Summary: Verdict: The X5 is a well-rounded device that packs plenty of punch. It has no glaring issues so if you’re in the market for an Android device and want a lot of bang for you buck, it’s worth a look.
Pros: Good looks, built well, decent overall performance, good web experience, great value for money.
Cons: Limited battery, screen overwhelmed by sunlight.
Excerpt: The Ideos X5 was one of the two new Android phones launched by Huawei during CES 2011. It's currently available in some European and Asian markets. Despite being an entry-level Android phone the Huawei Ideos X5 boasts nice features that make it competitive...
Excerpt: Finally, the Huawei Ideos X5 , made it to the market - after it was first time showcased at last year's Mobile World Congress as the Huawei U8800 . And unlike many other Huawei Android smartphones, the X5 is the company's first high-end Google experience Android smartphone which still sports Huawei's entry level price point, for what the company is definitely famous for (this about their 3G USB dongles).
VIDEOVIEW: Huawei Ideos X5 Android Smartphone Unboxing and Hands-on
8 April 2011
Excerpt: The Ideos X5 is Huawei 's brand new high-end Google experience Android smartphone with an entry level price point. It's powered by a Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU at 800 MHz and runs Android 2.2.1 / Froyo . The X5 features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz up to either 7.2 Mbps or 14 Mbps (device dependent) as well as WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and aGPS.
Conclusion: Overall, I quite liked the device. Aside from the mucky camera the rest is rather respectable. Originally the handset debuted at £250, which is a bit steep. You could pick up an HTC Desire for that. However, it has dropped considerably and you can even find it for around £210. For that price it’s worth considering. Huawei have done a pretty good job here and ought to be proud of themselves.
Excerpt: The Huawei Ideos X5, which was first time showcased at last year's Mobile World Congress as the Huawei U8800 , is Huawei's first high-end Google experience Android smartphone with an entry level price point. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU at 800 MHz, the X5 runs Android 2.2.1 / Froyo . Designed for Europe and Asia Pacific, the Ideos X5 will be available in two flavors: as the U8800 and U8800H.
Excerpt: Behold the impressive Huawei IDEOS X5. It’s not the fastest Android phone, doesn’t have a fancy customised interface, and runs on a single-core CPU. So why do we care? Thank you for searching out Geare Magazine’s equipment review of the Huawei ideos x5 Phone review originally published in Geare Jan / Feb 2012. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages.
Huawei IDEOS X review: The Huawei IDEOS X5 is targeted at users who want all the features and functions of a top-end Android smartphone minus the expensive price tag
Good Gear Guide.au
30 August 2011
Summary: If you want to buy a fully fledged Android smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei IDEOS X5 should be seriously considered. It offers all the features and functions of a top end Android smartphone for an excellent price.
Pros: Value for money, Reasonably stylish design, Decent specifications
Cons: Screen hard to see in sunlight, Touch-sensitive buttons not backlit, No word on Gingerbread update