the photos, and everything else at CNET.com. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this is the Huawei Ascend II.
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Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular) Review
The good: 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.
The bad: Unfortunately, the Ascend II is saddled with a slow processor, a mediocre camera, and disappointing battery performance.
The bottom line: 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.
Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular) Specs
Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Part number: CNETASCEND2
- Product Basic Spec