Huawei Ascend Y530 White
The Huawei Ascend Y530 is one of the company's cheapest phones. It is out to win over a few first time smartphone users, and those who aren't willing to shell out hundreds for a new mobile.
Huawei Ascend Y530 Screen
4.5 inches and 854 x 480 px resolution. However, the display is highly reflective. Screens lose reflectiveness by applying anti reflective coatings and cutting out layers in the screen's architecture. To my eyes, the Huawei Ascend Y530 must have more layers than a Vienetta. And from an angle, you can clearly see that the actual display layer is significantly recessed from the surface. This is something Huawei needs to work on especially as the underlying panel seems to be a perfectly serviceable IPS display.
Whilst the Ascend Y530 doesn’t exactly boast the premium build many flagship smartphones do, its soft-touch, rounded design make it a sleek and colourful alternative to your usually modest budget smartphones. The handset itself feels sturdy and secure in your hand, and whilst the back of the phone can be removed to allow access to the battery, it doesn’t feel frail like so many other cheap phones. Whilst the materials aren’t quite up there with the iPhone 5s’s and HTC One M8’s metal cases, the Y530 still looks brilliant on show.
Y530 5MP camera
If photography is at the top of your check list, then the Ascend Y530 won’t disappoint. The device packs in a 5 MP lens similarly to other similarly priced handsets, and with a front-facing camera, the Y530 really does punch above its weight. Also, with a 4GB internal memory, as well as an SD card slot, you won’t need to worry about getting too snap happy any time soon.
Ascend Y530 Battery Life
Packing a modest 1700mAh battery pack, you wouldn’t expect the Ascend Y530 to last much longer than the average smartphone, but you’d be wrong. In fact, the Y530 can last a full two days without a charge, even with pretty high usage. If you are getting fed up of constantly chasing the nearest plug socket, the Huawei Ascend Y530 could be right down your alley. Also, seeing as the battery is removable, you can always pick up a spare and keep that with you for emergencies.
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Display Type||TFT Capacitive Touchscreen|
|OS||Name||Android Jelly Bean|
|Version||4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Display||Resolution||480 x 854 px|
|Sound||Alert Types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Speed||HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Battery||Type||Li-Ion 1750 mAh|
|Physical||Dimensions||132.5 x 67 x 9.3 mm|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200|
|Additional Features||Document viewer, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial|
|Rating*||1 Star||2 Star||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|