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Huawei's Galaxy S Equivalent To Cost £100 At Vodafone

Huawei will launch the Ascend G300 on Vodafone as from Friday for only £100 on Pay as you go with a minimum £10 top up or on a two year contract at £15 per month with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB data allowance.

Vodafone's press release claims that the G300 represents "a new standard of pay-as-you-go smartphone" and in all objectivity, it does. The phone will remain exclusive to Vodafone for three months.

The G300 - which was showcased at Mobile World Congress 2012 - comes with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution, a single core processor clocked at 1GHz, a 1500mAh battery, 2.5GB onboard storage plus a five megapixel shooter and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Other features include a microSD card slot, a chrome and white finish, Wi-Fi and a weight of only 130g. Huawei has not confirmed the amount of system memory but given the fact that it will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich later this summer, one would believe that it has 512MB RAM.

If that's the case, then the Huawei G300, otherwise known as the Asura, will have almost the same configuration as the two two year old Samsung Galaxy S but will launch at a quarter of the original selling price of the handset.

Not surprisingly, the G300 earns a spot amongst our top three best smartphone deal in the country on par with the ZTE Blade 2 and the HTC Evo 3D.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.