Huawei Ascend G300 – Upcoming Huawei Smartphone
Aside from the high-end Ascend D series, Huawei also showcased a mid-range Android handset at MWC, the Huawei Ascend G300. It uses metallic casing and decent specs, such as 4”WVGA display, 5Mp rear-facing camera, WiFi, HSPA and crystal-clear call quality using dual-microphones. Although Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is still running the show, Huawei is working on an Android 4.0 update as we speak. Arguably, users of mid-range handsets may not need the latest software. Gingerbread is still a very capable OS and it’s easier on the 1GHz single-core processor. Although true geeks won’t be happy with it, they are likely to choose a much more powerful handset anyway. Its outside has a convincing metallic look and users may not realize that it isn’t metal until they take the back off and peer inside.
Even so, the Ascend G300 feels really sturdy and it should handle squeezes and some hard pokes quite well. The display is sharp and bright though, with home screen icons and small texts shown adequately. However, the mediocre resolution may not appeal those who browse frequently, as you need to scroll more often to read a large webpage. One especially cool trick is when users unlock the handset; you can slide the lock icon into an app icon to open it, while unlocking the phone.
Exact pricing and availability are not yet unveiled, however, it appears that Vodafone UK will include the G300 into its future lineup. Overall, it is smart choice for those looking for affordable Android phones with great value.