Need a highly customized Android phone for Metro PCS without the smartphone price? Huawei Ascend M860 is a full-featured smartphone with a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 3G high speed data, GPS navigation, compass, Wi-Fi and expandable memory card slot. With Android software you have access to tons of apps available at Android Market. Released in 2010, discontinued by Metro PCS and having successor, the Huawei Ascend M860 can be yours today at a cheap price.
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Huawei Ascend Specs
- Manufacturer: Huawei
- Model: Ascend M860
- Condition: New
- Contract: No Contract Phone
- Service Provider: Metro PCS
- SIM Card Compatibility: This is a CDMA phone. It does not support SIM cards.
- Cellular Bands: CDMA 850 / 1700 / 1900 (Tri-Band CDMA)
Huawei Ascend Details
- Name: Huawei Ascend
- Operating System: Android
- Software Version: Android 2.1
- Processor: 528 MHz Qualcomm S1 MSM7625
- Form Factor (Design): Candy Bar Phone
- Weight: 4.76 ounces (135 grams)
- Dimensions: 2.44 inches wide x 4.57 inches high x 0.55 inches deep
- Color: Available in Black or Blue
- Estimated Battery Talk: 5 hours max. Actual performance will vary based on phone settings, environmental conditions, and usage.
- Estimated Battery Standby: 250 hours max. Actual performance will vary based on phone settings, environmental conditions, and usage.
- Manufacturer Part No.: Ascend M860
- UPC/GTIN: 843847001102
Huawei Ascend Features
- Display: 3.5-inch Touch Screen
- GPS Navigation: A-GPS, LBS, Compass
- Internet Browser: Full Web Browser
- Data Sync: with micro-USB Data Cable
- 3G High Speed Data Version: 1xEV-DO Rev A
- Wi-Fi: Version: 802.11 b g
- Bluetooth: Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, A2DP, AVRC, Version 2.1+EDR
- Email: Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
- Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel
- Video Recording: Resolution: CIF (352 x 288)
- Video Streaming: YouTube
- Music Player: Supported Formats: MP3, AMR, AAC, eAAC+
- Internal Memory: 256 MB
- Memory Card Slot: microSD up to 16GB
- Voice Dialing: Speaker-independent (automatic)
A closer look. What you should know.
- Release Date – 2010, what makes the Huawei Ascend M860 an older phone.
- Metro PCS has released already newer Android smartphones with new design and upgraded capabilities.
- Discontinued model by Metro PCS, is offered now only without contract from third party vendors.
- The phone may come without original retail packaging. It happens when retailers buy new handsets in bulk directly from service providers. Ask the seller whether the phone comes in retail box or bulk.
- User manual may not be included if the phones are offered in bulk packaging. However, you can download it at this page for free.
- Processor may be slow and lag while dealing newest Android apps.
- No auto-focus and flash on camera.
- Just 2.5mm headphone jack.
- Memory card may not be included.
- To activate the phone you need to contact Metro PCS customer support.
- To use the phone you need to be a Metro PCS subscriber.
- Phone does not support SIM cards. It cannot be used overseas.
- Data plan required for smartphones. Since the Huawei Ascend M860 is a smartphone, your provider may require additional data plan in order to activate this phone.
- Because the Huawei Ascend M860 is an Android phone, you need to have or create a Gmail account in order to activate the phone or use Android Market (free of charge but required).