Huawei M886 Glory runs Gingerbread on a 1.4GHz chip, coming to Cricket for $299

Huawei M886 Glory runs Gingerbread on a 1.4GHz chip, coming to Cricket for $299
Huawei partnering with Cricket Wireless might not sound like a team bringing earthshattering news, but for the budget-savvy consumer they just did – the Huawei M886 Glory is an Android handset running on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8655T chip all for the unmatched price tag of $299off contract. Did we mention the 4-inch screen with cream of the crop resolution of 480x854 pixels, adornished with an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash and the promise for swift update to the upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich? Currently, the Huawei Glory runs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.

It's not only saving a buck as previously with Huawei, mostly known for the Ascend stateside, but now you get the respective performance as well. The Huawei Glory cracked the benchmarks scoring 60fps in the Neocore graphical test, but while its processor stretches a muscle, outside it looks humble with a plastic body. PCMag, who first got a hold of the device, reports that the material feels like “quality plastic,” with an interesting twist as the first white layer is used as base, then covered with a transparent one contributing to a 3D-like effect. At 0.38” (9.7mm) of thickness, the device is not the slimmest one out there, but not excessively thick either. 

The phone is reported to be “very, very fast,” but that doesn't mean that you'd have to worry about battery life as Huawei has included a capable 1900mAh juicer. The Chinese company has done some slight improvements over the vanilla Gingerbread adding a cube-like 3D transitions in the home screen along with a custom music player, but the interface overlay isn't too heavy. The pictures below are of a pre-production unit, so there might be slight changes in the final one. Already excited? This is expected to hit shelves in late-2011, so you'll need to wait for a while, but in the meantime feel free to share your thoughts about Cricket's Huawei Glory in the comments below.

source: PCMag

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23 Comments

1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Not bad at all.. Finally Cricket gets something to be proud of.

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ya but can u say chinese iphone 3gs copy any better!

17. ray2110

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

they had one before this the ascend sold out first week how do i know i work at one

2. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

OH and look finally a phone on cricket with a HOME button

3. Alex Santon unregistered

It look`s like iPhone 3GS or I am wrong ?:-?

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

LAWSUIT!!!

8. MrOMarket

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yup, this is very true!

4. Synack unregistered

Looks like a Samsung Fascinate. If this were coming out RIGHT NOW, I would get it. But in Late 2011 the next Nexus will be out and the Samsung Galaxy S II will be on all carriers meaning this phone came out too late. I would drop my Droid Charge like a bad habit and get this phone right now if it were out today. Good luck Huawei.

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Looks like a Fascinate.... LAWSUIT!!!

7. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

Uh-Oh, here comes Huawei.

9. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

At least Huawei started of a high end device with a light UI. Good for them.

10. fairly_mismatched unregistered

I know Verizon phones can be flashed over to work on Cricket's network but does that work in reverse as well? Could I buy this and then have it activated on Verizon? Would there be any side-effects of doing that?

18. ray2110

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

no because this is cdma meaning no sim cards and only available to cricket

19. magie213 unregistered

verizons cdma also...

12. monstermash123 unregistered

This phone looks DOPE.

14. ewsuKFH unregistered

amazing specs for a prepaid phone and its only 300 bucks!!! wow it all seems too good to be true but i just hope huawei makes it perfect in time for release so that i can upgrade from my s**tty ascend and have a phone that i can actually be proud of

15. Cricket RSR unregistered

Have you see the Ascend II? It is also running gingerbread. and available now.

16. babygirl1 unregistered

i can't wait until this phone comes out.

20. JeffSanDiego unregistered

Cricket's service works the best where I live (Central San Diego/Old Town area), and I'm really looking forward to trying out this phone! I have an Ascend 2 now, and it's ok, but I really want a faster processor, video light/flash, better camera w/autofocus so I can scan barcodes, etc..

21. leonard johnson unregistered

is cricket in san antonio going to get the huawei glory

22. CRICKETA

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I am looking forward to trying this phone out also. I have a Zio, but Im really looking for a better camera and processor. Cricket is actually expanding and getting better. This is probably how Verizon, US Cellular etc. started out. Over time they got better coverage. Soon Cricket Will be expanding and probably over ride Verizon. Compared to other cell phone companies I am saving over $200 just by switching over and no contract!

23. Sport

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

...I too had a piece of crap ZIO it did everything but make a pot of coffee or a descent phone call! Some scumbag did me a favor by stealing it! I've done a lot of research and rather than getting an HTC and jail breaking it from Verizon, I'll wait for the Glory to come out; then read some more reviews on it and slam $300 for it (maybe less online)

24. ladypolk106

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

i cannot wait until this phone comes out itlooks pretty good i have a ascend 2 its but i need a bigger screen

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