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Old April 1st, 2012, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm really looking forward to this device. Going to go SIM only for 2 months whilst I await its release. Hopefully it will be rootable and we'll have many Devs. Also I hope the build quality is good. This is a real concern.

...but the chipset blows the competition out of the water. HTC one X with it's lack of SD slot and removable battery? Pah!

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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm definitely waiting on this one. This is the only one I'm looking at right now. I'm also interested to see what the Galaxy S3 will be like, but at the moment this is a one horse race.

My contract is up this month iirc, but I'm on quite a low tarrif - 15 for 300 mins, 5000 texts (like who ever uses them?), and 500MB. The data isn't much these days and I keep going over my allowance and having to pay extra, but I might be able to haggle with Orange on an upgrade, so I'll wait out upgrading until the Ascend D Quad is available.

This phone looks awesome. For me the size and resolution of the screen is a brilliant optimized balance. I don't like screens too big, but I want high resolution. The One X screen has gone over the threshold for me into 'too big' as I haven't got huge hands and I want a phone, not a tablet.

One thing though, I wonder what the power efficiency will be like compared to say the T3 with the fifth low speed core.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i reckon due to the low production cost because alot of the electronics are done in house (they already provide chipsets for a lot of computer based products) this is what will make the sales price lower than direct competitors.
if they keep the android platform as simple as possible then the dev community will flock to it.
my only concern is that with no other manufacture sharing the same chipsets either via cpu or graphics it means that hacking drivers from another phone to make something work would be out of the window.

If they are clever they will make the drivers and the sources for the drivers available and embrace the mod community as essentially its modders that make a good phone in to a very desirable one
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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This vid suggests the UI is almost stock:

Quad-Core Huawei Ascend D-Quad Hands On - YouTube

Also he suggests the screen is really impressive.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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looks good, dont know if batteries are removable though. memory seems to be expandable
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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I saw a picture if genuine with the back off. Will keep researching but think it is
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old April 1st, 2012, 10:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like I didnt read the statement with the image....

Photo: Huawei of Ascend, the world's fastest quad-core D, the Quad Figure reward - Parenting News



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Although the mobile phone back cover can be opened, but can not replace the batteries,

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Old April 1st, 2012, 10:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Further to that ^

HuaweiDeviceCo - YouTube

A Quote on Youtube channel for HuaweiDeviceCo:

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Old April 1st, 2012, 12:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Further to that ^

HuaweiDeviceCo - YouTube

A Quote on Youtube channel for HuaweiDeviceCo:
im not convinced, that model on the photo was sealed :/ we dont know if the guy answering on youtube is just a front runner and hasnt fully checked facts
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Old April 1st, 2012, 12:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Essentially nothing is certain
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I asked on their facebook page and they say its removable...
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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probably same guy lol
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from that picture it almost looks like it's part of the pcb. maybe by "removable" they mean replaceable, in the same way that a capacitive screen is "removable"
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes but that could just be a demo version that isn't full accurate.
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I'm really looking forward to this device. Going to go SIM only for 2 months whilst I await its release. Hopefully it will be rootable and we'll have many Devs. Also I hope the build quality is good. This is a real concern.

...but the chipset blows the competition out of the water. HTC one X with it's lack of SD slot and removable battery? Pah!
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Its probably because they didn't want the demo unit's battery getting stolen.
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i'm REALLY interested in this phone. i was planning to get the skyrocket hd, but this phone has an ips-lcd. i actually prefer lcd over s-amoled screens. this phone seems like the best of both worlds for me. a plain black slab body like the skyrocket but with ips-lcd.

i also heard this will be vanilla ICS. so if its true that there will be no skin, ala sense, touchwiz....that is just too good to pass up.

and it should be less expensive than the skyrocket hd.

the only thing is, there are conflicting opinions on whether it will indeed have removable battery. but if its removable...i'm 95% getting this phone. unless the web gets filled with bad reviews on build quality. but i'm sure this company is going to make sure their flagship phone does not embarrass them.
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I asked on their facebook about the battery after seeing on Youtube that they said it was removable. They confirmed it was removable. Rastaman-FB (above) also asked them in their reply to me on facebook if it was definitely removable as the photos on the web seem to show a sealed unit and again; they said its removable.

The only conflicting information out there appears to be from people who have had the demo units. The guy managing their facebook page keeps repeating that its removable so I have high hopes that this will indeed bee the truth.
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I asked on their facebook about the battery after seeing on Youtube that they said it was removable. They confirmed it was removable. Rastaman-FB (above) also asked them in their reply to me on facebook if it was definitely removable as the photos on the web seem to show a sealed unit and again; they said its removable.

The only conflicting information out there appears to be from people who have had the demo units. The guy managing their facebook page keeps repeating that its removable so I have high hopes that this will indeed bee the truth.
well thats it then....this is most likely going to be my next phone.

the ascend d is already on negri for pre-order for $579. but i'm just going to be patient and wait for the reviews to come in to see if i actually go for it. but so far, this is the one for me.
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I admit that it's looking interesting, even though I have no immediate need to upgrade and some good reasons not to. Hell of a spec, doesn't seem to have the drawbacks of many recent phones, will surely be less expensive than the SGS3, and the fact that it's got a a 2.5 Ah battery and a bigger screen than the HTC Sensation while being narrower and thinner is pretty impressive.

So I don't know whether I'm "waiting" yet, but I'm certainly "watching".
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Sittin', waitin', wishin'

I am also eager to see what the sgs3 has to offer. Why do I believe that one of the drawbacks (SD, Battery) are going to befall the sgs3?!
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'cos that seems to be the trend.

Though coming later than the others means that Sammy at least know before the announcement that these features are off putting to many.

It is interesting that Huawei seem able to fit all of this into a similar-sized package without those sacrifices.
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Definitely waiting on this one, doesn't compromise on things that are extremely important to me like the SD slot, and has a large battery. Main things that would really bother me would be locked bootloaders, or less than excellent audio quality.

To be honest I've made my peace with non-removable batteries providing they are large (like this, or even more ideally Razr Maxx large), so that probably won't be a differentiating factor for me (although I completely understand it will be for many).

Only thing that could really turn my head at this point is the S3, but have to wait until May 3rd to see what that brings (if Samsung leave out the card slot they better have like 128GB inbuilt memory, or it'll be the first of their flagships I've passed on in three years).
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This is the one I am really anticipating.

SD-slot, removable battery and a vibrant developer community are my make or breaks...
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O2 never know anything. On desire release day, some people had to phone up a few times to order it as one entire call centre didnt even know the phone existed. I put 0% trust in anything O2 say about handset releases. I phoned up on about 4 release dates for the desire because they simply guessed what date it would be released as teh staff on the phones dont get told anything.

It might be a rare case that its actually true but I sincerely doubt if it is true, that its nothing more than fluke on O2's part
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I expect to know fairly quickly when this is closer to release, I've got (or more to the point AndroidNZ has got) the beginnings of a reasonable relationship with Huawei here in NZ (I'm on their press release list and they're sending my a G300 to review which seems like a reasonable start). Will obviously drop any info I get here (unless it comes with an NDA, in which case I will chomp at the bit until I can disclose).
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I look forward to hearing some exciting news!
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The Jelly Bean showcasing at I/O just put the nail in the coffin on this phone for me, because we know Huawei won't push it.

By the way SUroot, as I scrolled down this page I saw you posted a pic of the D Quad with it's back cover off, showing a fixed battery.... So there's the curtain.
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