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Huawei Honor U8860 ICS Android smartphone: Review & Specs

Huawei Honor U8860 smartphone is one of those smartphone which provides the excellent battery life and good performance. And overall it is a nice smartphone.

Huawei Honor U8860
The promise

Huawei multiplies the attempts made as with the Quad D Ascend, the future flagship of the brand that promises a level of extraordinary power. The Chinese manufacturer is also known to offer products more down to earth. This is the case of the Huawei Honor U8860 that provides a technical platform certainly not trendy (no NFC or dual processor, etc.)., But promises a good comfort and a very good autonomy. See what it is.
Reality

Huawei Honor U8860

The Huawei Honor U8860 comes with Android 4.0! With Ice Cream Sandwich, Honor gains in responsiveness and autonomy. Navigating the interface is nicer and faster Internet. We recognized a gain of 40 minutes of surfing on 3G (9 hours) and 30 minutes of extra video playback (over 9 h 40) as compared to previous version with Gingerbread. Good scores for this mid-range smartphone that costs only 250 euros and, until 15 January 2013, subject to an offer to pay 50 euros in some stores. If you have not received notification of a system update available directly on your phone, it is possible to do it by hand. To do this, simply visit the website and go to Huawei in the assistance and in the subcategory download. Then select Huawei Honor U8860 smartphone from the drop down menus. Then select the Update tab. First download the handout in PDF format and the file Firmware – Android 4.0. Follow the procedure to the letter and the migration will proceed without worry.

Huawei Honor U8860

 

If there has been no special effort on materials – plastics that – we appreciate the template. Its fluid lines are reminiscent of the iPhone 4S Apple. The grip is very nice and the Huawei Honor U8860 device shows fairly quiet with dimensions of 6.5 x 12.2 x 1.09 cm and weighs 140 g.
Everything is in the range

If you are looking for a mobile ultra-powerful, go your way. The trump card of Huawei is its remarkable endurance. We measured a record battery life of 18 h 50 in communication. It dethroned the Samsung Galaxy Note (16 h). It is the same for autonomy for Internet browsing over 3G, the device achieves the best performance. However, video playback, with a battery life of 9 h 10, the Honor is beyond a very short head by the Samsung Galaxy SII (which takes 9 h 30). Of course, the battery backup of smartphone depends on, among other things, the intensity of the light (as well as processor power, etc.). This is why, as part of our measures, all monitors are calibrated to the probe, brightness 200 cd / m².

 

A good platform

Honor if not remarkable for its technical equipment, Huawei Honor U8860 integrates a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm platform that runs Gingerbread version (2.3.6) (now ICS is available( Android with good fluidity. The environment benefits from some nice improvements, such as a keyboard called TouchPal, a little more beautiful and enjoyable than integrated basis under Gingerbread. Render the screen, a classic definition of 480 points by 854 points, proves pleasant. High contrast (864:1), the display is however little light. It was measured a maximum of 268 cd / m², while the average is 340 cd / m² and the high-end models exceed 840 cd / m². In short, to use the sun, it will push back the brightness.
The Huawei Honor U8860 provides multimedia services that just fit. We recommend the installation of an application (such as MX Player from the Google Play Store) for the smartphone can read some formats, such as DivX and XviD. But it is compatible with 720p HD MP4 videos. The player makes its office function and supports audio formats MP3, WMA and AAC. Photo and video, again the Huawei Honor U8860 does not perform any wonders, but it does not suffer from lack of true either. Its sensor 8 megapixels produce pictures and videos (720p) in suitable lighting conditions favorable. Add the photo sensor (0.3 million pixels) on the front is handy for video conferencing over the Internet via applications like Skype.
The verdict

With Huawei Honor U8860, Huawei achieves a mid-range smartphone rather convincing. Sold for 250 euros, it meets the criteria is a good mobile, starting with a record autonomy. Its format rather thin and wide screen make it a discreet companion and comfortable to use without restraint on the Web.