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huawei ascend g300 or samsung galaxy ace

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gifgaff    0

im going to buy one of these two i no huwaie ascend g300 is better but its only on vodofone and i fi unlock it i dont want the vidofone stuff you cant delete and would you still be able to update it which one should i buy ?

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runlevel5    12

Hi gifgaff. have a look around this forum and you'll see that the vodafone stuff can be removed by flashing one of the roms available from here. As for updating, it depends what you mean, ICS has been promised by Huawei in the coming months and if you have a look around this forum you will see active development of other flavours such as CM9. As for which one you should buy, that is your choice. If you could try out both I suspect you would opt for the G300. Vodafone unlocks are less than £10 on ebay or you could be really lucky and get a factory unlocked one straight from voda online like I did.

all the best.

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jikobutsu    312

Agreed,the galaxy ace is not even in the same league as g300,and it cost more because it has Samsung name.lol

I cannot remember the screen resolution,but I am sure it was a lot lower than 480x800 which is what the g300 has.Also,ace is Armv6 800Mhz & g300 is Armv7 1Ghz there is no comparison really.

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gifgaff    0

good replys thx so what exzactly is root will it be the same OS but i would be able to delete more / have more control how does it work googled it could find out its like a jailbreak but nothing really in detail

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gifgaff    0

ive heard some aspects of the phone can stop working when you unlock it if i bought the huawei ascend and unlocked it and used giffgaff sim would i still be able to download apps update firmware ,use everything the same

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runlevel5    12

Check out this link for a good explanation of rooting and it's benefits:

http://funsurf-blog....roid-phone.html

Also, head over to the giffgaff forums and you will see a thread on the ascend:

http://community.gif...300/m-p/4586122

and this:

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Social-Off-Topic/Is-the-Huawei-Ascend-G300-worth-it/m-p/4522514

Edited by runlevel5

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Davidoff59    243

root is giving you full control of the phone, giving you administrator privileges.

The only aspects of the phone that wont work are things like movie rentals as rooted phones are barred from renting.

Giffgaff here and no issues whatsoever.

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gifgaff    0

Check out this link for a good explanation of rooting and it's benefits:

http://funsurf-blog....roid-phone.html

Also, head over to the giffgaff forums and you will see a thread on the ascend:

http://community.gif...300/m-p/4586122

and this:

http://community.gif...-it/m-p/4522514

root is giving you full control of the phone, giving you administrator privileges.

The only aspects of the phone that wont work are things like movie rentals as rooted phones are barred from renting.

Giffgaff here and no issues whatsoever.

thx decided im going to get the ascend and root it ^_^

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Davidoff59    243

If you have ever tried to use Samsung Kies, you would stay well away. The single worst piece of software that I have ever used and it never worked. GF has a Samsung galaxy Europa which cost about £100 about a year and a half ago. You can get so much more for your money nowadays.

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Davidoff59    243

lad at work went from iPhone 3gs to Blackberry just for BBM as that's what all his mates were using.

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gifgaff    0

If you have ever tried to use Samsung Kies, you would stay well away. The single worst piece of software that I have ever used and it never worked. GF has a Samsung galaxy Europa which cost about £100 about a year and a half ago. You can get so much more for your money nowadays.

only decent looking phones i saw in £100 price range was samsung ace, ascend ,san francisco and viancity , im only going to use giffgaff so it would be best to buy on 02

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gifgaff    0

lad at work went from iPhone 3gs to Blackberry just for BBM as that's what all his mates were using.

lol its why i bought my blackberry to b.b.m. kiss my ass

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Davidoff59    243

Zte Mimosa X may cause a bit of a stir when it arrives. Slated for release in Q2 and currently undergoing qc testing. Looks set to sell @ under £200 for dual core 4.3 inch. iirc, the zte era may excite a few also.

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gifgaff    0

Zte Mimosa X may cause a bit of a stir when it arrives. Slated for release in Q2 and currently undergoing qc testing. Looks set to sell @ under £200 for dual core 4.3 inch. iirc, the zte era may excite a few also.

looks good if its out for this wednesday ill buy

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G300, you'd be stupid to go for the galaxy ace
I looked into it, and the Galaxy Ace is indeed not competitive, as many of the budget Samsung phones in general. The screen is inferior, the camera is said to perform badly, and it is not as powerful. Even if the Galaxy lasts 3 years, and the G300 only two, that still makes the G300 the better deal I think.

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Pondlife    52

Zte Mimosa X may cause a bit of a stir when it arrives. Slated for release in Q2 and currently undergoing qc testing. Looks set to sell @ under £200 for dual core 4.3 inch. iirc, the zte era may excite a few also.

Has to be under £200 really, but it'll be tempting at that point.

Edited by Pondlife

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