Huawei Ascend G510 Review – Solid Rival to Established Competitors, Re...
5 July 2013
Summary: The smartphone market is one of the toughest and there aren’t many companies that survive in this fierce environment especially if they don’t have a strong portfolio of products and a positive attitude towards consumers. Chinese company Huawei is one of the “survivors” on the smartphone market. Moreover, Huawei is one of the top five smartphone makers, which is a stunning achievement as the company reached this milestone in just a few years.
Pros: The fact that it’s cheap is by far the biggest advantage of Huawei Ascend G510. Moreover, the smartphone offers much better features than its competitors, so if you can get past its downsides, the Huawei Ascend G510 is quite a good deal. It comes with a dual-core processor that makes it pretty fast, and boasts a large 4.5-inch display that offers a great experience while watching movies and playing games. Listening to music on G510 is a real pleasure thanks to the int...
Cons: Even though the Ascend G510 is an entry-level smartphone, I’m still not convinced of its overall build quality. While the phone looks ok, it seems rather flimsy when it’s kept tight in hands. The back cover jogs a little bit, though this might only apply to this test unit. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that the large display is barely visible outdoors in strong sunlight. Other downsides that I would like to point out are the phone’s low battery life and the occ...
Conclusion: To say that the Huawei Ascend G510 isn’t great value for money is nothing short of a lie. In the same breathe, so is saying it isn’t without its flaws. For £130 it’s the best big screen on offer. It’s perfect for any price conscious phone user who’s got a Netflix subscription and wants a phone that can supplement their Kindle for occasional eBook reading.
Pros: Large IPS display, Good camera performance, Front facing camera on board
Cons: User Interface is heavy, Occasionally buggy performance, Stutter present when multi-tasking
Summary: Huawei takes their entry-level offering a notch higher with the Ascend G510. It has a large screen, solid construction, really great build, and can deliver above average performance for an entry-level device. It’s not without limitations though, like the small ram and available storage for apps, but for the price of Php5,990 , it surely makes up for that.
Excerpt: A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..
Conclusion: It may have a tempting price and features, but the Huawei Ascend G510 has too many niggles for us to recommend it. Its screen is useless in bright sunlight and the Emotion UI is buggy and slow.
Pros: Affordable £130 price tag, Relatively good camera, Good call quality
Conclusion: Huawei’s Ascend G510 is a bargain smartphone for those on a tight budget. Packing in decent dual-core performance, a surprisingly crisp and colourful 4.5-inch screen and five megapixel camera, it’s far from a budget experience. Only the lacklustre design detracts from a great value package.
Excerpt: We think it's fair to say that Huawei's low and mid-range phones scratch an itch, but we'd be lying if we said they were going to set the world alight. They are all solid, decent performers, but none of them is the next Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone.
Pros: Cheap, solid, works as you'd hope and expect, improved camera
Cons: Slight dull looks, lack of storage, lack of RAM will cause the phone to slow with intensive apps
Conclusion: We liked the Huawei Ascend G510. It provides some very nifty features at an attractive price point. The G510 shows that Huawei really does have the ability to compete against the well established smartphone manufacturers. The Huawei Ascend G510 is definitely a phone that you won't be embarrassed to pull out of your pocket. Looks-wise, it is up there with some of the higher end phones.
Excerpt: Efter en række fremragende lanceringer af nye smartphones i stort set alle prisklasser, skuffer Huawei Ascend G510 en smule. Prismæssigt placerer telefonen sig i midten af sortimentet hos den kinesiske elektronikgigant, men der mangler i den grad argumenter for at vælge lige præcis denne model og ikke den noget billigere