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Huawei Ascend Y530


Huawei Ascend Y530
Huawei Ascend Y530 (Ascend Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 2 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
512 MB 
4.50 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel, capacitive, TFT, glossy: yes
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD bmax. 32 GB, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, A-GPS
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+: 21 MBit/s down; 5.76 MBit/s up
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 132.5 x 67 ( = 0.37 x 5.22 x 2.64 in)
7 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1750 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 430 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 640 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 591 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 612 h
Operating System
Android 4.3
Webcam: front: 0.3 MP; primary camera: 5 MP
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
149 Euro



Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 52%, features: 52%, display: 79% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Huawei Ascend Y530

79% Review Huawei Ascend Y530 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Gigantic little Y. Huawei's Y product line is aimed at price-conscious smartphone newbies. The Ascend Y530 is no exception. The Chinese manufacturer bundles a rounded package for 149 Euros (~$206) and keeps a simplified usage in mind - and the 4.5-inch Y is available for less online.
70% Is simplicity the key to winning the budget market?
Source: Techradar English version
In all the Huawei Ascend Y530 is a solid budget smartphone which is capable of performing all the basics you'd expect without providing any thrills along the way. For the £110 price tag it's an affordable offering, but if your budget can stretch just a little further there are better options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Huawei Ascend Y530 review
Source: Expert Reviews English version
The Huawei Ascend Y530 is a competent Android handset for £120 SIM free, but with its poor battery life and mediocre camera, it's not quite cheap enough to make it a better buy than the £130 Alcatel One Touch Idol S, which is a more competent and desirable phone all round.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei Ascend Y530, First Take: Entry-level smartphone with 'simple' Android UI option
Source: English version
But for such users Huawei's current offering doesn't go far enough. One icon tap and you're into standard Android apps with their small text, icons and menu options. Until Android itself gets a 'simple' UI option, efforts like Huawei's on the Ascend Y530 can only ever be skin deep.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2014

Foreign Reviews

75% Huawei Ascend Y530
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Android-Smartphone mit iOS-Oberfläche
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Positive: solid smartphone; low price; software adjustment possible Negative: small storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014


Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

200 8210:

ARM Cortex-A7 dual core with a max of 1.2 GHz clock rate

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.

71%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-04-15)