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Huawei Vision U8850

Huawei Vision U8850
alaScore 85

74 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and value for money also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the camera.

battery, value for money, design, screen, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Vision U8850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Huawei Vision U8850 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

battery, screen, build quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Vision U8850 Sim-Free Smartphone Huawei Vision U8850 Sim-Free SmartphoneHuawei Vision U8850 silver black sim-free, unbranded

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Huawei Vision review: Farsighted


With Incredibly Fast and About to Take Off written across their flag, Huawei took this year's MWC by a storm. Firing up on all cores - four of them, in case you've missed it - they pinned themselves emphatically on the Android map with an impressive...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.7" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Android OS v2.3.5 Gingerbread ; SPB Shell 3D launcher preloaded ; Qualcomm Snapdragon...

Below-par sunlight legibility ; No dedicated camera key ; No video calling out of the box ; Non-user-replaceable battery ; SPB Shell 3D launcher looks messy ; Non-hot-swappable microSD slot

We repeatedly compared the Huawei Vision to a year-old package. Similarities with the HTC Desire S are too many to ignore. The unibody design is just the tip of the iceberg. The two handsets are nearly identical on the inside too. It almost feels like...

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Hands-on with Huawei Vision


Huawei's recent entry into the Android scene has caught a lot of attention, and their latest Android 2.3 device, the Huawei Vision, got some hands-on treatment from us in Beijing. Here's our first impressions of the Chinese company's flagship model for...


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Huawei Vision Aluminum Unibody Android 2.3 Smartphone


Announced back in August, the Huawei Vision is the Chinese manufacturer's latest and so far most stylish Android smartphone. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon single-core CPU at 1 GHz, the Vision runs on Android 2.3.5/Gingerbread. The device supports...

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Huawei Vision Android phone


Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has certainly made a splash in the Australian smartphone market in 2011. It's latest creation is the Huawei Vis...

Competitive price ; Unibody aluminium design ; 9.9mm thick

Touchscreen isn't always responsive ; Scrolling not very smoooth ; Non-removable battery

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Huawei Vision hands-on


The Huawei Vision offers a sturdy build and tempting take on Android Gingerbread for those of you on a modest budget. It's not the most powerful of smart phones though.

Sturdy construction ; Decent screen ; Attractive 3D carousel interface

Not particularly powerful ; Not the most stylish handset ever made

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Huawei Vision


With an aluminium unibody design, this is the best-looking phone Huawei has ever made.

The look of the interface isn't a patch on HTC Sense either. It's a bit too angular and too busy. Huawei needs to learn the "less is more" motto before it'll stop us from using custom launchers on its phones, wiping out their additions.

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Huawei Vision


The Huawei Vision is the difference between cheap and great value. The handset packs power and performance into a sturdy unibody design at a great price.

Great value ; Sturdy build and great performance ; Touchscreen feels great

Camera is poor ; No options for media sharing ; Only 2GB of memory included for media and apps

Allphones is the exclusive-release partner for the Huawei Vision in Australia, and if you pop into a store to take a look, make sure you compare it to the Nexus S while you're at it.

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Huawei Vision


Huawei has revealed that it plans to launch its first high-end smartphone in the UK, which'll officially land dubbed the Huawei Vision.

Although its specs are still to be confirmed, the hotly-anticipated handset has already firing up the rumour mill. According to online speculation, it'll arrive rocking a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, which will display Huawei's "own custom 3D interface"....

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Review: Huawei Vision


'A high end feel for a mid range phone' The Huawei Vision is a phone, which on first impression would seem less than exciting. However, the combinations of a solid build quality and the Huawei UI make the phone more-than enjoyable. Read further for my...

When I first heard that the review device I was to receive was branded Huawei, I was less than impressed. Budget phones have never really been my thing – but then I realised I just never gave them a chance. If you take the look and feel of the phone,...

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Huawei Vision U8850 - an affordable solution


== Huawei Vision U8850 == The Vision U8850 from Huawei is an interesting smartphone that has one of the best values for money I have seen on the current market. The phone is compact with an extremely durable screen that will never have scratch marks if...

awesome pre-installed apps ; durable screen ; great value for money

outdated specs. ; outdated operating system


Product Specifications


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


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
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:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes