I really like this phone. Very good quality for such a low price. I wouldn't take the negative comments very seriously. It is quite apparent that they are all written by the same one or two people.
This phone rocks
Sure its slow but its not all bad..
It works great atleast for me
Hate this fucking POS! I barley use it, on mo.th one I noticed problems and it was mostly sitting on my nightstand! After 4 months I want to trash it. Freezes ALL the time, just shuts off for no apparent reason... I backed up all my data on my sd and updated...and for some reason my sd was clean empty. It never responds right, oh and if you like texting, feeling the vibrate of each lrtter and waiting for 4 minutes to see them pop up, if at all, this paper weight is for you. Not worth the price I paid 1 week after release..$150... JUNK!
I hate this POS phone this week started calling the wrong numbers every time i make a phone call. Its constantly freezing up, the battery and space are horrible. It turns it self off randomly and sometimes takes hours to get the thing to work again. I've never hated a phone until i bought this piece of junk
Constant frreze ups and apps I have to force close...I can text about 5 minutes before the freezing starts...so if you love waiting for your phone to unfreeze buy it! Makes a great paper weight
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2012i dont know why so many people say they hate this phone. i mean yea it does have its problems ... moreIf you like constand freeze ups and force closing apps you will live this phone!
i dont know why so many people say they hate this phone. i mean yea it does have its problems like low battery life, not so good camera, and low space but other than that it's a decent phone. it's good if your first smartphone.
I hate this phone!! I try to call my husband its says its calling him but my mom answers. The battery life sucks even without using the phone much.It is very slow and the camera sucks. The internet is slow too. The phone turns itself on and off and erases everything on my sd card. over 300 songs 400 pictures..Which mad me mad because some of those pics were of a person who passed on.. They were all I had.. My cheek is always hanging up calls. From day 4 it told me I had insufficient memory and that was before I knew how to do anything with the darn thing. I only had about 30 contacts in there with just phone numbers. No FB or anything else. The manual you are able to download online to help you get to know your phone is of NO help at all. Calls drop a lot... Its not worth the price I paid for it.... They need to drop about $100 off the price. Will deal with it till I can get the extra cash to get a new phone..
I hear all this negativity about the ascend i had it for two months now, and i think it is an excellent phone for an android for the price. It doe's what a smart phone suppose to do.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2012I have had this phone for 6 months now... I am not very happy with it right now because it is ... moreI barely bought it and I totally agree that it sucks! Its too slow. The camera sucks. The calls are low volume. I hate it. I just wasted 150 on this dump
I have gone through 3 phones since July 13th, and am now having to get another phone. Every time the phone powers off, the touch-screen force closes, and you can't use the phone anymore. This phone is the worst phone I have ever had, and makes me not want to get another phone through Huawei because of this! Long story short, this phone is www.garbage.com!
I have had this phone for 6 months now... I am not very happy with it right now because it is very slow, forces apps closed a lot and just gets annoying. the camera is fair in the right lighting but there isnt a flash. no forward facing camera. overall, its a cheap smartphone and i would only recommend it to people who want to have a starter smartphone, or if you want a smartphone that isnt expensive. but if you buy it expecting that it will be the best smartphone ever, you may be in for a surprise.
I have had this phone for about 2 months now and I have not had any problems with it whatsoever. As I read all of these negative reviews I am blown away. My phone was purchased from walmart it is through straight talk. I do agree that the sprint network is 5050 when it comes to receiving a signal but most of the time I do have all of my bars. Sometimes in certain areas does drop but that is to be expected with phones. There are certain areas they could use improvement such is the camera quality in the slow processor. Other than that it's a decent phone for the price I paid I can't really complain.
First off, The phone is slow. When I'm switching between apps, or I exit the browser, and go to my home screen, it sometimes takes a few seconds for my app icons to load on the screen. 3G network SUCKS. Takes forever for some pages to load, and it even freezes my phone sometimes, and my browser crashes. I usually just end up turning my 3G off, and using my home wifi it sucks so bad.
Call quality sucks. You can't do anything while you're in a call, and the sound quality is really bad. A lot of times I'm told to repeat what I say because I was either muffled or there is "fuzz" or "static".
Battery life on this phone is NOTHING. It barely lasts me throughout the day, even with little calling/texting/internet browsing.
And of course, the camera. First thing about the camera that I do not like; is that you CANNOT turn the camera shutter sound off, even if your phone is silent. It's really annoying, and it has prevented me from taking pictures where I normally would (I went to dinner with my husband last week, and I wanted to get a picture of the lovely table that was set up, but I knew the sound on my phone would go off, and I didn't want to disturb other guests). Second about the camera, the quality is not that great. You need a ton of light, and it's extremely pixely.
My overall rating on the phone would be a 6/10. It's cute, looks nice, some of the features are great; but the overall quality is frustrating. It's $100, and I wish I hadn't paid that much. They should reduce it to $50. Honestly.
cmc, 04 Jul 2012i love this phone works great no problems w/straight takk Same Here!! Had It For 3 Days,And No Problems As Of Yet!! Just Hate That It's On Sprint!!
I love everything this phone can do and the availability of Android apps.
HOWEVER, because it is on Straight Talk and uses Sprint as it's carrier, it's extremely hard to get a signal. I have Sprint cell towers all around my home, the closest being 753 meters away, others at 1200 meters or closer.
For whatever reason, it constantly switches from tower to tower for now apparent reason. I know it's normal to switch occasionally due to volume of traffic, best signal, etc. But the Huawei Ascend II frantically switches constantly. Even with towers close enough to get a good signal, I very seldom can complete a 3 minute conversation without at least one drop, sometimes more. Getting extremely tired of having to step outside to try to keep a connection.
I purchased a passive cell antenna booster, which works extremely well for every phone I tested, but does nothing for the Huawei. Every other phone and carrier shows an increase of 2 to 4 bars with the passive booster, which is rated at a 7 db increase.
The Huawei Ascend II totally ignores the boosted signal. I've used Straight Talk for some time and used a number of different phones. While the signal hasn't always been optimal, they have been usable, regardless of the carrier.
I spent an hour trying to communicate with Straight Talk Customer service and actually ended up with a representative who not only spoke fluent English, but understood English as well (was educated in the U.S.).
Told him about the reception problems and was told that they would gladly exchange the phone for another just like it. I made it clear that it appeared that everyone had the same problems with the phone. He refused to acknowledge there was a problem. I simply needed to make arrangements to return the phone and they would send another. Two weeks without a phone??? Sorry, can't do that. Especially when I know I will have exactly the same problem.
Originally, Straight said they would let me trade it for a similar Android on Verizon. All I had to do was pay them an additional $179 and change and do without for 2 weeks. The other phone fewer features, camera dropped to a 3 Megapixel, etc. It did have a bigger processor and switching to Verizon as a carrier certainly would help.
I have a much lower opinion of Straight Talk after being stuck with this phone. I have had not problems with bloatware. It's fairly simple to keep the "junk" from starting, even without rooting the phone.
Why Straight Talk makes it so that it won't work with the passive antenna is beyond me (the phone shouldn't even know it's being used). It works with other Sprint phones, both regular and pre-paid....but not with the Huawei.
If Straight Talk continues to deny there's a problem, I guess I'll go elsewhere.
I thought it was just me but this phone is a POS. The battery doesn't make it through the day. My cheek makes me hang up on calls. The phone randomly calls people after I hang up from a call. The sound quality of calls is extremely poor. The sound quality of voice mails is HIDEOUS, almost worthless. It is beyond slow. Full of bloatware. No flash and only a virtual button for the camera. It keeps turning the volume for calls down so I never hear it, and it has stopped notifying me altogether for texts so I don't see them for hours unless I constantly check. I have searched the menu for hours trying to fix this. Maybe someone can tell me how to fix that but I hate this phone so bad I don' even care any more. It is such a hassle and I can't afford a better one. I feel like a sucker - it's my first smart phone and I didn't know any better.
Just got this phone like 2 months ago and its been acting crazy lately it keeps saying that my apps like twitter instagram browser and now even my messaging that it has stopped unexpectantly and ive tried taking the battery out and cutting it on and it keeps doing it its done it all day and sometimes my twxt msgs wont come thru itll say memory full when i have like to 10 messages in my inbox so im about to call customer service and see whats up