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Huawei Ascend G330 review

A worthy successor for the popular G300?

Contacts

The contacts section uses Google's minimalist blue-on-white approach, breaking down your friends and numbers into a tabbed collection of three main areas - Groups, Everyone and your Favourites.

Huawei Ascend G330 review

The Groups section is one of Android's smartest little features for sociable people. Here you can add anyone from your entire contact list to a form a little buddy huddle, where you can send a SMS message or email to everyone within the section. It makes organising drunken evenings and coach trips to Blackpool super simple.

Each entry in your contacts has its own individual page, where you're able to add (or instantly take and insert) a photograph of your friend, plus you can add in a web site address, home address, email and instant messaging contact details, internet calling account details and more.

Android's home screen system lets you break this down even further. You can add a 1x1 icon shortcut to the home screen, setting this to automatically call or send an SMS message to any individual contact. One press of the icon is then all it takes to ring or text your favourite person.

Calling

The calling area also saw some big changes come along with Google's Ice Cream Sandwich software, and Huawei's got them all into the Ascend G330.

Huawei Ascend G330 review

The lock screen is your first line of defence when it comes to avoiding talking to people. When a call comes in you're able to automatically reject it by telling the caller you're busy and palming them off with a present SMS reply.

The dialler itself is Android 4.0's chunky blue-on-black system, which again gives you three top tabs to speed access to the dialler itself, your recent call log and quick access to any Favourite contacts you've starred within the main listing.

It also supports smart dialling, so all you have to do is start typing in the first few characters of a person's name to have Android pull up their number and chuck it in the field ready for calling.

Call quality on the G330 was good. Voices came through loud and pretty clear, while we didn't encounter and issues with dropped calls. The external speaker's also pretty loud when used in hands-free mode.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS, EDGE
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyAscend
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 900, GSM 850, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD, microSD High Capacity (microSDHC)
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHuawei
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelG 330
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Messaging TypeInstant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), Email, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density233 ppi
Height122.3 mm
Width62.7 mm
Depth11.4 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time350 Hour
ManufacturerHuawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Product NameAscend G 330 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineAscend
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number51054068
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.huawei.com
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