Huawei M835 review: At least it's affordable

A beginner's smartphone, the Huawei M835 hardly sets out to dazzle you, and in the end this Android 2.2 Froyo handset kept us looking for alternatives.

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We experienced a bit of deja vu when we first saw the Huawei M835 for MetroPCS. It's the spitting image of the T-Mobile Comet, but thankfully without the same issue of peeling-off components. It's also one of MetroPCS' most budget-conscious Android phones, starting at $80 after an instant $50 rebate (without a contract, mind you). Unfortunately, that may be the best news about the phone, which we found slow with slipshod performance and design. For example, call quality disappointed, photos were just passable, and data took its time. Some of this is expected for an entry-level Android smartphone, but Huawei could have done a better job of updating the device. Read all about where the phone went wrong in our full Huawei M835 review.

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Huawei M835 (MetroPCS)

The Huawei M835 isn't the best phone by a long shot, but it is one of MetroPCS' most affordable.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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