Nowadays, online retailers have become the launch pad for a plethora of manufacturers. Earlier, this trend was seen by the native handset vendors as they would initially let their offerings for pre-order prior online and then release them into the retail market.
It seems, this strategy followed by the India based vendors has also been adopted by the global manufacturers in the country as the Chinese handset vendor, Huawei has started following the same.
Since quite sometime, Huawei has been letting out smartphones and tablets for pre-order before it could release them officially in the nation. Likewise, online retailer Flipkart has listed a couple of Huawei smartphones - Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 for pre-order at Rs 10,990 and Rs 7,980 respectively. According to the listings, the handsets will be released in the first week of April.
Analyzing the list of Huawei devices available in India, it is evident that the company is trying to foray deep into the market capturing the hearts of the budget conscious consumers who are also interested in buying tech products from global brands. While all the other global manufacturers are focused in launching high-end smartphones besides a few budget oriented offerings, Huawei seems to bring a variety of reasonably priced devices to the country.
For those consumers who are looking forward to pre-order one of these smartphone and are confused on which one could suit their needs, here is a Gizbot comparison between Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 to help you decide.
Form Factor: Ascend G510 boasts a dimension of 134 x 64.7 x 9.9 mm and carries a weight of around 150 grams, whereas, Ascend Y300 packs a dimension of 124 x 63.8 x 11.2 mm and weighs in at 130 grams.
Ascend G510 houses a 4.5 inch IPS LCD mulit-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and 218 ppi pixel density approximately.
In comparison, Ascend Y300 boasts a 4 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a slightly increased pixel density of 233 ppi approximately.
As Ascend G510 comes with an IPS display panel, the handset will offer better viewing angles and feature faster response time.
Processor: Ascend G510 is equipped with a dual core 1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor and PowerVR SGX531 GPU. On the other hand, Ascend Y300 is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A5 processor and Adreno 203 GPU. Obviously, the faster dual core processor in G510 is a better offering as it can handle multi-tasking in an efficient manner as compared to the single core processor in the Y300.
Operating System: Both Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 are based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they will have software features including Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, live wallpapers, Android Beam app and more.
Camera: Again, both the handsets score the same as they come with a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: In terms of storage also, Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 come with 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: When it comes to connectivity, both Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 are packed with features such as average 3G connectivity speed, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Ascend G510 is loaded with a 1,700 mAh battery offering up to 6 hours talk time and 340 hours standby, whereas, Ascend Y300 is powered by a 1,730 mAh battery delivering 320 hours standby and 5 hours talk time.
Both Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300 are Android Jelly Bean offerings from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei and hence, they come up with similar featuees and will offer the same user experience.
Analyzing the specifications, it is clear that both the handsets have similar connectivity features and camera performance, however, there are minor differences between them.
Huawei Ascend G510 could be best suited for those consumers who like to own a smartphone with a larger and better display and a faster multi-core processor as well. At the same time, for those consumers who are not concerned on performance and like to own a relatively less priced handset, Ascend Y300 might be the preferred choice.