Friday, June 22, 2012

Huawei Ascend Y200 - Pocket and Mini-Optimus killer?

I am not too fond of recommending phones which run Android 2.3, Gingerbread these days, especially those that will not be updated. But there are exceptions to every rule. Meet the Huawei Ascend Y200, priced at Php5,490.

This price puts it into competition with phones like the Samsung Galaxy Pocket and the Optimus L3. The Pocket has a tiny 2.8-inch display. The L3 a bigger 3.2-inch display. Both the Pocket and the L3 have a low 240 x 320 resolution. The Huawei Ascend has a larger 3.5-inch IPS display with a higher 320 x 480 resolution.

The downside, the Huawei Ascend Y200 is designed like a 2010 Android with 512 MB ROM, so we do not expect it to have more than 200 MB of user available memory. It also comes with 256MB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket and the Optimus L3 are a little more current internally with 1GB or more of internal storage and 384MB of RAM. While the storage on all three phones can be expanded via MicroSD card, some apps cannot be moved to the SDCard. The other specifications of these three phones are similar. 

None of these three phones will be upgraded to Googles latest and greatest Android 4.0.

Which would I pick. Well I would always go for the larger display, so it would be the Huawei Ascend Y200 for me. 


  1. Huawei Ascend Y200 or HTC Explorer?

    1. Hi Sir Roberto, may I know their pros and cons against each other regardless of price?


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