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Thick Huawei Activa 4G delivers Metro's LTE (pictures)

The Huawei Activa 4G for MetroPCS is a midrange Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with a reasonable price tag and Metro's LTE speeds.

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Huawei Activa 4G

The Huawei Activa 4G is Huawei's first LTE phone in the U.S.
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Big 'n' large

Even though it has a 3.5-inch screen, this is no itty-bitty handset. It's 0.4 inch thick and weighs nearly 5 ounces.
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Camera

One of my favorite features is the dedicated camera shutter button on the phone's right spine, which goes along with the 5-megapixel camera and flash.
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Android 2.3

Stock Gingerbread is the Activa 4G's given OS, but don't expect much in the way of updates.
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Cool design

While I'm not partial to the handset's overall design, I do like this not-quite-checked back cover.
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Front-facing camera

A VGA camera on the front assists with video chats, and the movie, "Kung Fu Panda 2," is loaded onto the phone.

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