November 29, 2012

Huawei T8830

Not everyone wants or needs a super-powered quad-core beast of a smartphone, and this is especially true for many Chinese smartphone buyers. In China, there are tons of cheap single and dual-core smartphones that are more than capable of offering a basic smartphone experience without costing a fortune. The newly released Huawei T8830 is one of these highly affordable yet reasonably spec’d handsets.

For the U.S. equivalent of just $104 you can’t expect the world, but this Huawei handset does offer a dual-core Mediatek MT6517 CPU, 512MB of RAM and a 3.2MP camera. The screen is reasonably sized at 4-inches and has a resolution of 800 x 480, while also providing an anti-scratch layer. As for the operating system? The handset is powered by Android 4.0 ICS.

While far from impressive specs, Huawei is a solid brand and $104 isn’t a huge asking price by any means. Still, for Chinese smartphone buyers there are many even cheaper offerings with similar hardware from Chinese budget brands such as JiaYu, Zopo and Mogu. What do you think of the Huawei T8830, is it worth the asking price or not?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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