Huawei Ascend Y300 Released (6th June) At Carphone Warehouse £59.95 PAYG Upgrade (Possible £53.95 via Quidco), £79.95 New Customers, £7 Monthly Contract - HotUKDeals
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"The Ascend Y300 smartphone debuts in the CPW tomorrow and will be available in black from £59.95 on prepay and from £7 per month on contract..four inch screen, 1GHz dual-core processor and comes with a five mega pixel camera with auto-focus, flash, panorama function and video record at 30 frames per second. It runs Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system." (I phoned CPW myself to confirm this price and release date).

Scratch-resistant glass and takes MicroSD cards up to 32GB. Camera has an LED flash, VGA front camera. 4GB internal memory, 512MB RAM.

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/HUAWEI_Y300/PPAY?colourCode=BLACK

Also now in White: http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/HUAWEI_Y300/PPAY?colourCode=WHITE

As found in the ShinyShiny.tv newsletter. Also mentioned on Trusted Reviews and various other sites.

"Find out if you can upgrade":
http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/price-plans/pay-as-you-go/pay-as-you-go-upgrades (thanks to cheunw).

PS: From Trusted Reviews: "The Huawei Ascend Y300 features a 4-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 480 x 800p resolutions and a 233ppi image density. Packing a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor...

In the rear, the Huawei Ascend Y300 has a 5-megapixel camera and a VGA snapper up front. (osstis & dewey2 etc say it has a 1950mAh battery: apparently this capacity is for the European market, so disregard reviews where it states 1730mAh...) which incorporates Huawei’s power saving technology to improve the battery life by 30 per cent.

...the smartphone has access to the full range of Google Play apps and games and features Huawei’s Emotion UI."

Currently on Argos.co.uk for £99.95: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5189304.htm *was £199.99

Pay As You Go:
O2 £79.95 inc £10 top-up
Orange: £79.95 inc £10 top-up
T -Mobile: £79.95 inc £10 top-up
Virgin: £79.95 inc £10 top-up
Vodafone: £99.95 inc £10 top-up
SIM FREE - £119.95

Pay as you go UPGRADE -
Orange: £59.95.
T-Mobile: £59.95.
O2: £69.95.
Vodafone: £59.95.
Virgin: £59.95.

*Apparently CPW phones are UNLOCKED; confirmed numerous times.
**The Y300 DOESN'T have a digital compass, nor Adobe Flash (there are ways round it, eg, you can use Flash as an add-on on Mozilla Firefox or Dolphin browser).
***"Google Maps/Navigation only require GPS which this has. Compass is only needed for augmented reality apps." - lhassall (thanks :) ).
****30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee for this phone (See Post 605)
*****"It has a notification LED although it's not as bright as the one on the G300" - thanks, dewey2.

GSM Arena specifications: http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_ascend_y300-5386.php

Comprehensive review:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Huawei-Ascend-Y300-Smartphone.92001.0.html
- thanks, whw.

"If you purchase through CPW on Quidco, they seem to be doing £6 cash back on PAYG Upgrade Sales, so if that comes off, the cost will be £53.95."
- thanks, liamo.

ROOTING: "This root worked perfect for me, the only part they failed to advise of is that you need to disable "Fast Boot" before you do anything. (Settings>All>Disable Fast Boot).
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2290610 " - thanks, ProPiers.

root, unlock bootloader and flash twrp recovery:
http://huawei-y300.tumblr.com/post/47366836617/how-to-unlock-and-root-huawei-ascend-y300-all

Custom roms (android-hilfe translated through google):
http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.android-hilfe.de%2Froot-custom-roms-modding-fuer-huawei-ascend-y300%2F - thanks, ShootomanUK.

"When rooted you can use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rs.autokiller&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5ycy5hdXRva2lsbGVyIl0. it changes androids LMK (low memory killer) and makes it so you don't get a snarl up due to low free ram being available." - thanks, stonebear.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Y300-0100 model
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - Y300-0151 model
SIM Mini-SIM
Announced 2013, March
Status Available. Released 2013, March
BODY Dimensions 124.5 x 63.8 x 11.2 mm (4.90 x 2.51 x 0.44 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 5 fingers
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary Yes, VGA
OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 203
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
- SNS integration
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
(The battery stats pasted here were for the European model with the lesser capacity battery. The UK Y300 sold through CPW is 1950mAh)
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51 Likes
Would have been great with more RAM.
30 Likes
Darnugame
alexlv
Darnugame
Northerndave
Maybe we could all get back to discussing the deal now? Some people seem to have spent the best part of 2-3 days posting carp against other contributors rather than contributing anything of note, waddya think?
You're right. I only give backlash to hecklers who contradict, when I or others have put a valid & correct piece of info. into the pot. So I'm only defending valid & helpful points that I see are useful. They are the one's usually not contributing but more back bite & bitch than anything else.

Could you please just stop? Enough of you defending your point.
Here we have another one. Don't get involved or pompous about a situation. It's resolved & you come charging in with your penny's worth. My point's valid for I & others so you clamp it & stop keeping it going by telling others what to do. Hypocrite,

I do wonder sometimes, but the phrase about giving someone enough rope to hang themselves comes to mind. It's obvious you didn't read between the lines of my thinly veiled reference to you. It's you that I and probably a lot of others trying to read this post for information about the deal, would like to see stop posting. You ask people not be pompous or involved and you are just that. You probably didn't even notice that replying to a post asking for people to concentrate on the deal with the phrase 'You're right' means that you didn't read or understand the post itself.

You tell others to clamp it, throw insults around like 'Hypocrite' when they ask you to stop posting. Look inside yourself and see if you think that is reasonable behaviour? I would not consider it to be anything of the sort.

So here's an honourable way out of this for you. Restrict your posts to information about the deal and not attacks on others who post who have different opinions to yourself. This isn't a playground that you can bully by shouting louder than others.
19 Likes
that looks mint, what a bargain this is going to get hotter than a hot thing on a hot day at hot O'clock!!
17 Likes
That's a surprisingly small amount of RAM for a Jelly Bean phone. I mean, 512 MB is perfectly reasonable for 2.3, but frankly if you want to run any apps at all you need more for 4.xx. I mean you can boot the phone with 512, it just gets sluggish pretty quickly.

For example, my 4.1.2 device with "nothing" running is using approx. 750 MB of RAM.

Edited By: UnoriginalGuy on Jun 05, 2013 15:13
17 Likes
Maybe we could all get back to discussing the deal now? Some people seem to have spent the best part of 2-3 days posting carp against other contributors rather than contributing anything of note, waddya think?

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banned#1
where exactly did you get this info
#2
aramaj36
where exactly did you get this info

http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2013/06/huawei_drops_as.html
2 Likes #4
http://cdn2.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/huawei/huawei-ascend-y300-black.jpg
banned#5
louiselouise
aramaj36
where exactly did you get this info
http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2013/06/huawei_drops_as.html

that's good but I haven't voted either way yet...will wait till tomorrow, also this aint a deal yet
1 Like #6
I thought people might want to know about it, and I selected the official start date when I submitted the deal. It's great there's so many decent budget Androids around these days.
banned#7
louiselouise
I thought people might want to know about it, and I selected the official start date when I submitted the deal. It's great there's so many decent budget Androids around these days.

I aint running down your deal, in fact if it does happens its fantastic
#8
Can't see any reviews as yet, but here's a more in-depth look at the Y300: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/huawei-ascend-y300-1133963/review
51 Likes #9
Would have been great with more RAM.
#10
#11
for £60 this is a great deal with the specs and that its on jellybean. other deals like the Motorola defy huawei vision etc are always let down because they are on stone age gingerbread

Edited By: Sq2012 on Jun 05, 2013 16:43: spelling mistake
#12
Cheers OP :) great price :) looks like I'll be buying another Huawei tomorrow me thinks. lol
banned 1 Like #13
it seems that its going to be
£59.95 PAYG Upgrade or
£59.95 +£10 Top Up = £69.95 PAYG
http://www.androidcentral.com/huawei-and-carphone-warehouse-announce-ascend-y300
1 Like #14
aramaj36
it seems that its going to be
£59.95 PAYG Upgrade or
£59.95 +£10 Top Up = £69.95 PAYG
http://www.androidcentral.com/huawei-and-carphone-warehouse-announce-ascend-y300
I've amended the title so there's no confusion. Was trying to find details about that, so you've saved me a phone call to CPW!
banned 1 Like #15
louiselouise
aramaj36
it seems that its going to be
£59.95 PAYG Upgrade or
£59.95 +£10 Top Up = £69.95 PAYG
http://www.androidcentral.com/huawei-and-carphone-warehouse-announce-ascend-y300
I've amended the title so there's no confusion. Was trying to find details about that, so you've saved me a phone call to CPW!

No worries, go girl...have some heat
1 Like #16
doh just bought the g300 yday!
banned#17
MarzBarz
doh just bought the g300 yday!

put it on ebay you may get ur money back otherwise Huawei vision its better and now this absolutely nails the g300

Edited By: aramaj36 on Jun 05, 2013 14:04
1 Like #18
Holy Moly that's an aggressive price, nothing comes close below ~£120. Huawei owns the low-end!

http://propakistani.pk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/software-2.jpg
http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/2013/03/24__23_42_45/Huawei_Ascend_Y300_02.jpg44cd477e-f29a-44c6-8227-227c3de9243eLarge.jpg
http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/2013/03/24__23_42_45/Huawei_Ascend_Y300_04.jpg9de8f979-debc-4aa2-b466-674b012e7ec0Large.jpg
19 Likes #19
that looks mint, what a bargain this is going to get hotter than a hot thing on a hot day at hot O'clock!!
#20
just bought the g510 n also not dual sim , think to buy this tomorrow
#21
don't know how huawei do it so cheap. decent phones for the money too
#22
tan159
don't know how huawei do it so cheap. decent phones for the money too
It's called buying market share :)
#23
will this be unlocked to all networks.?
#24
l think it is unlocked, upgrade phone two weeks ago from carphone... is unlocked
#25
My son is currently using the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, but I've promised him an upgrade (well overdue :)). Would anyone think this is the better phone please? Or are they too similar?

I compared them on GSMarena, and they do seem about the same.
#26
it is always the way you wait ages to upgrade your phone, waiting for a cheap proper upgrade, then you see a nice bargain, which whilst only a slight upgrade to your current phone, is still newer and what happens, a couple of days later comes along a phone upgrade at the spec and price you were looking for! Still the defy+ is a nice compact phone, so not too many complaints. Be good to see what the full reviews are like on this phone.
17 Likes #27
That's a surprisingly small amount of RAM for a Jelly Bean phone. I mean, 512 MB is perfectly reasonable for 2.3, but frankly if you want to run any apps at all you need more for 4.xx. I mean you can boot the phone with 512, it just gets sluggish pretty quickly.

For example, my 4.1.2 device with "nothing" running is using approx. 750 MB of RAM.

Edited By: UnoriginalGuy on Jun 05, 2013 15:13
2 Likes #28
Quids
My son is currently using the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, but I've promised him an upgrade (well overdue :)). Would anyone think this is the better phone please? Or are they too similar?

I compared them on GSMarena, and they do seem about the same.


The Galaxy Ace 2 is likely a better phone. More RAM. Better pixel density. Slightly smaller screen, but this is certainly not an "upgrade." Just a side-grade or down-grade depending on your preferences.

The RAM in particular is a real disappointment on the Y300. I do like the battery though.

Edited By: UnoriginalGuy on Jun 05, 2013 15:16
#29
he8, ok thanks
#30
Was still trying to decide whether to go for the U8850 Vision or not. Glad now that I dithered! For an extra £20, you get a phone that design-wise, is two years newer, has the latest version of Android, has a (slightly) larger screen with scratch proof glass and a bigger battery. I wasn't sure about the GPU comparison as there's nothing about the Adreno 203 on Wikipedia but I did find this on XDA...

well adreno 203 is better than 205 and you can compare 205 vs 200 on the internet. you wont find any thing for 203 so am telling you what qualcomn tech support told about 203 having same specs as 205 but a better performance/battery support

Hot from me. Will try and pick one up tomorrow.
#31
This looks like a top phone... gonna get hot in here!
#32
Great price for a well spec'd phone. The only downside is the low ram and only 480p video recording. But hot hot hot!
#33
How does the pay as you go upgrade work?
Do you just have to already have a pay as you go phone on the same network (which network is it?) or is it a trade in scheme?

Looks very good for the money I've been meaning to upgrade my SFII but was going to wait to see if the google nexus 4 dropped in price. For £60 this a steal.
#34
Seems great deal, only downside is the ram but at this price...
#35
joedastudd
How does the pay as you go upgrade work?
Do you just have to already have a pay as you go phone on the same network (which network is it?) or is it a trade in scheme?

Looks very good for the money I've been meaning to upgrade my SFII but was going to wait to see if the google nexus 4 dropped in price. For £60 this a steal.

You just need a PAYG sim on one of the main networks.
1 Like #37
My Galaxy S3 (that cost 5x as much) only has ~230MB free usually. From a Y300 review:

http://images.fonearena.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Huawei-Y300-Memory-and-RAM.jpg
#38
joedastudd
How does the pay as you go upgrade work?
Do you just have to already have a pay as you go phone on the same network (which network is it?) or is it a trade in scheme?

Looks very good for the money I've been meaning to upgrade my SFII but was going to wait to see if the google nexus 4 dropped in price. For £60 this a steal.

Seems like we'll know the finer details tomorrow. But likely all the main networks though price might vary slightly and will need a payasyougo sim that's been in use for six months since last upgrade and no it's not a trade in scheme.
#39
is it in store only or can i order one online?
#40
better then an orange San Diego?

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