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.
Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend G300 is an incredibly affordable Android handset, available for a mere £100 on a Vodafone PAYG deal. That puts it in line with the likes of the HTC Explorer (£100 on Orange) and LG Optimus L3 (£100 on O2). But does it feel like a cheap choice?
Huawei's Ascend G300 defies its budget price tag to offer a compelling smartphone for minimal cost
Good Gear Guide.au
30 September 2012
Summary: The Huawei Ascend G300 successfully redefines how much value you can expect to get from a phone that costs less than $200. While not perfect, it has an excellent design, a great screen and intuitive software that performs well. Without a doubt the best budget Android phone on the market.
Pros: Incredibly low price, Good build quality, Decent performance
Cons: Touch buttons not always responsive, Display occasionally unresponsive to taps, Ugly UI
Excerpt: Huawei's Ascend G 300 is a budget Android smartphone that offers unbeatable value. Currently running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich promised this summer, the G 300 is available on the Vodafone network for £100 PAYG, or £15.50 a month. See also Group test: What's the best smartphone?
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.