If it’s a small and simple smartphone you’re looking for, the Huawei M835 may fit the bill. The very petite handset is the T-Mobile Comet rebranded, also known globally as the Huawei Ideos. The phone runs the stock Android 2.2 Froyo experience, without much additional fanfare. That’s a wise move; for a phone with only a 2.8-inch touch screen, the cleaner design, the better. Still, the diminutive screen size quickly hindered typing and navigation on a handset that already suffers from lag time. Still, it’s one of MetroPCS’ most affordable smartphones, less than a third of the price of its most advanced model, the $300 Samsung Galaxy Indulge.
The M835 retails for $129, but at the time of this review, you can get it for $79 with an instant $50 rebate from MetroPCS. You’ll use a $50-per-month unlimited voice, talk, and texting plan. Check the video review by CNET for more information.