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
Huawei's Ascend G300 defies its budget price tag to offer a compelling smartphone for minimal cost
Good Gear Guide.au
19 October 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
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.