Review: Huawei Ascend
Touch sensitivity was a problem on the Huawei Ascend, though again it isn't the worst Android phone I've touched. Swiping motions actually worked fine, so it was easy to navigate the phone's homescreen panels and interface. But fine-tuned tapping was very difficult. This caused significant problems on the keyboard. Huawei wisely chose Swype to handle keyboard duties. When I swiped my finger from letter to letter to spell a word, the phone had no trouble. But when I had to type a word that was not in Swype's dictionary, the phone often missed letters or caused typos, due to poor touch sensitivity. Strangely, a few times I could swear I saw one letter light up under my tap, but then an adjacent letter would appear on screen. This probably means the phone registered the tap as I was lifting my finger, which is an annoying problem to deal with.
The Huawei Ascend also lacks multi-touch capabilities. Multi-touch isn't a necessity on Android, but it makes a lot of apps better. To zoom in the Web browser or the image gallery, you have to use the onscreen zoom buttons, instead of being able to pinch the screen.
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