Beyond the deeply-customized entrance, the Vision is quick to retreat to the familiar territory of vanilla Android. The stock phonebook is a good example of this - although the functionality is of course intact.
What we missed is the Stream feature of the Huawei Honor, which displayed Twitter and Facebook feeds by your contacts.
The Vision held on to signal without trouble and audio was good on both ends of calls. Just like the Honor, it doesn't have video calls out of the box. Apps like Tango or Skype can be a way around this.
The dialer app hasn't got smart dialing enabled either.
What we liked about the Huawei Vision was its top notch loudspeaker. You'll have no trouble hearing the ring of an incoming call with this one.
|Speakerphone test||Voice, dB||Ringing ||Overall score|
|Apple iPhone 4||65.1||60.3||66.2|
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus||66.2||60.5||69.0||Below Average|
|Apple iPhone 4S||65.8||64.5||74.6||Average|
|Huawei U8860 Honor||71.2||68.6||75.7||Good|
|Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II||70.0||66.6||75.7||Good|
|Motorola RAZR XT910||74.7||66.6||82.1||Very Good|
|Huawei Vision||76.8||66.5||78.4||Very Good|
The QWERTY keyboard on the Huawei Vision has seen some changes and now looks like the one on the updated final version of the Honor.
It's slightly more elaborate than the regular old Android keyboard and features three shortcuts on either side of the space bar, instead of the more common two.