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Huawei Ascend Q review



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)


Operating system
Android
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
3.2"
Camera
3+ MP



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Screen Size
3.2"

The Huawei Ascend Q's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7627A 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

Ascend Q Specs

Overview
Release date August 1, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
800/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7627A 800 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 2 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 5 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC, AAC+, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, Play Store)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei M660

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