The Battle of Affordable dual-core powered Android phones - Huawei Ascend Y300 vs Lenovo A800
The battle of affordable dual-core powered entry level Android phones from our local mobile brand Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile flooded the market on the last quarter of 2012. Although Global mobile brands offers Filipinos with dual-core powered droids, still it ranges from P10K and above - a bit more expensive.
Recently, latest affordable dual-core Android phones from Chinese OEM Lenovo (A800) and Huawei (Ascend Y300) marks the beginning of war between Global mobile brands and Local brands and will Filipinos patronize our own product.
Cherry Mobile dual core Android phones dominated the Philippine market with price ranging from P4K-8K. MyPhone dual-core line up at P6K-8K and StarMobile from P7K-9K. Torque released its lone dual-core ATOM to join the battle lately this March 2013 - better late than never.
The battle of the cheapest vs cheapest dual-core Android phones for 2013 includes: Cherry Mobile FLARE and BURST (both P3,999), MyPhone A848i DUO (P5,990), StarMobile ASTRA (P6,990), Torque Droidz ATOM (P4,999) and Cloudfone Thrill 430x (P7,777).
How will Huawei Ascend Y300 and Lenovo A800 compete with our local mobile brands? Lets compare the two dual-core droids.
Huawei Ascend Y300 vs Lenovo A800 Price, Features and Specs Comparison
Price: Huawei Ascend Y300 is priced at P5,490 while Lenovo A800 is selling at P6,999. A price difference of almost P1,500.
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM radio and GPS capable (Lenovo A800). Single SIM, GPS capable and Emotion User Interface (Y300).
Physical Design: Both are 3 soft capacitive buttons. 11.5 mm thickness for A800 while 11.2 mm for Ascend Y300.
Resolution: 480 x 854 (A800), 480 x 800 pixels (Y300)
Pixel per Inch: 218 ppi (A800), 233 ppi (Ascend Y300)
RAM: Both 512 MB
Internal Memory: 4GB, both expandable via microSD slot up to 32 GB
Camera: 5MP autofocus (A800), dual camera with 5 MP autofocus with LED Flash and VGA front (Y300)
Sensors: Accelerometer and Proximity
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable
Battery: Lenovo A800 is rated at 2000 mAh while Huawei Ascend at 1730 mAh battery
Availability: Both are already out in the market
The first thing you will notice is the affordability of Huawei Ascend Y300 powered by 1 GHz dual-core processor on Android Jelly Bean, that's already a steal compared to Lenovo A800.
Looking a little deeper, Lenovo A800 is powered by MediaTek MT6577 Cortex-A9 processor while Ascend Y300 on MSM8225 Cortex-A5 processor. Another one is the screen size, Lenovo is a little bigger compared to Ascend Y300 plus a higher rated battery capacity justify its higher price.
If you want an affordable dual-core Android phone, 233 ppi resolution and dual camera - just the right mix, I recommend Huawei Ascend Y300 for you and "FOR THOSE WHO DO", Lenovo A800 high performance Cortex-A9 processor, bigger screen and high capacity battery is the right one for you.
What is your pick?
Sources: Lenovo A800 Video Hands On Review Huawei Mobile PH Facebook Lenovo PH Facebook
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