Summary: The Huawei Ascend G300 is the new kid on the Android bargain block, but don't be deceived by the low cost because it boasts a 4-inch screen and a 1GHz chip. For this price, you'll be hard-pressed to make your money go further.
Conclusion: In much the Same way the Orange San Francisco was a landmark handset for 2010, the Huawei Ascend G300 is a landmark for 2012. Cheap, powerful, attractive, competent and highly customisable. There's nothing else on the market that competes at the price-point and we're still in disbelief as to just how cheap it is despite the couple of niggles, most of which can be remedied by a root around the Google Play store. Wrapping up, at £100. Need one? Get one. Simple.
Pros: Incredible value for money, Snappy 1GHz processor, Decent stills camera
Excerpt: We featured a first impression of the Huawei Ascend G300 last week, a mid-range Android smartphone with a 4-inch display and sleek design. Find out if this smartphone has more to offer by reading our full review after the break.
Summary: The Huawei Ascend G300, at its price, is a decent product. The screen and the battery life are the best aspects of the device. The rest of the device is your run of the mill budget Android device. There are other phones you can take a look at in the 15k price range before making your purchase decision.
Pros: Great display, Good battery life, Good build quality
Cons: Preloaded skin is frustrating, Speakerphone is screechy, Average camera
Conclusion: If you're making the step up from a simple handset to a smartphone, the Huawei Ascend G300 is a highly affordable choice. It works well, has plenty of features and looks classier than you'd expect at this price point
Pros: Bright, large screen, decent camera, good battery life
Cons: Unexceptional Android overlay, runs on Android Gingerbread, single-core processor
Conclusion: When you initially pull the Huawei Ascend G300 out of its box, or out of your pocket, the smart design brings a smile to your face, but it's not one that will last forever. Yes, it works well and it stable for the most part, but it'll start to feel a little slow once you've installed a few apps and used the phone for a while, as the effect of constant mini delays and niggles with the Android 4.0 update gradually wear you down.
Summary: If you want to move on from a basic mobile to a smartphone, the Huawei Ascend G300 is a decent option at a good price. It has a good range of features, works well and looks more expensive than it really is.
Pros: Big, bright display; good snapper; long battery life
Cons: Android Gingerbread OS; mediocre overlay on Android; single-core chip
Excerpt: You might not know it but Huawei have been around in the mobile industry for a long long time now, If you have one of those USB dongles which were all the craze a year ago there is a good chance Huawei made it. They also made handsets for networks to brand as their own, the T-Mobile Pulse Mini is just one of those which come to mind.