Huawei Mercury is Released by Cricket
If you look for a bargain on fast Android phone, then you should check out the Huawei Mercury, recently released by Cricket. The company sells it for only $250 and the phone simply packs a powerful hardware punch. The 1.4GHz single core Scorpion CPU offers a significant performance level compared to most Huawei’s Android devices. Although, the phone doesn’t come with a dual-core powerpack, the performance is fast enough to handle most tasks. The phone has a 512MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage and if you want to store plenty of multimedia files, it is possible to insert a 32GB microSD card to the expansion slot. The phone comes with an 8Mp rear-facing and VGA front-facing cameras, while the 4” touchscreen display pumps out a standard resolution for the size, 480×854 pixels. It has standard integrated connections, including Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi.
The phone boasts a respectable standby and talk time with its 1930 mAH battery. The phone uses Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) and comes pre-installed with carious apps, including Swype, Documents to Go, Asphalt 5, Ket’s Golf, Twitter and Facebook. The phone has a thickness of 10.6 mm, which is nothing special in this industry, however, at 138 g, it is still pretty light. Cricket slots the Huawei Mercury alongside other Huawei devices like the M750 and Ascend II. The phone is offered contract-free, however you need to purchase a monthly plan of $55, which includes unlimited voice calls and text, as well as 1GB of data.
However, there is still no official confirmation for an upgrade to Android 4.0. Huawei already unveiled an Android 4.0 build for the more advanced Huawei Honor, so it is still a good possibility.