Specs summary

Screen
1.8"

The Huawei U2801's screen is 1.8 inches with 160 x 120 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Brew Mobile Platform operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), 230 minutes (3G).



Reviews summary

2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 4 reviews

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.

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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)


Reviews (2/10 Avg. rating)


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Terrible design

Nope. I switched to it on wind because they wouldn't take my L4N from Virgin. From circuitous ways of doing what should be regular and routine tasks, to silence or vibrate-only modes that also silence your alarms, there are many reasons this phone's interface is poorly designed. I'd like to sp... More
Nope. I switched to it on wind because they wouldn't take my L4N from Virgin. From circuitous ways of doing what should be regular and routine tasks, to silence or vibrate-only modes that also silence your alarms, there are many reasons this phone's interface is poorly designed. I'd like to spend most of this review, however, on... The biggest deal breaker: How easy it is to pocket-dial 911 with this phone. Taking a cue from smartphones which can be password locked but need to be able to dial 911 if needed, Huawei programmed this thing to be able to do so as well. This is unecessary, to start: Keypad locking on these phones is just to prevent pocket dialing and you only need to press the two given buttons in sequence to unlock it for an emergency call or anything else. When locked, the top-right button of this phone converts to a SPEEDDIAL for 911, meaning you only need to accidentally press the call button to have a 911 operator listen to your pocket. This is embarrassing, a waste of public resources, and a feature that cannot be turned off. Poor design all-around. This format of phone has been around long enough for this kind of bungle to be a pretty special feat. I'd give it a 0 if I could. I enjoyed smashing the damned thing when I resolved to replace it. Less

What a piece of crap!!!

This phone and it's website support are useless!!!!. I can not install music, it took me an hour to download and the suite to open and yet I have not been able to do a things with it... I am returning this crappy phone tomorrow morning!!!
This phone and it's website support are useless!!!!. I can not install music, it took me an hour to download and the suite to open and yet I have not been able to do a things with it... I am returning this crappy phone tomorrow morning!!! Less
John doe

If you are looking for a good phone certainly dont buy this one. Solid feature phone

Horrible camera, and not a very good user interface
Horrible camera, and not a very good user interface Less

Absolutely the worst cell phone i've ever used (out of 5)

Got it from windmobile. Bad network sensitivity, slow and often stuttery user interface, and worst of all - battery is nearly dead after just 2 month of use, can't hold more that a day in stand-by, tends to discharge very quickly and unexpectedly. On the plus side, it is quite solid build and wor... More
Got it from windmobile. Bad network sensitivity, slow and often stuttery user interface, and worst of all - battery is nearly dead after just 2 month of use, can't hold more that a day in stand-by, tends to discharge very quickly and unexpectedly. On the plus side, it is quite solid build and works - gives it 2 points (out of ten). In conclusion, i expected 50CAD cell phone to be lousy, but this 'phone' ain't worth even that. Less

Made in China
Made in China

I absolutely agree with the above comment.To call this a phone,would be totally unconstitutional.It dials 911every other minute.....Unbelievable......It is just Crap



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date December 9, 2011
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Brew Mobile Platform

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM 128 MB
GPS No
Digital compass No
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.35 W/kg
Body: 0.605 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Wi-Fi Surfing Time No
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (2G)
230 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 4.6 x 1.4 cm
(4.4 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 92 grams
(3.2 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 160 x 120 pixels
Pixel Density 200 pixels
Size 1.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
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 Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Opera Mobile
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots 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 VGA (640 x 480)
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
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 No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
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 No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps No
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