Huawei Ascend G300 vs HTC Desire C

Huawei Ascend G300 vs HTC Desire CFor many Mobotniks’ money, the Huawei Ascend G300 is easily the Best Smartphone Under £100, offering entirely decent specs for a decidedly wallet-friendly price.

However, HTC’s low-end offering of the year (lower still than the recent HTC One V) is the HTC Desire C, and it’s now kicking around the £100 mark too. While the good Desire name might be enough to tempt some consumers, is it actually better – technically – than the Huawei Ascend G300?

Let’s break it down in an old school way, and take a look at the individual specs and that.

Ready? Go!

Display

Huawei Ascend G300: 4in IPS LCD (480 x 800, 233 PPI)

HTC Desire C: 3.5in capacitive (320 x 480, 165 PPI)

Optimum screen size is subjective, but we reckon most people would opt for 4in given the choice. We’re only talking about half an inch, after all, so you could hardly call the Huawei Ascend G300 “too big”. Also, the increased PPI and presence of IPS make the Huawei Ascend G300 the clear (pun intended) winner here.

Camera

Huawei Ascend G300: 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash, no secondary

HTC Desire C: 5MP rear camera, no autofocus or flash, no secondary

Man, I remember the dark – literally dark – days of using a smartphone without a flash. Bad times. Huawei Ascend G300 wins again.

Processor

Huawei Ascend G300: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon

HTC Desire C: 600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon

Do I really need to say it? Man, 600MHz is pretty freakin’ modest, by any measure. Another victory for the Huawei Ascend G300.

Memory

Huawei Ascend G300: 2.5GB user accessible internal storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB), 512MB RAM

HTC Desire C: 4GB internal storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB), 512MB RAM

Technically, a small victory for the HTC Desire C, though you’re probably gonna want to shove a 32GB microSD card in either phone, right?

Size

Huawei Ascend G300: 140g, 10.5mm thick

HTC Desire C: 100g, 12.3mm thick

How odd. The Huawei Ascend G300 is a couple of millimetres thinner than the HTC Desire C, but almost 50% heavier. The HTC Desire C is pretty freakin’ light; it’s not like the Huawei Ascend G300 is a big fat chunker or anything.

Winner? Again, it’s kinda subjective, as some people like light phones, while others prefer something more, erm, solid feeling. Heck, let’s give this one to the HTC Desire C.

Conclusion

The size thing is a matter of personal choice, while the memory thing can be addressed with a microSD card, leaving the Huawei Ascend G300 - when you look at the other three categories - as the clear winner.

When it comes to the things that matter, display, processor, and camera, there’s only one choice. Ladies and gentlemen, the Huawei Ascend G300 remains our favourite £100 smartphone.

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9 comments

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 13:50

Well, there we go. I have been recommending the right phone to people, that's good to know :p.

Treab  Jul. 27, 2012 at 15:27

lewis thinks the g300 is the best phone under 100 quid... hmmm

Desire c it is then ;)

lcurdie / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 16:53

Oh, how I missed you, Treab :p

Treab  Jul. 27, 2012 at 17:44

Oh, how I missed you, Treab :p

these lies you speak... its almost as bad as your spelling mistakes :p

AhmadCentral  Jul. 27, 2012 at 22:31

How did these two phones even get into the same category to be compared... The Desire C is the worst 'brand new' phone ever to be released.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 23:07

How did these two phones even get into the same category to be compared... The Desire C is the worst 'brand new' phone ever to be released.
Nah, the Lumia 610 takes that title :p.

AhmadCentral  Jul. 27, 2012 at 23:10

How did these two phones even get into the same category to be compared... The Desire C is the worst 'brand new' phone ever to be released.
Nah, the Lumia 610 takes that title :p.


Surely a windows phone can't be that bad.... :P

Treab  Jul. 28, 2012 at 01:14

How did these two phones even get into the same category to be compared... The Desire C is the worst 'brand new' phone ever to be released.
Nah, the Lumia 610 takes that title :p.


Surely a windows phone can't be that bad.... :P


naah its not... whereas matts new hair style is...

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTuo70vV3HpV4f1-o2klo_-JKMRPSx3GyDv3H7XKcCLH3djEEMe

heheheh ;)

Amin  Oct. 19, 2012 at 17:42

How does it compare to the Xperia U?

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