The Huawei Ideos is a budget smartphone with a range of high-end features that you wouldn’t expect to find on a handset with such a low price tag. The bright 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen allows you to easily tap and swipe your way through the menu functions. The Android v2.2 OS gives you access to the Android Market for downloading new apps and the internal memory can be expanded to 32GB to make room for them all.
3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ensure you always get a high-speed connection whilst the Ideos can also act as a wireless router for up to eight devices at a time. GPS with Google Maps will help you find your way whilst the modest 3.15-megapixel camera allows you to capture video clips and photos of your travels. The impressive feature list continues with a multimedia player, FM Radio, Photo editing software and a full range of message options including Email and instant messaging.
At less than £143 Sim free the Huawei Ideos would make a perfect replacement if you have lost your smartphone and still have a lengthy contract to complete. Alternatively if you want all that smartphones have to offer without the hefty price tag then the Huawei Ideos is a good fit too.