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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

Huawei isn't a household name in the U.S., and one reason is that not all its phones for U.S. carriers carry its name. The T-Mobile MyTouch and T-Mobile MyTouch Q are both fairly basic white-label Android solutions for T-Mobile, and confusingly come just months after T-Mobile released devices of the same by LG.

Release date: August 8, 2012

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Sara Tew/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

Huawei's first LTE phone for the U.S. market, the Activa 4G, was a big win for Huawei. Specifications are on the higher end, and include a decent 5-megapixel camera. However, battery life is short, the handset is heavy, and there's no Android 4.0 upgrade in sight.

Release date: June 8, 2012

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

One of Huawei's higher-end smartphones in any market, the Huawei Ascend P1 features a sharp design, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Unfortunately, call quality and the 8-megapixel camera were weak spots, with or without the shooter's full HD video support.

Release date: April 19, 2012 (China)

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

Huawei wasn't shy about proclaiming the Huawei Ascend D Quad the "world's fastest smartphone," but having a quad-core processor doesn't make the statement true. It isn't as flashy-looking as the Ascend P1, but the 4.5-inch 720p HD screen and 8-megapixel rear camera at least sound high-end. The D Quad isn't headed to the U.S.

Announced: February 26, 2012

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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

The more attractive and more modern Huawei Ascend II upgrade came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but also with a mediocre 5-megapixel camera and a slow 600MHz single-core processor.

Release date: January 6, 2012

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

Another of Huawei's flagship phones to skip the U.S., the Huawei U8860 Honor impressed with its splashy design and variation on the Android interface, but handed down harsh call quality and an 8-megapixel camera that underdelivered.

Review date: December 21, 2011

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh Miller/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

Cricket's Muve Music experience helped boost the Huawei Mercury to become one of the no-contract carrier's most intriguing options, but slow data speeds and stunted battery life held it back.

Release date: December 20, 2011

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

A BlackBerry lookalike, the Huawei Pinnacle messaging phone has an easy-to-use interface, but a rather stiff keyboard. Call quality, processing power, and video-recording skill left much to be desired.

Release date: October 12, 2011

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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T-Mobile MyTouch, MyTouch Q

Huawei Activa 4G (Metro PCS)

Huawei Ascend P1 (unlocked)

Huawei Ascend D Quad (Unlocked)

Huawei Ascend II (U.S. Cellular)

Huawei U8860 Honor (Unlocked)

Huawei Mercury (Cricket Wireless)

Huawei Pinnacle (Metro PCS)

Huawei Impulse 4G (AT&T)

The attractive Huawei Impulse 4G was behind the times with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but reached out to budget-seeking AT&T customers with its 720p HD video capture, a 5-megapixel camera, and HSPA+ support. Almost a year later, we're still waiting for an AT&T sequel.

Release date: September 18, 2011

Updated: / Caption: / Photo: Josh MIller/CNET
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