Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE Full Review
Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE definitely changes the perceptions that, especially US customers, have about smartphones that are coming from Huawei. On this phone, users can experience many improvements made by manufacturer, comparing to their previous handsets. Most important is that the phone is working just fine, the interface is extremely responsive and without lagging. Large 5.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and 4G LTE connectivity can put only a smile on the face of the Huawei Raven LTE user. Also, Straight Talk made sure that Raven LTE, with a price tag of $
179.99 149.99 and its unlimited plans is even more desirable.
Update May 23, 2016: Reconditioned Huawei Raven is on the sale at Straight Talk for $69.99. New one is available for $149.99
Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE is a CDMA smartphone that operates on Verizon network. Given that Raven is a 4G LTE enabled, users can experience maximum speed of data transfer on high-speed Verizon network. Connectivity wise, the phone supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS navigation.
Large 5.5-inch color IPS TFT touchscreen display can put Huawei Raven LTE in the category of phablets. Screen resolution is set to 1080 x 1920 pixels, with bright colors and sharp picture. Video playing and streaming are looking great on it; they are running without problems. Taking all of this in consideration, Raven LTE can easily replace any tablet. Dimensions are 77.7 mm(W), 154.7 mm(H), 8.9 mm(D) and it weights 154g.
The hart of the Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE system is a 1.2GHZ quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor with Adreno 306 graphic and 1GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and has 8GB of internal storage with 4GB available to user. It also has a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB so there is enough space with added microSD card for all videos and pics. Memory card is not included.
The phone has 8-megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera with video recorder and auto focus which works very well on both cameras. Camera features geotagging which store location information with photos and videos; object tracking; sleep while not in use to save battery life; Audio note – the ability to record a 10 second audio clip attached to your picture; multiple shots by holding the shutter button and image editor.
Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE is powered by lithium ion 3600mAh battery which is not replaceable and allows you 12.2 hours of talk time and 16.7 days of standby time.
Huawei Raven LTE can be paired with Straight Talk’s:
- $45 unlimited plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high speeds
- $60 unlimited plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high speeds, unlimited mobile to mobile calls to Mexico, unlimited calls to 15 unique international landline numbers per month in 37 countries and international calling to landline and mobile numbers in Canada, China and India.
Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE surprised many users with its sleek design and powerful performance. It’s definitely outperformed many smartphones in that price range, and in combination with Straight Talk’s $40 and $60 monthly plan with 5GB of high speed data and price of $179.99, it’s really a bargain.