- Easy to use
- Good for using web and apps
- Multi tasking usage is limited
- The production material is plasticky
The Huawei Ascend G330 is not an entirely new phone, but you get a faster, dual-core processor and a slight external redesign that dumps the G300's silvery style for a more traditional all black approach. It's still a nice, weighty little phone, with Huawei doing a good job of making a 4" display fit the hand well. It's not what you'd call stylish, though, with Huawei seemingly intent on cloning the cheaper Samsung models of a couple of years ago.With the display icon text is pretty clean and crisp, plus it's perfectly usable outdoors if you stick the brightness up to full whack. Huawei's also beefed up the camera spec by a factor of two, adding a front-facing camera along the top edge of the G330. The G330 also comes with a proximity sensor in the front to deactivate the display when you're on a call, plus a sensor to adjust the display's brightness automatically.The G330 is a nice phone to hold. The rubberised back is grippier than the slippery silvery finish of the G300, making it feel a little more glued to your fingers. Build quality is mixed.The display's solid, smooth and responsive, as are the three capacitive buttons, but it tends to creak a bit when you're pressing the power and volume buttons.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 it was found to be one of the better performing, longer-lasting phones around. The Huawei Ascend G330 is a nice phone for the money. It's a little boring in terms of design, so you won't be impressing anyone with its appearance, but there's more than enough power internally to make it a good performer and solid choice considering its budget price tag.