Huawei Ascend G300 review

Is this more than just a budget phone at a budget price?

Huawei Ascend G300
Pull the Ascend G300 out of your pocket and the smart design brings a smile to your face

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Huawei Ascend G300 review

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the Huawei Ascend G300's Camcorder app is just as basic as the Camera, using the same default grey.

As for options, Huawei has added in white balance control, a flash on/off button, GPS tagging and the ability to choose the recording quality.

The colour filters from the still camera are missing when shooting movies, so that tab is greyed out here.

Image resolution remains at the same slightly low levels even after updating to Android 4.0, with the Huawei Ascend G300 enabling you to shoot at either 640 x 480 or the positively prehistoric 176 x 144 for rendering those magical moments useless and laughably vague.

As you can see, the video isn't exactly the best quality. Colours can appear a bit washed out, and there is definitely some noise.

Outside it does a fairly good job, if a tad slow, of moving between light and darks, with colours appearing far more natural.

In all, it's ideal for filming your dad dancing at a wedding and then putting the video straight onto YouTube or Facebook, but you wouldn't want to use it to capture the more special moments.