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)
Prices (Where to Buy)
Huawei released the U2801 on December 9, 2011.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei U2801 user manual here.
Huawei backs up the U2801 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your U2801 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.