CNET First Look
Huawei Ascend Y550 is 4G on the cheap (hands-on)CNET's Andrew Hoyle goes hands-on with Huawei's new Y550, a low-cost Android phone with 4G LTE.
I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNet and I'm here taking a look at the Huawei Ascend Y550 android phone. Now Huawei says that this is LTE for all. What that means is that is has 4G LTE radio inside and they all come with a very, very affordable price tag. Now such a cut down price tag, you shouldn't expect brilliant specs. Indeed 4.5 inch screen has [UNKNOWN] eight pixel resolution. Which is rather low but seems fine for the basic tasks. Now the body is fairly plain. You can see it's got this gray back panel and it's not the most slim or stylish of phones. But again, completely practical and just fine for the price. There's 1.2 gigahertz quad core processor. Again, very, very low end, but seemed absolutely perfectly nippy and swift in my hands on-site, and for sort of things that a low end phone is going to be asked of, I'm sure it'll be adequate, at least. On the back of the phone is a five megapixel camera which should be more than enough for some quick Facebook snaps or some instagrams of your food, and with a two megapixel camera on the front for your selfies. Now, there's also a 2,000 mill-amp an hour battery inside. Which is quite capacious given the low resolution display so actually expect to get at least a day of use out of this phone. Now [UNKNOWN] hasn't said how much this will cost in different regions of the world. But [UNKNOWN] said that it shouldn't cost anymore than 99 pounds here in the UK which is very cheap. We will find out more pricing and indeed where it is going to go on sale in the next few weeks and this [UNKNOWN] hit the shelves in October. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and this is the Huawei Ascend Y550. [MUSIC]