Although touchscreen technology has certainly come a long way, there will always be a market for phones with hardware QWERTY keyboards. So no matter how common or seemingly old-fashioned, phones like the Huawei Ascend Q will always be in vogue.
The Ascend Q is said to be marketed towards the younger generation, who are more into mobile messaging than any other smartphone user segment. It uses a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread by default. Its other features include an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of storage, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and microUSB connectivity.
As a smartphone, the Ascend Q is not one of the best. It has a slow processor and runs an older version of Android. However, it’s a very capable mobile messaging phone, with extra features such as a 3-megapixel camera and Muve Music. All things considered, it’s one of the best models in terms of value for money from Cricket.
Need to Know: Huawei Ascend Q
1. Uses a 3.2-inch HVGA screen along with a hardware QWERTY keyboard for user input. (The Good)
2. Affordable price with nifty extras which include Muve Music from Cricket. (The Good)
3. Uses an older version of Android. (The Bad)
4. Runs on a slow processor. (The Bad)
The Huawei Ascend Q's screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Qualcomm MSM7627A 800 MHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system (OS).
Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Huawei's performance ratings are: 10.5 days standby time, 250 minutes talk time.