We like our bargains and we like our Huawei devices here at MoDaCo so when we found out that Carphone Warehouse are going to be selling the Huawei Y300 for under £70 we had to tell you all about it!
For those that don't know what this device is, the Y300 is similar to the G510 recently released by Vodafone for £130 plus top-up. The differences between the two devices are minimal - The Y300 has a 1GHz Dual-Core processor and a 4" screen whereas the G510 has a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor and a 4.5" screen.
Is it worth paying double for an extra 200MHz and the slightly larger screen? We don't think so!
The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has 512MB RAM, a 4" 480x800 screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4GB storage expandable to 32GB with a microSD card. A 5MP camera can be found on the back with a VGA camera on the front. Not bad specs for the price, although we would had preferred 1GB RAM with Jelly Bean.
Carphone Warehouse will allow you to buy the device on pay as you go for as low as £59.95 if you have an existing pay as you go SIM active on the major networks. If you don't currently have an active SIM or you wish to buy one for a friend or relative then it will cost you £69.95. And for those of you that like contracts then the phone will be available on contracts for a low price of £7.50 per month.
Currently there are no details to be found on the Carphone Warehouse website apart from a 'Register your Interest' page but we have it on good authority (well, the shinyshiny.tv newsletter) that this price is correct and will be available in-store from Thursday 6th June 2013.