Specs summary


The Huawei Ascend Y330's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a Dual core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

3+ MP

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

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

4 GB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 13.3 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G).

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


Enough power for basic tasks

from Geek

This is a hugely affordable handset, and while it's obvious to see where the cuts have been made, the Y330 doesn't feel cheap. The design is clean and simple, and the materials are good quality. Most simple tasks can be accomplished without any strain or struggle, and there is no need to buy anything else to get going right away. If you're a first time user, and you want to buy a phone that is cheap, simple, and yet still running a proper version of Android, then it'll be hard to find something that matches the Y330 for value for money!

OK, so the Y330 doesn't play media and big... Full review

Good, solid phone!

Huawei Y330 is a very good, solid basic phone, especially for it's price. Pros: -Very well made, good quality materials (unlike some other phones in that price segment), likely to be reliable. -Relatively compact in size (especially compared to many other today's devices, that can't fit even large... More
Huawei Y330 is a very good, solid basic phone, especially for it's price. Pros: -Very well made, good quality materials (unlike some other phones in that price segment), likely to be reliable. -Relatively compact in size (especially compared to many other today's devices, that can't fit even large pockets and can only be carried in a separate bag). -Good antenna, no problems with the cellular signal and other wireless connectivity almost anywhere I go with it. -Relatively good battery life (lasts for up to three days on one full charge in an economy mode, with 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth off, and when used for calls, SMS, music, and some occasional Internet browsing). -Fast performance for most basic tasks, when not used heavily. -Very affordable price. Only $80 for a brand new phone in Best Buy Mobile. Good luck finding anything cheaper :) Cons: -The main one, in my opinion, is the LACK OF PROXIMITY SENSOR, a feature that is standard even on cheapest touch-screen phones of most other manufacturers (it only costs the manufacturer 1-2 pennies to add it to the device features, but Huawei decided to save money). When you talk on the phone, and take it away from your ear, the screen doesn't turn back on automatically, like it does on most other phones. To turn it on, you have to manually press the Power button every time, which can be very annoying. -No back light for 3 sensor keys under the touch screen. The manufacturer decided to save a couple of cents on LEDs as well. -A couple of minor glitches in the software (e.g., WiFi turns on by itself some time after the device is powered on or rebooted). Overall, with the exception of a few minor drawbacks, Huawei Y330 is a good, well-made, and reliable device, and if you don't find a modest performance and lack of proximity sensor too much of an issue, I definitely recommend getting this device, since the price of $80 is more than adequate for the smartphone of this type. Less

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Koodo Mobile, Public Mobile, Telus

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Full Specs

Release date May 26, 2014
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, North America
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Dual core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.78 W/kg
Body: 0.839 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 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: 13.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm
(4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 126 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 No
Any Key Answer No
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 No
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
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Multi-shot, Panorama
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters 720 x 480 pixels
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
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 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments
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