Tiny screen, a mediocre camera
The Huawei Ascend Y100 has a tiny screen, a mediocre camera and average performance. However, it's all about the price in this instance. At £59, we can't fault the Ascend Y100 too much. If you're patient and can live with a cramped screen, then this is a fully featured Android phone for a great price.
Value for money
The Huawei Ascend Y100 has a tiny screen, a mediocre camera and average performance. However, it's all about the price in this instance. At under $100, we can't fault the Ascend Y100 too much. If you're patient and can live with a cramped screen, then this is a fully featured Android phone for a great price.
Neat looks, lightweight, decent processor
For the price, the Huawei offers a decent set of specs for a budget Android device. The screen's a little too small to be comfortable, the camera's not too exciting, but the processor puts in a decent performance, making it a good low-price introduction to the smartphone world.
So, is the Motorola MOTOLUXE worth the $380 or so that it retails for off-contract? Well, it may be a good-looking smartphone with a solid construction and a slim profile, but the poor performance of its hardware is something that we cannot overlook. Frankly, we think that you will be better off picking a smartphone from yesteryear.
Too sluggish in general use
The Motorola Motoluxe is a solid phone with a 4in qHD screen in a compact form factor. Add in an 8 megapixel camera, Android 2.3.7 and a neat notification light and you can overlook the dated processor and iffy screen when you consider that the handset will only set you back Â£260 SIM-free.
Great build quality
What you end up with in the Motorola MOTOLUXE therefore is a well-built smartphone for the masses. It doesn't have the power or speed that higher-end devices have and the camera UI is a bit of a disaster, but when looking at the direct competition - the Orange Monte Carlo (ZTE Skate), with the MOTOLUXE's better screen, better camera and better build, despite a few glaring shortcomings Motorola's offering is definitely our preferred choice.
Latest Android software
This is a likeable phone with decent screen, a camera that is higher quality than the price would suggest and has neat styling to boot. It would be better if it came with the latest Android software, though this may follow. And a faster processor would make it really hare along. In all, however, this well-priced Android phone has a lot going for it.
Great build quality
Here we are again at the end of another review, this one I have really enjoyed doing more than most because the phone has really grown on me! I really didn't expect it to as well so for that reason I think I like it even more. As for its target market its difficult to say because it has features that would be good for the heavy smartphone user but also for the beginner smartphone user so I think if you put it somewhere in the middle of the 2 you will have your answer.
Portable and has a slightly lower specification to make it more cost effective
The Motorola DEFY MINI is the smaller and younger brother in the range of the DEFY family.
Designed to do just as much, the MINI is a bit more portable and has a slightly lower specification to make it more cost effective.
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