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Huawei Ascend Y (U.S. Cellular) Review
The good: Huawei's Ascend Y smartphone has an attractive design, a comfortable feel, and a very low price tag.
The bad: Its Android 2.3 OS is outdated, the camera is poor, and 3G data speeds are very slow. Call quality is lacking.
The bottom line: The Huawei Ascend Y is an inexpensive foray into Android, but U.S. Cellular offers better phones at similar costs.
Huawei Ascend Y (U.S. Cellular) Specs
Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Part number: ASCENDY201USC