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Huawei Ascend Y530: youth focused low cost smartphone

Huawei Ascend Y530: youth focused low cost smartphone
Romano Abraham

Review Overview


First grade with lowest mark.

The Ascend Y530, like most low-cost mobile phones in the market is a new mobile that offers performance more than acceptable to be a device low price. The downside is small unexpected system crashes and duration of low battery to something that is required today.

In recent months, Huawei corporation are launching low-cost Huawei Ascend Y530 cell phone. They are targeting a market segment that until now seemed relegated to oblivion. An example is the Huawei Ascend Y530 low cost smartphone aimed to young audience?

Features and Technical Specifications

Brand: Huawei
Model: Ascend Y530
Type: Mobile
Dimensions: 13.2 x 6.7 x 0.93 cm
Weight: 145 g
Operating System: Android 4.3
Screen Size: 4.5 ”
Screen Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8210 Dual Core 1.2GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Storage: 4 GB/MicroSD card slot
Back camera: 5 megapixel
Front camera: 0.3 mpx
Battery: 1,750 mAh
Wireless connectivity / networks :
UMTS: 900MHz / 2100MHz / / GSM: 900/1800/1900 MHz
Data Connectors / A / V : Wi -Fi 802.11 b / g / n , Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, GPS / A- GPS
Launch price: € 119.00 (In Europe)

Low range for young audiences: Far seem to be the times where each brand focused all its efforts to launch the best possible terminal market, with its attendant and crazy price. Now the prevailing fashion is to market low – cost devices, a trend that began with the Nexus 4 and it has reached its peak with the Moto E.

Huawei follow the same guidelines as the latter (with subtle differences) presenting a display of 4.5″ with a resolution of 854×480 pixels and a dualcore Snapdragon processor at 1.2 GHz, which is accompanied by 512 MB ​​memory RAM, a more than competitive price of 119 euros.

A focused young audiences mobile, looking for a mobile a good value for money with which to review all social networks, instant messaging applications and surf the net. The operation is smooth and except for small “crashes” were no problems running the most common applications for the Huawei Ascend Y530.

The Huawei phone has a 5 megapixel main camera , 0.3 megapixel front another , 4GB of storage expandable via MicroSD card and a 1,750 mAh battery .

Huawei Ascend Y530 Design: Perhaps the highlight of this and all low-cost smartphones starting to flood the market , the design is characterized by following a simple line without elements that deviate attention from the screen. With a weight of 145 grams and dimensions of 132.5 x 67 x 9.3 mm , it is heavier than normal mobile, but very comfortable to use, although its plastic casing causes the phone to slip out of hand in some occasion.

In the front of the Ascend Y530 is the 0.3 megapixel front camera, while under the screen are the classic physical home button, back and settings Android home screen. In the left profile of the terminal, the volume controls and the screen lock button are housed. As in similar low-cost smart phones, no more buttons on the front side, or to activate the camera or extra features

At the bottom is the MicroUSB connector, while the headphone jack 3.5 mm jack is located in the upper profile. To complete the design of the terminal , on the back we can see the main chamber of the Huawei Ascend Y530 with its LED flash, speaker and brand logo , the typical design of such devices .

Huawei Ascend Y530 Hardware Overview: Manager to operate the Ascend Y530 is a 200 Snapdragon (MSM8210), Dual Core 1.2 GHz, supported by the classics, but few 512 MB ​​of RAM present in most low-cost smartphones.

Ascend Y530 results in Antutu Benchmark performance test have been 12,278 points, placing below the large smartphone smartphones like the Galaxy S3 or Note Redmi.

The score obtained in other benchmarks used in our analysis, 3DMark has been the test of 4,104 in Ice Storm, and 2,194 in the Extreme Ice Storm. These tests indicate that despite not having the best performance , if Huawei Ascend Y530 converted to a large terminal in terms of value .

Regarding the storage available, Huawei mounted 4 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card up to 32 GB.


The cell phone has a screen of 4.5 inches with resolution of 854 x 480 and as to regards to connectivity, is a 3G phone with Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 bgn. The rear camera of Huawei ‘s terminal 5 Megapixel and has LED flash, but its performance leaves much to be desired, being surpassed by other cameras 5 Megapixel like the Moto E or Lumia 630.

In addition to LED flash, the device also equips a front camera, something lacking mentioned mobile competition, has VGA resolution , with a more than acceptable quality for the realization of selfies that are so fashionable.

Huawei Ascend Y530 Software:  Software included in the device there is not much to write home beyond incorporating the Android 4.3 operating system and Simple UI , a layer of customization that has simple and intuitive interface. As seen in the images , the interface is similar to the personalization layer MIUI , presenting bright colors and a clear vision .


The Smartphone is available in different versions according to the double chosen hue : black with gray, black with red, black with yellow, gray and white, the same as shown in the pictures in this analysis Huawei Ascend Y530.

However, these “cons” are supplemented by a very successful design, and a flow system that allows you to enjoy all the features that Android offers no major problems for less than 120€.