It appears that there is significant interest in this phone on the forums. I am hoping to either be set straight by you fine folks, or if not, simply warn others to stay away from this phone.
I’ve used many many Android and iOS phones and tablets in my lifetime. The only device worse than the Ascend 5W is a tablet I got from China way before Android tablets were ever a thing. Maybe in 2011. Yes this phone is that bad, to ME. Is there anyone who uses this phone day-to-day and disagree?
Here’s my issue: Lag. I know it’s not a powerhouse phone but the Snapdragon CPU in here theoretically should give a smooth experience. My Blu R1 HD ($110) is buttery smooth compared to this. From what I read about Huawei phones, their software is terrible and buggy. Is this what I’m experiencing? I’m just not sure because I have never seen this type of lag before.
I just pulled it out of my pocket and it openened immediately to my last app. Then took 2 seconds to get to the homescreen after pushing home. Messages took 3 seconds. The keyboard took over a second. Its super frustrating.
Yes I’ve messed with all the settings and yes I’ve rebooted and wiped it.