Huawei IDEOS X5 U8800 Review – Features with Hands-On Video

IDEOS X5 LogoThough by name its Huawei IDEOS X5 U 8800 handset, the other alternate name which could have given should be Huawei’s All in One Android Premium phone. The reason behind this is that this phone has it all, right from the fabulous overall build quality to a beautiful interface laden with all generic applications which always an Android user wanted, so you don’t need to download any apps from the Market out of the box, just insert the SIM card and enjoy the phone the way it is as all the famous apps are pre-loaded in in it. We are sure that by now you would want to know on what all features this phone comes along.

With the likes of the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2 which costs almost double the IDEOS X5 cost, this phone leaves no feature of the former and has a capability to fight it out between the former two. So, in the due course of this article we will see on what are the specifications this phone is powered with along with the feature sets which this phone comes with. There are many features which comes tagged with this phone which we will be seeing below. Also, you can refer to some of the photos of this stylish looking phone.

Specifications and Features:
This Huawei IDEOS X5 smart phone comes with the Froyo 2.2 version of firmware out of the box but can be upgraded to the Gingerbread 2.3 version subjected to release of this version, but you can stay tuned to androidadvices.com for updates on the firmware release. Apart from that this phone comes with the ultra-sleek design with a huge 9.7 mm of multi touch capability touch screen with the WVGA capacitive touch screen. With 3.8 inches of screen size, it support multi touch capacitive input method. This phone is powered by a 800 MHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 7230 chip set. This device is HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps (U8800H) / 7.2 Mbps (U8800); HSUPA, 5.76 / 2 Mbps supported phone.

This smart phone it’s not only super premium phone but also has rubberized solid constructive phone with very good voice quality along with the large screen of the top of the line quality.  In the season of smart phones it’s always good to pack your office in this smart phone as you can literally run any application which is there in the Android Market Place in this phone. With the regular soft touch keys at the front along with the Volume keys at the left hand side of the phone, power button at the top along with the universal 3.5 mm jack at the top and last but not the east the at the bottom of the phone you will find the micro USB charging port at the bottom of the phone. This phone also boasts the super clear 5 MP camera to satisfy all your photography needs right on the move.

Memory & Multimedia:
In Huawei IDEOS X5 you have an option to store unlimited entries of phonebook as well as the messages along with the unlimited storage of the called entries. The internal memory is of 4GB eMMC with available user memory of 2GB, RAM of 512 MB and with the help of the external SD card slot you can accommodate a 32 GB micro SD card.

This phone has got a 5 MP camera with Auto Focus capability along with the Geo Tagging capability which will help you to tag the photos. Not to forget that it comes with the LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Capability, Pre-loaded email, document and calendar management tools for your business needs, WI-FI Router, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Fingerprint-resistant surface, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, USB Modem etc. to name a few. This phone’s web browser is optimized in such a way that you will experience a PC like browsing as it even supports the latest Adobe Flash 10.3 version which further adds the real like experience.

Not to forget about the multimedia, this phone supports 720P HD Video recording and playback and also has SRS WOW HD audio effect capability.
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Battery, Price & Availability:
With so many features loaded in this smart phone, it’s now time to talk something about the battery. In the battery front, this phone comes with the top notch 1500 mah Power Lithium Ion battery which promises to last for up to 380 hrs in the stand-by mode and a whopping 8 hrs+ of talk time which is not at all a bad deal.

Last but not the least, if we have a look at the price at which this phone comes at then it is priced very affordably at Rs. 14,000 considering the fact that other similar line smart phones with not many changes at an almost double the price.

This phone is available in Black colour and comes along with the accessories like headphone, a travel charger, handset, battery and also has a data cable in the box package. This phone can either be purchased from your nearest electronic mega store or from Huawei’s official website.

Final Verdict:
There is no reason on why this phone doesn’t need a “BUY” tag as this phone comes with all the features which Android users always wanted. This phone is for all those who wants style along with performance at an affordable price.

Update : This article was updated on December 28th 2011 with the RAM, Processor & Battery Type information as provided by Huawei India.

  • koushik

    I do have a U8800, waiting for the Ginderbread 2.3 for this mobile, will it be released shortly.

    Also where can I download the spread sheet, word & power point for free? It is not available in android market.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you need to download the office apps from market!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes it will be released, on which version you are on currently?

  • http://www.geekygyaan.com Jeet Dholakia

    Nice review of the phone i like two things mainly the one is the Flash and other is USB charger.