- GSMArena team , GSMArena
It does offer a decent package of capabilities but more importantly offers a below-$300 price range SIM-free, which is a huge plus for people with tight budgets.
The world smartphone market has no shortage of models that come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed. One such model is the Huawei Mercury a.k.a. the Huawei Honor, which ships with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, over 4GB of internal storage, and a 4-inch 480x854 pixel resolution touchscreen display. It’s one of Huawei’s larger Android smartphones and while it looks pretty impressive on paper, real life performance offers something different.
There’s no denying the fact that the Honor is pretty well-equipped. It has an 8-megapixel camera with built-in LED flash, stereo speakers, and a 1,930 mAh battery. Its wireless features include GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. And when it comes to wired connectivity, it gets the job done with a microUSB port. Again, it’s not such a bad phone on paper. But its actual performance is just not up to snuff.
Users have complained about poor call quality and lackluster touchscreen performance with the Honor. Apparently, having a speedy dual-core processor is not enough to guarantee smooth operations.
Need to Know: Huawei Honor
1. 4-inch color touchscreen display. (The Good)
2. Relatively low price. (The Good)
3. Uses an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)
4. Bad call quality. (The Bad)