Offering Android on the cheap, the T-Mobile Rapport touts a 2.8-inch screen, a 3.2MP camera and all of the usual Google goodies
Editor's Review of the Rapport
T-Mobile's Rapport - essentially the network's own version of the Vodafone Smart and Orange Stockholm - promises to deliver Android on the cheap. However, can Huawei compete against the likes of HTC and ZTE? Read our review to find out.
Much like the Orange-branded Huawei U8180, the T-Mobile Rapport lacks the Vodafone Smart's appealing aesthetics - which includes funky customisable back-covers. Still, the handset's by no means a bad-looking handset, although we're not so keen on its unsightly chin.
The Rapport arrives running Google's Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, although we'd been hoping for a taste of Gingerbread. Still, given the handset's all-round low specs the experience is by no means hindered by its outdated platform, which dresses its 2.8-inch (240 x 320) screen with all of the usual Google widgets. This includes access to the Android Market, where you can equip the phone with hundreds more apps.
On the media-front, there's a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera (sans flash). As you'd expect picture quality isn't fantastic, but its decent-enough for the occasional snapshot which can then be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter. You'll also find a built-in MP3 player with FM radio, and up to a plentiful 32GB of storage.
It maybe cheap, but the T-Mobile Rapport boasts speedy HSDPA and WiFi connectivity. Although browsing can be cramped on the 2.8-inch screen - and a little bit juddery due to the 528MHz onboard processor - this is certainly impressive for a cut-price smartphone.
Given its seventy-quid price-tag, it's hard to criticise the T-Mobile Rapport. Of course, it won't go replacing your Galaxy S2 or HTC Sensation, but it's a great little smartphone for Android first-timers, or simply those keeping an eye on the pennies.
T-Mobile Rapport News
The mooted T-Mobile Rapport is now official, asÂ T-Mobile‘s own version of the Vodafone Smart. From what we can see, the handset sports near identical specs to the Vodafone Smart – which Orange also brought to market as the city-themed Stockholm.Â First up, you’ll find a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, dressed in Google’s Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. There’s [...]
T-Mobile is rumoured to be prepping its latest pay as you go handset – the T-Mobile Rapport – which will land as a re-branded version of the Huawei U8180. The folks over at Unwired View spied the handset at the Bluetooth SIG, which confirms it’ll soon be heading to Europe. It won’t be the first [...]
T-Mobile Rapport Specifications
104mm x 56mm x 13mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.8 inches
Resolution: 320 x 240
External: microSD up to 32GB
A-GPS with maps
Up to 3.6 Mbps download speed
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
3.2 megapixel camera
Talk Time: 240 minutes
Standby Time: 336 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264