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  1. juniorsabc

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    the new phone is huaweii m835 is the same price as the ascend and the camera is way better than the ascend does anybody know about this phone yet whats the cpu i heard it had a gpu and also it has dts envelo built in
     

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    does nobody not know
     
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    appears to be a lil better phone but the ascend is still on the metro site with nothing saying its discontinued.
     
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    well i went to my local ascend store they said they stop selling them because this is the new replacement for it at the stores
     
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    i believe its the Tap Out Edition, how is the camera better if it has the same mega pixel as the Ascend? 3.2
     
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    maybe just better camera hardware in general lol.
     
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    2.8" screen LOL. A guy on Howard Forums says it has the same chipset as the Ascend. I don't see any reason for this phone to exist. Again-2.8 inches? Get some reading glasses lol.
     
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    this phone sucks, and i wouldnt buy it if it was free, what was metro thinking? and i bet they will sell less than the tap out all together.
     
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    i was using it early today and its seems faster than ascend on the scrolling
     
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    that depends on what launcher you are using, and the speed you have it set to for scrolling.
     
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    The M835 is also the EIDOS, a T-mobile triband phone. It has a 600mhz processor and 149mb of total ram. It has a 2.8" screen. So while it has the same processor, and ram as the Ascend it also has a much smaller screen, its still not 4g, and it really sucks...

    Like the ascend though it is a great Android Intro Phone for people. I just figured when Metro rolled something out, that it would be something of quality..maybe even something with a Flash on the camera..It pains me that they are still using this cheap crap and expecting people to just fall head over heels for it.

    Seems the only way to get a quality phone is to buy one and get it flashed to Boost or Metro.
     
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    and you know whats really sad, the indulge is the best phone they have, and there is still no flash....
     
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    Yeah..but look at the boostmobile Galaxy Prevail...great specs..800mhz processor plenty of ram, but still not a flash on the camera..then you take that cheap Motorola i1 and its slow as hell, and has a 5mp camera with Flash...lol..

    I talked to a guy in my area today that has a store that he flashes phones for boost and metro with everything working even 4g if the phone is 4g capable. His pricing is the following

    Droid2 225.00 Fully flashed to Boost or Metro
    DroidX 250.00 Fully flashed to either carrier
    Evo 4g 280-300 again fully flashed
    Evo Shift 225 fully flashed

    The list goes on and on, as he said he can flash any VZ or Sprint phone to metro or boost..he even gets the ESNs added if they are not in the system..However as he said so far the Iphone he has only been able to get Talk and basic text working..so if you want MMS or Data you have to go through WIFI..

    Although i am not a huge fan of the whole sliding keyboard thing...I am actually considering a Droid2 simply for the processing, and memory power..The specs are sweet, and a great camera with flash.. Even though its not 4g, but i rarely use data except for MMS, if i use data at all i am on WIFI, and its got a decent 3.7" screen...Not the full 4+ of Evo or Droid X..but for 1ghz speed, and 8gb of memory i can't not pass it up.
     
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    i can flash, but dont really want metro on the new phones i have...and them iphone is a headache to flash...
     
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    I would go with the Evo shift over the Droid 2. Even though it has an 800mhz processor, it's a 2nd generation Snapdragon which is as fast or faster than the original Evo but has much better battery life. Check out some Youtube reviews. It's a nice phone.

    + Droid 2 has an encrypted bootloader:mad:
     
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    have you check out EVO 3D, that phone kicks butt...:eek:
     
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    i agree, the only thing i'm not feeling is the big button for the Camera. just sticks out, but still a bad @$$ phone...
     
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    I like the Sensation better. It looks nicer, and 3d is a gimmick imo. (plus that giant camera is fugly) I just wish HTC wouldn't bloat all their phones up with that Sense crap because they do make the nicest hardware.
     
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    dont see the point of having a 3d phone but whatever if thatas in style why not get it if you have money to buy it
     
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    my store told me the same thing, so i got the m835 , fist android phone. I dont think its a bad phone for the price .
     
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    You can still get the ascend on the website. It's 100 bucks. Of course, the Optimus is also now 100 bucks. Better bang for the beck, would be the optimus, but I love my Huawei Ascend. It's a great phone, and once you remove all your bloatware, via the root explorer, it's much better. I also threw on the launcher pro, unlocked. And it runs great. Best phone I have owned. If I could only get it to stop restarting when it gets hot... lol
     
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    yea i would have got the opimus for 100$. I wanted the ascend ,the phone i talked my wife in to letting me have 100 bucks to buy. So we go in to the store to buy and the say we arent sell the the ascend. I had to go cheaper phone or the phone that cost more , think the ascend has going to hit me for 150$ with new acc so i went the cheaper way, but love the android
     
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    The M835 is pretty much the same as the T-Mobile Comet, identical externally. Internally, it uses the same chipset as the Ascend, the Qualcomm MSM7625, stock is 528Mhz but probably factory OC'ed to 600 by Huawei, just like the Ascend.

    Pros: 32GB SD-capable, 3.5mm headset jack, DTS Envelo™ virtual surround sound
    Cons: 2.8" screen, 240x320 resolution, UGLY design

    Honestly, I'll stick with the Ascend over this. Perhaps this phone is why Huawei didn't want to release an official 2.2 upgrade for the Ascend, so that they could sell the M835 in its place?
     
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