Huawei launches Huawei Ascend G730 and Y600 in Indian market

Huawei has just announced Huawei Ascend G730 and Huawei Ascend Y600 for Indian market. Priced at INR 13,999 and INR 8,999 respectively, these low and mid-range phones have the attractiveness required to be your next, or first, Android smartphone. Let’s take a deeper look at what’s inside both of these new phones.

Let’s talk about what both Huawei Ascend G730 andY600 have in common. Both of these phones have dual SIM capability, run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on top of Huawei’s Emotion UI. For shooting pictures and videos, both of these new Android phones feature a 5 MP camera on the back and just 0.3 MP camera on the front. While front camera will definitely frustrate a lot of you, the rear camera has an LED flash, which may be able to snap good pictures in low light situation (but not that good).

Huawei Ascend G730

Unveiled first at Las Vegas’ Mobile World Congress 2014, the Huawei Ascend G730 is a mid-range smartphone sporting 5.5-inch qHD display at the resolution of 960  x 540 pixels. It runs on 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. It features a microSD card slot which you can use to add up to 32GB memory card. To power the whole device, it packs a 2300 mAh battery, which is actually pretty bigger than most other mid-range smartphones today.

Like we already wrote, the Huawei Ascend G730 will cost INR 13,999. But if you want to pay less for a new smartphone from Huawei, the next one might be fit for you.

Huawei Ascend Y600

At 5-inch display with 854 x 480 pixels resolution, backed by 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, 512 RAM and 4 GB internal memory, Huawei Ascend Y600 is a low end entry-level smartphone that you can snap for just INR 8,999. While the processor and screen is ‘okay’ for most smartphone-level tasks, what will cost you a lot of user-experience is the 512 RAM. Google does claim that Android 4.4 KitKat can perform well on devices with 512 MB RAM, and it does. But Huawei Ascend Y600 comes with Android Jelly Bean, and whether or not it will be upgraded to Android KitKat is highly doubtful at this point.

Huawei Ascend Y600 has another upside: the battery. It features a 2100 mAh battery, which is bigger than almost all other low-end smartphones. It will definitely give your smartphone more juice to run longer, but ultimately the 512 MB RAM will stand opposed to a smooth user-experience.

So, which of these smartphones do you think is worth buying for a new Android phone user? Let us know your comments. And if you have a friend who’s looking for one, let him know.

  • Catalina

    I recently bought the y600 in mainland China because my previous phone died all of a sudden. Problem is the mainland Chinese versions have all the Google Play services blocked. So, I want to root this phone a flash a custom ROM. Do you know where I can find the proper software and tutorial for this model phone? I’ve scoured the internet, but so far to no avail. Thanks!