Having bought my wife a Galaxy Ace and been quite impressed, I thought I'd buy myself a budget Android phone for a bit of a learning experience.
So far, all going well. Im impressed. The G300 on 2.3.6 worked very smoothly - colleagues in the office were surprised how good it was for the price. Yesterday I bit the bullet and upgraded to ICS. I've got stockICS on it, and installed Apex launcher - it's really very smooth and responsive, and enables me to hide all the system Apps I don't want and can't uninstall. Works better than the stock launcher, and much faster than Go Launcher. I've also experimented with browsers, and found that Opera Mobile (I was always abig fan of mini on WM6 and Blackberry) is the only browser that does text wrapping properly on ICS.
I also sourced a decent hard cover - took some digging out, but I found this http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649 for just over £3 delivered, and it arrived in under a week. It's actually very smooth and sleek, and looks good and unobtrusive on the phone.
Another big plus on the G300 is the usb charger being at the bottom - that's enabled me to convert a car holder with a power supply superglued into the right position such that I can just drop it straight in.
So I would like to say a big thanks to the contributors Ive used so far - the step-by-step instructiions and guides have been excellent - your efforts are appreciated.