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Huawei Ascend G300 vs Nokia Lumia 710

Which is best between the Huawei Ascend G300 and Nokia Lumia 710?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:00

Frankly: I don't see the point in comparing them.
I think that's a bit strong. They're both great value £100 phones with very different operating systems. For people who want their first smartphone it could well come down to a choice between the G300 and the Lumia 710.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:56

Price aside - they are very different phones. Frankly: I don't see the point in comparing them.
Is it for your decision-making proces? Are you considering either?
What features do you want/need most?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:58

Now they're both £100, it's just personal opinion as to whether you prefer Android or WP 7.5. Specs wise, the G300 has a 0.3" bigger screen, but the Lumia 710 has an extra 400mhz of processing power. Swings and roundabouts really.

For £100 they're both great phones, I'd suggest going to have a play with both and seeing which one feels best for you.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:00

Frankly: I don't see the point in comparing them.
I think that's a bit strong. They're both great value £100 phones with very different operating systems. For people who want their first smartphone it could well come down to a choice between the G300 and the Lumia 710.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:11

Frankly: I don't see the point in comparing them.
I think that's a bit strong. They're both great value £100 phones with very different operating systems. For people who want their first smartphone it could well come down to a choice between the G300 and the Lumia 710.


It was intended to sound a bit strong. Thus the questions I added. Without a bit of info it is a nonsense trollbait thread. If the OP is genuinely interested in both and cannot decide - fair enough ;)

olivermills6  Jun. 9, 2012 at 16:07

Gotta be the Lumia 710 for me. Windows Phone is so good.

Pondlife  Jun. 9, 2012 at 21:13

With Launcher 7 you can make an android phone look as basic as WP7 if you feel the need.

olivermills6  Jun. 10, 2012 at 01:43

You can't get anywhere near the slick sophisticated experience of (any) Windows Phone on an Android phone, especially not of the very best. Seems an irrelevant comment to make.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 01:52

if im honest. (and i am) wp 7.5 is a good back up phone... it doesn't have the same generic can do everything feel of the other major os's... i.e. wp cant use bbc iplayer which in my opinion is ridiculous

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 01:56

You can't get anywhere near the slick sophisticated experience of (any) Windows Phone on an Android phone, especially not of the very best. Seems an irrelevant comment to make.
Erm, I've used Launcher7 and I'm pretty sure my GPU was hitting the 60fps cap when it was running the UI...that's smooth, if 60fps means nothing to you.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 01:57

if im honest. (and i am) wp 7.5 is a good back up phone... it doesn't have the same generic can do everything feel of the other major os's... i.e. wp cant use bbc iplayer which in my opinion is ridiculous
*cough* Heathen *cough* ;)

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 01:59

if im honest. (and i am) wp 7.5 is a good back up phone... it doesn't have the same generic can do everything feel of the other major os's... i.e. wp cant use bbc iplayer which in my opinion is ridiculous
*cough* Heathen *cough* ;)


Honest :p tbh it works well and fast (which im shocked about) but it has some glaring omissions which need to be rectified.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 02:06

It is a very fast OS, how much of that is to do with optimization and how much is to do with lacking features and a proper UI, I am still undecided. My mum and daughter may well end up with WP devices as their first smart phones though, the amount of tech support I'd have to provide to get them using Android would be unbearable.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 02:08

tbh it would be a good phone for your daughter... BASICALLY GET HER ONE... that jet is old.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 02:23

I don't want to buy her a data plan to go with it, which is one advantage of the Jet as it's a feature phone. I'm not putting her on a contract (she's too young to understand the responsibilities that come with post-pay). How usable would the 710 be with just Wi-Fi access?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 02:24

Bearing in mind she's only ever had Wi-Fi access on her phone, so it's not like she's losing anything as we would be.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 02:45

its still usable... i have stopped the mobile data on the 710 and its got very good wifi built in. and i mean seriously good.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 12:22

So it's not like turning off the data on an Android phone, where it just feels like a useless, crippled, battery draining lump?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 12:24

Actually, I might put here on the £10 one of these as that's seems a good halfway house between rip-off standard PAYG and the responsibility of having a contract.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 12:45

Plus three mobile cap their contracts i used to have a cap on mine.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:19

That's a good point. I was just thinking that as it's only a 30 day rolling contract, I could cancel it with very short notice if she decided to spend a ridiculous amount, but a cap would put a stop to that.

I'll have to ask her what she pays on O2 at the moment, I'm not actually sure as I just give her X money each month and she has to budget it as she sees fit (which, to her credit, she's very good at).

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:28

Yeah shes a girl... they usually are ;)

but tesco and three are the only networks i know off who cap... and often with v. reasonable allowances too.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:37

Yeah, if it was me at her age, I'd have been broke within a week of being given my money haha :D.

Tesco, GiffGaff and O2 and Vodafone (and any Vodafone based virtual providers) are a write off where we live and where my daughter goes to school (well, for data anyway), as we only get 2G coverage. Three have good coverage in my area, so it's a distinct possibility that if it's less or equal to what she pays at the moment I might stick her on 3.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:41

In my area I get 3G on:

T-Mobile
Three
Orange (by using T-Mobile's network, but nowadays the network which is used is allocated by the fastest available, so it doesn't matter, there's no need to force your phone to only use the other network if that's one you get 3G on).
Any virtual providers using any of the above networks (e.g. Virgin).

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:41

Its a shame tesco is out... they are good with their capped tariffs £7,50 250 mins 5000 texts and 500mb internet but if you max it out you can top up with an ordinary top up.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:42

In my area I get 3G on:

T-Mobile
Three
Orange (by using T-Mobile's network, but nowadays the network which is used is allocated by the fastest available, so it doesn't matter, there's no need to force your phone to only use the other network if that's one you get 3G on).
Any virtual providers using any of the above networks (e.g. Virgin).


dont virgin use vodafone? apparently not they use EE.

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