This morning Huawei launched their newest phone which they describe as their ‘most stylish and advanced smartphone yet’ the Huawei Vision. Whilst it`s not the high end of the market it certainly is a nice looking phone, very solid Aluminium unibody design, it feels nice to have a phone with metal on it again.

The Gingerbread packing Unibody phone will be available exclusively through Allphones for $279 outright or on an Optus $19 cap. The Vision reminds me very much of a Nexus One in both design and specs. Looks like Huawei has added a 3D skin over the top to offer a differentiating feature, they`ve described it as a 3D Carousel UI, it looked ok from the demonstration they gave but as one of the things I liked about Huawei was that they did little or nothing to their UI, i`ll want a closer look.

So what is this thing packing :

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Aluminium alloy unibody
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor
  • 480 x 800, 3.7 inch curve design touch screen @ 252 ppi
  • 512 MB RAM, 2GB ROM
  • 1 GB storage with MicroSD Card slot
  • 5 Mp Camera with LED flash, 720p video recording and playback
  • Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor
  • FM Radio
  • 118×59.9×9.9mm @ 121grams

All in all it looks like another solid lower end phone from Huawei, I picked one up from the launch so Ausdroid will be having a good look at the phone and i`ll let you know what I think fairly soon.

Huawei Vision video :

Source(s): Huawei
  • Albyrussell

    It is also available outright and unlocked from Virgin Mobile stores for $278

  • Paul Howard
  • http://twitter.com/ponzored Richard

    Is the $279 locked to Optus? Or completely outright and unlocked?

  • Brainbeat

    What frequencies does it support?

    • Paul Howard

      It’s only going to be 900/2100.

  • montalbert

    Quadband?

  • Super R

    If the camera and video recorder are good, this will be my wife’s Christmas present.

  • Paul Howard

    Do hurry with the review. It could be the next in my line of cheap and cheerful phones :)
    IDEOS>Sonic>Vision

  • Asher Philips

    Set one up this arvo. Phone seems really solid and gives you the option of either using vanilla 2.3 UI or the SPB Shell 3D. Definitely a good buy at $279.

  • Jake Oliver

    uh, the UI is SPB Shell 3d.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.spb.shell3d&feature=top-paid#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwNiwiY29tLnNwYi5zaGVsbDNkIl0.

    It’s just a different launcher, and if the promo vid is anything to go on, it includes the stock 2.3 launcher too.