Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Huawei Ascend Y 300's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1730mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 13.3 days standby time, 320 minutes (2G), 320 minutes (3G).



The design of the interface left the phone feeling like it wasn't built for adults, as the overall themes were too childish.

- Alexander Willcox , TechRadar 

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


Expert Reviews

A very cheap Android phone with no major flaws

from Expert Reviews
The Huawei Ascend Y300 has all the hallmarks of an excellent budget phone. It has a fair-quality screen and reasonable camera, and while it's certainly not a powerful handset, it runs Android fine most of the time. It's also available for a seriously low price on prepay and on contract. The Vodafone Smart III is similarly-priced and has a superior camera, and is a better choice if you prefer a more stock version of Android, but if you'd like a wider choice of networks the Y300 is a superior buy... Full review
TechRadar

A fairly solid device, and for the price it's hard to complain

from TechRadar
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a fairly solid device, and for the price it's hard to complain about the niggling problems we faced. It's obviously not the company's flagship device, but it is still full of features. It does have a solid build, even though it feels cheap with it plastic casing, and the rear cover of the device needs to be literally prised open to access the innards. It doesn't weigh too much and it would be hard to call it an eyesore, even though in our opinion it could do with slimming down slightly... Full review
Tech Advisor

A no-frills Android smartphone that does the basics well

from Tech Advisor
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a no-frills smartphone with little to get excited about in dazzling new features. However, it does the basics well with Android 4.1 software with usable battery life at an incredibly low price. For the money, it's one of the best budget smartphone choices around... Full review
NDTV

The only real positive for this smartphones is that it is a durable smartphone

from NDTV
Currently, there are plenty of Android smartphones available. However, there are only a handful of them that are offering Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) at roughly Rs. 8,000. So, Huawei Ascent Y300 does fit in that need gap but the smartphone is very sluggish, does not offer a good camera experience and looks dated.The only real positive for this smartphones is that it is a durable smartphone. .. Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
variations
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 512 MB
ROM 4 GB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.712 W/kg
Body: 0.712 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1730 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
320 minutes (2G)
320 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 13.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm
(4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, ISO, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, Play Store)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Jitterbug Touch 2, HUAWEI M881

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