Huawei Ascend Series

Huawei Ascend G740Processor: Mediatek MT6589, Qualcomm MSM8225, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 203, Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch
Weight: 0.13kg, 0.155kg, 0.157kg
Price: 149, 250, 299 euro
Average Score: 79.07% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 54%, features: 62%, display: 84%
mobility: 96%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 91%

 

Huawei Ascend Y300

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Y300Notebook: Huawei Ascend Y300
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8225
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 149 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

83% Review Huawei Ascend Y300 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Adjusting the price. The Y300 is the cheapest Ascend device from the Chinese company Huawei. You can buy the smartphone for just 149 Euros (~$194) but is it a good deal or should you invest more money?
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a fairly solid device, and for the price it's hard to complain about the niggling problems we faced. It's obviously not the company's flagship device, but it is still full of features. It does have a solid build, even though it feels cheap with it plastic casing, and the rear cover of the device needs to be literally prised open to access the innards. If you are willing to compromise and want to keep some money in your pocket, and fancy embracing a device that has not been produced by the established big boys in the industry, then the Huawei Ascend Y300 could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Hands on: Huawei Ascend Y300 review
Source: Techradar English
The Ascend G330 hasn't been around for long but the Ascend Y300 looks set to usurp it at the bottom of Huawei's smartphone range. It offers a good array of features for a low-end smartphone and will certainly give the ZTE Blade 3 and LG Optimus L3 2 a run for their low cost money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2013
Huawei Ascend Y300 video review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is certainly not an ugly smartphone but it's definitely a no frills approach. This oblong block of black plastic and glass looks like the text book definition of a basic smartphone. Take a look at: What's the best Android phone you can buy in 2013?
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2013
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review: no-frills value Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a no-frills smartphone with little to get excited about in dazzling new features. However, it does the basics well with Android 4.1 software with usable battery life at an incredibly low price. For the money, it's one of the best budget smartphone choices around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei Ascend Y300 review: no-frills Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The Huawei Ascend Y300 is a no-frills smartphone with little to get excited about in dazzling new features. However, it does the basics well with Android 4.1 software with usable battery life at an incredibly low price. For the money, it's one of the best budget smartphone choices around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: Android User - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
77% Huawei Ascend Y300
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 77%

 

Huawei Ascend G525

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G525Notebook: Huawei Ascend G525
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Review Huawei Ascend G525 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
More horsepower. An entry-level smartphone with a quad-core processor - Huawei combines these apparent contradictions in the 4.5-inch Ascend G525. We checked the performance of the Android smartphone for 250 Euros (~$345).
50% Huawei Ascend G525
Source: Tschauder.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit komfortabler Kartenverwaltung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: respectable device; dual SIM function Negative: weak camera; small storage
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2013
84% Dual-SIM-Androide für 160 Euro
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: 2 SIM card slots Negative: unconvincing android smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%

 

Huawei Ascend G700

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G700Notebook: Huawei Ascend G700
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.157kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

87% Review Huawei Ascend G700 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Low-budget meteor. The Chinese manufacturer wants to score with a quad-core chip, a large HD screen and a low price. The smartphone can also manage two SIM cards at the same time and in terms of equipment it surpasses most of the devices in the same price range. We have tested whether the device is worth the price.
87% Dual-SIM Smartphone im Einsteigerbereich
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend G700
Source: c't - Heft 25/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
60% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Huawei Ascend G700
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Günstiger, aber schmuckloser Bildschirmgigant
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: good price Negative: standard smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2013
Dual-SIM-Smartphone mit Quad-Core-Chip
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: neat smartphone; large display; solid camera; adequate performance; comparatively low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2013
86% Zwei SIM-Karten treffen auf vier CPU-Kerne
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: dual SIM support; decent performance Negative: mediocre workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

Huawei Ascend G740

Specifications

Huawei Ascend G740Notebook: Huawei Ascend G740
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Links: Huawei homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Huawei Ascend G740 im Test: LTE für die Mittelklasse
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 80% workmanship: 92% emissions: 88%

 

Comment

Huawei:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

PowerVR SGX544:

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm :

MSM8225: Low-end Dual-Core SoC based on the Cortex-A5.

MT6589:

Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.

Snapdragon MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.13 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.157 kg:


79.07%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon MSM8930

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
» Nokia Lumia 525
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.0", 0.15 kg
» LG D605 Optimus L9 II
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» LG Optimus F6
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Nokia Lumia 625
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.7", 0.159 kg
» Sony Xperia M
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.0", 0.112 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Mini
8930AB, 4.3", 0.122 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.3 kg
» Sony Xperia L
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
8930AB, 6.3", 0.199 kg
» Nokia Lumia 720
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.3", 0.128 kg
» Nokia Lumia 520
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.0", 0.124 kg
» Huawei Ascend W1
Snapdragon MSM8230, 4", 0.125 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Express GT-I8730
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.5", 0.138 kg
» Nokia Lumia 620
Snapdragon MSM8227, 3.8", 0.127 kg
» HTC One SV
Snapdragon MSM8930, 4.3", 0.122 kg
» HTC Windows Phone 8S
Snapdragon MSM8227, 4.0", 0.113 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Nokia Lumia 930
Adreno 330, MSM8974
» HTC One M8
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 adMSM8974AC
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-07-12)