Huawei Honor 2 Preview
Huawei Honor 2 Preview
Probably, the best thing about Android devices is that they can be manufactured by anyone in the world. I am not sure if it is possible to count all the official and well known manufacturers that are working or used to work on creating something that comes with Andy on a board not to mention the Chinese market that literary suffers from Android fever. Of course, a possibility like this gives birth to a countless number of devices that are not even worth being talked about. But, the strongest will still survive. Luckily, nowadays Chinese doesn’t always mean “this things won’t last a month” and alongside with the bad Chinese market there are manufacturers like ZTE or Huawei that surprise us with pretty decent and more than just interesting gadgets and one of those is a little fellow manufactured by Huawei called Honor 2.
There is one thing I can say with a firm about the Huawei Honor 2: if it will reach the US mobile market shortly, you can expect to see a great competitor to the recently announced Nexus 4. Like every modern smart-phone, Honor 2 comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM (with an optional 1 GB RAM version), pretty nice 8 MP rear camera and a front-facing one, 8 GB of storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and others. But there are two things that make it special and desirable. First of all – its amazing 4.5-inch IPS touch-screen display at 1280 x 720 pixels resolution capacity and 326 ppi (yep, the very same ppi iPhone 4 and 5 have). Hello amazingly clear and bright images! The second one is pretty simple but yet – more than just important: the Honor 2 will have a 2230 mAh battery that is said to keep the smart-phone running for 72 hours (!) in talking regime. I am not sure if this is true but if yes – I’d definitely like to get one.
Right out of the box the Huawei Honor 2 will come running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, it is not the freshest Key Lime Pie but I hope that Huawei will keep an eye on its new product and will bring the update a bit later this year. And even if they don’t – there’ll always be a possibility to root it and install whatever you want.
And now – the best part: an 8 GB version of the smart-phone will cost $302 only without any contract obligations. Probably, there will be a 16 GB version for $350 or so but pretty much as the Nexus 4 – it is worth every cent. Unfortunately, there is no information on when and how this smart-phone will hit the US marker or if it will be here at all. But, if you are in China visiting relatives or enjoying your vacation, do not forget to check out a mobile store cause there might be the new Huawei Honor 2 waiting for you!