Huawei Ascend Y221

Posted:
Dec 7, 2014
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Dec 1, 2014
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.5 inches

Resolution:

320 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

165 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

51.54 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Video recording:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

4.59 x 2.39 x 0.48 inches (116.5 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

MediaTek MT6572M

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

Mali-400

RAM:

0.5 GB

ROM:

4 MB

OS:

Android (4.4)

Battery

Capacity:

1350 mAh

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.48 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Lacks GPS

Description

The Huawei Ascend Y221 is a budget smartphone with a 3.5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 2-megapixel camera.

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