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Huawei Kestrel

79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

EE's Kestrel has many good qualities, performance especially, that make it a very fair purchase at £99 off-contract. The camera and display may not suit the needs of everyone, however, and it won't be as competitive a handset when Motorola's LTE version of the Moto G launches imminently.

Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Expandable storage
  • Cat 4 LTE
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Uninspiring design
  • Camera lacks versatility
  • qHD display resolution may put some off
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Display

73
 

Battery life

73
 

Camera

60
 

Design and form factor

60
 

Portability (size / weight)

90
 

Durability

60
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

60
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

Critic

80
 

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Engadget

84
 

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81
 

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79
 
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Engadget

87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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