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I would like to say that, yes, this phone does have NFC, and it has wifi hotspot, both rather premium features in my eyes. Early in the review, you compare it to the likes of the Galaxy S4, a phone costing around $550, to a phone I recently bought costing $129, which is ridiculous, as you should be comparing phones around that price range. I would also like to say I find this phone light, stylish (carbon-fibre like back), and AFFORDABLE, as I was not expecting HD, Quad Core, or some other nonsense. Next time, I think you should consider who is going to buy this phone, and the buyer's budget.
This review seems to be for a different phone than the Ascend g510 that I bought. Perhaps there was a problem with the review phone - I see no evidence of a checkerboard pattern on the touch screen, and the phone is useable outdoors even in Aussie sunlight. I am not sure what the reviewer is saying about Emotion software, perhaps the software on the Aussie version is different - looks like standard jellybean to me (it has an icon in the dock to access the apps directly) and my phone is far from sluggish. Emotion is mentioned in settings/about phone, but doesn't seem to be activated, and I can find no way of activating it (Optus prepaid phone).
For the price, this is an excellent phone, is perfectly useable and is indeed a pleasure to use, the screen quality is just fine. If you are used to a premium phone, then you won't be happy, but if you are not trying to look cool, and want a phone which performs perfectly adequately at a very reasonable price you could do far worse than this one.
ADDED LATER -With ref. to the above mentioned Emotion UI -the Aussie Optus version of the phone has the Emotion UI installed and running, but still retains the app drawer, and has an icon in the dock to access the drawer, unlike the reviewed phone.
I completely agree, I have experienced little to none of the problems Luke Johnson is talking about. I have also purchased this phone from Optus (on prepaid)
I just bought one as a spare phone in Oz and was blown away by its just right palm size, features, speed and quality for the price. The fonts were very clear, bright and readable compare to say a HTC from Aldi. A comparable phone to this would easily cost much more. Keep this up, HuaWei, and you'll gain many new customers soon who only know iPhone or Samsungs.
Just want to add that this Huawei G510 is now made my main phone and the older Samsung my spare phone. Just love using it.
Overhaul it is good phone and somehow it is user friendly compare to the price I pay. I have a problem with SD/memory card, when the SD card is with out data it can be detected by the phone but after I load some data on the SD card it says no memory card. Any one can advise me
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