Review: Huawei Prism for T-Mobile
The Prism ships with the usual assortment of T-Mobile-branded apps on board. Some of them can be deleted, some of them cannot. Overall, however, the Prism has the least number of apps preinstalled that I've seen on a device in recent memory. Aside from the T-Mobile stuff, the rest is stock Android.
Bluetooth worked without issue on the Prism. Pairing with mono and stereo headsets, as well as PCs and other phones, was a snap. Sound quality of voice calls through mono headsets and my car's hands-free system was very good. Music sounded acceptable through stereo Bluetooth speakers, but I'd shy away from this feature if you have a good cable handy as that will offer superior sound.
The Prism offers the same lock screen clock that most Android 2.3 phones do. When initially woken from sleep, it shows the time in a larger, digital read out. The time can be gleaned with but a glance. There is also a full-featured clock application within for all your timing, alarming, and stopwatching needs.
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The Prism includes Google Maps and Navigation. There are no other navigation apps on board. It also comes with Google Places and Google Latitude for local searching location-sharing. I like the way Places integrates with Google Maps for finding nearby restaurants, and then generates driving directions. The GPS performance was spot on in terms of pinpointing my location. Network and phone performance were just good enough to make the app usable for navigating from point A to point B.
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