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Thanks to rflfimo on pointing out this deal in my previous deal:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-huawei-ascend-y330-mobile-phone-black-39-99-argos-2081182

This phone is priced as £35 with Mobile by Sainsbury's but I can confirm that it is Unlocked to any networks. THis has been tested so far with EE and GiffGaff and works great!

Talking to the lady in Sainsbury's yesterday, even though those phones are bundles with a Mobile by Sainsbury's box, they are all unlocked.

The phone is a temp for for myself however for £35 it isnt too bad at all! It does only have a 4 inch screen, 512mb of RAM and a 1.3 dual core processor but it Does have an SD Card slot for up to 32gb. I noticed last night that you can actually specify to use the SD card as the main storage which is cool :)

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Also you can get Double Top Up of your payg credit until Xmas Eve!
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darthvader666uk

Looks like there is a way to get 5.0 on there:

http://www.lollipop-rom.org/mp3-0/huawei-ascend-y330-6493.html

That's a scam site, don't install anything from there.
Info here

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2 Likes #1
I can also confirm all MBS phones are unlocked (ex colleague)
[helper]#2
Brilliant find Darth! Was going to add 512mb of Ram, but sure you can do it! As you might get the "oh it only has 51mb of ram comments" here :D

7 month old tech for £35, crazy money!

Stick Android Lollipop 5 on these and she will fly!!!
#3
008
Brilliant find Darth! Was going to add 512mb of Ram, but sure you can do it! As you might get the "oh it only has 51mb of ram comments" here :D

7 month old tech for £35, crazy money!

Stick Android Lollipop 5 on these and she will fly!!!

nice find sir :) good shout!

Its a really good price and im surprised how well it works too. With the SD card slot you can just use app 2 sd or something similar and job done :) ok, there is a little bloat but not as much as most :)

Looks like there is a way to get 5.0 on there:

http://www.lollipop-rom.org/mp3-0/huawei-ascend-y330-6493.html

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Dec 12, 2014 11:01: Lolliepop!
#4
repost! doesn't anyway one check
#5
leeparsons
repost! doesn't anyway one check

has it expired? I searched before I posted and couldn't see it :/
1 Like #6
Confirmed. I believe this price is active until Dec 24th.
[helper] 4 Likes #7
Ordered 2, lets see how long they take to arrive, compared to the Vodafone Moto E and Vodafone LG G2's that are still pending from our orders on the HUKD thread before BlackFriday!!!

Gifting one to a local charity xmas raffle, keeping the other to put Lollipop 5 on ;-)
#8
008
Ordered 2, lets see how long they take to arrive, compared to the Vodafone Moto E and Vodafone LG G2's that are still pending from our orders on the HUKD thread before BlackFriday!!!

Gifting one to a local charity xmas raffle, keeping the other to put Lollipop 5 on ;-)

nice :)

im half tempted to pop lollipop on tonight :)
[helper] 3 Likes #9
http://s16.postimg.org/u0sle0kn9/screenshot_1418387983.png
#10
Can someone test and report back on Viber usage with this phone? Can it cope or is it bringing it to its knees? Thanks
1 Like #11
ilakast
Can someone test and report back on Viber usage with this phone? Can it cope or is it bringing it to its knees? Thanks

I have never heard of this before! i shall give it a go :)
#12
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#13
Is it possible to pick it up for £35 in store?
#14
Blunt_UK
Is it possible to pick it up for £35 in store?

Thats where I got mine from :)
1 Like #15
darthvader666uk
Blunt_UK
Is it possible to pick it up for £35 in store?

Thats where I got mine from :)

Cool, thanks for clearing that up for me.
1 Like #16
Can also confirm that it's unlocked. Bought one yesterday. Thanks Darthvader
[helper] 2 Likes #17
darthvader666uk
ilakast
Can someone test and report back on Viber usage with this phone? Can it cope or is it bringing it to its knees? Thanks

I have never heard of this before! i shall give it a go :)

Viber is fine on the stock OS 4.4.2/4.4.4

Been messing around with Lollipop 5 on a couple of these purchased at £35 and Android 5 on this handset [as predicted above!] is so fluid/lag free, you would think it is a Note4 or Nexus 6!!!

Has anyone else put Lollipop 5 on this handset yet?
#18
008
darthvader666uk
ilakast
Can someone test and report back on Viber usage with this phone? Can it cope or is it bringing it to its knees? Thanks

I have never heard of this before! i shall give it a go :)

Viber is fine on the stock OS 4.4.2/4.4.4

Been messing around with Lollipop 5 on a couple of these purchased at £35 and Android 5 on this handset [as predicted above!] is so fluid/lag free, you would think it is a Note4 or Nexus 6!!!

Has anyone else put Lollipop 5 on this handset yet?

i think i have to give this a go. if it makes the phone that much better, thats a bonus!
2 Likes #19
Just purchased as a present for my mum - has large easy to read menus so will be perfect as her first smartphone. Excellent price as well - thanks to the poster.
10 Likes #20
darthvader666uk

Looks like there is a way to get 5.0 on there:

http://www.lollipop-rom.org/mp3-0/huawei-ascend-y330-6493.html

That's a scam site, don't install anything from there.
Info here
1 Like #21
Dealier
darthvader666uk

Looks like there is a way to get 5.0 on there:

http://www.lollipop-rom.org/mp3-0/huawei-ascend-y330-6493.html

That's a scam site, don't install anything from there.
Info here

phew! nice save, thank you for that :)

Do you have a good source to upgrade to 5.0?

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Dec 17, 2014 10:06: Added additional info
1 Like #22
This phone was available in the black friday sales at CPW along with the better y530 for £20 and £30 respectively. Considered this phone before from here, has been on offer a while and is a good price however I have a suspicion it will appear in sales again after christmas.

Just thought I'd mention it. :)

Edited By: yrreb88 on Dec 18, 2014 02:13: spelling
#23
Hot!
2 Likes #24
This phone was available in the black friday sales at CPW along with the better y530 for £20 and £30 respectively.
Problem with CPW deals though, is ELIGIBILITY. Few can get them, so, they can offer what they want.
#25
Lol darth ninjad this from this thread......

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-huawei-ascend-y330-mobile-phone-black-39-99-argos-2081182?page=2#comments

Suppose ninjaring from own thread is ok?

Any way i got one and its worth £35 ;)

Edited By: seanmorris100 on Dec 18, 2014 03:27
#26
I paid £80 for mine, and then bought one each for my sister and her boys. Great phone for that price then, scorching now!

I've just grabbed the S5 for £240, but I still keep the Y330 as my second line.
#27
leeparsons
repost! doesn't anyway one check

I guess people don't check their posts make sense any more either :p

Edited By: niceblokedave on Dec 18, 2014 07:56
#28
very nice! my daughter has got this one and it is very good
#29
Do these come with any Sainsbury's branding on them? I fancy picking one up for my mum, but she's on Asda/EE and any Sainsbury's apps would probably confuse her.
#30
Been looking for cheap androids to use as IP cams - these will do nicely. Hot!
#31
wibbleboy
Do these come with any Sainsbury's branding on them? I fancy picking one up for my mum, but she's on Asda/EE and any Sainsbury's apps would probably confuse her.

they are unbranded and unlocked! im on EE and works fine!

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Dec 18, 2014 10:00
#32
seanmorris100
Lol darth ninjad this from this thread......

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-huawei-ascend-y330-mobile-phone-black-39-99-argos-2081182?page=2#comments

Suppose ninjaring from own thread is ok?

Any way i got one and its worth £35 ;)

I did yes, sorry! I thought it was a better deal and i did try to give some credit to rflfimo on pointing it out :)
1 Like #33
Good price though i dont think is as good as the y300 which it replaced. You could pick the y300 up for £50 after last christmas. As a basic phone though it's good value. Voted hoot.
#34
niceblokedave
leeparsons
repost! doesn't anyway one check

I guess people don't check their posts make sense any more either :p
What is not to understanding from that statement i made, mr smart alec?
#35
I want to buy this as a gift? can you set the menu in other languages (Greek) ??
1 Like #36
fonsde
I want to buy this as a gift? can you set the menu in other languages (Greek) ??

just had a look and there are options for other languages.
#37
So a Three PAYG sim should just work on this phone? Cheers.
#38
thatsnotme
I can also confirm all MBS phones are unlocked (ex colleague)
They're not
2 Likes #39
wquoyle
So a Three PAYG sim should just work on this phone? Cheers.
Just picked one up from Sainsbury's, bunged my Three 3-2-1 sim in and yes it works.
#40
pigolato
wquoyle
So a Three PAYG sim should just work on this phone? Cheers.
Just picked one up from Sainsbury's, bunged my Three 3-2-1 sim in and yes it works.

Excellent. Thanks.

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