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Old 19-12-2012, 08:34
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I am contemplating selling my existing phone and buying one of these.

I was looking for some opinions on these phones, which one is better and positive and negative points to both of these...

Thanks for the help
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Old 19-12-2012, 08:41
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I am contemplating selling my existing phone and buying one of these.

I was looking for some opinions on these phones, which one is better and positive and negative points to both of these...

Thanks for the help
Canít speak for the G330 but would not recommend the G300 as the screen is not great to use Ė it often needs a few prods to get going. A shame really as apart from that itís a nice phone with a large, clear display. The G330 may have solved the issue.
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Old 19-12-2012, 09:25
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All the reviews I have read has the G330 being better then G300 in every way except maybe cost as G300 gets phased out.
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Old 19-12-2012, 12:41
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The G330 was apparently going to be in shops in time for Christmas, its getting very tight.
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Old 19-12-2012, 13:14
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The G330 was apparently going to be in shops in time for Christmas, its getting very tight.
What happened to this phone? It reminds me of the Ascend D Quad all over again:/ Announced early and then no word until forever.
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Old 19-12-2012, 13:22
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Both are available where I am (in Ireland)
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Old 19-12-2012, 14:04
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Both are available where I am (in Ireland)
Really, which network? Contract/payG? Price?
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Old 19-12-2012, 14:19
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Really, which network? Contract/payG? Price?
Available on Vodafone and emobile networks. I think around the 150 Euro mark on prepay
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Old 19-12-2012, 14:45
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Available on Vodafone and emobile networks. I think around the 150 Euro mark on prepay
Cheers mate,

I can't find any official retailer in the UK selling UK stock at all.

I can see all the imports (around £130 for the dual sim version) but it'd be good to see this phone released soon as if it does launch for around £129 or less then it'd be a good buy. Especially if the G300 drops to £79/89 standard price or something
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Old 19-12-2012, 18:19
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Reports in late November claimed the G330 would be available sim free for £100
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:35
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Huwei Ascend Mate 6.1 inches!! It's massive! Just look at that thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sdOt...layer_embedded
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Old 07-01-2013, 14:54
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I find the G300 excellent for the price, especially now I have rooted mine to ICS.
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Old 07-01-2013, 15:59
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According to this review http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pho...articleContent the G330 is currently only available through TalkTalk on contract in the UK.

I can only give my verdict on the G300 I have had since last August and can say itís a great phone for a hundred quid but I have not had any mic or screen problem like some have reported and I personally think this was just a bad batch that had naff hardware and no updating will change that so if you have a naff one on GingerBread it will still be a naff one on IceCreamSandwich.
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Old 07-01-2013, 22:07
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IME putting a screen protector on this phone is a no-no if you want a good screen response (it doesn't need it anyway as it has gorilla glass).
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Old 21-03-2013, 08:47
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Ignore, I need another coffee. Posted in wrong thread.
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Old 21-03-2013, 15:25
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Apparently the only better additions to the G330 is the front facing camera and the dual core processor. Build quality is pretty poor and the screen is meant to be not as good as the G300 either. Not really worth the money.
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Old 21-03-2013, 16:47
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I read somewhere that the Dual Core processor in the G330 offers hardly any speed increase over the G300 due to only having 512Mb RAM, not sure if that is correct?

I thought Alcatel were supposed to be bringing out a budget smartphone called a 995 Ultra or something that is similar to the G300/G330 and features an HD screen and HDMI output, haven't seen it in shops though.
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Old 21-03-2013, 16:52
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Apparently the only better additions to the G330 is the front facing camera and the dual core processor. Build quality is pretty poor and the screen is meant to be not as good as the G300 either. Not really worth the money.

But some people originally stated that the G300's build quality was not great but I never witnessed any evidence of this during my time with it. Surely the screen is exactly the same as on the G300? My point is it is rumoured to be the same price as the G300 was (£100) when it gets released from talktalk captivity and no matter how insignificant an upgrade on the innards is, it IS an upgrade all the same. Most of the reviews seem to be judging it at the silly £180 it's available for from unofficial 3rd party sellers.
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Old 21-03-2013, 17:28
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But some people originally stated that the G300's build quality was not great but I never witnessed any evidence of this during my time with it. Surely the screen is exactly the same as on the G300? My point is it is rumoured to be the same price as the G300 was (£100) when it gets released from talktalk captivity and no matter how insignificant an upgrade on the innards is, it IS an upgrade all the same. Most of the reviews seem to be judging it at the silly £180 it's available for from unofficial 3rd party sellers.
I've only had my G300 for a few days so it's diffcult to judge, especially as I'm upgrading from an old Nokia 6200 so have no idea what expensive smartphones are like. Sure, it's a bit plasticky and the case creaks a bit if you squeeze it but i'm sticking a case on mine which, I'm sure, will fix that. The screen is not as responsive as my ipod Touch but it's perfectly usable and what do you expect for £85? Heck, that buys you a tank of petrol these days (actually probably a bad analogy seeing as fuel's so damn expensive but hey ho).
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:09
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Go with neither, pay a little extra and get the Lumia 620. I love android (Nexus 4 owner) but phones below 150 quid for the most part are not as well equipped as their WP8 counterparts.
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