Summary: There’s a lot to love about this spritely smartphone - especially the astonishingly low pricetag that makes even Nokia’s lovely Lumia 620 seem overpriced. It’s a pity the Chinese company’s botched the experience a tad with its strange, childish software overlay, but if you’re prepared to put in a little bit of elbow grease and remove it with the aid of a few apps, this is probably the best phone you can get for under £100 - unless you fancy Vodafone’s £50 Smart Mini,...
Conclusion: The Huawei Ascend Y300 pretty much does what it says on the tin so to speak, well, almost. The entry-level image is reinforced by the phone’s underwhelming design, a so-so camera and low internal storage, but then there are a few gems that take you by surprise. The extra connectivity, premium feeling Emotion UI, good screen and dual-core processor elevate the Y300 to more of a low-level mid-ranger but without the price hike that’s found on similar devices.
Pros: Good screen, Great entry-level hardware, Premium UI
Summary: Adjusting the price. The Y300 is the cheapest Ascend device from the Chinese company Huawei. You can buy the smartphone for just 149 Euros (~$194) but is it a good deal or should you invest more money?
Pros: Price, Android 4.1, Extreme battery runtime, The battery runtime was a surprise. The battery capacity is not huge but the device keeps running for about 28 hours, with activated display.
Cons: Build quality could be better, Insufficient performance, Camera, Limited internal storage, 200 MHz more would have improved the overall performance of the SoC. Technically this is no problem, the G600 uses such a processor with a higher clock.
Summary: The basics The Huawei Ascend Y300 is the latest weapon in the company’s arsenal: it’s locked in an epic battle with the likes of ZTE, Samsung and Nokia to craft the perfect low-price smartphone. Its latest effort is a strong contender too, packing a in a four-inch display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, all for just £60 when bought through Carphone Warehouse. Is it a bargain, or just plain cheap for a reason? We took one for a test drive to find out.
Pros: Huawei doesn’t stray far from its boxy black budget design with the Ascend Y300, but at least that means it holds few surprises. This is a solid handset with a sturdy frame, and a four-inch screen with a 480x800 resolution that’s crisp enough to read on or watch videos, and a few clever touches, including shortcuts to your most used apps on the lock screen. Huawei’s steered clear of adding in too much bloatware though, and kept things to the core Google services on An...
Cons: Forget about wafer thin technology - the Huawei Ascend Y300 is a bit of a brick, measuring a chunky 11.5mm deep. It’s also an ugly one, made up of smeary black plastic that keeps fingerprints under lock and key. It’s hard to nitpick the hardware though when it costs so little, and is perfectly functional. More of a problem is the software - it’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but Huawei’s broken it with its own absurd, Fisher-Price homescreen that lumps all your apps and wid...
Excerpt: The Y300 is a bargain-bucket Android 4.1 smartphone which, unusually for such a cheap handset, has a dual-core processor. It also has a 480x800 resolution display and a useful 2GB of free internal storage, so is in danger of being a bit of a bargain. It’s an inoffensive-looking handset that's in no danger of setting the world alight, but it feels tough. The Y300 is also reasonably comfortable to hold, thanks to its rubberised sides and back.
Summary: Another affordable handset sneaks out of Huawei
Pros: Low price point, 5MP camera, microSD slot, Clear screen, Huawei have built a solid touch screen device for around £100 with is perfect for people on a tight budget that want the same features as many of its competitors. The camera in the Ascend Y300 isn't going to blow you away, although it does the job and includes editing features that don't come as standard on competitors. Storage space is removable and upgradeable so all your content can travel with you and you're...
Cons: Emoition UI annoying, Slow speeds, Poor keyboard layout, Wi-Fi issues, The keyboard on the Ascend Y300 is borderline shocking, and it seems like absolutely no thought has been put into the design and placement of certain buttons and keys. This travels right through the device from messaging to Internet exploring. An unfortunate oversight from the Chinese company, although other options are available to fix this problem with a bit of tinkering. The Emotion UI built on ...
Conclusion: It's no looker, it may not be a champ in terms of performance and there's no 4G, but it does have Wi-Fi and GPS, the screen is surprisingly good, the camera is pretty decent and the price is fair enough.
Pros: Decent screen, camera's not bad, reasonable price
Cons: Bulky uninspired design, not much onboard memory
Summary: Huawei launched the Ascend Y300 , the company’s latest mid-range Android smartphone in India earlier this month. We brought you the benchmarks of the device, here we have the complete review of the device. It has a 4.0-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen IPS display. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8225) processor, which is also used in the Ascend G330D, G510 and G600.
Pros: Runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, Good build, LED notification light
Huawei Ascend Y300 – ausführlicher Testbericht im Video
27 September 2014
Summary: Das Huawei Ascend Y300 hat für seinen niedrigen Preis viel zu bieten, kann aber nicht in allen Punkten mit seinen ähnlich günstigen Konkurrenten Mobistel Cynus F3 und Alcatel 992d mithalten: Die Performance ist deutlich schwächer, so dass man recht schnell Ruckeln zu sehen bekommt. Der Akku hält zwar länger durch als der des Alcatel Modells, kann aber die hohen Erwartungen wegen der mit 1950 mAh vergleichsweise großen Kapazität nicht ganz erfüllen.