Huawei has generously given the Huawei Ascend G300 a 5MP auto focus offering, but unfortunately there's no front facing camera for those all important video calls and pouty profile pics.

We can't work out if we like the auto focus. When it focuses, it does so quickly enough, but not every time, and always in the middle of the screen. Frustratingly you can't even focus on something in the centre, then move as the camera automatically refocuses.

Huawei Ascend G300 review

For the price point, we never expected a great deal of options to play with. What you do get is the ability to adjust exposure, picture size and quality, the "scene" (presets based upon what you're shooting) and some colour effects.

We can't see a major need for the colour effects, as they're more of a novel feature. There's the usual sepia, monochrome (black and white) and negative as well as solarise and aqua options that add a orangey/bluey tint respectively and posterise, which makes things look a bit grainier and increases contrast.

Huawei Ascend G300 review

Other features include geo-tagging, white balance adjustment, a self timer, the option to select phone or SD card as the location to save your shots, flash and up to 4.0x digital zoom.

The update to Android 4.0 doesn't bring in any new features apart from a new panorama stitching tool, but it does update the app's layout a little.

It's still grey and bland though, just with all the buttons in a pull-out drawer to the left, as part of Huawei's minor UI tweaks.

Huawei Ascend G300 review
There is no real definition in the grass, but the sky seems really bright

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Huawei Ascend G300 review
Brighter areas lose clarity but image is generally clear. Bit of noise in sky.

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Huawei Ascend G300 review
3.9x digital zoom does a good job, but there you can still notice loss of clarity

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Huawei Ascend G300 review
In low light there is more noise, with bright areas losing a lot of definition

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Huawei Ascend G300 review
Having flash on board is a big bonus, and it does a relatively good job

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Huawei Ascend G300 review
Posterise makes the lighter colours appear washed out, and darker colours a bit darker

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