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Huawei Ascend Y550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 reviews of Huawei Ascend Y550. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical views about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend Y550 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 Y550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The performance and usability also get good reviews, but views about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Y550 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (4G, 4.5-inch, 1.2 GHz quad core, 5MP and 2MP cameras, Android 4.4, 4 GB Storage + MicroSD)Huawei Ascend Y550 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (4G, 4.5-inch, 1.2 GHz quad core, 5MP and 2MP cameras, Android 4.4, 4 GB Storage + MicroSD)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550 review

 

Bringing 4G to the budget market

Low price ; Simple UI option ; 4G and microSD

Boring design ; Average screen ; Default UI isn't great

The Ascend Y550 is another entry to the low cost 4G market, perfect if you want fast data speeds that won't cost the Earth.

Sep, 2014

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

Huawei Ascend Y550 hands-on: The 4G phone for all - Pocket-lint

 

Huawei has announced the Ascend Y550, a new budget device that it hopes will make it easier for everyone to get on to 4G. The budget end of the smartphone

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550

 

4G on a tight budget

Great battery life ; Fair screen colour and contrast ; Up-to-date 64-bit CPU

Low screen resolution ; Minor performance issues ; Low internal storage

Top brightness isn’t stellar, but enough to keep the display visible on a bright, sunny day. The screen is pretty reflective, though.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550 Review: In Depth

 

If there's one trend we can't help but notice with Huawei, it's that it's helping to put incredibly powerful technology in the hands of a greater range of people. 4G-toting smartphones were once the reserve…

Excellent battery life ; Highly customisable UI ; Low cost 4G

Dull design ; Mediocre screen ; Tiny internal storage

Despite some pretty uninspiring first impressions, the Huawei Ascend Y550 actually packs a lot of nice and even some distinctive power-user features into a low-to-mid range specced device. There’s obvious work that could be done to improve it but it...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y550 Smartphone Review

 

With 3G quickly becoming "old tech", it's time to make way for the new. The Huawei Ascend Y550 is a budget smartphone that features 4G LTE technology, a zippy 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and a 4.5 inch IPS display. It all sounds great on paper,...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550 ( white)

 

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is a budget Android phone that packs 4G LTE and while that might seem great, it's important to know that there is a big trade off for it. Its 4.5-inch screen has a low 854x480-pixel resolution, an unimpressive 1.2GHz processor...

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is cheap, it has 4G LTE and a recent version of Android.

Its screen has a very low resolution, Huawei's custom Android skin is clunky and awkward to use, the camera is poor, the HDR mode simply doesn't work, it only has 4GB of built-in storage and the underpowered processor sometimes results in sluggish...

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550 review:

 

When 4G LTE first made its way to phones, it was a feature found only on the most high-end devices, packed with top-end technology and with a sky-high price to match. Things have changed in the last 12 months though. A lot.

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is cheap, it has 4G LTE and a recent version of Android.

Its screen has a very low resolution, Huawei's custom Android skin is clunky and awkward to use, the camera is poor, the HDR mode simply doesn't work, it only has 4GB of built-in storage and the underpowered processor sometimes results in sluggish...

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

Huawei Ascend Y550 review: When cheap definitely doesn't mean cheerful

 

When 4G LTE first made its way to phones, it was a feature found only on the most high-end devices, packed with top-end technology and with a sky-high price to match. Things have changed in the last 12 months though. A lot.

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is cheap, it has 4G LTE and a recent version of Android

Its screen has a very low resolution, Huawei's custom Android skin is clunky and awkward to use, the camera is poor, the HDR mode simply doesn't work, it only has 4GB of built-in storage and the underpowered processor sometimes results in sluggish...

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Ben Mansill (pcauthority.com.au)

Labs Brief: Huawei Ascend Y550

 

A $99 smartphone really should be a whole lot worse than this. Huawei's Ascend Y550 doesn't look or feel ‘cheap', unless it's sitting next to one of the aluminium premium devices. It sports a quad-core Cortex A53 1.2GHz CPU, with a 480 x 854 screen,...

Amazing for the price.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Huawei Ascend Y550 review

 

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is probably the cheapest 4G phone available. For very little money, you get an Android KitKat phone with a quadcore processor, a large screen, and strong battery life. The main compromise is the small amount of storage, but a...

The Huawei Y550 wears its budget smartphone credentials with pride, packing in as much usability as possible, while avoiding unnecessary features that would add to the cost. All plastic it may be, but it's solidly built and not at all shabby in look...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.917
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.477

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:11.4
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

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

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
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
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.5
Height :13.3
Weight:153
Width:6.8