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June 25, 2011

Huawei Ideos X3, X5 and S7 Slim

Two Android phones and a tablet — that’s what’s else we saw at the Huawei booth earlier this week during CommunicAsia. Two of the top 3 Android smartphones, the Ideos X5 and X3, as well as the Ideos S7 Slim (predecessor of the MediaPad).

The Ideos X3 is the nicest-looking of them all, and reminds me of the HTC Wildfire, with its very thin frame of just 9.9mm.

The specs are somewhat entry-level but it’s got Gingerbread out of the box.

Huawei Ideos X3 U8510
Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz
3.2″ display @ 320×480 pixels
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
3.15MP camera
Li-Po battery 1200mAh
9.9mm thin
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Ideos X5 is more plasticky (didn’t like the shape and design) but is the more capable handset compared to the X3. It’s also running on Froyo and not Gingerbread, which is weird since the X3 is on it already.

Huawei Ideos X5 U8800
3.8″ display @ 480×800 pixels
800MHz Scorpion processor
Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 7230 chipset
2GB & 4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p video recording @ 30fps
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Po battery 1500 mAh
Android 2.2 Froyo

The Ideos S7 Slim seems to be a re-fresh of the original S7 we’ve seen being giving away by Globe with Plan 999. The S7 Slim has an updated Froyo OS, higher battery capacity less the kick-stand at the back.

Huawei Ideos S7 Slim
7″ display @ 480×800 pixels
1 GHz Scorpion processor,
Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP camera
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Ion battery 3250 mAh
Android 2.2 Froyo

Huawei’s Android devices, both the smartphones and the tablet, are among the most affordable as we’ve seen from the first once that came to the local market. I’m sure these will find their way in the Philippines some time later this year.

Hands-on with the Huawei Ideos

18 Responses to “Huawei Ideos X3, X5 and S7 Slim”

  1. Paul says:

    The specs of Huawei Ideos S7 Slim looks promising. Although I’m not quite sure with its Froyo OS version. That’s upgradable, right?

  2. Phillip says:

    Nice.. more affordable options I think. Any ideas of the SRPs? Is this available for purchase on retail stores, or locked to Globe again?

  3. Noir says:

    as with Phillip

    Any SRP? specially for the X3? Hope Globe will have it in their plans…

  4. j says:

    does this have a front facing camera and a sim card slot, that has a call and text capabilities like the galaxy tab p1000?????????

    need your answers guys as well as to sir yuga……

    by the way SRP also, please…… thanks in advance!!!!!!

  5. j says:

    …..follow up question…..

    does the screen turn to “portrait mod” when tilted to the other side coz every video on youtube, i only see them on landscape mode…….

    please make a full review of the tab sir yuga…….thnx again!!!!

  6. sir yuga how much po yung Huawei Ideos S7 Slim?

  7. vox says:

    Check this for the price of huawei ideos s7 slim.

  8. vox says:

    yuga,nothing against you man,just wanna help our kababayan in need of affordable tablet..:)…peace.

  9. adam says:

    X5 looks good. What’s the SRP.

  10. Arvee says:

    X5 has pretty decent reviews. I’ve been waiting for this phone to gain spotlight here in the Philippines and thanks Sir Yuga for posting this article :)

    I really do hope these handsets/tablet (including the ZTE Skate) will find their way here. Yugadeals maybe? :))

  11. KennyV
    Twitter: KennyPV

    Sir Abe, “some tim this year” :) mukang na overlook nyo po.

  12. anonymous7 says:

    How much is the SRP(Suggested Retail Price) of Huawei IDEOS X5(U8800) here in the Philippines?
    I’m hoping for some kind responses. Thank you!

  13. PJ Reyes
    Twitter: peejayreyes

    The Ideos X3 is available with Smart Gold Plans. Planning on getting one when i renew my retention plan with them.

  14. Eric Rejuso says:

    where can i buy charger for Huawei Ideos S7

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