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Huawei U8510 IDEOS X3 / Huawei U8510-0 / Huawei Blaze

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews of Huawei U8510 IDEOS X3 / Huawei U8510-0 / Huawei Blaze. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also appreciated, but the sound and durability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei U8510 IDEOS X3 / Huawei U8510-0 / Huawei Blaze is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Huawei U8510 IDEOS X3 / Huawei U8510-0 / Huawei Blaze from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas the sound and durability get less positive reviews.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Huawei Ideos X3 - Pocket-lint


A nice enough phone for those on a budget. Sadly, the touchscreen does make it a bit of a chore to use, but as a simple, effective Android phone, it's

Small, light, good at the basics

Toucscreen is insensitive and bothersome, battery life isn't brilliant

We like the X3. It's not the fastest phone, but its small size, decent screen and more than acceptable call quality is enough for the casual user. More advanced owners might find the touchscreen tedious, but you could certainly live with it.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (

Huawei Blaze review


An Android 2.3.4 smartphone, unsubsidised, for £99. Bargain?

Stylish curved screen ; Light and slim chassis ; Huawei interface on/off toggle ; Solid enough for kids

No camera flash ; Glitchy video output ; Terrible still photos ; Often slow to respond

The Huawei Blaze is known by several names, with Huawei calling the smartphone the U8510 in some regions and the IDEOS X3 in others.

Nov, 2011


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Huawei Blaze review


Huawei may seem like a new name, but the company's phones have been available in the UK for some time - the Orange Barcelona was a re-branded Huawei U8350, and in our review we lamented the fact that Huawei didn't sell its handsets direct. The Blaze is...

The Blaze is occasionally laggy, but its slim design, bright screen and decent pre-installed apps make it a great budget phone

Nov, 2011

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Huawei Blaze review


Huawei's first UK phone – known as the IDEOS X3 in the States – may be cheap and cheerful but it offers plenty of bang for your buck

It won’t set any spec sheets ablaze, but the Blaze packs in a solid Android experience at an irresistible price point

Oct, 2011


Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Huawei Blaze U8510


Huawei's first own-brand phone is one of just a few sub-£100 Android smartphones worth owning.

Neat design ; Excellent Value

Slow processor ; Picky soft keys ; Rubbish camera

The Huawei Blaze gets you an awful lot for nor much money. Solid build, the full roster of smartphone features and a decent screen ensure the phone can hold its own against devices that cost £200 or more SIM-free. It's not perfect - slight lag and...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (

Huawei Blaze Review: In Depth


You might not have heard much about Huawei before, but the company has been making mobile phones for other company's for years. The Blaze is its first launch into the UK market under its own name, with…

Affordable price ; Huawei’s custom features ; Well built ; Decent screen

Can be a little slow at times ; Smart Traffic app may not work on all networks

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Julian Prokaza (

Huawei U8510 IDEOS X3 Blaze review


Another remarkably inexpensive smartphone from a manufacturer keen to make its name in the Android market, but is the Huawei Blaze as cheerful as it is cheap? Julian Prokaza goes hands-on to find out.

The U8510 Blaze is remarkably cheap, but it’s also surprisingly cheerful and Huawei has done a good job of delivering a relatively capable Android smartphone for very little money. It’s probably only suited as a main smartphone for undemanding users,...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (

Huawei Blaze review


Phone manufacturer Huawei and its rival ZTE are just about the biggest companies you've never heard of, and it may surprise you to know that both have been selling handsets in the UK for aeons, typically under the guise of network-branded models such...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (

Huawei Blaze review


We review the Huawei Blaze, a sub-£100 handset with Android 2.3 Gingerbread that's also known as Ideos X3

Android 2.3, Build quality, Value for money, Ergonomic design

Performance can be a little jumpy, Camera quality is poor

The Huawei Blaze might not be the fastest handset, but it gives you a taste of Android's finest at a very low price, saving you from locking yourself into a lengthy and pricey contract

Oct, 2011

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For a hundred quid, you can get a decent Android handset that does

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):300
Talk time (3G):4.1


Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:0.25 / 256


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1
GPRS multislot class:10
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):56.5 x 11.2 x 110
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:0.6


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:512
Internal RAM:256
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11
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