Huawei Ascend II

AKA: Huawei M865
4.0/10 AVG.
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The Huawei Ascend II isn't a terrible phone, it's just not a very good one.

- Alex Colon , PC Magazine 
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Specs summary


The Huawei Ascend II's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM7627 600 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
160 MB

Internal memory is 160 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1400 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Huawei's performance ratings are: 12.5 days standby time, 220 minutes talk time.

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Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)

Unbeatable price for an Android smartphone, but the trade-off is getting lower-end features that sometimes underperform

from Cnet (3 years ago)

For most consumers, an extremely low price tag excuses a multitude of sins. Sold for just a penny on contract, the Huawei Ascend II needs every pardon it can get. The phone isn't bad, per se, but its performance falls below today's rapidly climbing smartphone standards. That makes it acceptable for... More


A modest refresh over the original

from PC Magazine (3 years ago)

The original Huawei Ascend was a low-end, free-with-contract smartphone released on a number of different carriers. It sold well because of its low price, but it wasn't a very good device. The Huawei Ascend II for U.S. Cellular addresses some of that phone's issues, but it's a case of too little, to... More


All things being considered, the Ascend II is not worth your time

from Phonedog (3 years ago)

All in all, the Ascend II is not a phone I would recommend buying. The price is attractive but U.S. Cellular has better options, even for budget-conscious consumers. Check out the HTC Merge or the Samsung Mesmerize. Both will offer much better performance than the Ascend II. With its slow processor,... More

This is a horrible phone

(about 1 year ago)

I just bought it today, new, and it has already decided it doesn't want to work. I have not dropped it, got it wet, ot anything. It did work for an hour. Now it is giving me pink screens or a black screen with a spinning green circle. I have been trying everything to fix it. Thing is, since it is ne... More


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