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Huawei Mercury Ice Review

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Huawei has fitted the Mercury Ice with an 8-megapixel camera and LED flash. For a mid-level device like the Mercury Ice the 8MP sensor is fairly high and the results weren’t all that bad. The camera didn’t do so well with details in the distance, but color reproduction, macro and close-up shots were quite good. It didn’t perform as well indoors, even with good lighting. The Mercury Ice can shoot video at 720p and again results were better than expected, though not up to par with higher end devices.

Outdoor samples made with the Huawei Mercury Ice - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Outdoor samples made with the Huawei Mercury Ice - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Outdoor samples made with the Huawei Mercury Ice - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Outdoor samples made with the Huawei Mercury Ice - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review

Outdoor samples made with the Huawei Mercury Ice

Strong - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Huawei Mercury Ice Review

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Multimedia:

One of the big selling points of Radio Shack’s new offering is the Muve Music subscription, which allows users unlimited song, ringtone and ringback tone downloads on the handset. The concept is good enough, and the content is respectable though not anywhere near what you’d find on iTunes or Google Play Music. We had some stability issues with the application as well, often receiving a force close when trying to browse the music catalog. The music downloaded only seems accessible via the Muve music player, which annoyingly doesn’t offer a status bar icon or a widget to quickly change tracks or stop music.


Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review
Muve Music - Huawei Mercury Ice Review

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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:37 1

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Huaweii loves thin phones :)

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:48 4

2. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Nice ''sarcasm'' you got there.. NOT!

Hua Wei made what was to be the world's most thinnest phones.. at around 7mm....slimmer than the iphone 5 and moto razr

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:59 2

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1046; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


How does Radio Shack expect to sell these in their stores right next to virgin mobile''s $35 plan? Mediocre phone on an expensive plan. Good luck Radio Shack.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:29 1

5. AppleIsGod (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


they will probably remove the virgin mobile phones just like Walmart did to remove compitition. they will still have them online though.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:31

9. 2bkrul (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Actually, Virgin is still offered and people still buy. RS Non-Contract is just as popular in some stores because of the unlimited music downloads and the tethering for $60 a month

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:15

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The name 'Mercury ice' sounds sexy, though not very suitable for a handset...but the phone heads the opposite direction of sexy!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:02 1

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I think Huawei "Uranus" sounds sexier...lol!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 21:30 2

7. CreeDiddy (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Phones like these are a disgrace to Google, Android, and the smartphone market. Low budget phones should not be allowed to be sold period. It taints the image of Google and have created a mockery of the white SIII. Please ban these phones and any budget phones.

Only phones with Android ICS should be sold to consumers and not Gingerbread. This is why Apple creates larger leads in the smartphone market. Devices like these that don't create value, but frustration because of lack of support in software and hardware because of the cheap price.

Google if you are listening....Please come out with a list of high end manufacturer's that can distribute Android OS. Ban all of the small fish in the pond trying to make a small buck.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 23:57 3

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


CreeDiddy, i would've given you a thumbs down but no, i guess you're sharing your thoughts because you are wealthy enough to buy any high-end device you desire.
Well, that's not the case for others who don't have enough resource to grab their hands on the latest, beefiest hardware... Considering the price point, it is quite fair...and anyone, not rich enough, going by just the numbers of the hardwares would find this acceptable. I know it's not a time for Google to come up with an outdated Gingerbread version of Android, and i know it won't last...but like i said, for some people living a life of economic leisure, this is fine for them. I'm not against you...i'm sharing my thoughts like you.

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Huawei Mercury

Huawei Mercury

OS: Android 2.3.3
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1400 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.40 x 0.50 inches
(122 x 61 x 13 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1900 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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