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    Question Huawei Ascend 2 - Not much of an upgrade?

    The Huawei Ascend 2 is great and amazing. But is there much of an upgrade besides the camera and firmware?

    -No multi touch
    -No flash
    -600 MHz

    Don't get me wrong, i love the phone! I rather have the Ascend 2 then the first one.
    But does anyone else here know any improvements besides the camera and firmware?
    hope this is the right place to ask

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    I moved your thread to the correct forum.

    There are also other upgrades.

    For example, it is running Android 2.3 instead of Android 2.1.

    Also, it has a 3.5mm headset jack.

    There are other cools things about the device, such as the fact that it has an FM Radio. I don't remember seeing any phones in this country that have an FM Radio. I usually saw that on phones from other countries.

    You might want to check out these videos. There is a lot of information in them:










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    I saw them all. I rather have Pandora then Fm radio anyways lol besides 3.5mm headset jack, firmware and camera.What more got improved? i see very little improvement to upgrade from Ascend 1 to Ascend 2, or maybe its just me. lol i still like the Ascend 2 though. Very nice to have something run faster then the Ascend 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myautoview View Post
    I saw them all. I rather have Pandora then Fm radio anyways lol besides 3.5mm headset jack, firmware and camera.What more got improved? i see very little improvement to upgrade from Ascend 1 to Ascend 2, or maybe its just me. lol i still like the Ascend 2 though. Very nice to have something run faster then the Ascend 1.
    Having had them side by side (I have an A1 and coworker has A2) I can tell you that his is FAR faster/smoother than mine. And while that may not seem to say much, bear in mind that my phone is rooted, flashed to MODed OS and overclocked to 600+mHz. That phone is just better. Feels better,looks better, runs better. I attempted to run the Quadrant benchmarking that was run in this video to compare my score...and it won't even run. I'm thinking this will make its way into my family's collection soon. I am going to hold out for a Glory...and pray that I have the money when it hits the market.

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    Yes, the Glory would be much better but lets pray the price isnt that much lol i heard it will come around November

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    Everything I've read so far puts it in stores/online in November at 279-299...and given the specs...if they hold up...that's a STEAL. Really excited for it!

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    Hmm, I think they could have put in an 800Mhz CPU or faster in it. 600Mhz? My LG Optimus C is 600Mhz. It's time to over clock that baby and see what it can do.

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    im really loving the Samsung Indulge. Just waiting for the price to lower down. Wouldn't hurt to apply for this contest of a free Ascend 2 though xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by myautoview View Post
    im really loving the Samsung Indulge. Just waiting for the price to lower down. Wouldn't hurt to apply for this contest of a free Ascend 2 though xD
    I certainly did. We could use one since we are down to my phone. Wife's decided to go for a swim one day.

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    The Samsung Indulge is a good phone. To bad I got a lemon and had to return it. I ended up getting another LG Optimus C. My next phone is going to be a 10 inch tablet with honeycomb in it. I've always wanted one of those.

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    I've been looking at tablets too, but unsubsidized the prices are just too much on the higher end models. I've been looking at some of the lesser models in the 7 inch range that will wifi, and tether them to the phone. Not that I can afford even the lowest end models at the moment. But I can dream right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamiltonrw View Post
    I've been looking at tablets too, but unsubsidized the prices are just too much on the higher end models. I've been looking at some of the lesser models in the 7 inch range that will wifi, and tether them to the phone. Not that I can afford even the lowest end models at the moment. But I can dream right?
    They are to much money right now. I will wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexley View Post
    Hmm, I think they could have put in an 800Mhz CPU or faster in it. 600Mhz? My LG Optimus C is 600Mhz. It's time to over clock that baby and see what it can do.
    At first it was said it had an 800 Mhz processor but more recent reports said 600 Mhz. A little disappointing..

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    Indeed it was disappointing, but I was more concerned with whether or not the phone would have a dedicated GPU. That really is what held back the A1 in my opinion, but I've not been able to find out any reliable information on it.

 

 

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