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Whether you think VLPs (Very Large Phones™) are the ultimate evolution of the personal telecommunication device or the bastard offspring of smartphone and tablet, there’s no doubting the little – well, not so little really – buggers are racing out of the woodwork. Most are rather expensive but Huawei’s Ascend Mate, like the …
Huawei for reasons unknown have decided to replace the perfectly usable default launcher with a godforsaken piece of crap known as emotion. As the article says you can replace it, but basically you're incurring hassle and a storage footprint hit for UI which has no reason for existing in the first place.
Arguably HTC and Samsung should junk their default launchers but at least they are tolerable replacements, something which cannot be said of Huawei's.
Why not just buy a Chinese clone Andy (Android - you heard it here first) phone from the likes of ThL instead?
They are as fast as anything like this one from Who Are We (sorry, couldn't help that) but cost as less as 2/3 the price of such over-priced-cos-we-make-you-pay-their-import-duty models!
A quick search for on the web will find you all the models you can handle, at throw-away prices, from importers who now have UK warehouses and offer full refund (unlike CarPhoneWarehouse and Phones4U) and fix etc.
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