As we've mentioned before, the Huawei Impulse 4G is a very basic and standard mobile. But still manages to sneak in just a few extra features and goodies. Features such as Wi-Fi and GPS are standard and included in the Impulse bundle. There is an organizer, calendar, alarm and calculator. The Impulse does support both SMS and email messaging.
Applications are added courtesy of the AT&T brand and include -- AT&T's CodeScanner, FamilyMap, Navigator and LiveTV. In addition users are also given the U-Verse Subscriber and Layar. However, most of these apps are permanently installed and thus cannot be removed.
The Huawei Impulse 4G features a 5 megapixel camera which includes both a single LED flash and auto-focus function. When tested, the Impulse did exhibit decent outdoor photographs but failed indoors as the camera lacked focus and cast darker shadows than visible in real life. The camera also has a video recording function and does so at 19 frames per second, on average, although phone specifications report a 30 frame per second capture. With a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution captured video was blurred and choppy when played back. This, however, depends on the amount of light available so in bright outdoor settings the camera and video features are usable.
Another added feature is the Impulse's music and YouTube video player. The Impulse supports 3GP, WAV, WMA, AAC and the popular MP3 formats and is able to filter music by Album, Artist and Playlists. Additionally, the music player also shows Album art covers.