S Huawei Ascend Y100 is an entry level Android device with surprisingly reasonable set of specifications such as 800MHz single core processor, 2.8" capacitive touchscreen, a decent 3.2MP camera, A-GPS, and Android Gingerbread OS. It is an inexpensive but cheerful pocketable device designed to meet the aspirations of young generation mobile users.
This beauteous device resembles HTC Wildfire to a great extent. Unlike HTC which has a trackball, S Huawei Ascend Y100 is designed with a hard key, which functions as Home key. Apart from one hard key, it has three capacitive keys - Back, Search, and Setting. Camera is placed in the middle position on the back of the phone. On the left side, there is a music rocker. The brand name "HUAWEI" is imprinted on the front top and both the logo of Spice and Huawei is embossed on the lower back of the device. This cute handset is designed for one hand comfortable operation.
It has an undersized 2.8 inch display, which is pleasingly capacitive rather and not resistive. Yes, the display size is undersized and you will sense it while Internet browsing and gaming on the phone. Frankly, the resolution is quite low, which again reminds me of the HTC Wildfire but I find images in S Huawei Ascend Y100 somewhat crisp and bright.
Processor and OS
Its 800 MHz single core processor isn't very powerful, but it is exuberant than some of the other decent Android phones in the same price bracket. Its Adreno 200 is bliss for game lovers as it provides good 3D graphics performance. Not to wonder, this lilliputian bombshell runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS but at times gets defused because of insufficient 256MB RAM, which thwarts the device from smooth multitasking.
The 3.2MP camera clicks far better images than my expectations. Images captured with this fixed focus camera in the outdoor are crisp and clear but the images clicked indoor are just okay with no WOW factor due to lack of flash light. Some of the interesting camera features are white balance modes, picture size/quality adjustment, and 2.8x digital zoom. Video quality is also okay.
Users will never get low on space in this small compactly built phone! One can store as big as 32GB data right on the phone using microSD card. The best part in the memory segment is that all the downloaded apps can be stored on microSD card.
A decent 1050 mAh battery fuels up this smart midget gadget providing 5 hours of talktime and 12 days of standby in both 2G and 3G. Unlike other Android devices which need about half a minute to shut down, this gizmo supports fast booting with only 5 seconds time. Also, the battery can be charged fully in just 2 hours.
On the whole, S Huawei Ascend Y100 is a better than many other Android phone available in the market in the same price range. In collaboration with HUAWEI, Spice has really coined a decent 3G cellular phone in Indian market. If you are planning to buy a cheap Android phone, you need not compromise on the quality side. Go for S Huawei Ascend Y100!