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Huawei Ascend Y530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The reception and reliability also get good views. Comments are divided on the battery, while many are critical about the features and size.

build quality, reliability, reception, usability, design

camera, responsiveness, value for money, features, size

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Huawei Ascend Y530


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Y530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

value for money, usability, screen, responsiveness


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Huawei Ascend Y530 Sim Free Smartphone

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Review Huawei Ascend Y530 Smartphone


Some relevant online shops list Huawei's Ascend Y530 for only 120 Euros (~$166). An up-to-date Android smartphone will barely be found for less - especially when it features Android 4.3 and a 4.5-inch screen. The Chinese manufacturer is thus launching...

Good build Slim silhouette Feasible performance Viewing angle stable screen Decent speaker Low price

Abysmal front-facing camera Small working memory Low and slow internal storage Occasional stutters in use

A bigger screen than in Apple's iPhone 5S for a fifth of the price - Huawei's Ascend Y530 lures customers with this. Although many other manufacturers from the low-budget sector use this strategy, the fewest have managed to implement it as well as...

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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.


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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

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Huawei Ascend Y530 review


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

The Huawei Ascend Y530 is a competent Android handset for £120 SIM free, but with its poor battery life and mediocre camera, it's not quite cheap enough to make it a better buy than the £130 Alcatel One Touch Idol S, which is a more competent and...

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Huawei Ascend Y530


Hands-on at MWC 2014: A low-cost Android phone that looks pretty good

Nokia Lumia 520.

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

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


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes