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Huawei Ideos X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews of Huawei Ideos X5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and screen are on the whole positive. The design and size are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are less positive about the sound and camera.

price, size, design, screen, performance

camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ideos X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Ideos X5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Huawei Ideos X5 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the performance. The design also gets good feedback.

design, performance

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Huawei Ideos X5 (unlocked) review: Huawei Ideos X5 (unlocked)


The Huawei Ideos X5 has a clear, sharp display, a decent camera, HD 720p video capture, and a touch of premium styling.

There's no camera shutter button, the microSD card is behind the back cover, and call quality was variable.

The Huawei Ideos X5 has all the ingredients of a satisfying Android phone, but it faces stiff competition from the top and middle of the pack.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Huawei IDEOS X5 Preview


Somewhat overshadowed by the plethora of big name handset announcements during CES, the Huawei IDEOS X5 quietly arrived on the scene with its mid-range specs in tow. Although we had some brief hands-on time with the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo...

So far, we find the calling quality withthe prototype to be acceptable thanks to the natural voices heard onboth ends of the line. Howev

Jan, 2011


Huawei Ideos X5


Huawei IDEOS X5 is a Froyo-running smartphone that has unveiled recently announced. IDEOS X5 comes with a 3.r inches TFT screen that is a little bit smaller than that of IDEOS X6. What makes it a perfect choice for the new generation is its up-to-the...

The Huawei Ideos X5 is designed with the budget conscious user in mind. It may not have the fastest processor or a whopping amount of memory but it still works fine.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (

Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5


The IDEOS X5 is a high-end smartphone from Huawei and sports an 800MHz processor and Google's Android OS

The X5 is a well-rounded device that packs plenty of punch. It has no glaring issues so if you’re in the market for an Android device and want a lot of bang for you buck, it’s worth a look.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Arnold Zafra (

Huawei Ideos X5 Reviewed


The Ideos X5 was one of the two new Android phones launched by Huawei during CES 2011. It's currently available in some European and Asian markets. Despite being an entry-level Android phone the Huawei Ideos X5 boasts nice features that make it...

Comparing the Huawei Ideos X5 to my old Nexus One, I would have to say that the former can give the latter a good run for its money. I did not expect Huawei to come up with such a robust and solidly built smartphone.

May, 2011

Expert review by: theunwired (

VIDEOVIEW: Huawei Ideos X5 Android Smartphone Unboxing and Hands-on


The Ideos X5 is Huawei 's brand new high-end Google experience Android smartphone with an entry level price point. It's powered by a Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU at 800 MHz and runs Android 2.2.1 / Froyo . The X5 features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as...

Apr, 2011

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Huawei IDEOS X5


Part of the press release:

CricKet wireless offers the Huawei Ascend as a smartphone. Not as good as the X5 / X6. Hopefully CricKet will be offering these soon – word is they're gonna drop several smartphones in early 2011.

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Huawei U8800


The Huawei U8800 has a 3.8 inch screen and runs Android 2.1.

With a 5 megapixel camera and an LED flash, it promises to compete with the elite of the Android world. Capable of speeds up to 14 mbps, your browsing experience should fly.

Expert review by: Naina Khedekar (

Huawei Ideos X5 Pro Review


Around the middle of last year, Huawei had introduced the Ideos Pro smartphone. A neat looking phone with a set of decent features but a tad high on price. The company recently introduced the successor to the device in the form of the Ideos X5 Pro. The...

Putting it in a nutshell, the Huawei Ideos X5 Pro is a pretty neat device for 13,800 athough it has some minimal changes over the predecessor and the price hasn't seen a huge jump either. It performs well enough, the screen responds accurately and...

Apr, 2012


Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Huawei IDEOS X5 Android phone


Huawei may not be a brand that immediately comes to mind when you think of mobile phones, but its IDEOS X5 Android phone will certainly get you thinki...

Value for money ; Reasonably stylish design ; Decent specifications

Screen hard to see in sunlight ; Touch-sensitive buttons not backlit ; No word on Gingerbread update

If you want to buy a fully fledged Android smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei IDEOS X5 should be seriously considered. It offers all the features and functions of a top end Android smartphone for an excellent price.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Featuring the latest email, document, and calendar management tools and the powerful Android 2.2 operating system, the X5 is an ultra-sleek touchscreen device that redefines convenience and productivity for today's busy professionals. From hardware, software to product design, each detail of the Huawei IDEOS X5 is specifically chosen to bring consumers a smart mobile experience that is easy to enjoy. The Huawei IDEOS X5 is a stylish smartphone that packs outstanding performance, design and technology into one compact device. The Huawei IDEOS X5 offers high speed connectivity through HSPA and WiFi 802.11n, enabling professionals to stay connected at all times and places. It has 4G memory and a SD card slot that allows more applications to be installed and stored. The smartphone's 5 MP camera and 720p high-definition video recording and playback features keep entertainment at the fingertips.

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7230


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.2 Froyo
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7230
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