Looking to buy your first smartphone? The Huawei Ascend Y300 Smartphone is the perfect phone for thrifty Canadian shoppers, students, teens and anybody looking for an Android smartphone for a price that won’t break the bank, and with no need to lock into a three year contract!
The Y300 truly is a bargain smartphone. For less than $100 you get a smartphone that runs Android 4.1 operating system, features a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal storage, a 480X800 resolution display and lets you download apps fast and surf the web easily.
I received a Huawei Ascend Y300 to try out and I must say that I am impressed with the capabilities of such an economic handset, specially when compared with devices that sell for almost seven times more than what the Y300 costs!
The Y300 is available in black and white and it features a 4.0″ touch screen, it has a screen resolution of 480X800 pixels that make text sharp and easy to read and images and colours vibrant and rich. I found it o.k. for watching YouTube videos and browsing the net.
This smartphone also runs a customized version of Android operating system, in the Y300 all the apps that you download and use are located in six screens with a main screen that shows your widgets that you can customize, featuring things like the weather, local time, music player and more.
The Y300 has a 5.0 megapixel camera, not bad for a device that’s under $100. The images are reasonable but as you can imagine they are not the best quality specially when zooming in. Low-light shots lack a lot of detail but the camera does o.k. when there’s sufficient light, specially when shooting outside. Note that this smartphone has a dual camera (front/back) and you can also take videos.
The call quality was fine when using it with a Virgin Mobile SIM card and I didn’t experience any drop calls when testing it. This phone also has voice command capabilities, which allow the user to make calls and compose text messages hands-free.
In general this is a fabulous bargain smartphone that delivers and exceeds expectations. The Huawei Ascend Y300 is available on Canada’s largest 4G network from Bell Mobility retail partners Best Buy and Future Shop. Virgin Mobile retail locations will also carry the smartphone, along with retail partners Loblaws, The Source and Walmart.
Height: 124.5 mm, Width: 63.8 mm, Depth: 11.2 mm, Weight: 130g
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Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.