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Huawei Ascend G330 review

A worthy successor for the popular G300?

Battery life

The G330 comes with a 1,500mAh removable battery. That's at the lower end of what we'd expect to see in a smartphone these days, especially one with a 4" display, but we found it to be one of the better performing, longer-lasting phones around.

Huawei Ascend G330 review

We managed to sail through a day of heavy Twitter and general app use, taking photos and fiddling with the phone non-stop as one tends to do to pass the time these days.

In fact, if you can dial your use down a bit it ought to be possible to nurse the G330 through two days of uptime, making it one of the most reliable and dependable of today's smartphones.

Huawei's put a power saving mode of its own on here. Once battery life drops to a certain level the G330 will ask if you'd like to engage this low power mode.

The problem is it's not customisable, simply offering the option to limit features to restrict power consumption.

Connectivity

Huawei's also integrated DLNA sharing, with a DLNA folder option added to the standard Android share system. Pick a file, share it through the DLNA app and it'll be ready and accessible by any other devices currently hooked into your home network.

As for radio wireless things, the G330 supports GSM 3G and HSDPA, plus there's an FM radio in here along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and Google's ace wireless hotspot feature, that lets you turn the phone into a little Wi-Fi router for hooking a laptop into a 3G data connection.

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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