Huawei Technologies a global leader in telecommunication has launched a series of Ideos mobile phone in India. The Huawei stands to compete with Indian manufacturers like Spice, Micromax and Olive Mobiles on the domestic front. The Huawei devices offer high quality products which satisfy your needs for households and entrepreneurs. Addition to Huawei IDEOS series of mobile phones are U8800 (Ideos X5), U8150 (IDEOS), Huawei U8500 (IDEOS X2) and Huawei U8300 Ideos Chat.
With the launch of Huawei IDEOS X2 mobile phone, it’s clear that it has unveiled a war on Micromax and Spice mobiles in terms of cheap Android mobile phones. So let’s get into having a closer look at the Huawei U8500 which is also referred to as Huawei Ideos X2 mobile.
The Huawei IDEOS X2 has got a sleek metallic finish and ergonomic design which can be easily spotted once you see this mobile phone. Also the phone curves around the edge which makes it easy to handle. The four keys strip finish in gun-metal colors which are the only press button seen on the mobile along with optical trackpad key resting in between those four keys. So altogether a different look than the general Android mobile phone by Samsung which usually has touch-sensitive button. That provides the screen to be bigger at 3.2 inches display with 180ppi pixel density. With the display screen being capacitive in nature, you have also got accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn off.
Coming to the hardware design part, it has got the power option key on the top right side edge, beside that we have the 3.5 mm headset connectivity pin and the microUSB port which can be used for PC connectivity and for charging too. The volume jack keys are located on the right side edge. No more keys and button other than that.
I love its amazing touch response which is very soft and intuitive, usually not found in mobile phone priced at this range. The mobile function is slide lock which can be easily opened by pressing the ON/OFF button located on the top.
Provided with a 3.15 mega pixel camera which provides a clear enough pictures and the video camera is equally good. The maximum resolution of image that you can take is 2048 x 1536 pixels and video recording at 352 x 288 at 15 fps speed. Also it doesn’t includes any flash as found is most of the high-end Smartphones.
The mobile phone is based of the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, though with the firmware release you can upgrade your firmware at any time, thanks to Google Android as its open source platform. Users would be happy to this handset supporting 3G network as this is the new buzz in India. With the 3G you would get a faster data transfer rate with HSDPA connectivity providing a top speed of 7.2 mbps. Fair enough with GPRS with EDGE technology you get a speed of 32 – 48 kbps during download of files with 2G SIM. Also inclusion of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n would make it to connect with any Wi-Fi network it its available to provide data streaming. Along with that Bluetooth v 2.1 with A2DP would provide wireless file transfer with various other devices on go.
When you have a mobile you mostly check out the features provided, the Ideos X2 has good number of features with digital compass, SNS integration for quick social networking connect, Organizer, Photo viewer and editor, voice memo and predictive text input a GPS navigation through the A-GPS support. As this handset is powered by Google Android operating system, you would be getting the Google services like Google Maps, Google Search, Google Talk, Picasa, Google Plus One, Google Calendar, Google Docs and other pre-installed on your mobile phone for quick access. Apart from that Google Market is where the real excitement starts with this mobile phone but as the flash is not added to this mobile phone, I have found few of the apps weren’t not supported by this mobile.
The mobile phone through audio player would play MP3, WMA, eAAC, eAAC+ music formats and video player supporting MP4, H.263 and H.264 video formats. Along with that FM Radio is also included and its only available in standard black color. With limited internal memory you would be love to expand the memory using the microSD memory card slot which can support up to 32 GB of memory card.
The mobile includes standard lithium ion battery just like the other mobile phone which provides a talk time of 5 hours on 2G usage and approximately 4 hours of talk time using the 3G SIM. The standby time would be easily 300 hours.
Here is our hands-on review on Huawei U 8500
So if you are looking for affordable Android mobile phone then this certainly Huawei Ideos X2 is for you as its priced at Rs 8999.