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£100 smartphone: Huawei G300 hands-on

We got our hands on Huawei’s Ascend G300 Android handset and the £100 device has some great features packed into its affordable chassis.

Huawei said it wants the Ascend G300 to “deliver across the board” and ranks it at the company’s upper entry level, which – as you’ve probably guessed – means there’ll also be a more budget handset on the way soon.

The device’s USP is its hardware, according to Huawei, as the £100 phone includes a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera and flash and a 1500mAh battery that promises “exceptional life”.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS will be added using an over the air update. The Ascend G300 already comes with customisable elements such as the lock screen, thanks to the Huawei UI sitting on top of the Android platform.

Powerful enough to handle streaming content, this could also be your new pocket WiFi TV – with Huawei In talks with the likes of Sky to give the device a video-on-demand focus.

So what’s not to love? Well, there’s no front facing cam for video chatting and the screen does white out when the viewing angle gets a little extreme.

You can pick up the Huawei’s Ascend G300 exclusively on Vodafone from this Friday for either £100 on prepay or £15.50 per month. 

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