"Very Good Android Phone!"5.0 starson by goodlife23
Pros: Very good batt life (for a smartphone)
good display (has gorilla glass, too)
very good call sound quality
very good speaker (best I've ever heard on a phone)
very nice user interface
Cons: Does not come w/ microSD installed (has 2GB internal sd memory)
Had to buy a microSD card ... 10 bucks from online retailer for 8GB
Summary: First of all the Huawei Mercury is a very good android phone ... I previously owned the HTC incredible, HTC EVO 4G, and my brother has the HTC Rezound (which I am very familiar with). It is a fast as my bro's Rezound ... and if you don't me read Engadget.com review on the Huawei Honor (the sister to the Mercury and is equipped with the same qualcom 1.4gz processor).
Cannot believe the cnet review gave this phone a poor review for the batt. The batt in this phone is awesome for a smartphone. Just go on Android Forums, and you find that the batt is way above average. I can go all day easily on moderate usage, and almost a full 2 days on minimum usage. My HTC Evo 4G never came close to that. Granted, you must be sure to turn off all radios (wi-fi, gps, bluetooth)when not in use. If you have wi-fi on, this phone will suspend it when the phone is not in use(nice feature). The wi-fi wakes up when you turn the phone back on (wake it up).
A couple of other user reviews here mentioned poor wi-fi reception, could not connect GPS, and poor call quality.
As for wi-fi it performs as well as all the HTC phones I've had, and they were pretty good.
For GPS you must turn off wi-fi to GPS (see Engadget review) ... mine gets GPS in a matter of seconds.
For call quality I am in a very good area for Cricket, and haven't had any problems at all.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this phone for anyone who wants a solid android smartphone.