Well built, pleasant to hold and look at chassis
The Nokia Lumia 510, the Windows Phone handset that is expected to become Nokiaâ?? s most affordable one, has now finally gone official. The device features a spacious 4-inch WVGA screen and a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera recording video in VGA resolution at 30fps. The Lumia 510 runs on Windows Phone Mango, but it will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8 bringing the new home screen with smaller live tiles.
Nicely designed interface
if your mind is set on Windows Phone, the Lumia 510 is by far the most affordable option. As a reference, the WP8-powered equivalent, the Lumia 620, costs good 100 euro more. Windows Phone 7.8 may miss on a lot of opportunities that are readily available to the next generation of the OS, but it's got plenty to offer to users coming from feature phones.
Solid, comfortable to hold design
LG has cut quite a bit of corners as far as components are concerned with the L-style series, and the Optimus L5 is no exception to that rule. With a fairly slow single-core processor and a below average screen pixel density, it certainly won't appeal to the geeky crowd, but the design they are wrapped in makes it pretty comfortable to hold and nice to look at.
Ships with latest version of Android
The L5 lives up to its plan of looking stylish enough for the bar scene, and the addition of Ice Cream Sandwich is a great touch that's sure to catch a few eyes. I worry that its low-powered processor won't offer the most pleasant of performances, however.
Attractive looking design
The LG Optimus L5 may have a stylish look, but a very low screen resolution and below average specifications certainly don't appear to do it any favours. Ultimately, a competitive price tag will determine whether or not this is a viable, low to mid-range Android smartphone.
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.
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