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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mercury is the best prepaid phone on the market

So I have been hunting for the perfect prepaid phone for a while now and I must say that I am extremely happy with my mercury (given the couple of bugs that will probably be solved in an update or when we get kernal source + dev support). I thought I would share a finding I came across that basically feels the same way.

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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on Cricket yes it is, in the prepaid world all together afraid not, nice phone, but not top dog
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on Cricket yes it is, in the prepaid world all together afraid not, nice phone, but not top dog
Well, the only pre paid up there with it is the LG Esteem, but that's a toss up, and personally I wouldn't trade my Mercury for the Esteem. Nothing lasts long in the Android world, though, as Metro is getting a dual core phone next month.
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Wonder if Metro is getting that Huawei Ascend P1?
Overall I would like to know who is getting it.
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on Cricket yes it is, in the prepaid world all together afraid not, nice phone, but not top dog
Ok in your opinion whats better?
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Wonder if Metro is getting that Huawei Ascend P1?
Overall I would like to know who is getting it.
The dual core Metro is getting is the LG Connect 4G. That Huawei was only announced as a GSM phone so far. No telling what carriers will pick up the Ascend P1 and P1s, but if they make CDMA versions, I hope Cricket gets the P1s.
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The dual core Metro is getting is the LG Connect 4G. That Huawei was only announced as a GSM phone so far. No telling what carriers will pick up the Ascend P1 and P1s, but if they make CDMA versions, I hope Cricket gets the P1s.
I think on the back though it only had a 5MP shooter though correct? I personally would still take a higher clocked single core with better camera over a dual core and lower res camera any day of the week.
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I think on the back though it only had a 5MP shooter though correct? I personally would still take a higher clocked single core with better camera over a dual core and lower res camera any day of the week.
MetroPCS LG Connect 4G [Hands-on][CES 2012][HD] - YouTube

Yeah 5mp, seems ok. Dual core is nice, but I don't know how it could be any smoother than this phone, and I don't care about playing high end games on a touch screen phone, so dual core isn't that big of a deal for me. I'm happy with what I have right now. I'll see what's out six months from now before I even think about phone shopping again lol.
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lol true.

Idk, I think the screen is the feature that i need, the bigger the better.
Ill see what happens when Sprint releases their Nexus, I'll probably flash one over to cricket.
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I actually have been rocking the 4.3 factor for sometime now so coming over to the mercury with the 4 inch screen seems like the perfect comprise for me. When I play with my evo 3d now it just seems way to big
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I wanted to like the new Nexus, but after looking at it at Best Buy, I really don't. The grey plastic looks cheap, I don't like that it doesn't have buttons, and that thing is just huge! I would have to see how it felt in my front pocket, but I think a 4.6" screen is just too much to carry around all the time. I might like a 4.3" if it was proportioned like the Mercury/ HTC Sensation, but the ones like the Evo 4G are too wide and bulky. If the bigger the better for you, though, check out the Samsung Galaxy Note. I think it's like 5.6". It seems like it would feel silly holding it up and talking into it though. I looked at the Dell Streak 5" and that seemed ridiculously huge to me.
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Hmmm, I need to see the Nexus in person then. Yea the Evo was always too bulky. I read about the Note but isnt it a GSM phone? I think anything over 5 is too exaggerated for a phone, lol. I rooted a Dell Streak 5 and holy hell that thing is useless for a phone. IMO it was more phone than screen.
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Hmmm, I need to see the Nexus in person then. Yea the Evo was always too bulky. I read about the Note but isnt it a GSM phone? I think anything over 5 is too exaggerated for a phone, lol. I rooted a Dell Streak 5 and holy hell that thing is useless for a phone. IMO it was more phone than screen.
Yeah, it's GSM for now, but I'm sure some other carriers will get it (it's a Samsung lol).
Here's a rumor about it coming to Verizon:

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note Headed to Verizon as the Samsung Galaxy Journal
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I read that the other day, wonder if it will be GSM on VZW.
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Hi everyone. Just signed up here,and have owned the Mercury since Dec 21 and I love it.

Did anyone else notice the article link from the OP...the writer had most of the info correct, but then he wrote this.

"There's no Wi-Fi hotspot mode, but that isn't to be expected with this cheap a service plan."

That upsets me a little cause it's untrue as it can provide up to 5 people, and works incredibly well.
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Hey thats my birthday!
Welcome btw.

there is a tethering app on this phone?
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there is a tethering app on this phone?
Thanks for the welcome.

Yeah, just.go to settings, and click on wireless&networks and scroll down,ant there is the tethering app.
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oh wow!
I always somehow end up there because of connectivity issues with wifi and i have never seen that!
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I've noticed PCmag reviews have a lot of mistakes and inaccurate information like that.
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its always peoples opinion on android phones they will never use in their life but have personal iPhones.
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Nice detailed review of the Honor from Engadget. I know it's not the Mercury, but close enough to be of interest to us. Check out those benchmark scores. Beats the HTC Rezound in Quadrant!

Huawei Honor review -- Engadget
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Ya I saw that yesterday too and was thinking about posting it. I am surprised by the lack of attention our device is getting by the Dev community.
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Most of them are too cool for us little guys.
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