Huawei are hitting the shops with devices and here is another one. The Huawei Ascend G300. Announced at their event today and coming to the UK on Friday 13th April, this device will be available exclusive from Vodafone for the first 3 months.
Away from the high end market devices we touched on a while ago with the Ascend Quad D, P1S and P1, this device is a little more on the usual Huawei budget lines. It’s coming in a a very nice £100 on PAYG (with £10 top up of course), the pay monthly contract pricing is coming in at £15.50 per month for 24 months – that gives you 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250mb of data. That’s not great and not something that will appeal to many, but the PAYG market is what is key here.
The specifications for the Huawei Ascend G300 is not too bad considering it’ll be so cheap to purchase. With a lightweight body and 4” screen that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass, the resolution comes in a decent 480 x 800 pixels with a 233 ppi pixel density. Now for a £110 all in a say that’s a rather nice build and screen.
Internally it has a 1Ghz Qualcomm MSM7227A chip inside and 512 RAM, not the best or newest chip, but it’s a budget device remember and it will handle most things pretty easily still without any issues. Their is 2.5GB of internal storage and can support unto 32GB of expandable memory. A very good and decent amount their especially the internal storage, plenty for all your apps and files. It utilizes a regular sim card and also a removable battery as well, so it’ll be easy to convert from an old phone or also carry an extra battery to switch if you are using all that juice.
Huawei have stated that Android 4.0 is coming and as with the Huawei Ascend high-end market alternatives the UI changes will be minimal too, more Huawei ICS stock choice here then. At the moment it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box.
Vodafone will likely load it up with it’s own apps and bloatware as we call it, but this is another addition to Huawei’s push into the UK market with more aggression. Could this be the budget Android device of 2012? I think so.
Head on over to Vodafone and you can check out the Huawei Ascend G300: Vodafone Shop