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Huawei Ideos X6: First Look

written by: •edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/15/2011

Want to buy a high end Android phone like the Galaxy S or the Droid X? Here's another, much cheaper option - the Huawei Ideos X6. It is an excellent Android device which offers the best in hardware, but at a much lower price.

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    huawei-ideos-x6 Huawei took the world by storm a few months back when it announced that it would be launching the Huawei Ideos, the cheapest Android smartphone. The Huawei Ideos was a pretty impressive Android smartphone at a superb price. It was priced much lower than other budget Android phones and offered the same hardware specifications with the latest version of the Android OS - Android 2.2 Froyo, while many of the other budget phones still run Android 2.1 at best.

    The Huawei Ideoswill be officially launched soon, but now Huawei is aiming higher. It has announced two new phones - the Huawei Ideos X6 and the Ideos X5. Both are very capable Android smartphones which will be competing with the very best Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S and the Motorola Droid X, but it will be offered at a fraction of the price.

    In this post, I will be giving you a sneak preview of what the better one - the Huawei Ideos X6 has to offer.

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    Design

    The Huawei Ideos X6 is a big phone with a huge display of 4.1 inches. The display is a TFT capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Ideos X6 has dimensions of 122 x 66 x 10 mm with a weight of 143 grams, which makes it a bit bulky, but still quite pocketable.

    It has a stylish design with a candybar form factor. Below the display are the standard Android controls - Back, Menu, Home and Search.

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    Hardware and OS

    The Huawei Ideos X6 will be powered by the latest version of the Android OS - Android 2.2 Froyo (no surprise there, considering even the entry level Huawei Ideos has it). It will probably run the stock version of Android which is what a lot of users would prefer. This should also help it in getting faster OS updates.

    It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 GHz and comes with 512 MB RAM and 2 GB of ROM. It also supports up to 32 GB microSD cards.

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    Multimedia

    The Huawei Ideos X6, like the Galaxy S, offers a 5 MP camera with autofocus. It has an image capture resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels and supports video recording in the 720p resolution. It also has a stereo FM radio with RDS and supports all the standard audio and video formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, 3GP, MP4, DivX, H.264, WMV etc.

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    Connectivity

    The Huawei Ideos X6 offers everything you could possibly want in the connectivity department. It has GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and comes with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It also has microUSB 2.0 connectivity and comes with a GPS chip with A-GPS support. It also has a HDMI out for watching videos on the big screen.

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    Final Words

    The Huawei Ideos X6 is a powerhouse. It runs the latest Android OS and offers impressive hardware. It will be priced substantially lower than the Samsung Galaxy S or the Motorola Droid X. If you're on a tight budget then keep an eye out for it.