Huawei U8800 Ideos X5

  • Huawei U8800 Ideos X5
79
Based on 21 scores, 29 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Affordable; 4GB memory; decent 5-megapixels camera.
  • The Huawei Ideos X5 has a clear, sharp display, HD 720p video capture, and a touch of premium styling.

Cons:

  • No dedicated camera button; microSD slot hidden under back casing.
  • Call quality was variable.

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 70

Not all that long ago, the Ideos X5 could’ve counted itself as part of the smartphone elite. But with the next generation of smartphones now on the market, the X5’s features are looking a little more run-of-the-mill by...

By TechSmart.co.za on

Huawei’s IDEOS X5 smartphone isn’t the most exciting Android-running mobile around, but for a almost entry-level R2799 you do get some very nice mid-range specs. The latter includes its comparatively big display, productive 800 MHz processor...

By TechCentral on

The Huawei Ideos X5 is designed with the budget conscious user in mind. It may not have the fastest processor or a whopping amount of memory but it still works fine. If you are new to the Android OS and don't want to invest in a high-end phone then...

By Tech2 on 65

Huawei is one of those companies that have specialised in the manufacture of mobile handsets, for quite sometime now. They only recently made a debut in the Indian market, but failed to impress the community seeing as their U8-150 budget Android...

By Channel News Australia on 60

In terms of the look and feel of the phone, the X5 plays out like a ?lite? version of the HTC Desire range. It uses old Android software, there?s less processing power under the hood, it?s got a similar wide, large display, and for all that it?s half...

By Smarthouse on 60

The Huawei Ideos X5 is a 120x62x11mm smartphone that sports a 3.8 touchscreen with an 800x480 pixel resolution. The screen isn't too bright or sharp, but at least it's wide.On the backend, it hides an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU, 2GB of internal memory...

By ITP.net on 80

The X5 is a well-rounded device that packs plenty of punch. It has no glaring issues so if you’re in the market for an Android device and want a lot of bang for you buck, it’s worth a look....

By BrightHub on

Comparing the Huawei Ideos X5 to my old Nexus One, I would have to say that the former can give the latter a good run for its money. I did not expect Huawei to come up with such a robust and solidly built smartphone.Of course, it's not a perfect...

By CNET Australia on 74

The X5 looks great on paper and delivers a smooth, if basic, user experience. Its bargain price makes it easy to overlook the absence of certain features, especially for first-time smartphone...

By ausdroid.net on

The Huawei IDEOS X5 has to be the most powerful device in its price range, and I didn’t have an issue with it at all. Gaming worked, the software worked and the hardware didn’t offend me or anyone else. If you’re going for the...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

Chances are, if you have had a broadband dongle in the past then it may have been made by Huawei. Having built a rock solid foundation with 3G dongles over the years Huawei are sailing, full steam, into the mobile phone world. Much like HTC did, years...

By The Unwired on

Finally, the Huawei Ideos X5, made it to the market - after it was first time showcased at last year's Mobile World Congress as the Huawei U8800. And unlike other Huawei Android smartphones, the X5 is the company's first high-end Google...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

If you want to buy a fully fledged Android smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei IDEOS X5 should be seriously considered. It offers all the features and functions of a top end Android smartphone for an excellent...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

I wasn’t a big fan of Android when I picked up the X5. I often find that the so-called “customisation” of the OS means manufacturers get to put all kinds of ugly bloatware on an otherwise good phone, ruining any chance I had of liking...

By cnet on 70

The Huawei Ideos X5 has all the ingredients of a satisfying Android phone, but it faces stiff competition from the top and middle of the...

By Phone Arena on 90

Somewhat overshadowed by the plethora of big name handset announcements during CES, the quietly arrived on the scene with its mid-range specs in tow. Although we had some brief hands-on time with the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone during the...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 80

Il Huawei IDEOS X5 è uno smartphone con un ottimo rapporto tra qualità e prezzo, in quanto dispone di caratteristiche e funzionalità degne di modelli top di gamma e molto più costosi. Il settore multimediale è quello più...

International Review By Betabuzz on 83

Das Huawei Ideos X5 ist ein preiswertes Android-Smartphone. Spektakuläre Highlights à la Apples Siri bleiben zwar aus, doch das sehr gute Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis macht das Gerät zu einem lohnenswerten...

International Review By PC for Alla on 80

I vanliga fall är det i Kina som Huawei huserar, men för att försöka ta sig in ännu mer i Sverige lanserar de Ideos X5 – en billig Androidmobil som på papperet lovar ganska gott.Priset på 2500 kronor är...

International Review By Smartson on 80

Huawei X5 ger ett propert första intryck, en rejäl och välbyggd telefon med testets överlägset största och bästa skärm. Tittar man noga, märker man dock en del brister såsom att skärmen har ett visst ljusläckage och bakstycket inte har perfekta skarvar....