Ascend Y550 - £110
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Huawei Ascend Y550
The Huawei Ascend Y5500 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with Huawei's Emotion UI.
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 Y550 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 76 out of 100.
The Ascend Y550 has an estimated battery life of around 8 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (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 Y550 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 Y550 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). 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. It is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Ascend Y550 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 Huawei Ascend Y550 is amongst the least expensive 4G smartphone on the market. It is refreshingly simple to use and is an excellent compromise between performance and price.