If you want to save money on your next smartphone, you may want to consider the Android-powered Huawei Fusion. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its default operating system and is normally available from AT&T for $100 or less.
It has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, a 600MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, and 512MB of internal storage. Since it’s a GSM phone, it should work pretty much anywhere in the world. And Internet browsing should be quite enjoyable with HSDPA data speeds. The rest of its spec sheet paints the picture of a fairly good and feature-rich smartphone.
It's not without its drawbacks however. It seems that Huawei may have cut a few too many corners and the result is a product that gives users a rather bitter experience. Many reviewers, as well as owners of the unit themselves, have complained about the phone being far too slow and inconsistent in function.
If you care as much about a phone’s actual performance as how it helps you save money, then it might be best to look at similarly-priced alternatives.
Need to Know: Huawei Fusion
1. Affordable price tag. (The Good)
2. Comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS pre-installed. (The Good)
3. Processor and RAM combo make it slow and sometimes unresponsive. (The Bad)
4. Will not be upgraded to later versions of the Android software. (The Bad)
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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Fusion user manual here.
Huawei backs up the Fusion with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Fusion has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.