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Huawei Activa 4G for MetroPCS is announced, LTE on a budget

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Huawei Activa 4G for MetroPCS is announced, LTE on a budget
Looking for an LTE smartphone on the cheap? MetroPCS just launched the Huawei Activa 4G, which is a smartphone that might interest you. We are dealing with a rather modest Android offering that will set you back only $150 after rebate while still hooking you up with some LTE goodness. Not a bad price considering that no long-term commitment is required. 

We suppose you are eager to hear something about its specs, so here they are: the Huawei Activa 4G sports an 800MHz processor and a 3.5-inch HVGA display. There is a 5-megapixel camera with flash on its back, and a VGA shooter up front for video chats. Not too impressive, we know, but hey, at least you get the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie pre-loaded. Android 2.3 comes out of the box, and there is no word saying whether an update to anything more contemporary is ever coming.

Yet despite being underpowered, the smartphone is still pretty cheap, so it might be worth at least taking a look at. Too bad, however, that Huawei didn't choose a smartphone more potent than this to be its first LTE handset for the U.S. market. 

source: MetroPCS

The Huawei Activa 4G is now available on Metro PCS
The Huawei Activa 4G is now available on Metro PCS
The Huawei Activa 4G is now available on Metro PCS
The Huawei Activa 4G is now available on Metro PCS

The Huawei Activa 4G is now available on Metro PCS



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posted on 08 Jun 2012, 10:07

1. ardent1 (Posts: 1980; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Metro PCS caters to a different market than the big 4 carriers, and a this phone will get people to sign up for their service. To put things into perspective, you can get a comparble 3.5" screen android device at Walmart with Net10 or StraightTalk with 3G for the same $150 net price. However, at Metro, you get 4G LTE so it makes a difference.

IMO, Tmobile's $30 a month with 100 anytime minutes and 5 GB of 4G data on the Exhibit II is still the deal to beat.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:22

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1927; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I would never even consider buying such a low end phone (personally, I'm waiting for whatever flagships T-Mobile releases at the end of the year when I'm eligible for my upgrade), but I must say that Huawei's phones always looks so elegant. Such a great form factor. I mean, this phone is beautiful. I would have bought it on looks alone...if this was 2-3 years ago when those specs were top-notch.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 14:35

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


MetroPCS LTE? No thank you.

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