Cricket Huawei Pillar Review

Submitted by Dave Won. on Tue, 10/18/2011

The new Huawei Pillar from Cricket is not a bad little phone for $29. The phone is really designed for someone who does a lot of texting because even though the phone kind of looks likes a semi smart phone… it is not. The screen is small at only 2’ diagonal and has a VGA Camera. The Pillar is a nice-looking  phone despite its obvious cheap construction.  If I was to compare this phone to another phone, we have reviewed. I guess the LG500G is getting close… but this phone is far from the quality LG500G.

This phone uses the Paygo Nationwide Talk, Text & Web plan from Cricket. So you can either go the $25/mo for 300mins, unlimited text, unlimited web or $35/mo for 1000mins, unlimited text, and unlimited web.

This phone is not 3G, so getting the most out of unlimited web data is going to be a bit hard.

A good phone for texting, or even a quick basic email.

  • Specs:
  • Technology
  • CDMA Sprint
  • Mode: Tri-Band
  • Data Transfer Speed 1x
  • Battery: Lithium-ion 900 mAh
  • Camera:VGAWeight (w/standard battery)
  • Weight: 3.5 oz 2.0" QVGA 262K
  • Screen size: 320 x 240
  • microSD slot up to 16gb card
  • Standby Time: Up to 240 hours
  • Talk Time: Up to 270 minutes
  • Input: QWERTY keyboard
  • Standard Apps:
  • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Contact Directory
  • 1000 Entries
  • Languages: English/Spanish
  • Hearing Aid: TTY / TTD HAC Rating M3/T3
  • Music Player with 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth
  • Keyboard

  • Mobile Web
  • Graphics
  • Tri-band
  • Cricket Services Supported
  • Cricket Mobile Web
  • Cricket Games & Apps
  • Cricket Navigator
  • MyAccount
  • Cricket 411
  • MyBackup
  • MyHomeScreen
  • Preloaded Content
  • Ringtones
  • Demo Games
  • UNO and Bubblebash 2
  • Voice
  • Stereo Bluetooth Enabled
  • Camera
  • Resolution
  • VGA
  • Music
  • Supported Music Formats