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Huawei Ascend Y530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2841 reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but the apps and GPS navigation get critical comments.

size, usability, performance, price, reliability

GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend Y530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reception.

price, usability, performance, design, screen

reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Y530 Sim Free Smartphone (Genuine UK Stock) 4.5 inch, 1.2GHz Dual Core, 5mp Camera, MicroSD up to 32GB - BlackHuawei Ascend Y530 Sim Free Smartphone (Genuine UK Stock) 4.5 inch, 1.2GHz Dual Core, 5mp Camera, MicroSD up to 32GB - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the camera and reception. The durability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the performance, while there are some critical comments about the reliability and screen.

price, usability, durability, reception, camera

screen, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Y530, 4GB, Factory Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - BlackHuawei Ascend Y530, 4GB, Factory Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the reliability and sound. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the durability.

price, performance, usability, sound, reliability

durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HUAWEI Ascend Y530 Y530-U051 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone - BlackHUAWEI Ascend Y530 Y530-U051 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Huawei Ascend Y530 Smartphone

 

Gigantic little Y. Huawei's Y product line is aimed at price-conscious smartphone newbies. The Ascend Y530 is no exception. The Chinese manufacturer bundles a rounded package for 149 Euros (~$206) and keeps a simplified usage in mind - and the 4.5-inch...

Good build, Slim silhouette, Feasible performance, Viewing angle stable screen, Decent speaker, Low price, Huawei has bundled a rounded overall package for a very affordable price. This even makes a low-budget smartphone fun

Abysmal front-facing camera, Small working memory, Low and slow internal storage, Occasional stutters in use, The front-facing camera could be a bit higher quality. More working memory would also be nice, but likely too much of a good thing for this...

May, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530, First Take: Entry-level smartphone with 'simple' Android UI option

 

This affordable smartphone includes a Simple Android Interface, but it's only skin-deep, and to access it you need to be able to navigate the standard UI.

Three-pane view shows detail at a glance ; Display is configurable on the fly ; Advanced notifications

Somewhat expensive for an iPad app

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Alexander Willcox (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

Is simplicity the key to winning the budget market?

Simple UI mode ; Solid design ; Respectable battery life

Emotion UI is poor ; Small internal storage ; No 4G or NFC

Ratings in depth The Huawei Ascend Y530 is the latest handset offering from the Chinese technology giant, and it's rapidly developing a reputation of releasing budget devices every six months.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review - Pocket-lint

 

The Huawei Y530 is the latest handset from the company that's looking to deliver that smartphone experience without breaking the bank. Priced at £149.95

Design is reasonable, IPS display, has microSD storage expansion, simple user interface option is good for newcomers

Slow performance, seems overpriced, cameras are average, software tweaks don't add much, battery performance not good

The biggest problem the Huawei Ascend Y530 faces is that the competition at this price point has changed fairly dramatically in recent times. While there are a number of devices in the sub-£150 category, it’s the Motorola Moto G that has shifted...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

Not quite the Moto G rival we were hoping for

Nokia Lumia 520.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

A decent Android handset for £120, but its poor battery life and sub-par camera hold it back

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

Chinese manufacturer Huawei's been on a bit of a roll recently.Hot on the heels of the high-end (but mid-priced) Ascend P7 and themid-range Ascend G6 comes the budget Y530, which doesn't stretch to4G or offer any standout specifications, but does at...

Neat and sturdy design, good-sized screen

Sub-HD display, processor not as powerful as it could be,doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from rivals

The Huawei Y530 is a solid budget performer that has at leastgained a few style points on its low-end predecessors and offersreasonable value for money within its limited specifications.However, it doesn't cost much more for increased power...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (itproportal.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

It has been a while since I've reviewed a handset from Huawei. Back last summer the Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 both impressed – the latter just a bit more than the former. The new Huawei Ascend Y530 isn't in their league, though; it's a budget handset,...

Good "lite" user interface option Solid build quality Memory expansion

Average processor Short on internal storage Poor battery life

There are some plus points here. I am coming round to liking Huawei's idea of putting apps on a home screen and not bothering with the app drawer. The general user interface is appealing and I can see how the "lite" version will have appeal, too. Build...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Lisa (reevoo.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

easy to use looks nice value for money

battery life not great problems setting up a google account for e-mails and internet

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Julie (reevoo.com)

Huawei Ascend Y530

 

Amazing value for money! I cheaper version of the modern smart phones but does the same job

Slightly on the large side

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes