Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Huawei Ascend Y215's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Unknown processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 14.2 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 3 reviews

A sleek case design and low price are attractive factors for this budget smartphone. CNet calls the phone “an inexpensive foray into Android.” Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.5-inch display and 2GB storage, it is easy to see how Huawei kept the price on the phone low. While it is certainly underpowered compared to many of the newest phones on the market, it is exceptionally affordable on contract or as a pay-as-you-go option.

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The camera lacks a flash and data is limited to 3G speeds, however, the phone functions well and the design of the phone provides a comfortable, durable feel. Another perk to the low specs of the device is battery life. CNet found the battery to be good for nearly 10 hours of talk time on a single charge with standby lasting for over day with light usage. They summed up the phone well when they said, “If you're looking for an inexpensive smartphone and you aren't particular about speed or high-end specs, the Huawei Ascend Y's inexpensive price tag will get you in the door.”

The Good: Attractive case design, decent battery life and low price.

The Bad: Outdated hardware and software, slow data connectivity and sub-par camera.


Reviews (5/10 Avg. rating)


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Thriving

Basic phone and it works

For a pay as you go (no data) phone, it works very well. Phone is basic but calls can be made and received easily. Texts the same. Battery life is good, and I get 14 days on standby, no wifi or any other apps running of course. Camera is very basic these days. As soon as you compare it to an iPho... More
For a pay as you go (no data) phone, it works very well. Phone is basic but calls can be made and received easily. Texts the same. Battery life is good, and I get 14 days on standby, no wifi or any other apps running of course. Camera is very basic these days. As soon as you compare it to an iPhone, or Samsung, yes it lacks, but as a basic phone it is very good. Less

I really don't like this phone because the battery was defective. The new battery wasn't much better. And, see below.

The battery didn't work and needed to be replaced. The new battery didn't work well. ie I checked the battery even when I didn't use the phone and it needed charging every other day. The phone actually doesn't work properly. ie. Tried to make a call and got cut off not even a minute into the call,... More
The battery didn't work and needed to be replaced. The new battery didn't work well. ie I checked the battery even when I didn't use the phone and it needed charging every other day. The phone actually doesn't work properly. ie. Tried to make a call and got cut off not even a minute into the call, and many times the call didn't go thru at all. It has nothing to do with plan or time.....lots of time. Basically I found the design difficult. Less

Poor battery life

It seems this phone must go on the charger every day even when not used. Info says 14 day stand by.
It seems this phone must go on the charger every day even when not used. Info says 14 day stand by. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 8, 2013
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Unknown
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM Unknown
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.2 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm
(4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 129 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors Unknown
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density 164 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Unknown
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Unknown
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Unknown
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Unknown
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Unknown
World Clock Yes
Alarm Unknown
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Quickoffice)
Included Software / Apps No
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