Huawei Y550 offers 4G for under £100

Huawei has announced the Y550, an entry-level Android phone aimed at bringing 4G to those on a tight budget.

Revealed at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin, the Y550 has a 4.4-inch FWVGA screen and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-mp selfie shooter on the front.

Available in grey, white, red and blue, the Huawei Y550 isn’t the most attractive handset we’ve laid our eyes on this year, but it is at least comfortable to hold - and with its price expected to be below £100, we really can’t complain too much about the aesthetics.

During our brief hands-on time with the Y550 we also found it to be quite heavy, but again this is a small drawback when you consider the bang for your buck.

Inside you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, and although there’s just 4GB of storage, this can be increased by up to 32GB thanks to a microSD card slot.

At that price range, the Y550 will be a close competitor to the EE Kestrel, which is also a sub-£100 4G handset, but only available on the EE network.

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