- Size (LWH): 4.9 inches, 0.44 inches, 2.51 inches
- Weight: 4.96 ounces
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 5 hours
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 20 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium
Huawei Ascend Y300 4" Dual Core Android Smartphone (GSM Unlocked) - 4 Inch Screen, 4 GB Storage, 3G 900/2100 MHz - Black
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- Huawei Ascend Y300 Dual Core Android 4.1 GSM Unlocked SmartPhone - Black
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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Top Customer Reviews
Rooting this phone : [...]
The only real drawback is its mediocre INTERNAL memory. Easy to fix,though: get a fast 16 or more gigi micro SD card (level 4 is ok, level 6 better) and change the phone setting to install to the SD card by default before installing apps (Settings-->Storage-->Default Storage Location).
The camera has a flash but don't expect standalone camera picture quality in dim light even with the flash. Skype video calls are fine.
The phone's skin has all the apps on its many screens by default, like a iphone. To put things into better organized folders, drag and drop one icon onto another, then add other icons to the folders this creates.
I bought this phone 4 months ago in May 2013. Charged it, inserted the sim plus a 32GB SD card, and it just works.
The phone is thin and sturdy. Key features I could not find in any other phone:
-SD card slot (for memory expansion and swap)
-removable battery (long term use this is a must)
-large, high quality display for a phone. (must fit in pocket)
-modern dual-core processor
-Dual cameras for Skype
-DLNA certified (share video/media to TV et...)
-no major defects, complaints, glitches, et... reported
-$150 or less
-Touchscreen, get a case and screen protectors if you want to use this for years.
The biggest con on this phone is that you can only save photos and videos to your SD card - not your apps. This is a problem because the internal phone memory is REALLY tiny. I don't have many apps and the phone freaked out and ran out of memory in a few minutes, then it couldn't update any apps because it was full. I was able to work around this by clearing everything out and NOT downloading any apps other than what was factory installed (they try to automatically import when you enter your g-mail account information). I changed the settings to save to SD card - then when I did download apps, I FINALLY had the option to save to SD. If you save to SD card, you have to leave the icon on the main screen. I went to two Best Buys and no one could tell me how to do this. They told me the phone wasn't capable of saving apps to the SD card. I had to research online and after a few hours stumbled on a web page that described what to do to work around the memory partition. If you import your apps BEFORE you insert the SD card and change the settings, there is no option to save to SD. If you try to change settings to SD after you have apps installed, it gives you a warning message that you will basically make the apps unstable and it persuades you not to do this. Downloading any app moving apps didn't help this situation or allow them to move (no option available to do so).Read more ›
Basic applications like google maps, gmail works well. Liked 'Power saving mode'
which is triggered when battery above twenty something percent. Liked 'File manager'
which is useful and not default installed app in other androids. Liked expandable
SD Card slot.
Cons: couldn't run some apps from Play store. Didn't investigate reason, but
think due to small memory which is expected in smartphones of this class.
The item that I got was a prepaid Bell Canada version, model Y300-0151, running Android 4.1.1. No carrier branding on the phone, and it is unlocked (tried a T-Mobile SIM and it worked). It uses standard mini SIM. First impression is that the screen is pretty decent. Many phones at this price point have really poor screen, with washed out colors and poor viewing angles. This Y300's screen is actually pretty good. It has decent resolution for the size too. There's no coating whatsoever though, so it collects fingerprints instantly.
The OS has a custom Huawei skin. It offers quite a bit of customizations with themes, each with its own set of wallpaper and icons. You can even set what kind of animation you want to see when you slide to different home screens.
As for the performance, well, you get what you paid for. The biggest issue is the 512MB RAM (the OS reported even less). I practically have to disable a ton of apps and services just to have an audio player running without crashing or restarting. Forget about having widgets and whatnot unless you want your phone to lag severely. I don't feel like I'm using a phone with dual core processor. Things can get laggy very quickly. Huawei put an option to restart the phone when you push and hold the power button, in case you need a quick reboot. I can't imagine how bad other phones are in this price range, where they are still running older single core snapdragons.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perhaps I got a bad batch, but I bought several of these and only ONE of the eight total purchased works. They won't hold a charge. Wish I could give this phone zero stars.Published 1 month ago by drdebell
Dont waste your money. I bought two of them. Terrible phone! It is in Chinese, why sell it in the US, tried changing the software with no success, certainly wouldn't but it at all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DM
Excellent phone. Connected with my comsumer cellular service. And Hurrah... I was able to send MMS as well as SMS!... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sammorxman
The hardware seems nice enough, but the all the installed apps were in Chinese. I wanted all the familiar Google Apps (Gmail, Maps, etc) so I tried to download the Google Play app... Read morePublished 5 months ago by S
I am very dissapointed with this Huawei Ascend 300Y cell , bought it before moving overseas and as a of today, 4 months later, it's dead. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ivan H.