Compact and lightweight, the Awe looks like most entry-level Android devices. At 4.96 inches tall, 2.56 inches wide, 0.41 inch thick, and weighing 4.4 ounces, it's comfortable to maneuver with one hand.
On the left edge are two bulbous buttons to adjust volume and a Micro-USB port, and up top are a 3.5mm headphone jack and sleep/power button. The right edge houses a convenient shortcut key to launch the camera.
The handset is powered by a sluggish 1.2GHz CPU. Though basic tasks like unlocking the screen showed little lag, more complicated tasks took more time. For instance opening Temple Run 2 took a few seconds more than usual.
As a Virgin Mobile prepaid phone, the carrier preloaded three of its own apps as well. One is MyAccount, which lets you check your phone and data plan, and the other is the Feed, a news app that aggregates pop-culture and music news.