Budget Android smartphones are easily my favorite thing to cover, and when it comes to that segment of the market, the local brands have the international brands beat. That’s why it’s nice when an internationally recognized OEM decides to hit the market with a bang for buck phone like the Huawei Ascend G525 that challenges the local brands at their own game. So what are you getting?
The Ascend G525 sports a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor coupled with an Adreno 203 GPU. There’s also 1Gb of RAM to help facilitate smooth multitasking, 4Gb of storage for all your personal files, and a 4.5 inch qHD IPS display while running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. If wireless connectivity is you’re concern, the Huawei Ascend G525 has got you covered with everything from Bluetooth, WiFi, and 3G data at up to 7.2Mbps HSDPA.
These specs are decent, yet aren’t mind-blowing by any means. What’s interesting however is the price. You’re getting a pretty capable handset with a quad core processor and a generous screen for just Php6,995. That immediately puts it in the price range of our affordable locally branded smartphones while giving you the peace of mind of proper warranty support.
So what would you choose? A locally branded phone with the same specs or one made by Huawei? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Huawei Ascend G525 Specs
- 4.5 inch qHD IPS display (540 x 960, 244ppi)
- 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor
- Adreno 203 GPU
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1Gb RAM
- 4Gb internal storage, expandable up to 32Gb via micro SD
- 5mp autofocus rear-facing camera, VGA front camera
- Bluetooth 2.1
- WiFi b/g/n
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- 1,700mAh battery
- Price: Php6,995