Huawei is known for making high-end Android alternatives such as the Ascend D Quad. It is also known for making budget-friendly handsets such as the Ascend G300. Now, it has released another budget blower the Ascend Y201.
The Ascend Y201 is a super-cheap Android handset that sports a 3.5-inch screen and a 3.2-megapixle rear-facing camera. Don’t, however, expect Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or even Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to run the device. It runs two versions down, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Despite this, it does have all the features you need in one cheap smartphone.
The phone sports an 800MHz single-core processor, which is nothing compared to the quad-core monsters on today’s flagships such as the HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, if you’re looking for something that will not burn a hole through your pocket, this phone is the right choice.
Okay, so how cheap is cheap? The Huawei Ascend Y201 can be yours for £70 on pay as you go. Tesco Mobile is also offering a white version as a network exclusive for £10 on contract.
Although the phone is really cheap, its display only has a resolution of 320×480 pixels. This means that you will have a difficult time browsing the web or watching movies. Didn’t we mention that the phone is super-cheap?
These days, budget Android handsets are a dime a dozen. If you’re planning to get your hands on a smartphone with a budget under £100, there are other handsets that you also might be interested in. These include the Ascend 300, the HTC Explorer, and the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2.
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