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Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 reviews of Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5. 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 screen are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the durability and camera.

design, performance, price, screen, portability

camera, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Huawei IDEOS X5

 

Smartphones are taking over the mobile phone scene, with budget conscious devices playing their part in bringing the expanded functionality of these devices to the mobile masses. TechSmart reviews one such phone, the Huawei IDEOS X5.

Very good and large display, good specs for budget device, pocket- and grip-friendly dimensions, 4 GB of storage.

Unprotected camera lens sticks out of the rear cover, camera lag, Android Froyo not the most up to date version of the mobile OS, and not the most affordable of the budget conscious Android group.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

Overall, I quite liked the device. Aside from the mucky camera the rest is rather respectable. Originally the handset debuted at £250, which is a bit steep. You could pick up an HTC Desire for that. However, it has dropped considerably and you can even...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Huawei U8800 Ideos X5 review

 

Chances are, if you have had a broadband dongle in the past then it may have been made by Huawei. Having built a rock solid foundation with 3G dongles over the years Huawei are sailing, full steam, into the mobile phone world. Much like...

Generously proportioned Android device

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jennifer Scott (knowyourmobile.com)

Huawei IDEOS X5 review

 

Huawei might not be a huge name in the UK yet but globally the handset manufacturer means business. The company is the biggest telecoms manufacturer is China and is second only to Ericsson worldwide.

Beautiful appearance, top notch Android OS, excellent camera and exciting menu appearance

Lack of power, unavoidable touch sensitive buttons, laggy scrolling and temperamental battery life.

A handset that proves looks aren’t everything and it is what is inside that counts. The IDEOS X5 doesn’t have the power to live up to its competitors, just a distracting appearance

Expert review by: Naina Khedekar (tech.firstpost.com)

Huawei Ideos X5 Pro Review

 

Around the middle of last year, Huawei had introduced the Ideos Pro smartphone. A neat looking phone with a set of decent features but a tad high on price. The company recently introduced the successor to the device in the form of the Ideos X5 Pro. The...

Putting it in a nutshell, the Huawei Ideos X5 Pro is a pretty neat device for 13,800 athough it has some minimal changes over the predecessor and the price hasn't seen a huge jump either. It performs well enough, the screen responds accurately and...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Naina Khedekar (tech.firstpost.com)

Huawei Ideos X5 Pro Review - Tech2

 

Around the mid of last year, Huawei had introduced the Ideos Pro smartphone. A neat looking phone with a set of decent....

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Apr, 2012

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

Huawei IDEOS X5 Android phone

 

Huawei may not be a brand that immediately comes to mind when you think of mobile phones, but its IDEOS X5 Android phone will certainly get you thinki...

Value for money ; Reasonably stylish design ; Decent specifications

Screen hard to see in sunlight ; Touch-sensitive buttons not backlit ; No word on Gingerbread update

If you want to buy a fully fledged Android smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei IDEOS X5 should be seriously considered. It offers all the features and functions of a top end Android smartphone for an excellent price.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5 Android Smartphone - Tech2

 

Huawei is one of those companies that has specialized in the manufacture of mobile handsets for quite some time now.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5 Android Smartphone

 

Huawei is one of those companies that have specialised in the manufacture of mobile handsets, for quite sometime now. They only recently made a debut in the Indian market, but failed to impress the community seeing as their U8-150 budget Android device...

The price tag on the Huawei IDEOS X5 is Rs. 15,000. It works out to be just a little steep, but manages to offer quite a bit of functionality for the price. Although, in this range, I would have expected a better camera and DivX and XviD codec support...

Jun, 2011

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

Huawei IDEOS X5 Android phone

 

Huawei IDEOS X review: The Huawei IDEOS X5 is targeted at users who want all the features and functions of a top-end Android smartphone minus the expensive price tag

Value for money ; Reasonably stylish design ; Decent specifications

Screen hard to see in sunlight ; Touch-sensitive buttons not backlit ; No word on Gingerbread update

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:9.65
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

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

Navigation

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

Networking

3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor Model:MSM 7230

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2

Storage

Internal storage capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.16
Height :12
Weight:130
Width:6.2