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.
Pros: Incredible value for money, Snappy 1GHz processor, Decent stills camera
Summary: Is this more than just a budget phone at a budget price?
Pros: Stylish design, Sturdy build, Flash support, Decent battery, Bright screen, Just looking at the Huawei Ascend G300 you can see why we might like it. The chassis is smart, and has a certain HTC One X look about it, which for a phone at under 25% of the price is no bad thing. While not being the sl...
Cons: Fiddly keyboard, Occasional lag, Stuttery web performance, Few camera options, Low-res video capture, That said, performance wasn't exactly at the blistering speeds that maybe high end phones have led us to believe should be everywhere. There was the occasional lag, especially when trying to oper...
Huawei's Ascend G300 defies its budget price tag to offer a compelling smartphone for minimal cost
Good Gear Guide.au
9 December 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
Conclusion: For a first trip on the smartphone rollercoaster the Huawei G300 takes some beating, with its large, sharp four-inch screen and fast 1GHz processor. It suffers in comparison with pricier rivals, but against its brethren a notch above the Android entry level, it stands out.
Pros: 4in screen, 1GHz processor, good spec for the price
Cons: Camera lacks features and could be better quality
Excerpt: Not so long ago you had to shell out a few hundred quid to get a decent smartphone. Google's Android operating system has slowly been driving prices south, and now Chinese mobile maker Huawei has put its foot on the gas to accelerate the trend.
Excerpt: The Huawei G 300 has a fantastic specification for a £100 smartphone, but our initial impression of it wasn’t good. Its screen was nowhere near bright enough and it was painfully slow. After we’d turned off PowerSaver and automatic brightness the Ascend G 300 became much quicker and more responsive.
Summary: At just £100 or free on a £15.50 contract, pound-for-pound, the Ascend G 300 is one of the best Android devices on the market. Huawei gets all the basics right and we can look past the Android Gingerbread 2.3 interface and mediocre camera when the performance is this good.
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