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Huawei Ascend Y530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2841 reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas the apps and GPS navigation get critical reviews.

size, usability, performance, price, reliability

GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend Y530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception.

price, usability, performance, design, screen

reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Y530 Sim Free Smartphone (Genuine UK Stock) 4.5 inch, 1.2GHz Dual Core, 5mp Camera, MicroSD up to 32GB - BlackHuawei Ascend Y530 Sim Free Smartphone (Genuine UK Stock) 4.5 inch, 1.2GHz Dual Core, 5mp Camera, MicroSD up to 32GB - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and reception. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the performance, while many are less positive about the reliability and screen.

price, usability, durability, reception, camera

screen, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Y530, 4GB, Factory Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - BlackHuawei Ascend Y530, 4GB, Factory Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the reliability and sound. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability.

price, performance, usability, sound, reliability

durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HUAWEI Ascend Y530 Y530-U051 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone - BlackHUAWEI Ascend Y530 Y530-U051 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Alexander Willcox (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

Is simplicity the key to winning the budget market?

Simple UI mode ; Solid design ; Respectable battery life

Emotion UI is poor ; Small internal storage ; No 4G or NFC

Ratings in depth The Huawei Ascend Y530 is the latest handset offering from the Chinese technology giant, and it's rapidly developing a reputation of releasing budget devices every six months.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review - Pocket-lint

 

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Design is reasonable, IPS display, has microSD storage expansion, simple user interface option is good for newcomers

Slow performance, seems overpriced, cameras are average, software tweaks don't add much, battery performance not good

The biggest problem the Huawei Ascend Y530 faces is that the competition at this price point has changed fairly dramatically in recent times. While there are a number of devices in the sub-£150 category, it’s the Motorola Moto G that has shifted...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

Not quite the Moto G rival we were hoping for

Nokia Lumia 520.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

A decent Android handset for £120, but its poor battery life and sub-par camera hold it back

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

Chinese manufacturer Huawei's been on a bit of a roll recently.Hot on the heels of the high-end (but mid-priced) Ascend P7 and themid-range Ascend G6 comes the budget Y530, which doesn't stretch to4G or offer any standout specifications, but does at...

Neat and sturdy design, good-sized screen

Sub-HD display, processor not as powerful as it could be,doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from rivals

The Huawei Y530 is a solid budget performer that has at leastgained a few style points on its low-end predecessors and offersreasonable value for money within its limited specifications.However, it doesn't cost much more for increased power...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (itproportal.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

It has been a while since I've reviewed a handset from Huawei. Back last summer the Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 both impressed – the latter just a bit more than the former. The new Huawei Ascend Y530 isn't in their league, though; it's a budget handset,...

Good "lite" user interface option Solid build quality Memory expansion

Average processor Short on internal storage Poor battery life

There are some plus points here. I am coming round to liking Huawei's idea of putting apps on a home screen and not bothering with the app drawer. The general user interface is appealing and I can see how the "lite" version will have appeal, too. Build...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Huawei Ascend Y530 Smartphone

 

Gigantic little Y. Huawei's Y product line is aimed at price-conscious smartphone newbies. The Ascend Y530 is no exception. The Chinese manufacturer bundles a rounded package for 149 Euros (~$206) and keeps a simplified usage in mind - and the 4.5-inch...

Good build, Slim silhouette, Feasible performance, Viewing angle stable screen, Decent speaker, Low price, Huawei has bundled a rounded overall package for a very affordable price. This even makes a low-budget smartphone fun

Abysmal front-facing camera, Small working memory, Low and slow internal storage, Occasional stutters in use, The front-facing camera could be a bit higher quality. More working memory would also be nice, but likely too much of a good thing for this...

May, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530, First Take: Entry-level smartphone with 'simple' Android UI option

 

This affordable smartphone includes a Simple Android Interface, but it's only skin-deep, and to access it you need to be able to navigate the standard UI.

Three-pane view shows detail at a glance ; Display is configurable on the fly ; Advanced notifications

Somewhat expensive for an iPad app

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Lisa (reevoo.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

easy to use looks nice value for money

battery life not great problems setting up a google account for e-mails and internet

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Julie (reevoo.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

Amazing value for money! I cheaper version of the modern smart phones but does the same job

Slightly on the large side

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):591
Standby time (3G):612
Talk time (2G):7.1
Talk time (3G):10.6

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.649

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:11.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, MP3 / MP3
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8210

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.3 / 4.3 Jelly Bean

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3
Height :13.2
Weight:145
Width:6.7