Monday, July 15, 2013

Huawei Ascend G525 - 4.5-inch quad core

The Huawei Ascend G525 is an upgraded version of the Ascend G510. Huawei gave its new Android smartphone a sharper qHD display, a quad core processor, and most importantly 1 GB of RAM.  Android really runs much better with at least 1 GB of RAM.

Quick specifications:
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display
  • Dual sim support
  • 4 GB internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card slot
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S200 Processor
  • Adreno 203 graphics
  • 5 MP autofocus primary camera (no LED Flash)
  • 0.3 MP front camera
  • HSPA
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 1700 mAh battery
The new Ascend G525 is priced at Php6,990. That is a full 1K over the price over its dual core sibling, the G510. But the G525 is definitely the better choice among the two.

With the release of the Ascend G525, I think it is clear that Huawei is not ready to concede the entry level market to ODM manufacturers and their distribution partners. Still, the low cost mid-sized quad core market is a starting to get crowded one, and the Huawei Ascend G525 will have to compete with the Cherry Mobile Razor and Lenovo A706. There is only room for one of these three phones in our Entry Level Smartphone Buyers Guide.

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