Specs summary


The Huawei Valiant's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

3+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 23.3 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G).

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)


Despite its shortcomings, good for the price

from Cnet

Phones that cost just $80 are few and far between, and when you weigh the pros and cons, the Valiant stands out as the best of an admittedly meager bunch. The larger screen size, in-hand feel, and call quality are solid for the low price, and 3G speeds, while not the fastest, are at least consistent. However, I have a hard time moving past the fixed-focus camera. It's reasonable for an entry-level phone to shuck luxuries like a front-facing camera and flash, but without at least touch focus, image quality is much more of a crap shoot. In addition, the phone's bouts of instability make me ne... Full review

Metro PCS 4g cell phone plans $40.00 , $50.00 , $60.00 dollars do work well on the so called 3g Huawei Valiant . I have been at Metro PCS main office several times this month and compairing their 4g phones to my Huawei Valiant . What I have found out is that my phone was faster then the Nokia Lumia... More
Metro PCS 4g cell phone plans $40.00 , $50.00 , $60.00 dollars do work well on the so called 3g Huawei Valiant . I have been at Metro PCS main office several times this month and compairing their 4g phones to my Huawei Valiant . What I have found out is that my phone was faster then the Nokia Lumia 521 4g window phone while the Lumia was on Wifi . Mine was only on 4g at $60.00 dollar a month plan and no on wifi at all . But the $149.95 dollar priced LG phones were slightly faster , only slightly on 4g . I could see a advanced in buying Metro PCS Samsung Galaxy S3 at $350.00 or the Samsung S4 at about $500.00 . They were slightly faster then the $149.95 LG phones and faster then my Huawei Valiant phone . Something I found out by doing research is that Metro PCS has no real 3g service like they say they do . It is in reality only 2g service so if you have a older Metro PCS 3g cell phone it will be slow and work at 2g . The older 3g phones could never be able to use the $60.00 4g plan's as it would never work . I am kind of wondering if this phone isn't really a 4g phone because it is lighting fast . It does display a 3g symbol where the signal graph is . I am now watching you tube movies now with no stoping at all and everything is very fast . Less

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Full Specs

Release date August 31, 2013
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 768 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
600 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 23.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.6 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm
(5 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 140 grams
(4.9 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 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
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 Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type 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 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
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 Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Y301-A1

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