So we recently told you about the Huawei Press Release Event, which announced three new smartphones filled with features to the younger and fast moving generation. The call it the Huawei devices 2.0, and they are the Ideos X5, the Ideos X2 and the Ideos Chat all of them running on Android.
Huawei recently received an award in the category of the Top 10 most innovative company by Fast Company. As we told you in the previous post, their goal is to be one of the top 5 mobile brands in India and so they have launched these 3 new smartphones in India. Their tag line is “Why wait?” and they will be selling these three smartphones at cheap prices.
The Ideos X5 U8800 – The largest of them all.
Huawei launched the new Ideos X5, the phone that will be priced the highest among the three and also will pack most of the features that are commonly available on all high-end, high-priced smartphones. The Ideos X5, is slim, and I was actually shocked when I held it and looked at it’s display, it’s astonishing. I could easily tell in that instant that this phone has a high-end feel and look that will turn a few heads when placed at noticeable points. Although, it’s plastic, it looks really good and sleek.
Ideos X5 U8800 features;
- 3.8” WVGA Capacitive Touch Display with 800×480 resolution
- Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed with all essential Google Apps and extras
- 5 Megapixel camera with 720p HD recording and flash
- Wi-fi 802.11n and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
- 4 GB in-built storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD and 512MB of RAM
- Adobe Flash 10.1
- SWYPE technology, Proximity, Ambient Light and Accelerometer sensors
The best feature of the Ideos X5 is however, the price. At Rs. 14,999, the Ideos X5 is the cheapest smartphone in India that comes with HD video recording and other such features. Check out the official video after the break.
The Huawei Ideos X2 U8500
The Ideos X2 U8500 is a stylish phone that has those Sony Ericsson curves and design. The screen isn’t as great as that of the previous one, but it does the job, also it’s quite handy since it’s slim. The design idea is similar to Xperia X1i, a touchscreen, some hardware keys and an optical trackpad. The device feels firm when held in hand.
Ideos X2 U8500 features;
- 3.2” HVGA Capacitive touch screen with 320×480 resolution
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- 512MB of Storage, expandable to 16Gb via microSD and 256MB of RAM
- 3.2 Megapixel camera
- 3.5mm Audio output
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors.
For a price tag of only Rs. 8,999 it seems that the features provided are good enough. I haven’t really tested the phone yet, but it felt stable enough for daily use. Video after the break.
The Ideos Chat U8300
This is the most innovative design I’ve seen on a QWERTY phone. I just loved the feel, and the overall design that is very different than any other QWERTY devices in the market. It has a very unique design, that makes it look like one of those Nintendo devices. The Ideos Chat comes with a resistive touchscreen, an Optical trackpad and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Ideos Chat U8300 Features;
- 2.6” TFT QVGA Resistive Touchscreen with 320×240 resolution
- Android 2.1 Éclair
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera
- 512MB of Internnal storage, expandable via microUSB up to 16GB. 256MB of RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors are optional.
The Ideos Chat is certainly a far better choice than those cheap Micromax QWERTY phones and could also give some competition to those entry level BlackBerry and Nokia E Series phones. The Ideos Chat is priced at Rs. 8,199. Check out the video after the break.
All the three phones, the Ideos X5, Ideos X2 and the Ideos Chat will be available in the market starting June 13. Although, the smartphones will be initially rolled out in the 10 Major cities around India and then sold all across.
Do watch the videos and tell us which Huawei phone would you like to buy? Do you the prices are high?