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Huawei M735 review

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4.5/10
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The Huawei M735 currently has an Informr score of 4.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Huawei M735 is a basic candybar phone featuring a 2.8 inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution touchscreen display, 3MP camera, video record, MP3 player, and HTML internet browser.

The Huawei M735 offers a full suite of entry-level features, including calendar, alarms, to-do/tasks, etc., along with Bluetooth and memory expansion up to 8GB via microSD/microSDHC. The Huawei M735 offers a talk time of up to 6.5 hours and a standby time of up to 350 hours.


Operating system
Brew Mobile Platform
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

The $99 Huawei M735 is a textbook example of a cell phone gone wrong. It looks okay, and it has a decent array of features, on paper, that is. But it's almost impossible to type on, which renders it useless for texting, e-mail, or IM. Combine that with the M735's stubborn user interface and poor voi...

- Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine
Phone Scoop

The Huawei M735 is an inexpensive touch phone for MetroPCS. While it aspires to round out the low-end of MetroPCS's portfolio, it only manages to find the bottom of the barrel.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Cnet

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 th...

- Jessica Dolcourt , Cnet


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Huawei released the M735 on January 12, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei M735 user manual here.


Huawei backs up the M735 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.8"

The Huawei M735's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
22 MB

Internal memory is 22 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

Huawei M735 Specs

Overview
Release date January 12, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1700/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor
Internal Storage 22 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 0.84 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 5.6 x 1.1 cm (4.1 x 2.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 105 grams
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 x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

There's just no reason to purchase the Huawei M735

from PC Magazine

The $99 Huawei M735 is a textbook example of a cell phone gone wrong. It looks okay, and it has a decent array of features, on paper, that is. But it's almost impossible to type on, which renders it useless for texting, e-mail, or IM. Combine that with the M735's stubborn user interface and poor...More

The $99 Huawei M735 is a textbook example of a cell phone gone wrong. It looks okay, and it has a decent array of features, on paper, that is. But it's almost impossible to type on, which renders it useless for texting, e-mail, or IM. Combine that with the M735's stubborn user interface and poor voice quality, and you end up with a bad cell choice for MetroPCS customers.

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Phone Scoop

It's small, light, and has well-placed controls that are good to use

from Phone Scoop

Once you turn the phone on, things sort of head south.

Signal performance was poor, and sound quality of phones calls poorer. Battery life was OK, but the display has low resolution and isn't bright enough.

Text entry is so awful that using the SMS and email applications...More

Once you turn the phone on, things sort of head south.

Signal performance was poor, and sound quality of phones calls poorer. Battery life was OK, but the display has low resolution and isn't bright enough.

Text entry is so awful that using the SMS and email applications is painful. The media player requires way too much work with little payoff, and the camera software, while well-conceived, is too slow for frustration-free use. Add to that a slow browser, poor image quality, maddening app store, and no social networking apps, and what you have is a mess of a phone that I can't recommend to anyone.

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Cnet

An attractive cell phone with a satisfying range of features, but the throwback stylus and resistive touch screen aren't so user-friendly

from Cnet

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...More

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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