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Huawei Ascend G330 appears at IFA, looking for smartphone first-timers (hands-on)

Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
August 31, 2012
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Perhaps obscured by Huawei's other new -- and bigger --smartphone, the Ascend G330 also made its first appearance here in Berlin. For a smaller price tag (200 euros, around $250) you'll be getting a slightly humbler 4-inch smartphone, with a 1GHz dual-core processor and up to 5.76 Mbps through its HSPA connection. The 800 x 480 TFT screen is noticeably jaggier than Huawei's other new devices, but for an entry-level model, we've seen plenty worse. It's also aided by Android Ice Cream Sandwich, offering a more up-to-date mobile OS experience than existing starter smartphones. There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back, while a 1,500mAh battery resides under the cover. The phone will land in Europe this November, in the single Black Matte option you'll find in our gallery below.

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Low-price power: HUAWEI Ascend G 330

Berlin, Germany, August 30th, 2012 – HUAWEI, a world leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT), presents its new premium smartphone at an attractive low price. The HUAWEI Ascend G 330 is the latest addition to the HUAWEI Ascend G-family, combining slim, sleek design with a powerful 1.0 GHz dual-core processor that maximizes computing performance.

But the HUAWEI Ascend G 330 offers more than stylish looks and an exceptionally powerful chipset for a mid-range smartphone. It also features a 10.16-cm (4-inch) WVGA TFT display and the latest Version 4.0 Android™ operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich). The high-resolution pictures and videos shot by the 5-megapixel rear camera can be posted directly on the Web using EDGE/UMTS/HSPA with up to 5.76Mbps, while video telephony over Skype® or other VoIP providers is handled by its counterpart on the front. The 1.500 mAh lithium-ion battery delivers plenty of power for extended chat, phone and surfing sessions and the high-performance 1.0 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM/4 GB ROM and crystal-clear display resolution guarantees mobile fun and entertainment wherever you are.

"Our primary goal is to provide everyone with their perfect smartphone – without compromising on features and functions", explains Lars-Christian Weisswange, Vice President Device Western Europe at HUAWEI Technologies. "The Ascend G 330 is our proof that superb mobile entertainment need not cost a fortune."
Further functions including Bluetooth® 2.1, GPS and Wifi complete the comprehensive package of attractive features. The HUAWEI Ascend G 330 is particularly suitable for smartphone users that look for speed and elegant, sleek design (122.5 × 62.6 × 11.2 mm) among their priorities.

Prices and Availability

In Germany the HUAWEI Ascend G 330 is available from November 2012 in Matt Black at a recommended retail price of EUR 199,-- (without contract).

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