Huawei Sonic

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Huawei Sonic
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A Huawei Sonic, with Wikipedia displayed on its screen
Manufacturer Huawei
Compatible networks

GSM:

900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:900, 2100 MHz
First released June 21, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-06-21)
Availability by country Turkey June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21) (Unlocked)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 4.58 x 2.38 x 0.47 (116.3 x 60.5 x 11.9 mm)
Weight 120g
Operating system Android 2.3.3 update available to 2.3.5
CPU Single-Core 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227
GPU Adreno 200
Memory 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Removable storage MicroSD, up to 32gb
Battery 1400 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch touch screen, accelerometer, proximity, compass, aGPS and stereo-fm radio
Display 3.5 inches
Rear camera 3.2 mpx
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP + EDR, NFC (optional), microUSB v2.0

The Huawei Sonic is a low-range smartphone manufactured by Huawei. It is equipped with Android 2.3, a 3.2mpx camera and access to the Internet. Radio services are also provided, unlike a Nexus, with an FM radio.[1][2]

Launch and availability[edit]

Asia/Pacific[edit]

Country Release date
Turkey June 21, 2011
Malaysia June 29, 2011
China August, 2011
India November 18, 2011
Australia December 1, 2011
New Zealand January 2012

Europe[edit]

Country Release date
United Kingdom August, 2011
Croatia October, 2011
Germany December, 2011
Lithuania (Omnitel) January, 2012
Italy (Vodafone) January, 2013

Americas[edit]

Country Release date
USA July 13, 2011[3]

Hardware[edit]

Processor[edit]

The phone runs on a Qualcomm MSM7227 chip at 600mhz clock speed.

Memory[edit]

The Huawei Sonic has a 256MB of RAM and a 512MB ROM. It has a storage capacity of 160 MB. It also has a MicroSD card slot which can support up to 32 GB of storage. Huawei offers its cloud service online making this the first phone with its cloud service. With Huawei's cloud service, the phone can support up to 16 GB of storage online.[4]

Display[edit]

The Huawei Sonic has a 3.5 inch multi-touch TFT capacitive touchscreen.

Audio[edit]

The phone has a built-in speakerphone which allows for good quality listening to music.

Camera[edit]

On the back of the phone there is a 3.2mpx camera which can also record WVGA (800x480) video recording at 16-22FPS. The camera features geo-tagging but has no support for low-light pictures as it has no flash.

Connectivity[edit]

The Huawei Sonic is the first low-range smartphone of its kind to have an NFC (optional) chip in it in its U8650NFC-1 version. The micro-USB port enables USB Mass Storage mode, meaning pictures, videos and music can be transferred on to the phone from a computer. The phone also features a standard 3.5mm headphone jack which is located at the top of the phone.

Software[edit]

The Huawei Sonic runs Android 2.3.3 but is able to be updated to Android 2.3.5 which improves the performance, battery life and many other issues that affected Android 2.3.3.[5]

Android version 4.0.4 is also available by recovery by the user (no root required).[6]

Reception[edit]

Variants[edit]

U8650-1[edit]

The Huawei U8650-1 is the Sonic model which doesn't have NFC

U8650NFC-1[edit]

The Huawei U8650NFC-1 is the same phone except that it also includes a NFC chip inside it making it the first low-range smartphone to include this.

U8652[edit]

The Huawei Fusion U8652 is the American version of the Sonic sold by AT&T. It has the same specs, with AT&T apps and Android 2.3.4 preinstalled. It can be bought in America prepaid or at Walmart.[7]

C8650 ideos[edit]

The C8650 ideos is basically the same phone as U8650 but the design has been changed slightly and the amount of RAM was doubled - 512MB of RAM.

T-Mobile Prism 3G[edit]

The T-Mobile Prism 3G is another variant manufactured by Huawei for T-Mobile. It features exactly the same specifications as the original, along with T-Mobile propreity apps and will be released for $50 on a two year contract on May 6, 2012.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huawei U8650 Sonic - Full Specifications". gsmarena.com. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Huawei Sonic". phonearena.com. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Specifications Huawei Sonic". byemobile.com.au. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Huawei Sonic Android phone". pcworld.idg.com.au. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Official Upgrade to Android 2.3.5 for U8650 (Sonic)". Phandroid. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "ROM x Sonic U8650". XDA Developers. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "AT&T U8652 FUSION Android Prepaid GoPhone, Blue". Walmart. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "T-Mobile To Launch Huawei Made Prism On May 6th, HVGA Screen For The Win". tmonews.com. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

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