Huawei Ideos X5 U8800 Mobile Phones
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The Huawei Ideos X5 U8800 is a mobile phone that makes use of the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system.

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Specifications

Product Features

Dimensions: 120 x 62 x 11.6 mm
Weight: 130 g
Display: Multitouch / TFT capacitive / 480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches / Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Memory: 2 - 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM (Internal) / microSD, up to 32 GB
Camera: 5 MP / 2592x1944 pixels / LED flash (Primary) / no secondary camera
OS: Android OS, v2.2 Froyo
CPU: 800 MHz Scorpion

 

Pros
Reasonable price
Good performance
MicroSD

Cons
Mini SIM
No secondary camera

Introduction

Huawei, Chinese corporation based in Shenzhen, is one of the best rated telecommunication and networking solutions companies worldwide. It ranks first among similar companies in China, and worldwide second only to Ericsson, but they keep sharing the first spot. The new Huawei Ideos X5 is part of a series aimed at entry and mid-level market segments.

Design and Layout

Ideos X5 dark and elegant design is dominated by the all around metal rim, which is extremely easy to scratch, unfortunately. The front on X5 is dominated for the most part by its 3.8 display and the 4 (back, home, menu, search) buttons. The oleophobic screen helps with preventing scratches and makes it easy to cleanup.

Display

The 3.8 TFT display is slightly thick and supports only a 480 x with 246 PPI. As noted, the display is made of scratch-resistant glass and supports multi touch. X5s autonomy depends on the brightness you set on the display, but, generally speaking, the 1500 mAh battery offers a decent, 1-2 days autonomy. Colors, brightness, contrast and black/white levels are all decent so Ideos X5 certainly does make a favorable impression.

Camera

The integrated camera is a key factor when it comes to smartphones, and Ideos X5 does deliver with its 5MP camera (2592x1944) autofocus and LED flash. Furthermore, the software allows for complex operations so that even more seasoned photographers will find it acceptable. Ideos X5 can also record quality 30fps clips in 720p HD.

Verdict

Huawei Ideos X5 makes a terrific first impression, and once you start tinkering with all the features you come to appreciate this rather low cost terminal from the Chinese manufacturer. The Android 2.2 Froyo X5 runs is on the market for some time so the device can benefit from an update to 2.3 Gingerbread, which is advantageous. Still, Id say the device could have been even less expensive because major players in the smartphone market already deliver comparable terminals at comparatively low prices so Huawei might find it hard to compete. As a device for those on a budget, X5 can not compete with dual core terminals but its price and overall performance make it a particularly appealing smartphone.

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