Not all phones need to have large touchscreen displays, always-on Internet access, or a large selection of third-party software. In fact, many users have absolutely no need for these and are perfectly content with more traditional mobile phone functions like text messaging and voice calls. For this, the Huawei U2801fits the bill.
It comes in an easy-to-pocket, candy bar form factor. Although it seems rather chunky at 14mm thick, it weighs only 90 grams so you can be sure that it’s very portable. On the front, you’ll find nothing more than a 1.8-inch QVGA display and alphanumeric keypad with a small number of navigational buttons. The built-in 0.3-megapixel camera with video capabilities is located at the back and an FM radio is added in for good measure.
Overall, the U2801 is a no-frills candy bar phone with simple aspirations. It looks like a decent pick for those wanting a basic device.
Need to Know: Huawei U2801
1. Affordable price tag. (The Good)
2. Easy to use. (The Good)
3. Very limited feature-set. (The Bad)
4. Small screen and terrible camera performance. (The Bad)
The Huawei U2801's screen is 1.8 inches with 160 x 120 pixels resolution.
The phone runs on the Brew Mobile Platform operating system (OS).
Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 900 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time, 300 minutes talk time.