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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! This is the place to post any new info we find about this phone, any good links, or just speculate to our hearts content. This is the most informative story I've found so far, with the most pictures:

PCMag goes Hands-On with the Huawei Glory – Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone | Android Community

Things will probably go quiet for a while now about this phone, so any little bits of info you find will be appreciated, I'm sure. Have fun searching!


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Some people are saying that Huawei has confirmed that it will have a dual-core processor but I highly doubt it only because the processor that's listed is identified as a single-core processor. But I don't really think it matters because the score that it got from Neocore was slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy S II and that's amazing!
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Some people are saying that Huawei has confirmed that it will have a dual-core processor but I highly doubt it only because the processor that's listed is identified as a single-core processor. But I don't really think it matters because the score that it got from Neocore was slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy S II and that's amazing!
Yep, from what I've read it's a single core, but thats a monster of a single core! I hadn't realized it could hang with the Samsung GSII. That IS amazing considering thats almost universally regarded as the highest-end phone in the world right now!
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I read that it will have an Adreno 205 GPU:

Huawei Glory blazing to Cricket in November, 1.4GHz SoC and Gingerbread under $300 -- Engadget Mobile


I also read somewhere else read on, PC Mag I believe, that this phone can do over 60 Fps. I am really excited for this because I love playing games on my phone but the Ascend just can't handle the modern games anymore.
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New spec. sheet,dated 8/12/2011 posted at http://pdadb.net/
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I can't wait, Im definitley buying as soon as its available. Finally, a smart phone that will leave others in a haze!!!
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Huawei is showing off the GSM European variant of the Glory, dubbed the Honor. (get it? The Honor and the Glory). Funny how they can never mention Huawei without throwing in a little insult or a back-handed compliment. Oh well.

Huawei Honor: Quite possibly the best looking Android phone from China

http://phandroid.com/2011/08/30/huawei-honor-leaks-actually-looks-good/

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/08/huawei-honor-spotted-in-the-wild/
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Does anyone know if the Glory will be carrying a front facing camera? I don't know where I read this, I am hoping they do, even if they don't I still think it'll be an amazing phone.
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From what I've seen, I don't think it has a ffc. It does seem odd, given the otherwise high end stats, but not a big deal for me.
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here is a link saying about a front facing cam

Huawei releases Glory and Sonic, two cheap Android phones with high-end personalities | Android and Me
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Take a look at the picture of the front of the phone in my original post. In the notification bar it says 1-9-25. Could that be a hint it will come out on September 25, 2011? Hmmm...
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Yes, it does.
And 8M rear camera, and flash.
It also allows to save the "normally exposed photo in addition to the HDR version" (High Dynamic Range).
For video, it has 4 quality settings, high, low, MMS and YouTube.
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Honor/Glory

"According to Huawei, the Honor will come with “Android 2.3 or above” – this may mean the company plans to upgrade it to Android Ice Cream Sandwich when it’s released. Other features of the handset include a 4 inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1.4GHz processor, 8MP rear camera, 720p video recording, and a 2MP front-facing camera – all in a 9.9mm thin case.."


Huawei Honor U8860 runs Android Gingerbread, might get Android Ice Cream Sandwich Unwired View
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"According to Huawei, the Honor will come with “Android 2.3 or above” – this may mean the company plans to upgrade it to Android Ice Cream Sandwich when it’s released. Other features of the handset include a 4 inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1.4GHz processor, 8MP rear camera, 720p video recording, and a 2MP front-facing camera – all in a 9.9mm thin case.."


Huawei Honor U8860 runs Android Gingerbread, might get Android Ice Cream Sandwich Unwired View
Sweet. 2mp for the ffc. Things are shaping up nicely. I really hope Cricket gets the black one this time instead of the white like the Ascend 2.
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^Agree.

I am too impatient. I check everyday to see if it has been released even though it is supposed to be released in November. :]
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I thought the Ascend II only came in white and the black was the Sonic. It would be nice to have the option to choose from black or white but I have a feeling that Cricket will only get it in one color. I think the color option would be available overseas where it's dubbed the Honor.
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Though the Messenger Touch came in both white and black, why the hell wouldn't this?
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When they first showed the Ascend 2 they had a black back, but by the time Cricket got it, it was white only. It would be nice to have a choice, but if they only get one color I hope it's black. It wouldn't stop me from getting it or anything, though.



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Black does look better but imo that black looks like a cheap plastic though. Flat black wasn't a good idea, the gloss black would have been better.
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Is it as good as advertised? How about giving us a review?
It's definitely a nice phone, and in many ways it's an iPhone 3G clone (the physical look and to some extent menu behavior).
It feels great in the hand (size / weight), and looks really nice with the semi-transparent, epoxy like case.
I really wanted to try the camera (8MP), but there's a HW/SW glitch on mine which causes the image to be inverted and there's no button to actually take the shot
If there are specific questions I can try to answer.
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How's the led flash, is it useful for pics especially in dark/shadow areas?
Can you also use it for a light similar to what htc does?
How is the screen, does it feel like its easily scratchable?
Does the ffc take decent pics?(if it is a ffc)
how's the sound quality on the external speaker(?) Loud enough to listen to music?
As well as the speaker for when on a call.
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How's battery life?

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Black does look better but imo that black looks like a cheap plastic though. Flat black wasn't a good idea, the gloss black would have been better.
I'd actually rather have a flat, textured, plastic instead of the shiny. The high gloss plastic shows every fingerprint as soon as you touch it, and gets scratches when you set it on a table or whatever.
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It's definitely a nice phone, and in many ways it's an iPhone 3G clone (the physical look and to some extent menu behavior).
It feels great in the hand (size / weight), and looks really nice with the semi-transparent, epoxy like case.
I really wanted to try the camera (8MP), but there's a HW/SW glitch on mine which causes the image to be inverted and there's no button to actually take the shot
If there are specific questions I can try to answer.
Questions? Of course I have questions! If you have this phone already, I'm guessing you must work for Cricket or Huawei, or at least have some connections, so do you know;

1.what is the release date?

2.will it come in black, or white only?

3.what version of android is it running? (i.e. 2.3.3 or 2.3.4)

4.is it extremely fast with no lag? It should be, but you never know. Some people even reported lag on the HTC Sensation.

5.I don't think it's vanilla Android, so what is the "skin" Huawei put over it like? Does it have Swype?

6. Does it seem to have strong 3g and voice signal?

7. I know it has a glass screen, but do you know if it is Gorilla Glass?

Sorry so many questions, but you offered!

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Do you mean 2.3.3 and 2.3.4?
I read that it is going to have GB
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The main screen of the phone itself will get finger prints and could possibly scratch depending on the screen. Despite the texture, it will scratch because its made of plastic.

Hmmmm
Just thought, how cool would it be if the "glass" gloss case came in that gorilla glass, complete scratch resistant but would be slippery one.
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I read that it is going to have GB
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Can't comment
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2.will it come in black, or white only?
Also black, and it's beautiful in black
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3.what version of android is it running? (i.e. 2.3.3 or 2.3.4)
none of these - the one I have shows 2.3.5
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4.is it extremely fast with no lag? It should be, but you never know. Some people even reported lag on the HTC Sensation.
Haven't used aggressively enough to answer
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5.I don't think it's vanilla Android, so what is the "skin" Huawei put over it like? Does it have Swype?
Has swype (thank god). Skin is kind of similar to LG (?) with the cube rotation, and iPhone-ish in the side scroll of app list
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6. Does it seem to have strong 3g and voice signal?
Haven't used enough
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7. I know it has a glass screen, but do you know if it is Gorilla Glass?
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How's the led flash, is it useful for pics especially in dark/shadow areas?
Can you also use it for a light similar to what htc does?
Camera not working on my device, but just downloaded a flashlight app and this works very well
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How is the screen, does it feel like its easily scratchable?
Don't know how to "feel" this
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Does the ffc take decent pics?(if it is a ffc)
480x640, 72dpi, 24 bit depth, so yes, pretty decent
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how's the sound quality on the external speaker(?) Loud enough to listen to music?
As well as the speaker for when on a call.
Oh and
How's battery life?
I'll try to test later
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Now I am even more excited. As far as the screen goes uuuuhhhhm
Gorilla Glass is on the HTC Senstation to prevent scratches. From my experience I owned a Zio then upgraded to the Indulge and right away noticed a huge screen difference. Would you say the screen on the Glory is around the same as the Indulge or better(hopefully not worse)?
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We should be posting this stuff in the leaks and speculation thread.

Screen should be better, it's higher resolution than the Indulge (I think) (854 x 480).

How about running Quadrant and seeing what kind of benchmark scores this baby gets?
And maybe try a demanding game to see how smooth it runs.
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Not so much the resolution but the actual "glass" screen.

I'll PM a mod to move this to the leaked info.
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I don't think the glass itself makes a difference in how the screen looks. The ones I've played with it was honestly hard to tell the difference. I had a Nexus s for a while, but I had to return it because I couldn't get 3g at my house.
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Not asking about looks, more about the feel.
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Glass doesn't feel much different, either. Like I said, it's hard to even tell a difference. The main advantage of glass is it's harder to scratch than plastic is. Disadvantage is it can crack easier if dropped.

Another article about the Huawei Honor (GSM variant). No new information, but different pictures:

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I felt a difference when I went from the zio to the indulge and an evo I had inbetween. Also between phones that I manage to get a hold (myt4g, infuse, sensation 4g that I bought for the gf etc.). They all felt different, screenwise.
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Damn, I cant wait for this phone. Whats a noise canceling secondary microphone?
And why does it show two shades of black?
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Now wondering if that was possibly someone trolling.
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I thought about that too, but he had a thread asking about rooting the Samsung Vitality also, so i'm thinking he works for Cricket or owns a store or something. Who knows, though?
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Huawei Honor Gets Checked Out on Video
possibly the closest thing we will see for the Glory?
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Here's another one for the Honor. What's weird is the sign says 0.3 mp ffc when everybody else says 2mp. Hopefully its just a typo. Also, from these two videos, this phone looks thicker than I thought it would. The screen quality looks nice, though. Deep blacks and nice colors.

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Yea, I have googled the Huawei Honor before and noticed that the specs for that version is different from the Huawei Glory that is going to be sold in the American market. Hopefully the one that is going to be sold here in the US will be a bit better.

I would like to see that 3D cube scrolling they mentioned. Hopefully this phone is worth it because the Huawei Vision kind of got my attention, especially that 3D 'interface' it has.
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A friend of mine just bought an Ascend II a couple days ago (Cricket) and with only a 600mhz proc, it feels just as snappy as the 1ghz Samsung Indulge another friend got on Cricket a few weeks ago. Seems Huawei is doing a good job milking the hardware for every drop of performance. Can't wait to see what the Glory can do.
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Yea, I have googled the Huawei Honor before and noticed that the specs for that version is different from the Huawei Glory that is going to be sold in the American market. Hopefully the one that is going to be sold here in the US will be a bit better.

I would like to see that 3D cube scrolling they mentioned. Hopefully this phone is worth it because the Huawei Vision kind of got my attention, especially that 3D 'interface' it has.
What specs were different? Ones I've seen matched up (or I didn't catch it).
The cube transition thing its probably just like what they have on the Ascend 2, and is also an option on launchers like Go Launcher ex or LauncherPro.
The Huawei Vision is a sweet looking phone, but I don't think the Glory will have that kind of user interface. I actual want it to be as vanilla as possible. That makes it easier to get updates and custom ROMs. That lock screen on the Honor was pretty sweet, though.
A secondary noise canceling microphone is basically what it sounds like. It processes out background noise to improve call quality.
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Also, the article I have linked in the first post in this thread has a picture of the cube transition effect.
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Yea the 3D cube I have seen on the Glory but not on these Honor phones. I'm guessing that is one thing that is different?

I don't recall which sites but I can recall the cameras being different, just like you stated. I read that the honor will have 5mp cam but the glory will have 8mp and ffc is different as well. I don't know if both will record in HD.
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What specs were different? Ones I've seen matched up (or I didn't catch it).
The cube transition thing its probably just like what they have on the Ascend 2, and is also an option on launchers like Go Launcher ex or LauncherPro.
The Huawei Vision is a sweet looking phone, but I don't think the Glory will have that kind of user interface. I actual want it to be as vanilla as possible. That makes it easier to get updates and custom ROMs. That lock screen on the Honor was pretty sweet, though.
A secondary noise canceling microphone is basically what it sounds like. It processes out background noise to improve call quality.
Never messed with an Ascend II and I myself am not a fan of launchers. I have messed with roms that have the 3D cube and its nifty. Hopefully they can make a rom for the Glory that has that 3D interface from the Vision.
I found out what the secondary noice canceling microphone was right after I posted what was it.
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I'll probably put Go Launcher ex on mine within the first day I have it lol.
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Lol.
Damn I cant wait for this phone to come out.....
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The Ascend II has a nice launcher on it, I got to play with it a bit on my friend's A2. It has several page transition effects to choose from. I remember there being two different versions of the cube, a couple different slider styles, and one that looks like flipping a book page. I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple. It's also theme-able and comes with a built in link to download more themes. Didn't click on that, tho, to see what was there.
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Damn. My Indulge only has Twitter. :/
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