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Huawei U8220

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Huawei U8220 currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Engadget

We weren't sure what to expect from the Pulse, but we have to say that we're pleasantly surprised.

- Paul O'Brien, Engadget
CNET

The T-Mobile Pulse does a good job of cutting corners to present an Android smart phone at an affordable price. The case may be rather plasticky and the keyboard a touch unresponsive, but we can overlook even that flaw in a phone that offers such huge potential for a puny price. Its big screen, gr...

- Flora Graham, CNET


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Huawei released the U8220 on October 5, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei U8220 user manual here.


Huawei backs up the U8220 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.5"

The Huawei U8220's screen size is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.5 Cupcake operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

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

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 11.5 days standby time.

Huawei U8220 Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.5 Cupcake

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 192 MB
ROM 256 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.66 W/kg
Body: 0.47 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 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: 11.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (4.6 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 130 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 65k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination No
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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 Trackball, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
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 Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
0.3MP dual Camera
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
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 Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): T-Mobile Pulse

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Critic Reviews


Engadget

An Android handset on a budget

from Engadget

We weren't sure what to expect from the Pulse, but we have to say that we're pleasantly surprised. The hardware feels good -- and with the possible exception of the weak camera, restrictive memory size and arguably the 2.5mm jack, it's up there with the best. The software, while fairly generic, p...More

We weren't sure what to expect from the Pulse, but we have to say that we're pleasantly surprised. The hardware feels good -- and with the possible exception of the weak camera, restrictive memory size and arguably the 2.5mm jack, it's up there with the best. The software, while fairly generic, performs smoothly on the Qualcomm hardware, and the whole package seems supremely stable -- no mean feat for what is effectively a first effort from Huawei. It would have been nice to have seen the device shipped with Android 1.6 / Donut (no word as yet on whether that is forthcoming), but that is only a minor niggle -- the changes in 1.6 are small, after all.

If you're looking for an Android handset on a budget, an Android handset with that larger 3.5-inch screen, or you just fancy looking at something from someone a bit different than the major players, we don't think you'll be disappointed with the T-Mobile Pulse.

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CNET

Very respectable pay-as-you-go phone, whose flaws are compensated for by the quality and power of Android

from CNET

The T-Mobile Pulse does a good job of cutting corners to present an Android smart phone at an affordable price. The case may be rather plasticky and the keyboard a touch unresponsive, but we can overlook even that flaw in a phone that offers such huge potential for a puny price. Its big screen,...More

The T-Mobile Pulse does a good job of cutting corners to present an Android smart phone at an affordable price. The case may be rather plasticky and the keyboard a touch unresponsive, but we can overlook even that flaw in a phone that offers such huge potential for a puny price. Its big screen, great connectivity and Android features mean this phone will satisfy your Web wanderlust, but be warned: like many top-end smart phones, the Pulse isn't very good at making boring old phone calls.

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User Reviews


shuts down or restarts

I have a Huawei U8220 very good but when I download data over the Internet heats up and shuts down or restarts you change the battery and still need help just because it is very good phone.
This phone is great and user friendly. But my set has a problem that the manufacturer need to check, loss of voice such that I cannot hear my caller. What is it?

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