The Huawei Ascend G300 (model number u8815)
The phone has an impressive specific for the price, available for 99 ish pounds online (or much less second hand) without the need of top up. You can even get 30 pounds off if you search hotukdeals or moneysavingexpert making it better than last years San Francisco, and many would say the San Francisco 2.
- 1ghz CPU
- 4inch screen WVGA capacitove touchscreen, corning gorilla glass
- 10.5mm thin
- Android 2.3.6, upgradable to ICS 4 (officially)
- 5mp camera with flash (LED)
- GPS (agps)
- Proximity light sensor
iPlayer works ! Yay
Huawei Ascend g300
It looks a lot like one of the early iPhones with rounded corners and the same or similar tiny bit of Silver and black. Although the corners are white plastic and while it takes away from the simple design it should provide additional protection if dropped. Even the position of the on / off, lock button, is in the same place as the iPhone lock button.
The home, back and menu buttons are flush with the screen and glow a bright white. And look good, With the whole overall look and design of the phone giving it all much more premium feel that the 99 pounds would suggest possible. Although the silver on the back of the phone does scratch easily.
The stock install comes with a few Vodafone apps pre-installed but these aren’t excessive and thankfully the theme is left alone without horrible branded colours and wallpaper *cough* San Francisco.
It includes a 5mp AF camera with single LED “flash” light. Outdoors in good light the camera can take decent photos.
Theme Park works well although it can take a while to become smooth.
WordPress doesn’t seem totally happy in Android. Making editing and formatting a little difficult.