Ascend Y530 - £105
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Huawei Ascend Y530
The Ascend Y530 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Huawei's Emotion UI. It is an update to 2013's Y300 and offer many significant improvements over its predecessor.
This phone has a 4.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 218PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Ascend Y530 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 480p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 28 out of 100.
The Ascend Y530 has an estimated battery life of around 8 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1700mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Ascend Y530 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Ascend Y530 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
The Huawei Ascend Y530 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Ascend Y530 is a well featured smartphone that offers solid performance at a reasonable price. It is a very capable device that executes most basic smartphone tasks very well.