We were just about to get out of the office for the weekend when the Huawei Ascend G510 landed on our desks. There’s no way we could have left an unboxing video for Monday, so here it is.
This 4.5-inch screened dual-core mid-ranger comes in at just £130 on Vodafone. Where’s the catch? That’s exactly what we thought, so we wanted to get it out of the box ASAP and check it out. You’ll have to wait for a review before we give you a verdict, but our first impressions are pretty glowing.
Kicking off with the design and this is probably the most underwhelming facet of the Ascend G510’s appeal. It’s black, blocky and 9.9mm thick. It feels pleasant enough to hold thanks to the curved backing and soft touch material, but a head turner it ain’t.
Its screen on the other hand may well be. IPS tech isn’t something you generally associate with low-cost phones, but that’s exactly what you’ve got here. To be precise, the screen is Full WVGA resolution coupled with 4.5-inches, making a statement and delivering a very comfortable amount of screen space. While it won’t win any pixel density wars therefore, it incredibly good for the price.
Other key specs included 4GB on board memory, a microSD card slot for up to an additional 32GB as well as a full sized SIM card slot. The 5-megapixel camera seems to perform quickly in our initial tests, as does the Android 4.1 on board.
Being Android Jelly Bean, the Ascend G510 also comes loaded with Google Now and access to the latest apps, books magazines, movies and music on the Google Play Store. With Huawei’s Emotion UI debuting on it, it’s the first budget phone we’ve been excited to review since the fantastic Nokia Lumia 620.
Until we do though, here’s our Huawei Ascend G510 unboxing video. If you’ve got any questions about the phone, just fire a comment below and we’ll endeavour to answer.