Specs summary


The Huawei Impulse 4G's screen is 3.8 inches with 800 x 400 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM7230 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 240 minutes (3G).

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As an Android smartphone, the Huawei Impulse 4G ships with version 2.2 of the software a.k.a. Froyo as its operating system. It weighs 125 grams, features a 3.8-inch screen with motion and proximity sensors underneath, offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless capabilities, expandable memory up to 32GB, a built-in 5MP camera, and a built-in FM radio. A 4GB microSD card is included with the Huawei Impulse 4G to get you started. It also offers up to 10 days of standby time on a single full charge.

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Available exclusively in the US from AT&T, the Impluse ships with a rather measly 512MB of internal storage but comes with a 4GB microSD card in the box, a smart move on Huawei's considering the number of people who run into memory capacity issues.

While not for the power user, the Impulse looks to be a pretty solid phone that will work for most budgets. In other words, what it lacks, it makes up for in savings.

Need to Know: Huawei Impulse 4G

1. 4GB microSD card is included free in every package. (The Good)

2. Fairly large, high-resolution touchscreen display. (The Good)

3. Very limited amount of internal storage space at 512MB. (The Bad)

4. Lacks advanced wireless features like NFC and 4G LTE network support. (The Bad)

Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


A decent Android powered smartphone without the hefty price point

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Power users will undoubtedly keep their distance, but for anyone who wants a decent Android powered smartphone without the hefty price point, you’ll be glad to check out the value conscious AT&T Impulse 4G. Sure it might be rough around the edges in some categories and doesn’t offer astounding specs, but it’s almost hard to not like the $30 cost it’s sporting out of the gate since it’s undeniably tempting. For Huawei, it’s seemingly a win for them since they’re able to establish themselves respectably on AT&T’s lineup with their balanc... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 18, 2011
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7230 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.81 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
240 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors -
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm
(4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 125 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 800 x 400 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei U8800-51

4 GB MicroSD Card included
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