The Huawei Ascend Y300 is one of the latest models to be added to the Chinese manufacturer's catalog. It is a mid- range smartphone , with a fairly balanced technical sheet and that stands out above all for its price of only 150 euros. It has features typical of a terminal that moves in the range of 200 euros onwards but is much cheaper, this is the main claim of the terminal.
It comes with a four-inch touchscreen of adequate resolution, a five-megapixel camera, a dual-core processor, and a full set of connections. It also leaves the factory with one of the most current versions of the Android platform , 4.1 Jelly Bean , so it is a complete mobile phone with current functions. Below we make a detailed analysis of its benefits.
Display and layout
Today the mid-range comes standard with screens that until recently were typical of much more advanced mobiles. In this case, the Huawei Ascend Y300 has an IPS LCD type panel that offers vivid colors and has a diagonal of four inches , a size more than enough to be able to see the content clearly. The resolution is WVGA , or what is the same, 480 x 800 pixels and concentrated 233 ppi that result in high sharpness. A remarkable detail is the presence of the ambient light detector,This sensor averages the light it is receiving at any given time to adjust the brightness of the screen so that the display is as good as possible. Thus, if we are outside on a sunny day, to avoid reflections the brightness will increase to the maximum and if we are in a dark interior it will do the opposite. In addition to improving the display it also serves to save battery.
The design of this model is quite classic without any frills, it has a rectangular shape with slightly rounded corners. On the front, under the screen, there are three touch keys (back, start and menu) and on the side are the power key and the volume controls. The Huawei Ascend Y300 will be available in two finishes, white or black , both with the back cover with small grooves that help to make the grip more comfortable and not slip. It is a compact and lightweight smartphone so it will be comfortable to carry, the only downside is that it is a bit thick but it is not a problem either.
At the rear of the chassis we find the main camera , with five megapixels of resolution. This figure is the most widespread value in the mid-range so it seems appropriate to this model, also we must not forget that it is worth only 150 euros, so we could say that this data is a point in its favor - most of mobiles of that price are content with three-megapixel cameras. The images that we obtain will have a fairly large size and we can transfer them to the computer to see them on a larger screen without the annoying effect of pixelation appearing, in the same way it is also possible to print them in a size of a folio or more with good results. The camera comes with an LED flashto support taking snapshots at night or in low light. Other functions are auto focus, geo-tagging to add location and video recording.
Memory and power
The internal memory is one of the least remarkable aspects of this product since it only offers four Gb of capacity. With this background we will have to be careful not to install many applications and that it fills up because then it will not allow us to add more files. It is best to use a MicroSD card (accepts up to 32 Gb ) to save photos, videos, music and also move all the applications that allow it so that the internal memory does not saturate.
Where special interest has been put is in the power section , the Huawei Ascend Y300 equips a dual-core processor at a gigahertz frequency, spiced up by 512 Mb of RAM and an Adreno 225 graphics chip. Thanks to this combo the performance is fluid so animations and transitions are as smooth as possible.
Operating system and applications
As we said in the entry, the Huawei Ascend Y300 is a current phone and for this reason it has one of the latest versions of Google's mobile operating system. Of course we are talking about Android 4.1, a version also known as Jelly Bean and which has very interesting improvements. Among all of them, the Google Now assistant stands out , a system that learns from our routine and offers us information of interest without us having to ask for it - for example, the traffic conditions when we return home from work or the movies they make in our usual cinema. -. Jelly Bean also comes with more widgets that also offer more dynamic customization, the notification drop-down allows more interaction and it also comes withProject Butter , a package of improvements that makes everything go more fluid than in previous versions.
Huawei has a simple and easy-to-use interface that is also highly customizable. The mobile has many themes that change the appearance of the home screen and menus so that we do not get bored of always seeing the same thing. It also has a widget that when pressed, it displays in several, so we can have all the information that interests us in one place. In addition, the terminal also has Google's own services (YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play…) and allows access to the most popular social networks .
The Huawei Ascend Y300 comes with the necessary connections to offer various functions, although it does not boast a very extensive profile either. How could it be otherwise, this terminal offers Internet access through 3G networks (at 7.2 Mbps maximum download speed and 5.76 Mbps upload) and also by Wi-Fi, as long as we are within the range of a free access point or one of which we know the password. It also has other common wireless connections such as the Bluetooth port -to share files or use accessories such as hands-free- and the GPS antenna that will come in handy when using navigation services. But in addition this terminal also equips the DLNA standardfocused on the use of its multimedia functions. Finally, talk about the MicroUSB 2.0 port and the minijack plug for headphones.
Music, photos, video and multimedia
Despite being a very affordable and low-mid-range phone, the Huawei Ascend Y300 offers a good multimedia profile when it comes to formats . We will not have problems when watching videos, listening to music or viewing documents because it supports a good variety of files. Also, as it has the DLNA system, it allows us to view the content of the screen in a larger one without having to use cables. It also has an FM radio tuner .
This Huawei comes with a 1,730 milliamp battery , a fairly high capacity for a mid-range mobile and that does not have a too large screen. According to the manufacturer, the terminal is prepared to last on giving normal use for two to three days, but as always these figures vary depending on what we do as the terminal, such as the connections we use or the type of applications we open.
Huawei continues to bet on very balanced intermediate terminals and putting the price as the main claim , a success and more with the times. For only 150 euros we can have a mobile with a five megapixel camera, a four-inch screen and a dual-core processor. To top it all, it is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the advantages it offers. The terminal is somewhat short in certain aspects such as internal memory but for that price it is difficult to get really important hits .
GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
|Dimensions and weight||124.5 x 63.8 x 11.2 mm|
|Memory and processor||4 GB internal memory|
MIcroSD slot up to 32GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 dual-core 1 GHz
RAM memory 512 MB
|screen||Capacitive multi-touch screen|
4 ″ IPS LCD
800 x 480 pixel resolution
Ambient light detector
|Camera||5 Megapixel sensor|
Front camera VGA (0.3 megapixels)
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Compatible formats: JPEG / MP3 / WMA / AAC / AAC + / WMV / MPEG4
FM radio tuner
|Controls and connections||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system|
MicroUSB 2.0 connection
3.5mm headphone output
Wireless: HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
|Autonomy||1,730 milliamp battery|
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