Huawei M735 (MetroPCS)

The Good The Huawei M735 is an attractive cell phone with a satisfying range of features. Photo quality is high for the megapixels.

The Bad An outmoded resistive touch screen and stylus make the M735 awkward to use. In addition, it's difficult to remove the microSD card, and the speakerphone volume is low.

The Bottom Line If style is what you're after, the Huawei M735 could fit your aesthetic, but the throwback stylus and resistive touch screen aren't as user-friendly as a capacitive touch screen.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Review

Huawei M735 (MetroPCS)

If you're into white cell phones and resistive touch screens, retro-cool would be one way to describe the Huawei M735 for MetroPCS. If you're not, the word you could be looking for is "outmoded." The milk-white device has its appeal, but it also has one feature we haven't seen since the middle of the last decade and one that, like go-go boots and acid wash jeans, we're not quite ready to welcome back: a stylus for navigating the resistive touch screen.

To its credit, the M735 is a 3G-capable handset with e-mail, IM, pretty good photos for a 3-megapixel shooter, and a workable MP3 player. This BREW-based cell phone uses an operating system and interface quite similar to that found in the Huawei-made T-Mobile Tap, a benefit or detriment depending on your preference. On the downside, browsing speeds in our tests were more leisurely than zippy, call quality was variable, and speakerphone was on the quiet side. The stylus may not bother those for whom it's a novelty, but it hindered our speed. The Huawei M735 costs $99 without a contract.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $99
  • Brand Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Service Provider MetroPCS
  • Diagonal Size 2.8 in
  • Weight 3.7 oz
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features Touch screen, Speakerphone, Voice command, Internal antenna
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