I bought it yesterday from ds. l am very, impressed by it.it is better than I what I expected
Excellent wifi. For the Australian version, internal memory is 2GB. What surprised me is the phone also came with 8GB micro sd card.
Available at 2degrees in NZ for $550 dollars, It's a great phone, very fast and smooth
Cheema, 01 Mar 2011Hi Guys, I just bought X5 today from 2 Degree shop in Auckland woth is $549. I am just chec... moreFor apps just click on the app market and enjoy. The icon shoudl resemble an android on a shopping bag, either in your main menu drawer or on the home screen somewhere.
Like the look of the phone snd it is easy to use but am finding that it has a short battery life when used alot as I do. Anyone else finding that?
Cheema, 28 Feb 2011Hi Guys,
I just bought X5 today from 2 Degree shop in Auckland woth is $549. I am just chec... moreCheema, you can search and download appz from the Android Market on the phone or using the Google Android website https://market.android.com/ but you do need a gmail account to download any app from the Market (I think ?? ).
As for the CD/PC software, Android phones dont come with any PC based software, when you plug in the USB cable to your PC you should only see a Mass Storage Device (ie a hard drive) like a USB pen drive, from there you can load music, pictures and data, just remember that Android will only really read mp3's and pictures.Also you could use the micro SD card that came with the phone but you will need to use the micro SD to normal size SD adaptor.Thats what's so great about Android, you can just load on music and pictures without going through any PC based software.
I would also recommend just doing a google search for something like "top 10 android apps", this will help you get a start on some good apps you need.
I just bought X5 today from 2 Degree shop in Auckland woth is $549. I am just checking all the features. It doesn't have FM radio. Rest of all features are quite good. Mobile doesn't look very solid body wise. But if your compare price then it's very good deal. Processing speed is quite good. I am just wondering they haven't give me any kind of CD/software to install on my PC. This is my first Andrioid phone, can you please guide where from i can download some apps and pc synch s/w. Your help will be appreated mate.
Pineapple head, 27 Feb 2011you can get this great phone in Australia from crazy johns on a $19 plan over 24 months or $349.you are wrong. You quoting the old Huawei ( 2 inches-plus screen and 3 megapixel camera...etc not the newly released x5 (3.8 inch screen and 5 megapiel camea....). The x5 is NOT available at Crazy John . It i advertised at Dick Smith in Australia but not yet available in any of its shops ( Distribution centre said it would be available within weeks)
you can get this great phone in Australia from crazy johns on a $19 plan over 24 months or $349.
G Unit, 22 Feb 2011...fm radio??? Are you stuck in the 80's or something. Haven you not heard of Shoutcast/online... moreThe comment about stuck in the 80's and shoutcast .... great if you have an unlimited data plan which we don't get in New Zealand ....
2 degrees have confirmed there is no FM radio on the version they are selling.
Has been released in Australia at DIck Smith for $349 but Dick Smith has not received stock yet, I can tell you all that I will be the first one getting it.
Ben Duong, 21 Feb 2011Does anyone know how much this will cost in Australia, I've been to the Official australian hu... moreIn Finland this cost around 280-300 euro in retail, that would be 377-406 Australian dollars. But here you can also get it from an operator package and pay only 213 euro (which would be 288 Australian dollars). And (I assume) the price level is probably bit higher here so you can expect a bit lower prices in your country than the ones I provided.
Great phone , been using it for the past 3 months (got from Huawei ahead of release for type approving) only comments which applies to all the new phones : the Battery !! if you are a tech-savi person with a good data plan and actually use all the functionality and apps then your doomed ! this again applies to Nexsus, Samsung , Ericsson, HTC and any other phone that operates on Android .
Does anyone know how much this will cost in Australia, I've been to the Official australian huawei website and it says it will cost around $250 but when it goes through all the distributors and retailers it should cost around $350-$400 and is NOT what Huawei have said the price would be.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2011Just my 2 cents..
Anyone planning to purchase this should go for LG OPTIMUS ONE P500, as ther... moreI wouldnt be to concerned about this. I've used a demo X5 and the phone is FAST. Also the hardware of the X5 is superior to the Optimus and it costs less.
Most people don't care about running custom roms.
gibben, 19 Feb 2011I brought one of these from 2 degrees New Zealand, unfortunately they did not have a demo unit... moreHi there, I hope you enjoying IDEOS X5,
I am from NZ as well, please let me know if you find any problem in that phone. have you found FM in it, and how's camera and video result?