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

Paul Howard

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


What frequencies does it support?

Paul Howard

It’s only going to be 900/2100.



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 🙂

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.

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