- Philip Berne , Phone Scoop
If you’re a Cricket fan, or a contract hater, looking for a real smartphone at a reasonable price, the Huawei Ascend is an easy phone to recommend.
Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)
A few minor setbacks doesn’t stop the Huawei Ascend to rise up from Cricket’s lineup
The Ascend is quite a package. It brings a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, support, and 3G and Wi-Fi. Build quality is nice, and the handset is sleek and attractive. Yet there are a few gaps in the feature set that you'll have to overlook. Huawei has chosen a 2.5-millimeter headset jack instead of the standard 3.5-millimeter port, and Cricket has choked the home screen and app tray with over a dozen preloaded apps that aren't removable in the Settings application manager. Call quality in our tests left much to be desired on Cricket's roaming network. Despite these faults, the Ascend is easily C... Full review
Best of all, in some key ways, like call quality and the overall look and feel of the device, the Huawei Ascend doesn’t feel cheap
The Cricket Ascend is a decent smartphone, but when you figure in the low price of $130 at print time with no contract required, it’s even more impressive. It was a nice phone to use, and even though some features fell flat, the phone overall was a capable and (almost) full featured Android device.
The camera is lousy, and touch response on the screen can cause problems, especially while typing. But most features that Huawei skimped on, like a proximity sensor or multitouch, didn’t cause any real problems. Even better, some of the interface enhancements, like the ni... Full review
If you want an android and you're on a tight budget, then this is the perfect phone for you
Great phone, great price!!!
So I've had this phone for a little over a month and I still think it's a great phone. This is my first smart phone and so it hasn't disappointed me. I love the google maps app. I'm new to the city I live in so it's a dream to have this with me for help Plus I'm a big music geek and all the free music apps are awesome. The one thing that took some getting used to was the on screen keyboard, but since the phone has swype installed on it made it much easier. It does take a day or two to figure out how to use it. Only thing that sucks is you can't play flash games. One warning though, be aware that with cricket that after you have used 30 minutes on the phone you can't take it back.Less
LOVE IT BOOST WATCH OUT!
I heard alot of bd things about cricket wireless. I just switched from Boost Mobile and found that the Cricket wireless is a lot better. The phone is awesome and affordableLess
Harder than it has to be....??
The phone is probably great, if you know how to use all the features. : ) I'm having a very hard time finding a manual to learn how to use what should be basic features. So far, I can't figure out how to save a photo someone has sent me and I can't figure out how to set certain ringtones to certain contacts, etc., things like that which should be elementary...Less