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Huawei Honour big battery phone out today in the UK

The Huawei Honour is available to buy in the UK today, offering a buxom battery and a 4-inch screen.

The Huawei Honour is out today in the UK, offering Brits a 4-inch screen and a buxom battery. Best of all, Huawei's even managed to spell the name correctly for the UK launch.

The Huawei Honour first surfaced way back in September last year, but is only now winging its way to UK retailers. Currently it's available through independent retailers such as Expansys, Clove or, with Expansys seeming to offer the cheapest deal, flogging the phone for £210.

You get a healthy amount of hardware for your money, thanks to an 8-megapixel camera, 1.4GHz processor, 480x854-pixel display and the 1,900mAh battery, which Huawei reckons will bag you days of battery life between charges.

We'll test that claim when it comes time for the full review, so hold fire before throwing down your hard-won cash. It's a tempting proposition though, especially as so many high-end smart phones seem to drain all their juice within hours, like some kind of crazy, dehydrated 5-year-old.

There's one big downside, and that's that the Honour is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, rather than Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version. There's nothing wrong with Gingerbread, but if you're hungering for the very latest edition, this phone should be passed over like a hobbit at basketball tryouts.

There are a few software treats in store however -- Huawei's bundled the Honour with its own HAP 5.1 interface, which lets you quickly access apps from the phone's lock screen. Nifty.

The company's recent Ascend G300 won our coveted Editors' Choice award, for offering an incredible amount of phone for the £100 price tag. Here's hoping the Honour proves equally impressive.

Are you Honour mission to buy this phone? Or (if you'll allow me to recycle a pun from last September), would you prefer death before this Honour? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.