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Review of Huawei G510: New UI makes matters worse

Huawei has done away with the stock Android interface by loading its own Emotion UI. So, the phone doesn't have an app launcher tray anymore.

HUAWEI G510
Price: Rs 10,990
Specs: : 4.5-inch display, Android 4.1, 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 512 MB RAM; 5 MP camera; 4GB internal storage, expandable memory card slot; 1700 mAh battery

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Huawei has done away with the stock Android interface by loading its own Emotion UI. So, the phone doesn't have an app launcher tray anymore. Instead, all apps are placed on the homescreen, which gets a bit difficult to navigate through. The only respite is the five icons that can be docked at the bottom, which remains static across the nine homescreens. Instead of enhancing the experience, Emotion UI has spoiled it further. We noticed a lag while navigating through the homescreens or launching apps. A third-party launcher did not bring in any ifference in terms of performance. This despite the dual-core processor. The performance is shockingly slow and the Quadrant score of the Huawei G510 was 2451. The only positive was the smooth browsing experience over the high speed Wi-Fi network.

The Huawei G510 failed to impress us in the camera department as well. It has got a 5 MP camera onboard. At first, the images captured looked decent. However, when the images were transferred to a PC, we noticed a lot of distortion and lack of clarity.

Even on full brightness, the display isn't good enough to enjoy videos or movies. The sound output is just about average. The smartphone packs in a 1700 mAh battery that managed to hold the charge for a day with very limited use.

Bag It Or Junk It? Lacks on all fronts, can't stand up to competition.