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Huawei Sonic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Huawei Sonic. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the camera and design.

portability, performance, screen, price

usability, design, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Sonic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Huawei Sonic Android phone

 

Huawei Sonic review: A mid-range Android phone for $188? You better believe it

Very low price ; Android features and flexibility ; Responsive 3.5in display

No flash ; Menu icons look ugly ; Poor quality camera

Aug, 2011

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Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Huawei Sonic Android phone

 

How much smartphone can $188 buy you? That's what supermarket chain Woolworths is selling Huawei's latest Sonic Android phone for in Australia.

Very low price ; Android features and flexibility ; Responsive 3.5in display

No flash ; Menu icons look ugly ; Poor quality camera

The Huawei Sonic provides a reasonable features list for quite a low price. As long as you can live with its limitations, such as the lack of Flash and a poor camera, it's very hard to beat for value.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot

 

Running on T-Mobile's HSPA+42 network, the Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot promises download speeds up 10 Mbps. Throw in USB tethering, global connectivity, an SD Card slot for sharing files among multiple gadgets and a helpful OLED screen, and the Sonic 4G...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Shubham Gupta (techquark.com)

Huawei Sonic : World's First Cloud SmartPhone

 

All thanks to Huawei, they allowed us to have a review device. I was not expecting much out of a low price phone, but when I started using it, I just feel in love with it and made it my primary phone. Let's dig deep to know whats so special about this...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Lentini (smartoffice.com.au)

Review: Budget Huawei Sonic Phone For Sub-Sonic Price

 

Huawei's X1 took the budget Android to new levels by sealing a beautifully simple package into a sub-Huawei00 price. The Huawei Sonic works on that legacy but this time for the mid-range phone market without compromising on price value.

Budget price for mid-range Android phone; simple but slightly adapted user interface

Poor screen resolution; Average camera quality for colour saturation

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Lentini (smarthouse.com.au)

Huawei Sonic

 

Huawei's X1 took the budget Android to new levels by sealing a beautifully simple package into a sub-$100 price. The Huawei Sonic works on that legacy but this time for the mid-range phone market without compromising on price value.

Budget price for mid-range Android phone; simple but slightly adapted user interface

Poor screen resolution; Average camera quality for colour saturation

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: BT (productreview.com.au)

Good phone for the price

 

Ive had mine for 1 year and have had no problems to date with it. This phone is easy to use. The battery life is reasonable. It delivers well for the cheap price. The camera is really no good, but if you use a digital camera, there is not much of a loss.

Easy to use, reliable, very good value

Camera is not worth using

May, 2013

Consumer review by: chuckovski (productreview.com.au)

at $169, unbeatable value

 

My wife and I both own one, and I bought this after I couldn't live with the [censored word removed] battery life my old smart phone had Her experience was excellent It's not the fastest phone on the market by any means, but it has the latest Android...

PRICE, light, thin, tough

slow at times

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Briantempo (productreview.com.au)

limited 3g connectivity otherwise great

 

I bought one of these from coles, i found the phone great, simple to use the navigator on it worked well which i used often. after i had used it for 3 months i could no longer connect to the 3g network even in canberra. which stopped me from accessing...

Inexpensive, easy to use

Very limited 3g connection

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Rain (productreview.com.au)

Excellent phone

 

This is my first Android and from day 1 i found it easy to use and easy to understand... it does all the things and more than the iphone3 that my daughter has. I have had trouble getting a cover but apparently they are available on ebay. It has a...

inexpensive, reliable great value for the price

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25

Messaging

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
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Video Playback: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Ports & interfaces

TV-Out : No

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Internal RAM:256
Internal ROM:512
Maximum memory card size:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19
Height :11.6
Weight:120
Width:6.05
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