It seems that £100 doesn’t go very far at the moment and with Christmas looming getting the most out of your money is really important. I have teamed up with Huawei the makers of the Ascend Y550 to show you what fun you can have with £100 and to also give you the opportunity to win £100 and an Ascend Y550 handset.
The Huawei Ascend Y550 handset is the first Huawei handset to feature 4G and cost less than £100! It comes with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP Selfie camera and to make it even better it has a great selfie feature that shows you where to look and also gives a countdown to it taking the picture which is great for getting your pose right.
The Ascend Y550 comes with 4GB internal storage which is expandable with a micro SD card up to 32GB. The 4.5 inch screen has a resolution of 854 x 480 which isn’t great but it is certainly useable. Running on Android Kitkat but with Huawei Emotion user interface over the top it does have a few flaws that annoy a more tech savvy user like myself. The fact that there is no app tray and all applications are on my home screens is an irritation as I love my screens being clear but with the addition of an extra screen that I can keep blank it only annoys me a little bit. It comes preloaded with a few apps that are not necessary like a weather app but no where near as many as can be found on a sony device for example. It is also loaded with most of the apps I would need to get started such as facebook, twitter, google plus and youtube.
The phone does look and feel slightly cheap due to the plastic backing case but I think that it would be more robust. The screen is the same size as my Z3 compact yet the phone itself is taller by about half a centimeter and a few millimeters wider.
The phone is a fairly capable smart phone suitable for new or young users. If your tween is harassing for a phone with a decent download speed then this is definitely a good option. It is also good if you find yourself killing phones regularly as the cheap price point gives you great connectivity, social media suitable cameras and with the 64 bit 1.2Ghz processor the performance isn’t bad either.
So it seems £100 can go a long way. As well as being sent the phone I was also challenged to see how far I could make £100 go. Now the kids were away last week so I decided to use the £100 to turn our house Christmassy. Apparently only have a Christmas tree was not good enough so I took my £100 to B&M home stores and Poundland and stocked up in lights, singing creatures and tinsel. This is the final product.
There is tinsel, fairy lights and Christmas decorations everywhere and the kids absolutely loved it. Their faces lit up when they walked through the door and saw all the decorations and although hubby might not agree I think it was £100 well spent.
Now you have the chance to win your very own Huawei Ascend Y550 phone and £100 cash. Fill in your details on the Rafflecopter form below.
Prize is the Huawei Ascend Y550 phone and £100 cash.
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Giveaway ends at midnight on 31st December 2014.
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