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Huawei Ascend Y100 only £24.99


The Huawei Ascend Y100 is just 10.9mm thick, it has an 800MHz processor and runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.

Did I mention it's only £24.99!

So let's cover the basics of the device, it has:
  • TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors display at a resolution of QVGA
    240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)
  • Internal memory of 512 MB ROM, but also has a Micro SD slot
  • A Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon cpu running at 800 mhz, with Adreno 200 dedicated gpu, and 256 MB RAM
  • Camera, without flash, shooting at 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, and VGA 640x480 Video capture at 30 frames per second
  • Li-Ion 1050 mAh battery, and a weight of 100 grams

Ok, it wont win any awards, but for £24.99 or potentially £19.94 via TopCashBack, it's worth purchasing for development alone. If more developers made sure their games ran on QVGA displays, like Super Hexagon by Terry Cavanagh, QVGA device owners would purchase more games.


[Via: O2]

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The Soup Thief
Feb 08 2013 06:24 PM
Stick an old high capacity micro SD in it and you've got yourself a very reasonable wifi drive for a Nexus or other device.
Crazy cheap!
Pity it's probably locked to O2, making it useless as a mobile phone for most.
Alternatively you can use it to skim across a pond if you've no pebbles to hand.
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everett_psycho
Feb 08 2013 06:31 PM
Whack a big memory card in there, install power amp and you got an mp3 player
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Skip Tracer
Feb 09 2013 02:44 PM
Certainly make a very cheap Mifi device for the GiffGaff network.
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Certainly make a very cheap Mifi device for the GiffGaff network.


and with dat connection of up to 7.2mbps download and 5.76mbps upload it would be rude not to
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Daniel Meah
Feb 09 2013 05:19 PM
does it have working HSUPA? most of these cheap hsdpa phones only have hsdpa.
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it's an msm7225a which is armv7 and has 7.2mbps download and 5.76mbps upload, I have a LG Optimus L3 and a ZTE V790 on the same chipset and they both have HSUPA enabled, so unless Huawei have been naughty then yes it does
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can someone confirm that this device can be rooted?
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The Soup Thief
Feb 10 2013 09:09 PM
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cm9 for this device http://mjanja.co.ke/...e-huawei-u8185/

alanorth is the developer who got it booting.

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Pain_Deluxe
Feb 13 2013 12:58 PM
Stripped Stock or CM7.2 and go for it.
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jamoiholland
Feb 13 2013 04:35 PM
Meh, thought this might be a nice one for a family member, on the stock Huawei ROM, but just unboxed, tried to update the pre-installed apps, and it is already out of space :-S
Why do I keep buying these cheap devices when the tiny internal storage space for apps almost always bites! Will have to give this a go, but always nervous giving devices to family members with customs ROMs, as any niggling bugs will come back to me for support!
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Meh, thought this might be a nice one for a family member, on the stock Huawei ROM, but just unboxed, tried to update the pre-installed apps, and it is already out of space :-S
Why do I keep buying these cheap devices when the tiny internal storage space for apps almost always bites! Will have to give this a go, but always nervous giving devices to family members with customs ROMs, as any niggling bugs will come back to me for support!


perhaps you could make a partition on the SD card to use as internal memory for apps?
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and it is no longer sold by O2, completely sold out on website and Huawei removed from list of brands on pay as you go
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jamoiholland
Feb 14 2013 07:49 AM

perhaps you could make a partition on the SD card to use as internal memory for apps?

Same as a custom ROM though, anything out of the ordinary that has chance of backfiring or require use of app2SD or similar every time something gets installed just doesn't fly with non-geeks, and will only create me hassle later on, hence I was after the stock/normal experience
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unrandomsam
Feb 16 2013 11:44 PM
Has anyone worked out the method dc unlocker uses on huawei phones yet ?

I think it is really simple and unchanging ....

(Not harder than booting a QPST enabled kernel and running a few commands that are different to the normal ones.)

Should have got the Lumia 620 from O2 at £120 missed it though.
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Has anyone worked out the method dc unlocker uses on huawei phones yet ?

I think it is really simple and unchanging ....

(Not harder than booting a QPST enabled kernel and running a few commands that are different to the normal ones.)

Should have got the Lumia 620 from O2 at £120 missed it though.


yes, they use the same method on huawei and zte modems...
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unrandomsam
Feb 17 2013 05:58 PM
The algorithm is different for the phones. And I think the commands are different from qualcomm standard on newer phones and modems. (i.e the one to enable diag etc etc).
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