Android-powered Huawei Ascend G300 has great specs for just £100, arrives at Vodafone UK this Friday

A 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch touchscreen, a 5 MP camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery. All specs of the Samsung-made Google Nexus S, right? Right. This was a flagship device less than 18 months ago, and was Google’s second Nexus smartphone.

But those are also the specs of the upcoming Huawei Ascend G300. We first showed you this handset during MWC in February, and told you it should hit an operator near you pretty soon.

And the time has almost come. The Ascend G300 will be available at Vodafone UK starting this Friday, Recombu tells us. Mind you, this is a device with midrange specs in this day and age (but which were high-end not long ago), yet it comes with an amazing price.

You’ll be able to pick up a Huawei Ascend G300 for just £100 on Pay as you go. It will be free with contracts starting at £15.50 per month.

It’s then undoubtedly going to be this year’s Orange San Franciscothe Android smartphone that has the best price per features ratio on the market. The San Fran sold very well, and the Ascend G300 should be able to replicate that success with ease.

Let me just say this clearly: right now, this is the phone to beat in the low-end and midrange. If you’re in the UK and want to get a cheap Android, this is it.

The full spec list is as follows: 1 GHz processor, 4″ 480×800 touchscreen, 5 MP camera with video recording and LED flash, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD card support, and 1,500 mAh battery. And all that for £100. In case you’re wondering, the build quality was very good on the unit I played with in February and the phone doesn’t feel (or look) like a cheap toy, unlike some of its rivals at that price point.

The Ascend G300 will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, but it will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. One more reason to get one, even as a spare phone.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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