Huawei Valiant is $80 no-contract Android Video
Huawei Valiant is $80 no-contract Android Video Transcript
Hi, everyone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This is the Huawei Valiant from MetroPCS. This is an $80 off-contract Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phone. Phones at this low price point are few and far between so be aware that there are going to be some tradeoffs. For example, there is no LTE. This is a 3G phone. Second of all, with the camera of 3.2 megapixels, no flash and no auto focus or touch focus thus a fixed focus lens. There's no front facing on the cameraeither. Photos were ok, they were bright and colourful but that fix focus would really mess you up if you can't get the perfect distance between you and your subject. Also, video quality is low resolution. Only VGA and you can limit it to send through SMS messaging. What you do get is a 4-inch touch screen which is larger than some of the other $80 rivals. Phone is also pretty nice to look at, it's basic but there's a soft touch finish on the back and the proportions are pretty pleasing to hold in your hand, up at the ear, slide into a pocket, put into a purse. Since this is a Jellybean phone, there is Google Now on the device. There's a one gigahertz dual core processor on the Valiant, however, it isn't fast enough to handle a lot of resource heavy games. I also personally found a problem with stability on this device. A lot of the times apps would flicker or reset, they would crash and sometimes they wouldn't even load. That didn't happened often usually rebooting the phone, or even rebooting the app would reset it but it is something that you should keep in mind, it's at least a minor annoyance. Storage space on the phone is pretty low, you've got 4 gigabites in total, that's about 1.9 of your disposal but there is a micro SD card slot that can take up to 32 gigabites in external storage. There are clearly some problems with this device that I would keep in mind if you're going to seriously consider it. If it were me though, I'd just save up for a better phone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You can catch my full review of the Huawei Valiant at CNET.com.
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Huawei Valiant (MetroPCS) Review
The good: A basic Android smartphone, the comfortable Huawei Valiant delivers Android 4.1 for one of the lowest off-contract prices around. It has consistent 3G speeds and strong call quality.
The bad: The Valiant lacks LTE and a touch-focus camera, and offers very little internal storage. Apps on my review unit sometimes flickered, and the slower processor can't handle popular resource-intensive games.
The bottom line: Despite its notable drawbacks, the Huawei Valiant is one of the better ultrabudget, off-contract Android smartphones.
Huawei Valiant (MetroPCS) Specs
Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Part number: 610214633569
- Product Basic Spec