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Mar 22, 2012
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At the Huawei event earlier today, a company rep said that battery life is a crucial but often overlooked characteristic in smartphones. We have to agree, the focus for many of us is the amount of RAM, the OS inside, how many cores and GHzs are in the handset's chip and the screen size. With that, the Chinese company has unveiled the Honor here in the Philippines, an Android smartphone that, at least on paper, packs more juice for a longer battery life.

What does the Honor have under the hood? For starters, the handset comes with a single-core 1.4GHz chip. Huawei didn't disclose to us how much RAM it has but, upon further research, we found out that it's pegged at 512MB. It also has a 4-inch touchscreen (480 x 854 pixels), your standard serving of wireless connectivity via WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth and 1GB of storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD).

The imaging department is taken cared of by an 8-megapixel main camera with flash and a VGA secondary shooter up front. The Honor also has the so-called Cloud+, a set of cloud-based features that lets you store, transfer, sync, and share apps and content via the cloud. There are also features like the Phone Finder which helps users retrieve the handset when it gets lost or stolen, Huawei's App Store for download-happy users, and SNS syncing and integration with your Contacts list.

In fact, Huawei says it is "the first mobile phone manufacturer globally to launch a cloud-computing-based smartphone." All those with Android Gingerbread running the show. The good news is there'll be an Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q2 of this year or anywhere from April to June.

Click on next page for the rest of the specs, pricing, and availability

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