The Huawei Ascend G510 is the latest in the new range from the Chinese manufacturer that’s been making serious inroads into the budget Android smartphone market, and it’s coming to a Vodafone store near you tomorrow (Friday 12th April)!
Hot on the heals of the release of the Ascend G330 that we reviewed in January, the G510 is actually Vodafone’s replacement for the highly rated G300 as they will not be carrying the G330.
The specs (below) stack up very nicely, especially as it’s only going to be £13 per month on contract and £130 on pay as you go.
Update – We’re aware that the Vodafone site is showing this as £180, which is higher than the press release states. We’re in touch with Vodafone about this and will update you shortly.
Update 2 – We’ve been informed that the £180 price on PAYG is an error and it should be £130.
- 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon MSM8225 Processor by Qualcomm
- 4.5 inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display
- 854 x 400 pixels Display Resolution
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 5 Seconds High Speed Boot
- DTS Audio
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB Internal Memory which is expandable upto 32 GB
- 5 MP Primary Camera with Auto Foucs and LED Flash
- 0.3 MB Front Facing Camera
- 3.5 mm Audio Jack, FM Radio
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA 3G
- Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- 9.9 mm thick and 150 grams
- 1750 mAh Battery
See the full press release below
Big-screen mobile entertainment for everyone – Huawei’s feature-packed Ascend G510 smartphone debuts
· Ascend G510 launches with Vodafone in the UK
· Huawei’s first UK smartphone to feature the all-new Emotion UI
London, UK, April 11, 2013: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announces its big-screened entry-level Ascend G510 smartphone will be on sale with Vodafone UK from April 12. The launch of the Ascend G510 will be attended by a significant ATL marketing campaign, which brings to life the handset’s ‘Outstanding Features’ and will run across print, digital and outdoor media.
Available from Vodafone UK from £13 per month on pay-monthly and £130 on pay as you go, the Ascend G510 combines unmatched functionality, form-factor and firepower in its class to deliver big-screen mobile entertainment for a new generation moving to smartphones and upgrading old technology.
It follows a series of Huawei smartphones combining great features and value in the low-to-mid tier, including the highly-successful and award-winning Ascend G300, a direct predecessor of the Ascend G510 with Vodafone UK.
The Ascend G510’s large 4.5-inch screen, combined with DTS surround sound, enables superior mobile video, gaming and web-browsing for a whole new audience. Its fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor and big 1750mAh battery provide power and longevity to support data-hungry applications and content, such as catch-up TV and gaming.
Huawei Device UK director of product management James Powell remarked: “Huawei is bringing new hardware and software innovation to this market; and not just to the high-end. For years, ‘entry-level’ smartphones have meant compromise – phones not powerful enough, with screens not big enough, to be able to truly deliver on the promise of the mobile internet.
“The Ascend G510 is the latest in a line of Huawei smartphones to challenge that, and our most powerful yet in the low-to-mid tier. It brings the very latest smartphone technology to the heart of the broad consumer mass market, delivering big-screen mobile entertainment without compromise.”
Notably, the Ascend G510 is the first Huawei device to launch in the UK with Huawei’s own intuitive and customisable Emotion UI, running over the Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system. The Emotion UI allows users to put all that their most important applications and content in one place on the home screen, and offers a wide choice of themes to personalise their Ascend G510 further.
Design of the Emotion UI is based on understanding of how consumers interact with their smartphones and what they expect from these interactions. It addresses a user’s basic needs and tastes in ways that are smart and simple.
The Ascend G510 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash for capturing special and impromptu moments on the go. It also boasts a front-facing camera so you can unlock the handset at a glance with face-recognition. And you can share your experiences – your content and contacts – directly with friends via NFC, with compatible phones.