Huawei's Ascend Y 201 budget smartphone launches
25th Sep 2012 | 09:45
Exclusively with Tesco Mobile
The Huawei Ascend Y 201 entry-level smartphone has arrived sporting an attractively low price tag, but is unfortunately hindered by a poor network selection.
You can only get the Ascend Y 201 on Tesco Mobile, and while it will set you back just £70 on PAYG, or free on contracts starting at £10 per month – the lack of uptake by the likes of O2, Vodafone and Orange may put some people off.
So what do you get for your 70 hard-earned pounds? We'll there's 3.5-inch IPS display, that's the same size as the screen on the iPhone 4S, but resolution is only HVGA (320 x 480) - no Retina quality here folks.
Stuck in the past
Huawei's relatively neat HAP 5.1 overlay is slapped on top, and is the same skin as found on the £100 Ascend G300.
There's a 3.2MP camera, 1,250mAh battery and Wi-Fi b/g/n packed into a handset which is 9.9mm thin, plus you get a 4GB microSD card in the box,.
At its super low price point the Huawei Ascend Y 201 goes head to head with the LG Optimus L3 at the bottom of the market – who will come out victorious? You'll have to wait for our Huawei Ascend Y 201 review to find out!