Huawei U8800 IDEOS X5 PRO Hands On Review

Ideos X5 Pro is the one of the latest smart phone launched by Huawei. This is the successor of Ideos X5 smartphone introduced by Huawei last year. Ideos X5 was a decent phone with a price slightly on the higher side which was a major disappointment for the customers. Huawei learnt a lesson from its past experience and has now introduced Huawei Ideos X5 Pro smartphone. It comes with many enhancements to its predecessor at a much lower price. The price of this smart phone is really attractive which will surely help Huawei in gaining more market share. Huawei Ideos X5 Pro is available for around Rs 13800 on the famous e-commerce website

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If we talk about design, not many changes have been made to it as compared to its predecessor Ideos X5. On the front of Ideos X5 Pro we can see four touch buttons.  On the back side, there is a 5MP primary camera as well as speaker outlet. On the top edge there is sleep/power button and a 3.5mm jack while on the left edge there are volume controls. Mic and mini USB port are on the lower edge. The rubberized back makes it easy to operate and handle. Unlike many other smartphones this phone won’t get slipped through your hands.

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Hardware and Processor

The new Huawei Ideos  X5 Pro is equipped with the Scorpion processor which has a CPU clock rate of 1GHz. It runs on Android v2.3 (gingerbread) operating system. It has a great 3.8inch WVGA display which has a resolution of 480×800 pixels. Despite the fact that it comes with just 512mb ram, users would not experience any lag while running most of the applications available in the android market. We were rather impressed by its Smooth navigation and slick user interface.

Camera and battery

The Huawei ideos x5 pro has a five mega pixel camera with LED flash that is capable of shooting 720p HD videos. It works pretty well in bright light as well as in low light condition. When tried shooting few images in bright as well as low light conditions and pretty impressed by the camera quality. Other standard camera features include auto-focus, geo-tagging and image editor.

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Huawei ideos x5 pro comes with 1500mAh battery which gives maximum of 8hr talktime when using 2G and 6hrs when using 3G. The standby time of this smart phone is 440 hrs when on 3G network . When we tested this handset, we could successfully use it for 6-8hours (audio/video, WiFi, Facebook updates, download emails and much more) and still there was some battery left. This is really impressive for a mobile phone of this segment.


Huawei ideos x5 pro has many connectivity options such as GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, USB support, etc.

Cloud+ service

Huawei device users have exclusive access to cloud+ service. It is seamlessly integrated into their devices. A wide range of next generation features like cloud+ drive, message+, streams, phone finder, SNS, and many more are available using Cloud+.

Music and multimedia

Ideos x5 pro has really impressed us by its music and multimedia capabilities. All the major music formats like mp3,wav, midi etc are supported. It also supports HD video playback as well as other video formats like wmv, mp4 etc. FM is also supported.


At a price of Rs 13,800 huawei ideos x5 pro offers amazing specifications and user experience. The battery backup is very impressive and with a price tag of Rs13,800 the phone would surely be an attractive option for the people looking for a mid-range smartphone.

Huawei Ideos X5 Images

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Author: Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009.

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  1. Agreed on all. But SPICE MI-425 is still cheaper by around Rs.4000/ and comes with dual sim and battery of 2000 mAh. Also with a bigger screen of 4 inches… Spice is better in all aspects compared to this..

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