Huawei Honor

AKA: Huawei Glory, Huawei U8860, Huawei Mercury, Huawei Mercury Ice
6/10 AVG.
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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. - GSMArena team, GSMArena  
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

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)

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Huawei Honor's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1930mAh

The phone is powered by a 1930 mAh Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Huawei's performance ratings are: 16 days standby time, 390 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Huawei Honor U8860 (1700/2100 3G)

from Expansys CA

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: Not available
  • Contract: No
Expansys CA
140

Huawei Glory H868C - Black (Net10) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
eBay
140

Huawei Glory Android Prepaid Phone (NET10 wireless) Brand New In Package !

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Huawei Glory H868C - Black (Net10) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
eBay
140

NET10 Wireless Phone, 3G, No Contract, New, Sealed. Huawei Glory H868C Android

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

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)

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Call quality is pretty abysmal and touchscreen sensor is just awful but it is ridiculously cheap

from Android Police (over 2 years ago)

Here's the thing about the Mercury Ice. It does everything an Android phone running Gingerbread can do, and that's a lot. For $150, you're getting a piece of technology that, 5 years ago, would have practically been magic to someone. They'd have paid $500 or more for a phone like this. That's how fast... More

It's not a budget phone, and it's not a performance handset either

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

Comparing the Honour to the ZTE Grand X seems fair. Both are about the same price, and both will be sold to the same people. Sadly, both are flawed. The Grand X suffers from an insensitive screen that isn't great in sunlight, while the Huawei has a better touchscreen, but still doesn't work well outside... More

  6/10

Its performance is sufficient but the operating system outdated and call quality suspect

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

In the end the Huawei Mercury Ice is a rather unspectacular phone; its performance is sufficient but the operating system outdated and call quality suspect. At just $150 with no contract the price is right, but in the growingly competitive pre-paid space there are better phones with better networks available... More

  5/10

Good call quality, cover feels cheap, and camera is confounding

from Wired (over 2 years ago)

A “good enough” starter phone, especially for first-timers or those who hate long-term contracts. Good call quality. 2.03GB of internal storage with room to expand to 64GB via microSD. Muve Music services included. Light, just 4.9 ounces.Plastic battery cover feels cheap. Limited video codec support:... More

  7/10

Good interface, high-resolution display, built-in cloud and back-up features

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

Probably the biggest advantage of the Huawei Honor is its great value-for-money ratio. It can be bought for about $370 off contract, and at that price point, no other brand name company would be able to match its specs. However, you get what you pay for, so you will have to get used to its not-so-sensitive... More

  6/10

Excellent battery life; mininalist UI; multiple keyboard input options

from Mobile88 (over 2 years ago)

All in all, for a no nonsense smartphone that's a little easier on the pocket, you can't go wrong with putting the Huawei Honor on the shortlist of candidates.This solidly built device bodes well for Huawei's upcoming higher-end smartphone offerings when it hits our shores such as the high profile and... More

The hardware is very well built and the Honor runs rather smoothly

from Android Central (over 2 years ago)

On one hand, the Honor is a fairly solid mid-range device. On the other, battery life was disappointing, as was the camrea. And those are pretty big negatives. With a rather impressive set of specs and having already released an Ice Cream Sandwich build, this device hits a lot of key needs, and does... More

Incredible battery life, great performance for a midrange device, above-average display

from Engadget (over 2 years ago)

The Huawei Honor has been flying under the radar, which is a shame since it's quite the underrated device. Sure, it doesn't have the best chipset available on the market, nor the fanciest components otherwise, but it's one of the best phones we've seen Huawei make to date (let's talk again after the... More

A very balanced device

from GSMArena (over 2 years ago)

The Huawei Honor is a capable device but it would definitely have a hard time dealing with its “Made in China” stigma.Huawei is a major telecommunications player and has enough leverage to cut deals with telecoms and we’re sure it will get over the not so noble origin and turn the situation in... More

The Huawei Mercury is the best prepaid smartphone in America right now

from PC Magazine (over 2 years ago)

Talk about a pleasant surprise. The best prepaid smartphone in the U.S. comes from Huawei and Cricket, a manufacturer and a carrier that haven't been bywords for quality in the past. But it's true: the $249.99 Huawei Mercury, paired with Cricket's terrific $55 contract-free monthly plan, beats other... More

  9/10

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