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  • Brand :
    Huawei
  • Handset Color :
    White
  • Display Size :
    5.5 Inches
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Specifications of Huawei B199

  • General Features

    Brand
    Huawei
    Status
    Available
    Handset Color
    White
    Network Type
    GSM
    Announced
    2013, June
  • Body

    Form Factor
    Bar
    Dimensions
    151 x 77 x 8.9 mm
    Input Method
    Touchscreen
  • Display

    Size
    5.5 Inches
    Type
    TFT Display
    Resolution
    1280 x 720 pixels
    Features
    Multi-Touch Screen
  • Camera

    Rear Camera
    13 MP
    Front Camera
    Yes, 5 MP
    Flash
    Yes, LED Flash
    Video
    Yes
    Features
    Autofocus, Back-illuminated Sensor (BSI), Geo-tagging
  • Memory

    Internal Memory
    16 GB
    Extendable Memory
    Yes, Up to 32 GB
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Platform

    Operating System
    Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
    Processor
    1.6 GHz, Quad-Core, ARM Cortex-A7
    GPU
    Adreno 305
    Operating Frequency
    GSM : 900/1800 MHz
    Browser
    HTML
  • Data & Internet

    3G/4G
    Yes
    EDGE
    Yes
    GPRS
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    Yes
    Bluetooth
    Yes, v4.0
  • Connectivity

    GPS
    Yes
    USB
    Yes, microUSB v2.0
    Messaging
    SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
  • Multimedia

    Music Player
    Yes
    Video Player
    Yes
    Radio
    Yes
    Games
    Yes
  • Sound

    Alert Types
    MP3, Vibration
    Loudspeaker
    Yes
    3.5 mm Jack
    Yes
  • Battery

    Type
    Li-ion
    Capacity (mAh)
    3000 mAh
  • Other Features

    SIM Size
    Mini SIM
    SIM Option
    Dual SIM
    Sensors
    Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity
    Important Apps
    Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, YouTube Upload

Over all Review of Huawei B199

Huawei B199 Price

Overall Review

Ever since the release of the first Samsung Galaxy Note, the term phablet has latched on to the smartphone world so tightly that the segment has become a rage among the consumers. And since smartphone manufacturing firms went on to cash in on the demand more often than not, it became a benchmark for every firm to have a flagship phablet model. Huawei is another firm that has made sure to have a gadget in the phablet category, which is affordable for most but still offer formidable specs. Huawei B199 comes with a 5.5 inches HD IPS display that gathers a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels and has a dual SIM facility where one SIM slot supports GSM technology while the other supports CDMA. Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system takes care of the software side of things ensuring many games and applications are played.

Then, there is 1.6GHz quad-core processor with a beefy 2GB RAM to provide the overall operational scheme of the gadget a massive boost for faster functionality, even in times of heavy multitasking. The device comes with a 32GB microSD card slot that can be used in case the 16GB internal memory exhausts. The specified memory is huge though and can keep a massive data collection of songs, games, images and videos. The smartphone has dual SIM facility, thus picking up the utility quotient and ensuring two tariff plans are used with ease and comfort. A powerful 13 megapixels primary camera is provided at the back of Huawei B199 for clicking pictures at a hefty resolution whereas the front camera is beefy as well with 5 megapixels snapping pictures at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging are just a few among many features that the primary camera provides to the user.

The device, Huawei B199, is not that flashy on data connectivity and covers just basic features like Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser. Data downloading and web surfing is quick even when it comes to the high buffering websites like Facebook and YouTube. There is USB port and Bluetooth whereas NFC and Infrared remain absent with the gadget. The battery backup is impressive with a 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery, which is good enough to make the gadget last for more than a few days even after loads of multitasking. The web usage however drains the power more than required and can deplete the usage time by quite a margin.

User Interface and UI functionality

Huawei B199 mobile is driven by a massive screen size of 5.5 inches, which displays images at a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels and has the backing of HD IPS technology. The device has a decent swiping speed and runs on sensors like accelerometer and proximity sensors.

Multimedia features

Watching videos on its big 5.5 inches HD display is extremely entertaining and Huawei B199 provides the same via video player. There is a music player too, to provide the users the best in the world of music.

Pictures and Video quality

A colossal 13 megapixels primary camera is a great addition to Huawei B199 enabling beautiful image snapping. Photography lovers would enjoy features like LED flash, geo-tagging and autofocus, which are absent from the front camera that has a 5 megapixels strength. The resolution for the front camera is 2592 by 1944 pixels and works with 3G technology for making video calls. The front camera also provides a means to take selfies.

Internet support

Huawei B199 comprises of Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser in the Internet segment that in totality, deliver a decent downloading speed and a formidable web surfing speed. SNS intergration is also preinstalled in the gadget for accessing popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Internal and External Memory

Huawei B199 comes with a 16GB internal memory, which is very large and has enough capacity to fill in loads of games, images, movies and songs. If the memory does get used up completely, then the user can make use of the 32GB microSD card slot for augmenting the external memory. We are happy with the 2GB RAM, which is a real speed booster and complements the quad-core processor very well.

Applications and Gaming

Huawei B199 has a healthy appetite for providing games and apps with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 acting as its operating system. The user can download Commando, Contra, Fruit Ninja among many other games while Viber, WhatsApp and other applications can be used for interacting with friends over the web.

Battery Backup

Huawei B199 is backed up by a 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery that has all the capability of carving out an impressive talk time and standby time. We can expect healthy figures for multimedia and Internet usages as well.

Connectivity Offered

Huawei B199 comes with a USB port that can charge the gadget and help users to exchange data with other compatible devices via USB cable. Bluetooth works wirelessly for data exchange operations where the data may include songs, games, images and videos. For web connection, there is Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser. The device runs on frequencies of 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz for 3G SIM and 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz for 2G SIM respectively.

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Huawei B199, when compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, has a smaller display of 5.5 inches for the former and 5.7 inches for the latter. Huawei B199 has an IPS HD display while Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on a Super AMOLED display and features a stylus pen as well, which is missing in Huawei B199. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has support for 4G technology while the same is not true for Huawei B199. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Huawei B199 have an identical primary camera backed by 13 megapixels each but the secondary camera is stronger with the latter offering 5 megapixels as compared to the 2 megapixels secondary camera of the former.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has Android KitKat 4.4.2 as its software platform, far more updated than the Android 4.3 operating system of Huawei B199. Huawei B199 has 2GB of RAM as compared to 3GB RAM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 while the microSD card slot potential is also more with the latter by offering 64GB capacity, which is double of the 32GB capacity in the former. The internal memory versions of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 include 16GB, 32GB and 64GB while Huawei B199 has an internal memory of 16GB. The processor for Huawei B199 is quad-core while Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has two quad-core processors. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs on a 3200mAh standard lithium-ion battery, slightly edging out the 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Huawei B199.

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15 January, 2014: Huawei has launched Huawei B199 in China, which is a new phablet and features a 5.5 inches IPS HD display with 1.6GHz quad-core processor to fall back on. The device is priced approximately at Rs.20,000 and comes with 2GB of RAM and Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system. The gadget has dual SIM facility and features a 13 megapixels primary camera and a 5 megapixels secondary camera. The battery strength provided for the gadget is of 3000mAh.

The highlights of the device are as follows:

*        5.5 inches IPS HD display

*        Dual SIM

*        1.6GHz quad-core processor

*        3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery

*        Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system

*        13 megapixels primary camera + 5 megapixels secondary camera

*        2GB RAM

Huawei B199 is a premium mid-range Smartphone that comes with full metal body and is blessed with some interesting hardware & software specifications. Special features of the handset are Calculator, Alarm Clock, Utility Calculator, notepad, media library, Schedule Management, Tape Recorders, flashlights, Calendars, guiding spirit, voice assistant, gloves mode, single-handed UI, DLNA, Huawei IME, file manager, weather, Me Widget, power management , shutdown alarm clock, SIM card tool kit, mobile phone service, scenario mode, etc.

 
The device is easy to carry around as it assesses with the dimensions of 151 x 77 x 8.9mm and weighs around 170 grams. Huawei B199 sports a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen LCD display, supporting a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, the Smartphone is worthwhile powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8628) processor paired with 2GB RAM to result an optimum level of performance and multi-tasking. On the top, the device uses Emotion UI 2.0 technology to add more juice to the performance. Coming to the camera front, the handset packs a 13MP rear camera to capture a premium quality pictures and has the ability to record HD videos. This snapper also features Digital Zoom with Auto-focus and LED Flash features. Besides, there is also a 5MP front facing wide-angle camera for video calling purpose.
 
The Smartphone is incorporated with a 3,000 mAh battery, that claims an outstanding talk-time and standby time. It houses an in-built memory of 16GB (Internal) + 12.7GB (Available Space Memory) and there is a microSD card provision, in which the external memory can be expanded up to 32GB. Premium connectivity features bundled in the package are GPRS, EDGE, WAP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Direct, 3G, Bluetooth v4.0 and USB Port. Users can handle their calling budget in a cost efficient manner as the device is equipped with Dual SIM Dual Standby (GSM + CDMA) functionality. Entertainment aspect is also pretty impressive as the Smartphone comes with a Music Player, FM Radio, Ringtone Support, Games and Loud Speaker.
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