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Huawei Ascend Y530

Huawei Ascend Y530
alaScore 91

1799 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1799 reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The price and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, price, design, usability

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 91/100 = Excellent 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 16 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reception.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

reception

75% 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) - Black (4.5 inch, 1.2GHz Dual Core, 3.2mp Camera, MicroSD up to 32GB)

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 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. Views about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the screen.

price, performance, usability, durability, 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 - WhiteHuawei Ascend Y530, 4GB, Factory Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone - Red

Jun, 2015

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
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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

In all the Huawei Ascend Y530 is a solid budget smartphone which is capable of performing all the basics you'd expect without providing any thrills along the way.

May, 2014

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

Huawei Ascend Y530 review

 

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

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

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: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend Y530 review: A cheap but not very cheerful Android phone

 

The Huawei Ascend Y530 is very affordable, its battery is replaceable and it has expandable storage.

Its screen is poor, its processor doesn't offer much power, Huawei's software is clunky to use, its battery life is weak and it doesn't have 4G.

While the Ascend Y530 is pretty cheap, its all-round unimpressive performance means it's still not worth your cash. For the same money you can buy the Motorola Moto G, which beats the Y530 in every respect.

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: Derek (phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk)

Great phone, great price

 

Really pleased with this phone. This is my first smartphone, so did plenty of research. Easy to use phone, good camera, and great value. Really pleased and would recommend to others.

Jun, 2014
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Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8210

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.3 Jellybean
Operator:EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8210
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