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
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
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: This £100 Android smartphone comes with meaty specifications including a 4in display, 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and 5-megapixel camera. Despite its budget nature, and the use of Android 2.3, Huawei hasn't compromised on performance or battery life.