Huawei Ascend Y550
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Ascend Y550
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The Huawei Ascend Y550 is currently available for £69 from EE and O2, and at that price it seems a reasonable deal. However, SIM-free you’ll pay up to £110, and at that price it’s awful. If you can afford a £100 phone, you can do much better than the Y550. The Motorola Moto G and EE Kestrel offer a better core experience. Even if you can’t afford that, the Motorola Moto E doesn’t have the same screen compromises as the Huawei Ascend Y550, although it doesn’t have 4G either and offers a much weaker CPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Despite some pretty uninspiring first impressions, the Huawei Ascend Y550 actually packs a lot of nice and even some distinctive power-user features into a low-to-mid range specced device. There’s obvious work that could be done to improve it but it nails the goals is set out to do well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: c't - Heft 09/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
Model: The Huawei Ascend Y550 is an affordable yet capable smartphone. There was a lot of thought put into the device by Huawei in terms of providing a pleasant user experience. Stylish hardware is a key area that attracts consumers and the Huawei Ascend Y550 delivers with its simplistic look and curved edges. The back cover is slightly textured for better grip and a raised camera in located at the top center.
There are 3 touch buttons in front, a physical power button and volume rockers. The smartphone comes in either black or white. The Android 4.4 device operates on a Qualcomm MSM8916 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 306 GPU and an internal storage of 4 GB. Users can up this meagre storage by using a microSD card maxing out at 32 GB. Display on the Huawei Ascend Y550 is a 4.5 inch IPS panel and it does a decent job in color rendition and contrast.
Some of the other features include LTE, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. The smartphone features a 5 MP main camera located at the rear and a secondary 2 Mp shooter in the front. Huawei's own Emotion UI 2.3 runs on top of Android providing extra capability and ease of use. The Huawei Ascend Y550 comes with a 2000 mAh battery providing superb battery life.
Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
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