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Huawei Ascend G300 review

8.1/10 AVG.
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  • Huawei Ascend G300
  • Huawei Ascend G300
  • Huawei Ascend G300


8.1/10
Informr score
The Huawei Ascend G300 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Also known as the Huawei U8815, the Huawei Ascend G300 is a budget smartphone running Android Gingerbread, version 2.3 of Google’s operating system.

Its battery offers up to 5 hours of talk time on a single charge and it weighs only 130 grams. The front of the phone is dominated by a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display. Inside, you'll find the expected smartphone features including email and instant messaging support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, support for up to 32GB of expandable memory, a 5-megapixel camera, and a built-in FM radio as a bonus.

The G300 doesn't offer many high-end features, but it delivers a great overall user experience at an affordable price.

Need to Know: Huawei Ascend G300

1. Offers well-balanced features at an affordable price tag. (The Good)

2. Large, high-resolution touchscreen display. (The Good)

3. Very limited amount of internal storage space and RAM. (The Bad)

4. Default operating system can’t be upgraded to later versions of the Android software. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Expert Reviews

Our initial frustration with the Ascend G 300 was quickly quashed, and we soon came to love this unit. It isn’t the best smartphone available, but it’s charming and it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a proper smartphone. Sadly, the Ascend G 300’s currently only available from Vodafon...

- Andrew Unsworth, Expert Reviews
TrustedReviews

The Huawei G300 is an easy phone to like. It has a smart and robust design, good battery life, a great screen and punches above its weight in the budget phone performance stake. In short, we think that at £100 on PAYG it represents a total bargain and is even better value for money than the likes of...

- Niall Magennis, TrustedReviews
The Inquirer

Huawei didn't cut corners to keep the price low, making this one of the best budget Android phones we've had the pleasure of testing.

- Carly Page, The Inquirer
The Inquirer

Yes, it has a disappointing camera, but that doesn't stop the Huawei Ascend G300 from being one of the best budget phones we've ever had our hands on. It puts the Orange San Francisco to shame with its 4in screen, and its design is more HTC One X than HTC Wildfire. Want a taste of Android on the che...

- Carly Page, The Inquirer
Wired

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.

- Dave Oliver, Wired


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Huawei backs up the Ascend G300 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ascend G300 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
4"

The Huawei Ascend G300's screen size is 4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7227A 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1350mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1350 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 13.5 days standby time, 320 minutes.

Ascend G300 Specs

Overview
Release date April 13, 2012
Regions available United Kingdom
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7227A 1 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 4 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.988 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1350 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 320 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 13.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Google Play)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei U8815

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