Straight Talk Huawei Magna

Specs – Straight Talk Huawei Magna

Dimensions Height 4.96″ x 2.51″ x 0.43″
Weight 5.29 Ounces
Form Factor Large Candybar Touchscreen
Network & Technology GSM 4g with WiFi/Activated with either AT&T or TMobile
Calling Plan Straight Talk $45 Unlimited
Downloadable Apps Yes, all apps available through Google Play store. Comes with Youtube, Google Maps, GPS Navigation.
Processor 1.2 ghz
SD Card/Internal Storage SD card not included/Capable of up to 32gb micro SD card
Android OS Android 4.3
Digital Camera 5 mega pixels
Screen Size 4.5″ Diagonal
Battery Life 10 days stand by & up to 10 hrs talk
Button Types Capacitive touch buttons
USB microUSB v4.0
Audio Jack & Charging Standard 3.5mm iPod type / micro usb charge/data
Price n/a

About the Huawei Magna

I’m not really sure what to make of the Huawei Magna. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this device. It’s got good specs, an excellent price and it does everything well. My problem with this phone is that it just does not stand out.

There’s not a single item on this phone that I can point out is unique to this particular model.  About the only thing I can say is noticeable is the 4g data speeds. Now don’t confuse this with 4G LTE as it is not the same. This phone is more of enhanced 3g speeds.


Specs here are fairly average for a phone at this price range. The main reason I have always liked Huaweis was simply because they were inexpensive and reliable. The same can be said about this phone and its specs. I will try to summarize everything here though to be honest, there’s nothing that really stands out about the phone specs wise.

For starters, the phone comes with a 4.5″ screen measured diagonally which is not about the standard size on most new phones.  The screen performs great and displays bright and clear, no complaints there to be sure.

Next, is the 1.2 ghz processor that performs great with Android 4.3. This is not a dualcore unit like the Alcatel LTE devices, which I highly recommend by the way. The equivalent to this device is the Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE. Anyhow, continuing on, we next find a typical 5mp digital camera that performs admirably.

Final Thoughts

The Huawei Magna is a fine device with a great price tag for the budget conscious. That said, there is simply nothing on it that stands out for me. I would say this phone is about average compared to most others at this price point on the Straight Talk line up. This is not to say the phone performs in an average manner, it’s just that there are any stand out highlights on it to speak of.