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					Huawei Vision review: Farsighted

With Incredibly Fast and About to Take Off written across their flag, Huawei took this
year's MWC by a storm. Firing up on all cores - four of them, in case you've missed it -
they pinned themselves emphatically on the Android map with an impressive new lineup
of smartphones and a shocker of a tablet.

Their rise didn't happen overnight of course. And although we're about to look back at a
less glorious chapter of their history, phones like the Vision and the Honor deserve credit
for helping the company get where they're now.


So, what about the Huawei Vision? Incredibly like an HTC Desire S and About as Smart
makes a good motto. Come on, the Vision is no droid if it can't take a joke. And by the
way, it looks strong enough to take a beating.
Key features

  Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  3.7" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels)
  Android OS v2.3.5 Gingerbread
  SPB Shell 3D launcher preloaded
  Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU,
  512 MB of RAM and 2 GB ROM
  5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
  720p video recording @ 30fps
  Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, hotspot functionality
  GPS with A-GPS
  microSD slot, up to 32GB
  Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  Stereo FM radio with RDS
  microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  Front facing camera
  Compact aluminum unibody

Main disadvantages

  Below-par sunlight legibility
  No dedicated camera key
  No video calling out of the box
  Non-user-replaceable battery
  SPB Shell 3D launcher looks messy
  Non-hot-swappable microSD slot
The Vision reports to the Honor in the previous generation of the Huawei Android lineup.
By far the better-equipped smartphone, the Honor was let down by a stark lack of style.
The Huawei Vision must've been quick to grab the chance. Not that it's propelled to
staggering heights of finesse but the unibody design is a source of strength and
credibility.

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The Huawei Vision at ours

The Vision risks being soon overshadowed by its younger and more gifted siblings, and
faces frightening competition. No one can reasonably expect Samsung, HTC, LG and
Sony Ericsson to be nice to newcomers. With dual-core phones becoming more and more
affordable, the Vision needs to be prepared to battle some tegra 2-yeilding brutes too.

The Huawei Vision looks good and is more than decently equipped to be a trusty day-to-
day companion or your first smartphone to learn the basics with. All it needs is the right
price and an audience to make happy. It has all our attention. Let's see if it can keep it.

				
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