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Huawei M835 (photos)

MetroPCS' latest Android phone is on the more affordable end of the spectrum, but you get what you pay for.

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A phone by many other names

The Huawei M835 is MetroPCS' newest Android phone, and the spitting image of the T-Mobile Comet and the Huawei Ideos. It runs 2.2 Froyo, costs an affordable $80 without a contract, and is compact. However, we had some issues with its size, speed, and performance.

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Camera

There's a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back, and a microsSD card beneath the back cover. Unfortunately, you have to remove the battery to access it. (Read the full review.)
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In profile

The Huawei M835's petite height makes it seems comparatively thick. (Read the full review.)
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Top view

We're always glad to see a 3.5mm headset jack. You'll also note the power button. (Read the full review.)
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Palm-sized

This phone really does fit into the palm of your hand, a refreshing change for those who enjoy smaller phones. However, that also means you'll get a 2.8-inch touch screen, which can feel cramped. (Read the full review.)

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