Huawei Pinnacle review: Personality, and one big flaw
Kudos to Huawei for imbuing its Pinnacle with some character. Too bad one major pitfall threatens to ruin all the good work.
In an age of clone phones, it's refreshing to come across a handset with a character of its own. It might be just me, but the combination of the aesthetics and its software interface on thefor MetroPCS struck a chord.
With the vast majority of the phones I touch being Android handsets, using the Pinnacle made an impression that recommends it to MetroPCS subscribers who aren't in the market for a smartphone.
Unfortunately, call quality was a major setback in my tests. It wouldn't keep me from using the phone if I already had it, but I have been known to return devices that make my ears ring. On top of the poorer audio, MetroPCS's slower-than-average data network makes looking things up a drag, so the Pinnacle isn't a good choice for Internet addicts.
Back on the bright side, the phone costs just $20 after a mail-in rebate. Check out all the pros and cons in my full.