The new Huawei Ascend Y300 budget Android smartphone launches today exclusive at the Carphone Warehouse. The phone has surprisingly good specification considering its price point.
Buyers will only have to pay £60 for the prepay model while the handset is free on contracts costing from £7.50 per month. Huawei were previously known (or not, as the case may be) for manufacturing handsets for mobile phone operators but are branching out and creating a raft of their own branded devices.
Anybody looking for a low cost, good quality smartphone should consider Huawei (pronounced WayWay by the way) to be one of their first ports of call.
The Chinese manufacturer has released or announced the release of a number of phones that, on paper at least, look to offer a lot of power for the pound.
The Y300 is a budget smartphone, costing just £60 from Carphone Warehouse. Despite this price point, specifications match or exceed those of many phones twice its price. It has a 4” screen and is a solidly designed handset that is true to the company’s heritage of well-made smartphones – a despite a price point that virtually makes it a disposable mobile.
With a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, the phone won’t hang around and it has two cameras including a 5mp rear camera with flash. What’s more, it will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on opening and you can expand the memory up to 32GB via microSD card slot. All in all, you will struggle to find these specs on any other phone priced below the £150 mark.
There are some areas where the Ascend Y300 from Huawei is let down (the camera, for example, may be 5mp but there are better equivalents out there even on budget ‘droids) but, honestly, for £60 you should be suitably impressed and surprised.