Huawei Honor 2: 4.5" HD screen, quad-core CPU and ICS for $300
Now, Huawei is yet to announce when/if the Honor 2 will be coming to international markets, so it should be regarded as a handset for the Chinese market (comes out in early November), at least for now. But we can't hide the fact that we're excited about it because of its announced price of 1,888 yuan, which equals about $300. This is actually a spectacular price for what the Honor 2 offers, and that includes a large 4.5" LCD IPS screen with HD resolution, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM, Huawei's own K3V2 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 8 GB of storage, 8MP camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sound like a pretty good package, eh? And even if the pre-loaded software UI doesn't really appeal to you, you can always install whatever launcher you want and be done with it.
So, the only thing left to see is if and when Huawei will decide to bring the Honor 2 to the global market. Of course, we don't believe that the phone's off-contract price will be $300 globally, but there's some pretty good reason to believe that it'll be more affordable than most of the competition in this specification class.
How likely are you to purchase an affordable but powerful smartphone, if you know that it's made by Huawei?
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Hua Wei the Chinese agent? No thanks.
5. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
There's no proof implicating of espionage, much like the farce that was Iraq and WMDs.
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3048; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
$300 ain't that bad!! But the price can't determine the performance of the device so i'll for the burn tests!
7. Captain_Doug (Posts: 818; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
How so? Jelly Bean obviously but what else?
11. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
sd slot, battery..etc,etc
how good is the chipset i wonder?
13. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
According to some tests it beats Tegra 3.
14. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
so it's better than the one x. Might be worth the price then..
15. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
faster chipset doesn't necessarily mean better. but the low price is enough to make it commendable.
16. Captain_Doug (Posts: 818; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
It says nothing about whether there is an sd slot or not and it doesn't mention the battery either. I guess they could improve more on the information leaked...
6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 818; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
If I was going to get a Huawei device I'd rather go with the d quad xl. Whatever phone I get next will have very impressive battery life.
9. tarmpung (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
I've never dared to use any Chinese phones and don't care they are made by Huaway or ZET.
10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6797; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
and wonder why the gov't doesn't trust huawei. what do u guys think bout the chinese company huawei
12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wonder if huawei will compete with that xiaomi phone in china...