Summary: Huawei has been gaining more traction over the years in the mobile phone sphere, and admittedly, while it hasn't made much headway in the higher-end spectrum, it does have a sturdy stable of affordable handsets.
Summary: There are lots of bargain bin Android smartphones floating around these days, but the Huawei Ascend G330 proves that you really can and should expect a bit more bang for your buck. A big screen, more power, decent software: for a mere tenner a month, it’s as good a deal as you’ll find these days.
Excerpt: Today, Android OS is so popular that people even do not think to buy a smartphone, which is not loaded with Google's Android operating system. In fact, it is becoming a necessity that there should be Android OS, if not, that means the smart phone is not up to the mark.
Summary: The G330 is a useful update to the G300. Huawei's Ascend smartphone still offers incredible value at just £10 per month, and is now supplied with a faster dual-core processor, a front-facing camera for video chat, and a few design tweaks that make it a more appealing handset to carry around.
Summary: People who’ve never heard of Huawei before tend to dismiss their handsets as cheap rubbish (two people at my office scoffed at the G330 without even seeing it!). However, those that have been following the progress of the manufacturer will know that they are very swiftly closing the gap to the big...
Pros: Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Almost vanilla Android experience (if you want it), Camera, Screen, microSD card slot
Cons: Android Ice Cream Sandwich (bear with me), Bland design, 512MB RAM, Dust magnet
Conclusion: The Huawei Ascend G330 offers a decent range of specs for the price though it doesn't quite have the "How much!?" effect of the G300. Still, with a fast processor, decent screen and not-bad camera, it's another very solid budget contender.
Pros: Decent screen, fast processor, okay camera, reasonable price
Cons: Battery's not great, kinda chunky, flimsy back panel
Pros: Good for web and apps, Good battery life, Bright display, Smooth in use, Huawei offers a selection of themes and its own user interface skins, but the default Android 4.0 look is by far the best. A few dodgy Huawei widgets and a custom lock screen are Huawei's only changes to Google's Ice Cream S...
Cons: Creaky case, Bland plastic design, RAM restricts multi-tasking uses, Poor video recording, It does creak and groan quite a bit when you're pressing the volume and power buttons, making us slightly suspect of the build quality. It's probably just the plastic back not fitting that tightly, but it d...
Conclusion: For less than £200 - Huawei tells us it expects this phone to be around the same as the G300 in retail price, although we've only seen it for around £180 - you get an Android phone with a decent screen, a recent version of Android in Ice Cream Sandwich and performance good enough for most people.
Pros: Sensibly priced, solidly built, no excess software or nonsense
Cons: Not that exciting, more expensive than its predecessor