There are plenty of handset maker t at looking to encash on Android and Ilua I I :"Ie of them. The company had launched hanufl devices last year so as to test the water , getting more aggressive with its Ideos range And the X5 is its high-end challenger. The Ideos X5 is a slim handset with a soft rub*bery finish for a good grip, which makes it quite comfortable to hold. It comes with a 3.8 inch capacitive touch screen. Below the screen are Mene Home and Search. The top of the phone has the power on/off button and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Th, back panel has a 5.0 megapixel camera and loud speaker, while the left side houses the shortcut key for volume increase and decrease.

The charging/USB slot is on the lower part along with the microphone. Though we like the overall look and feel of the device, the protruding camera lens was a bit of a turn off. The most noteworthy thing, about this handset is its screen. It has a screen resolution of 800x480 and PPIof245. which ensures that watching videos and picturt is a treat. The miscro SD card of the Ideoas X5 hot swappable. Apps aplenty, but why Froyo? The Huawei Ideos X5 is running on Android 2.2 (Froyo), which is not the latest version of Android, 2.3 (Gingerbread).

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Huawei has also opted not to place any layer on top of Android. giving the handset a vanilla Android interface. hich is handy but not really spectacular. The handset comes with five home screens to ha\'e personalized widgets but there was no optIon to increase or decrease the number of these screens. Inere are three default touch buttons on the bottom of the screen, which house shortcuts to.