Huawei U8860 Honor

The Good The Huawei Honor has an easy-to-use interface overlaying Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a mega battery that promises lengthy talk times.

The Bad You don't get all the performance you'd expect from the specs, including the 8-megapixel camera. Call quality was also harsh in our tests, and the unlocked price is a probable deterrent for U.S. customers.

The Bottom Line The Huawei Honor may be a step up from most of the company's devices that we get our hands on, but U.S. customers should seek local versions of the Android smartphone, like the Huawei Mercury with Cricket.

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

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Review

Huawei U8860 Honor

Huawei has been steadily supplying second-tier U.S. carriers like MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless with midrange Android smartphones at lower prices--at least ones that are affordable for those buying phones off-contract, at a higher up-front cost. Take, for instance, the Huawei Ideos X5 and the Huawei Ascend family.

Although the company often saves a better class of devices for Asia, we are starting to see higher-caliber Android smartphones from Huawei in the U.S., like the Impulse 4G from AT&T.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $880
  • Brand Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Service Provider Unlocked
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 4.94 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor
  • Technology GSM / HSDPA
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), intelligent typing (SWYPE)
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