Vodafone Huawei G300 White (Back in stock now @ Tesco Direct) £99.97 - Use this code TDX-KPHM to get £10 off
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Vodafone Huawei G300 White (Back in stock now @ Tesco Direct) £99.97 - Use this code TDX-KPHM to get £10 off

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Found 2nd Aug 2012
It is now back in stock again!

I have ordered one using this code TDX-KPHM by using new email address and it works out £89.97. I did receive an email confirmation for this order this time which I don't get it last time when I ordered.

Note: TDX-KPHM gives you £10 off making the cost £89.97. The £10 off code is for new customers so if you've shopped on Tesco Direct before then try ordering using a new email address.

Remember to go through TCB (3.03%) or Quidco (3%) for cashback - topcashback.co.uk/tesco/ or quidco.com/tesco/

Click and collect: Free
Standard delivery: £3.00
Express delivery: £5.00


*** Credit to ns.macd ***

You can flash to an official Huawei ICS ROM from this link - huaweidevice.com/cn/…jY= (Use Translate to read the webpage unless you are fluent in Chinese!)

There is a step-by-step guide here on how to do it modaco.com/top…26/

PS - It may be a Chinese ROM but it installs in English!

I flashed mine about 5 days ago and have had no problems with it at all - On the Modaco site there is a lot of information as to how various modifications can be done - The one I found most useful was changing the splash (boot) screen from the Chinese logo back to the original... Instructions here - modaco.com/top…en/

The version is:-

Huawei Ascend G300 firmware (U8818, Android 4.0, V100R001C17B926, China Unicom)
2012-07-02 | 329.00MB


*** Unlock info: ***
This phone is locked to Vodafone. £5 to unlock the phone on eBay. Item # 261016690849.

Credit to Gazbert:
Unlock is very easy. I ordered my unlock code from eBay for £5.74. It came withing 24 hours. eBay username that I used is cellunlockerpro


*** Phone Case Cover ***

Credit to Gazbert:
ebay.co.uk/itm…060

Credit to Prog_Drummer1:
ebay.co.uk/itm…284

Credit to cruz
ebay.co.uk/itm…420

ebay.co.uk/itm…726
*** Info about Tesco clubcard voucher exchange ***


Credit to Blasphemous:
If you have applied the code in the OP (TDX-KPHM), then it will not allow you to add your Club Card Vouchers as well. The code above cannot be used with any other vouchers, codes etc. Hope that helps.


*** Info on whether to remove or not those Vodafone "crap" ***

Credit to jaykay1975:
Take a look here modaco.com/top…ve/

Why not also match it with an Ovivo sim which is a one off cost of a fiver and you get 200mins, 200 texts and 500MB monthly data FREE for 'skipping an advert' when using the browser in 3g mode (no adverts via wifi)
- xxchunkymonkeyxx


*** Good detailed review about this phone ***

techradar.com/rev…iew


*** 60 best free Android apps 2012 ***

techradar.com/new…252


*** How to change your splash screen ***

modaco.com/top…en/


*** How to change your phone default home screen to the one you prefer ***

Credit to WackoJackoUK:
Anyway IF you wish to change the default home screen (ie when you hit the home button at the bottom) I stumbed across it
Basically as follows
On the Home Screen either "Pinch the screen or press the "Back" button to display all five screens. There is a small ‘house’ icon under each screen. Tap the house and it will turn orange and become your default home screen

*** "Samsung Galaxy S3 wallpaper ***

For those who like to change their wallpaper to one similar to Samsung Galaxy S3 - download and install it. I got mine installed and it looks like "Samsung Galaxy S3"
play.google.com/sto…ion

For those buying unlock codes - have you checked the phone isn't already unlocked? Mine wasn't locked.
- rozza38

**Additional Unlock Info**
Ordered my unlock code from eBay seller korter_gsm for £4.95 (Item #: 261016690849) - Code received in less than 24 hours and worked like a charm.
- ClubLife


*** GREAT information on how to upgrade to ICS and Jelly Beans (Very clear and easy instructions) ***

Credit to bryfly:
Anybody who wants to know about rooting and new rom's for g300 look at this link...........great tutorial
modaco.com/top…ch/

318 Comments

89.97 after voucher is applied? think you need to list the full price and then mention the discount after entering codes

Original Poster

MoreForMePound

89.97 after voucher is applied? think you need to list the full price and … 89.97 after voucher is applied? think you need to list the full price and then mention the discount after entering codes



Many thanks, MoreForMePound. I have changed the price to £99.97 as full price. Yes, it is £89.97 after voucher is applied.

This phone is amazing for the price. I got one for my grandad as it has a nice big screen, which next to my iPhone 4 is taller but also not far off the same quality. Performance wise is also good and the touchscreen is nice and responsive which I was most worried about.

Also worth noting you can use Clubcard Exchange on this and other PAYG phones at the moment to save even more money with your trusty old Clubcard vouchers.

MacGyverUS

Many thanks, MoreForMePound. I have changed the price to £99.97 as full … Many thanks, MoreForMePound. I have changed the price to £99.97 as full price. Yes, it is £89.97 after voucher is applied.

no probs bud, wasnt sure if i was right lol

Thanks for that, had my eye on one of these and was waiting for an offer to get it down from the £100 it's been at. Cheers, have some HEAT.

This or the Lumina 710?

czrsiNk

Also worth noting you can use Clubcard Exchange on this and other PAYG … Also worth noting you can use Clubcard Exchange on this and other PAYG phones at the moment to save even more money with your trusty old Clubcard vouchers.



Thats right, also from what I see this time exchanged vouchers can be used in every promotional department on tesco direct so even if the item will be out of stock before you get exchanged codes still should be easier to find something else to buy.

Unfortunately:
Exchange eCoupons for Tesco direct cannot be used in conjunction with other eCoupon codes starting TDX- or TDXR- or redeemed against seller products

Does anyone know when the Vodafone exclusivity end on this phone?

Thanks

theshabster

This or the Lumina 710?


this - without a doubt

hi all...

tesco currently have a free delivery offer for pay and go above £35, but for this phone i am not getting that whilst checking... i am i missing something.

Got it for £59.97 ( exchanged vouchers ), GF birthday present sorted

dmm1000

this - without a doubt



Agree.

Thanks OP, heat added previously

Can I ask why you say this? Is it purely Android preference over WM7?

theshabster

This or the Lumina 710?


Trust me the lumia hands down. I had galaxy note and HTC one x but sold them both for my HTC titan which is also a windows phone. If you want a phone that just works with no issue then lumia all the way. This may allow more customisation but it is not as smooth as lumia. And to really enjoy an android phone you need a phone with multiple processor core which is lacking in this. This is based on my experience with both os'es

Bought this this morning for my son with our Tesco vouchers + £9.97. It has excellent reviews. Hot.

Just about to buy one and their website has an outage lol

I got the wife's unlocked this morning for free, just gave Vodafone a bell, job done

becknise

Trust me the lumia hands down. I had galaxy note and HTC one x but sold … Trust me the lumia hands down. I had galaxy note and HTC one x but sold them both for my HTC titan which is also a windows phone. If you want a phone that just works with no issue then lumia all the way. This may allow more customisation but it is not as smooth as lumia. And to really enjoy an android phone you need a phone with multiple processor core which is lacking in this. This is based on my experience with both os'es



Doesn't sound like you've used a g300 tbf.

Apart from the fact it has all the features of a phone twice the price. Android, and this phone in particular has massive support by the modding community, which is always a plus. Not to mention Nokia are in it up to their necks atm

ft.com/cms…tml

"The company has launched a range of “Lumia” smartphones that use Windows technology. These have been well received, but relatively few have sold compared with the market behemoths: Apple’s iPhone and phones based on Google’s Android operating system."

The Lumia's are on sale for a reason. The G300 doesn't have to be.

Its a hot deal at full price, anything less is sale of the century.

You will notfind a better phone at this price.

Just got to see one of these in tesco, got my grubby little hands on it, it seems like a really well built phone , it does not have the light plasticy feel some phones have and actually looks rather nice, fits in my hand nicely and the screen looks awesome, there were a few other phones in tesco that i had a look at, the samsung's and the htc's, none of them even came close to looking as nice as the g300, even though they are much more expensive. I like the size of phones now as it is not too difficult to see the screen, i still think if you get a phone for browsing you need a much bigger screen though, smartphones are great for things like social media and looking up the odd thing here and there but to enjoy browsing i thing a 7" screen is the minimum you need to feel comfortable.
saying that the s3 has a massive screen for a phone and i haven't tried browsing with it yet.

How do you get free delivery please ? Thanks

nice phone, cons: nothing happens when u press the back button 20 times.

splatsplatsplat

nice phone, cons: nothing happens when u press the back button 20 times.



have you installed the B888 rom from modaco?

Clears the button issues right up

Yet another G300 deal... at the full RRP. Lumia 710 HUKDers.

Good phone. Doesn't need unlocking for Talkmobile (uses voda network obviously). Battery poor but lasts 24hours fully charged (or turn some stuff off).
Recommendd case (to hide the white) is amazon.co.uk/gp/…SW/
(hard back, side grips, good fit)

You can flash to an official Huawei ICS ROM from this link - huaweidevice.com/cn/…jY= (Use Translate to read the webpage unless you are fluent in Chinese!)

There is a step-by-step guide here on how to do it modaco.com/top…26/

PS - It may be a Chinese ROM but it installs in English!

I flashed mine about 5 days ago and have had no problems with it at all - On the Modaco site there is a lot of information as to how various modifications can be done - The one I found most useful was changing the splash (boot) screen from the Chinese logo back to the original... Instructions here - modaco.com/top…en/

The version is:-

Huawei Ascend G300 firmware (U8818, Android 4.0, V100R001C17B926, China Unicom)
2012-07-02 | 329.00MB

Anyone know about getting free delivery ? Not so easy for me to collect from Tesco so would rather have delivered , thanks

When is the black version being released?

Waiting for the black version, for the offial ICS update, and for voda's exclusivity to end.

Satan

When is the black version being released?Waiting for the black version, … When is the black version being released?Waiting for the black version, for the offial ICS update, and for voda's exclusivity to end.



Exclusivity has ended. Sainsburys sometimes has the black one in stock.

Original Poster

living legend

Anyone know about getting free delivery ? Not so easy for me to collect … Anyone know about getting free delivery ? Not so easy for me to collect from Tesco so would rather have delivered , thanks



Looks like you will need to pay minimim of £3 for standard delivery if collection from Tesco is not an option for you...

Standard delivery £3.00
Delivery expected by Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Express delivery £5.00
Delivery expected by Friday, 3 August 2012

Is this locked to vodafone and if so can you unlock it straight away and is it free to do this,I wan't to use a pay as you go giffgaff sim

Exclusivity has ended. Sainsburys sometimes has the black one in stock



Is this true? Is anyone selling it not locked to Vodafone?

Thanks

I just ordered a Galaxy Ace last night for my mum - would this be better (and slightly cheaper?)

For use on GiffGaff though so would need unlocked.

dwheeler

Does anyone know when the Vodafone exclusivity end on this phone?Thanks



Exclusivity has probably ended. Becuase Huawei is selling this mobiles in India for around £170 already.
link huaweidevice.co.in/Pro…php

wilson1973

Is this locked to vodafone and if so can you unlock it straight away and … Is this locked to vodafone and if so can you unlock it straight away and is it free to do this,I wan't to use a pay as you go giffgaff sim



Unlock is very easy. I ordered my unlock code from eBay for £5.74. It came withing 24 hours. eBay username that I used is cellunlockerpro

Original Poster

dwheeler

Is this true? Is anyone selling it not locked to Vodafone?Thanks



This phone is locked to Vodafone.

Found one on ebay for unlocking this phone for £5 - Item # 261016690849. Hope this helps.

The Meifeng cases for this phone are great quality and fit.

ebay.co.uk/itm…699?var=420081992573&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

How come whenever asked, people in here reckon this is the better phone, then proceed to say how to flash it... ?

The VAST majority of users won't do this, and will be scared to, and let's face it, shouldn't need to, yet still reckon this, whcih will also need unlocking, is a better phone for most people?

Sorry, but IMO, the lumia is better for most, not all, but most. Out of the box experience, would be much better on the Lumia, as said, windows phone doesn't allow the minute adjustments and setting tweaks, but I for one, don't bleedin want to!

But, if you DO want an android phone, and you are prepared to put the work in, then this is a decent (not outstanding) price.


still very torn between this and xperia play for £150 - specs near identical (play has better cpu and gpu) so the choice is gamepad or ICS - g300's processor is maxed and pretty sure it won't be ideal for psx emulators.

anyone with a g300 tried psx emu's and is ICS a great improvement given that g300's specs are on the low side?
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