Huawei Sonic (U8650)
Dimension116.3 x 60.5 x 11.9 mm
Similar with ideos series from Huawei, Huawei Sonic body made from plastic material with cappuccino color. Right under his wide screen, we can found four capacitive buttons, Home, Menu, Back and Search.
Power button is on top side next to 3.5 mm Audio jack. Setting volume could do with pressing left body and for charger on bottom. 3.2 MP camera without flash on rear side. When you opened back cover, you’ll find hot swap external memory.
Qualcomm MSM 7227, 600MHz, RAM 256MB, 512 ROM, Up to 32 GB MicroSD Card
With 600 MHz processor and 256MB RAM feels enough for supporting Sonic performance in middle class. For extended memory capacity, user can put microSD to hotswap slot.
Interface and OS
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, 3,5” TFT Capacitive Touch Screen 320 x 480 pixel, 256K Color Grid Horizontal.
Use Android Gingerbread as their operating system, Huawei Sonic have default user interface. Sonic Interface perform 5 homescreen, when shifted to other page it perform 3D effects. Change to menu, user can see menu icon arrange in horizontal grid format. Just swap your finger to move page. There are four menu pages which can increase according to installed application.
Camera and Video
3.2 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, geotagging
Huawei Sonic only have 3MP camera and without autofocus. No LED flash either. Additional setting only color effect and white balance. For video recording result, it`s only able to capture object with VGA resolution.
Audio player, video player, audio recorder, FM Radio.
In entertain section, Huawei Sonic support with default music player called Huawei Music, that can arrange song in external memory base on album , song, artist, folder, composer, genre and playlist. There also headset stereo on sales packages. User couldn’t do equalizer setting.
For video section, Huawei Sonic can play MP4 and 3GPP file format. Lack of video format support could be handled with download of external player from Android Market.
Internet and Connectivity
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/1800/1900/2100 HSDPA 7,2Mbps dan HSUPA 5,76Mbps. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth A2DP, MicroUSB
Surfing web with Sonic feels smooth with 3G HSDPA connection and Wi-Fi support.
User can used browser panel from homescreen for surfing with default browser which is already flash player support.
Meanwhile, data transfer using Bluetooth or data cable. When connecting Huawei Sonic to PC using data cable, computer will ask to install Hi-suite automatically, so Sonic can synchronize with PC.
Near Field Communication, Weather and News, Notepad, Youtube.
Even aiming low-end market, Huawei Sonic already support with NFC chip.
Huawei Sonic default application such as Youtube, News and Weather, and Notepad application.
Antutu Benchmark: 1367 Quadrant Standard Edition: 512.
With Antutu, Huawei Sonic has 1367 score, which is above HTC Wildfire S but still loose from Nexus One.
Meanwhile with Quandrant Standard, Huawei Sonic reach 512 point which is slightly adrift with HTC Desire performance.
The advantage and disadvantage of Huawei Sonic U8650
- Chip NFC
- Gingerbread 2.3.4
- 3.5 Inch screen
- Complete connection options
- hotswap Micro SD Slot
- less audio performance
- battery capacity only 1.400 mAh
- Rather high price
Huawei Sonic U8650 Conclusion
Aiming low-end market, Huawei Sonic looks charming with Near Field Communication support. 3.5 inches screen also become user advantage when watch movie. With it price, Sonic competing with Samsung Galaxy Mini which is has not much different processor.