Android on a Budget: Huawei Ideos X5 U8800 Unboxing / Hands-on Video


Is a smooth Android experience possible on a limited budget?  We decided to find out by checking out the Huawei Ideos X5 U8800.  At under $300 unlocked, unsubsidized, it’s one of the cheapest phones with an ARMv7 processor (needed for any semblance of smoothness in Android).  The phone features a 3.8″ WVGA LCD, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, 1500 mAh battery, and an MicroSD slot (4GB card included), and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo).

The results?  Watch our full video unboxing and hands-on below the break to find out.

Oh and yes, a bit after 13 minutes, we found a nice bug – if you lock the phone while in the camera app, it’ll become stuck upon waking.

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