Huawei Ascend G300 review

Huawei Ascend G300

The Huawei Ascend G300 was launched in May this year. It has specifications which we are used to see at smartphones with a higher price. Its design is very nice and takes our mind again at an expensive smartphone.

The 4.0 inches IPS display makes a good job in every condition. Viewing angles are very good, luminosity is also good in sunlight conditions and color reproduction is good too. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a light sensor for auto brightness control. It supports a resolution of 480×800 pixels and multitouch and has 233 ppi pixel density. Overall the Ascend G300 has a great display for its price range.

First time when it was launched the G300 had some issues with the ear piece speaker; the sound quality was too low and the interlocutor wasn’t hearing you so good. But Huawei made a soft update and this bug is gone.

The 5MP camera takes good photos. Video recording resolution is made at 480p. The camera has a series of effects (sepia, solarize, black and white), some default scenes (action, landscape, portrait), white balance control and LED flash control. the Ascend G300 has an average camera; generally the photos are good but sometimes are not. It would be better if Huawei can make some changes at the software part which processes the photos.

Huawei left their mark over the OS which is Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Some people might say it is Ice Cream Sandwich because Huawei changed it from the lockscreen to the animations which are running when swapping through panels. An Ice Cream Sandwich update was launched in China and it must come in the other countries too.

the Ascend G300 has a very good hardware configuration for its price. It has a Snapdragon Qualcomm MSM7227A chipset with a single core processor Cortex-A5 at 1GHz and Adreno200 GPU; RAM memory has 512Mb. From the 4GB internal storage is available 2.5GB, but you can expand the storage with a microSD card up to 32GB. The phone dimensions are acceptable: 122.5x63x10.5mm and 140g mass.

Connectivity is average too: 2G EDGE speed up to 384 Kbps, 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps. Wi-Fi supports b/g/n protocols, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot. Bluetooth is v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB is v2.0.

Listening to music, watching YouTube videos, making calls, playing games, using social media apps, taking photos and browsing a lot on the internet can make the Huawei Ascend G300 to stay awake for almost 42 hours. It has a 1500 mAh battery which you can see that is lasts long enough in a normal use.

The Huawei Ascend G300 has 3 main advantages. The display quality is excellent, you will like it from the first use, has good viewing angles and image quality despite it’s a bit glossy. It can provoke the HTC One V to a fair fight and last but not least, the ICS update is almost done. Overall the Ascend g300 is a well balanced low budget smartphone with high specifications.


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