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Huawei’s second phone to sound like a brand of yogurt, the Premia 4G is much better huawfi the first, last year’s Activa 4G. That doesn’t mean the Premia 4G is perfect—it doesn’t run the latest version of Android, the video camera isn’t great, and it has a bulky frame for its 4-inch screen—but those flaws are easy to overlook if you’re searching for something inexpensive and dependable.
Design, Network, and Call Quality A sleek phone this is not. The Premia 4G has a humdrum slab design, with a dark gray textured back panel and a ring of shiny gray plastic around the glass display. It feels solid, but it also feels like it’s an inch larger than it needs to be.
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The phone measures 4. Given the 4-inch display, that means there’s a lot of bezel surrounding it on all sides, particularly the top and bottom.
It’s still relatively comfortable to hold, even if it feels huawdi than it actually is. View All 5 Photos in Gallery.
It looks hhuawei sharp and bright, especially given the price, though it’s a little reflective. Typing on the on-screen, Swype-enabled keyboard felt fine. For controls, there’s a Power button on top of the phone, Volume buttons on the right, and three capacitive touch buttons below the display.
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If you’re hesitant about getting the Premia because of T-Mobile’s impending purchase of the company, you can put those fears to rest. We don’t know what will happen to data plans in the future, but MetroPCS offers pretty phenomenal rates right now. Reception is fair and data speeds are very good on the Premia. I pulled in average speeds of 4. The Premia also connects to Call quality is average. Voices distort at top volume in the earpiece, and there’s a lot of fuzz in the background.
But calls made with the phone sound very clear, with surprisingly good background noise cancellation. The speakerphone sounds a bit distorted and isn’t loud enough to hear outside. Battery life was average at 8 hours and 45 minutes of talk time. The Premia feels fast and responsive in casual use, and turned in some respectable benchmark scores.
The phone is running Android 4.
That’s somewhat disappointing, as Ice Cream Sandwich lacks many significant upgrades you’ll find in newer versions of Android Jelly Beanlike Google Now and an overall smoother experience. There’s 4t word on an update to Jelly Bean, and I wouldn’t expect one to come in the near future, if ever. As it stands, the Premia runs a mostly-stock version of Google’s OS.
You get five home screens to swipe between and customize that come preloaded with a few apps from MetroPCS. There isn’t a ton of bloatware, but you can’t delete anything that has been preinstalled, which is a bummer.
The phone also bombards you with incredibly annoying ads for MetroExtras until you turn them off. You also get all the typical Android bells and whistles, including a fast Web browser, excellent email support, and free voice-enabled, turn-by-turn GPS directions via Google Maps. Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions There’s 2. I was able to use my 32GB SanDisk card, but not my Music sounded excellent over a wired pair of earbuds, but it was a little thin through a stereo Bluetooth pair.
For video, all of our test formats played back in resolutions up to p but Bluetooth audio was very slightly out of sync. The 5-megapixel camera is decent, but nothing more than that. It snaps photos in just 0. Photos quality is average for a 5MP sensor, with decent color and detail, especially for photos taken outdoors.
But video performance is poor. The camera records p video at a smooth 29 frames per second, but the autofocus locks in and out every time you move the camera even a little, which makes videos look like you are constantly refocusing.
Alex Colon is the managing editor of PCMag’s consumer electronics team. He previously covered mobile technology for PCMag and Hhawei. Though he does the majority of his reading and writing on various digital displays, Alex still loves to sit down with a good, old-fashioned, paper and ink book in his free time.
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