By March 25, 2011

Huawei U8800 (IDEOS X5) unboxed again

U8800-mainLate last year I managed to get my hands on a pre-release version of the Huawei U8800 aka IDEOS X5. As is often the case with these early or pre-release handsets the U8800 we looked at in November had a few software issues which you may have noticed in the original unboxing video I recorded. In fact this is one of the reasons why we very rarely do a full review of pre-release hardware as they sometimes exhibit these oddities.

So a few months on I’ve now been able to get hold of the retail version of the U8800. The official name has now changed to IDEOS X5, probably to capitalise on using the name of the earlier IDEOS released last year.

There seems to be no change in the hardware but software changes are certainly evident and the problems I had with WiFi are certainly long gone.

We’ll have a full review for you soon but for now you can see the retail unboxing video below.

Huawei U8800 (IDEOS X5) unboxed again


Huawei U8800 specification:

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Weight: 160g
  • Display: 3.8″ Capacitive TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • MicroSD card slot: up to 32GB
  • Supports HSPA+
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes v2.0 with A2DP
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary Camera: VGA
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-Sensor


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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