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

Battery life

Modern smart phones tend only to last about a day or so under normal use. Huawei has chosen to power the Ascend G300 with a 1500mAh offering, and we are pleased to report that it lasts the usual 24 hour window without getting to a critical level too quickly.

Having the power toggles in the notifications bar, as well as the Android power widget, really helps you squeeze out every drop of power.

The Android 4.0 update has seen Huawei drop some of its own power-saving features, though, so you'll see those disappear if upgrading your Huawei Ascend G300 from Android 2.3 to the new software.


Huawei Ascend G300 review

You'll also be pleased to find that Huawei has made the Ascend G300 very connectable, with Bluetooth (a2DP), 7.2MBps HSDPA, and Wi-Fi connection to b/g/n standards.

Wi-Fi signal was generally very good, often showing two, and sometimes three bars where we expected only one. We can also thankfully add that we didn't find any dropped signal.

The Android operating system, whether you're using the Huawei Ascend G300's older 2.3 software or have updated to Android 4.0, also means that you can tether devices to it, in order to share your mobile internet to your other internet enabled devices, both wirelessly and as a wired modem.

If your mobile network enables you to use tethering, a linked HSDPA connection can be a great way to hook up a laptop when out and about, with the Huawei Ascend G300 saving us from boredom in such a manner very well on a few occasions.