Huawei’s latest budget phone is the Ascend Y300, a dual-core, Android Jelly Bean phone for £70

Huawei Ascend Y300Everyone loves an expensive smartphone, but we’re partial to a bargain smartphone too, and that’s exactly what the new Huawei Ascend Y300 is, as it’s yours for £70 on Pay As You Go. Now, you may be thinking that’s not particularly cheap; however Huawei’s phone has a decent specification for the money.

The screen measures 4-inches and it has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, while a dual-core, 1GHz processor provides the power. It’s not one of Huawei’s own, but a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip too, and it’s backed up by 512MB of RAM, plus 4GB of storage space. Neither of those are great figures, but at least there is a microSD card slot to increase the memory by 32GB.

A 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash is fitted to the Y300, plus there is a VGA video call camera above the screen, and the spec list continues with Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, 3G HSDPA connectivity, an FM radio, and a 1730mAh battery. It also runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which sadly has been slightly fiddled about with by Huawei, but at least it’s fairly new.

The little Ascend Y300 isn’t going to excite anyone unable to decide between the HTC One or the Xperia Z, but it’s perfect for younger smartphone buyers, or those looking at a cheap second phone. How cheap? Carphone Warehouse will sell you one on Pay As You Go for £70, or SIM-free for just £130. Considering the camera, screen and processor fitted to the Y200, it’s a good price.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars