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Huawei T8830 unveiled - dual-core ICS droid which costs just $104

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Huawei T8830 unveiled - dual-core ICS droid which costs just $104 - read the full textThere seems to be no shortage of decent Android phones at impressively low prices in China made by local companies. Today, Huawei announced the T8830, a dual-core ICS droid for $104. As you can imagine, the specs are nothing earth-shattering, but they actually sound pretty good, considering...


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It looks like the LG Nexus 4

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  • 2012-12-01 02:15
  • Kgux

Can you imagine the lag? Android is naturally buggy and even my galaxy s3 randomly restarts and constantly rearranges my icons and its on android 4.1.1! Cancelled my nexus 4 order when I read about the countless problems with 4.2 So much that google had to release 4.2.1... I mean they killed december! Will my s3 get 5.0 keylime pie? Will 5.1 be the lagless version? I shouldn't have to do periodic factory resets or daily dalvik cache clears just so that my phone doesn't slow down. 99.9999% of phone users dont know what the dalvik cache is. Much less how to clear it!

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  • 2012-11-30 23:33
  • jxXT

What's the storage capacity? Does it have a memory card slot?

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  • 2012-11-30 20:56
  • LY9N

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-11-30 18:56 from KjWW - click to readI believe actual cost of Samsung is similar like this phone, and quality as well

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  • 2012-11-30 20:11
  • qbcf

it will surely lag. only 512mb ram and 4.0.

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  • 2012-11-30 20:06
  • 2Z4x

Does this have secondary camera?

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  • 2012-11-30 19:41
  • j0c1

Good phone for poor markets. But i still love android samsung phones, much better.

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  • 2012-11-30 18:56
  • KjWW

this is awesome!! Who wouldnt want to get this for just under 100 dollars.

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  • 2012-11-30 18:21
  • IBxM

>> dual-core Mediatek MT6517
May be 6577, not 6517?

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  • 2012-11-30 17:29
  • p{Ya

This is comparable with the 2 yrs old LG P990 (Optimus 2x)

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  • 2012-11-30 16:51
  • 2I1C

This phone is not compatible elsewhere because it uses MT6517 which supports TD-SCDMA and not WCDMA.


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  • 2012-11-30 16:46
  • j35S

How do these cheap phones compare with old, but good at the time Android phones, which cost the same now, Galaxys S for instance?
(Comparing just hardware - Ignore the Android version, because you can have 4.1 in first Galaxy too)

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  • 2012-11-30 16:42
  • 3p11

Go GO Huawei! They make good phones for a small price. I've owned 3 so far, all were good 'till the end.

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  • 2012-11-30 16:33
  • 0U9Q

The spec is good for people who are new to smartphones, a lot of older generations have smartphones with similar spec, all they do are to Whatsapp and to take photos. ICS, 512mb, dual core should last them a couple to several years.

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  • 2012-11-30 16:29
  • 2I1C

omg this is awesome!

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  • 2012-11-30 16:25
  • J1DV

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