Huawei Ascend Y221 Specs & Price

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Equipped with a dual-core processor, Huawei Ascend Y221 is an Android smartphone targeted at budget-minded buyers. From the specifications of this Android 4.4 KitKat phone, it is best suited for entry-level users who are just warming up to the Android experience.

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Huawei Ascend Y221

Display and Camera

Experience users will be able to tell that Huawei Ascend Y221 is an entry-level smartphone immediately on sighting it. The device packs a 3.5-inch display, which is the approximate screen size of most budget Android smartphones.

The touchscreen has a measly resolution of 480 x 320 pixels for a pixel density of 165 ppi. However, the display has G-sensor, an auto-rotate feature. Huawei Ascend Y221 has a 2 megapixels camera and that’s all! There is no secondary snapper.

Hardware and Software

In consonance with what is obtainable on some of its rivals, Huawei Ascend Y221 is powered by a dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor with ARM Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1 GHz. Huawei claims this CPU delivers solid performance without consuming significant amount of power, meaning you should expect longer battery life.

The processor is paired with a Mali-400 GPU and low RAM of 512 MB. The Ascend Y221 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and that is one of its few bright spots. The software brings improved performance over its predecessors and put a number of great features at your fingertip.

Other Specs and Features

Juice needed to run the smartphone is provided by a 1350 battery, which may be able to keep the phone running for a full workday. Onboard storage memory is 4 GB – a tad disappointing given that the device lacks a microSD slot for memory expansion.

For connectivity, Huawei Ascend Y221 comes with Bluetooth, high speed microUSB and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support. It also supports tethering, OTA sync and computer sync. The budget smartphone boasts dual-band 3G support for high speed connectivity.

Pricing & Availability

Huawei Ascend Y221 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Huawei Ascend Y221 price in Nigeria should range from 12,200 to 20,000 depending on your location in the country.

Huawei Ascend Y221 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Ascend Y221:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
  • Processor: 1GHz Dual Core Processor (Mediatek MT6572M)
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 116.5 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • SIM Type: Mini SIM
  • SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM, Dual Stand-by


  • Display: 3.5-inch TFT Display, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 2MP Camera, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Yes
  • Front Camera: No


  • Built-in Storage: 4GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 3.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: No
  • Maps: Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: No
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 1350 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: up to 4 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 225 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Ascend Y221 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 28th, 2020
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