If you spend some time deleting all apps you don't use or need, minimise all startup tasks etc then this is OK for a basic phone you don't need to worry too much if it gets damaged or stolen. As a first smartphone or a teenagers phone its fine for the money. I paid 30 GBP in the UK which is probably the lowest priced phone of this type at the time.
I paid over 500 Australian dollars for five of these 12 months ago for my wife's family and all but one are faulty and useless. Won't be buying Huawei again!
Firstly, I bought this device as a touch screen phone and messaging device ONLY. I did not buy it with any expectations of it being anything more than that, because it only has 512MB of RAM (remember when computers only had that much RAM and they were rubbish? Phones are no different).
The other functions this phone has, are supported on other devices I have and I was not looking for an all-in-one 'fix my life for me please' device when I bought this (for the specs and price, it's simply an unrealistic expectation). So for me, this is a cheap, interim, back-up phone, which is the expectation I had when I bought it. Thus, I have not been disappointed, because - THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT A 'SMART' PHONE. That's why it's cheap.
The camera is terrible, even for a 5MP camera. I have two other devices with cameras of same specs, i.e. 5MP etc (or even if 5MP, less bells and whistles) - one a 5th gen iPod with HDR; the other a Nokia Lumia 635 with no HDR. While the Nokia Lumia 635 does NOT have HDR functionality, it STILL takes better photos than this 'thing' (and the Apple iPod too incidentally).
Additionally, the glut of unnecessary apps and processes that come with Android/Google render the limited RAM this phone has a bloated slug UNLESS one goes through and manually terminates them all (and there are many - Android/Google are waaay WORSE than Windows in this respect - buyer beware).
Once unnecessary processes have been terminated, the battery life and performance of this touch screen phone improves significantly. If you're unsure re what can be terminated or how, suggest looking online re the processes that are running and which ones can be safely terminated (though pretty much all of them can, particularly the Google ones, and Android ones that cannot won't allow you to anyway). I got rid of Chrome (which I've never liked), and instead use the generically named 'browser' that comes with the operating system, which is almost identical to Safari. However, I only use this phone for internet if I absolutely HAVE to. Even the 5th gen iPod I have is faster to use (and easier) to connect to the internet. The iPod only has a 0.8 GHz processor, and also only has 512MB of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 635 has exactly the same Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor as this device and 1GB RAM, and for obvious reasons outperforms this device.
While the phone has the capability to insert an SD card, due to the ancient version of Android, the ability to view the contents of the SD card is not only severely limited/impossible without connecting the device to a laptop or PC - it's also incredibly cumbersome thanks to the lack of a simple, user-friendly file explorer/browser. The 'Files' app that comes with the device requires you to accept online access and user information/file sharing BEFORE you can use it. I simply want to view the files on the device and SD card, NOT connect online and sync with any online apps. While a alternative file explorer *could* (in theory) be downloaded from the Play store, I haven't bothered. I've simply opted to leave a spare 4GB SD card inside the phone for the bloated operating system to spread it's bloatedness onto, setting it as the "default write disk" to avoid any further bloating of the phones internal memory (which is already half bloated, even with the aforementioned processes/apps disabled/terminated).
The Android promise of "faster multi-tasking" with Android 4.4.4 is absolutely ridiculous and simply not true/impossible on a phone with only 512MB of RAM - and it never will be true.
I've opted NOT to have any Google apps running, nor leave my Google account on the phone, because this device - UNLIKE Apple or Windows devices - will NOT allow you to disable automatic updates. For those who don't want a phone with only 512MB of RAM to suffer the consequences of these (and other) processes hogging this phone's performance, the inability to disable this function is absolutely daft (ditto for those on limited data plans).
Personally, I'll never be buying an Android phone again. While the apps available in Play store vs Windows might be better, I don't really care, because there's nothing THAT necessary that I need to install it on a PHONE. Apple is still the frontrunner in terms of apps, transparent functionality etc. My second choice is a Windows phone (even though many people claim the apps are more limited, there are actually a multitude of near identical equivalents, and more of the same apps are becoming available), because the ability to disable features/updates one doesn't want running on a Windows phone is also NOT restricted. Even later versions of Android are limited in some respects, thanks to Google's renowned insistence on syncing everything/anything, and sharing your information without you being able to deny their permission without also going through screeds of web sites in an attempt to deactivate some or all of it. And even then - STILL not being able to achieve the desired outcome.
Google are NOT transparent re what information they transmit, share or store. (If not already apparent from using their sites on a laptop, Mac, or PC) THIS is made abundantly clear when you start using this phone and are presented with prompts which tell you that you MUST accept the transmission of your personal information and automatic updates if you wish to use the apps/functions available. NO THANKS. It's PRECISELY THESE FUNCTIONS that render a 512MB RAM phone such as this, A USELESS BLOATED SLUG OF A DEVICE.
Bottom line - it's a touch screen phone and messaging device with terrible battery life if one opts to use it for anything else (e.g. even listening to music stored on an SD card will drain the battery much too quickly). To its credit, at least the phone is fast to charge. As a phone and messaging device, it's adequate (note "adequate"). Anything beyond that, forget it - spend the money on a device that has the specs to support the operating system it comes with (and a battery to support that, too). In my opinion regarding Android, that would be a phone with 2GB of RAM. 1GB *might* be OK, though if you're notorious for forgetting to terminate apps when you stop using them (i.e. leave them running in the background), 1GB is also going to be a slug.
the screen just faded and sometimes shows different colors . this just happened. it's hard to find a new LCD
P779, 04 Feb 2017Is the snapchat camera quality on the huawei Y360 good? No not really
As a developer one of my players came to me saying they had this device and that the resolution was 480x854
For scaling purposes I changed my code a bit to work with it correctly however the phone seems to report 480x800 instead of 480x854 thus leaving an empty space where nothing gets drawn
Am confused with this phone, the internal memory is too low besides additional memory can't work out
natashaudrey, 12 Jul 2017Hate this phone...it has a storage of 4gb but it keeps on telling me sufficient memory...have ... moreI had the same problem. If you download the apps in the navigator and install. They are in the memory card.
Hate this phone...it has a storage of 4gb but it keeps on telling me sufficient memory...have tried formatting ...someone help
where can i get the software it is not working plus the battery is weak
i have purchased huawei y 360 brand new but i am facing power on issue first time, anyone who know kindly help me....
first time power on user steps
first select language is ok
second wifi connection on/off is ok
third privacy ...i am clicking on chekbox and then accept but the same window open again. not fowards the next step....this is actually issue ....please help if any one knows
mr huawei, 24 Dec 2016I always like HUAWEI phone. All thing is ok but one problem is battery drain fast when u open ... moreTrue the battery drains fast but not only that I cannot save pictures to my phone contact when I do so the screen gets dark and my power button works when it feels like.
It is good for my own use but at sometimes it will hang that is the one problem
lucase, 29 Dec 2016Can it be used for tethering?Select Tools, then at top of page select All. From the list after Data Usage is ...More, this takes you to a Wireless & networks page. Half way down the page is Tethering & portable hotspot.
I have this phone for a year now and it works pretty good. it has good battery.it's a phone for the simple.
This is not a bad phone. all in all its a low end device that has some acceptable features.
I would compare it to the iphone 4.
y sometime u guys allways sending when my credit is finish but not when data finish...this is crap