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Huawei Ascend Y300 Jelly Bean blower hits UK for £60

Huawei's new Ascend Y300 might be the best value Android phone we've yet seen here in the UK.

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Huawei's new Ascend Y300 might be the best value Android phone we've yet seen here in the UK.

Carphone is flogging it from tomorrow for just £60 on pay as you go, or £70 if you're a new customer, including £10 of top-up. It's been on sale in Argos for a few weeks for £130 SIM-free, but this is less than half price just for getting it with a SIM card.

But check out these specs: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch 800x480-pixel screen and a 5-megapixel camera. Not bad at all!

To put that screen in context, its 233 pixels per inch density is exactly the same as the original Samsung Galaxy S, which you can find knocking around for about £150 new.

The biggest downside to the Y300 is how little space there is for apps -- a minuscule 0.8GB. While you can expand the storage by 32GB with a microSD card, you can't install apps on that, just store photos and music and so on.

So in practice you'll be able to cram Facebook and Twitter on there, but very little else. If you're looking for a dirt-cheap second phone that can still surf the Web and support a few widgets, this could be a very good deal.

My wise and learned colleague Mr Andrew Hoyle is reviewing the Ascend Y300 as I write, so I'll leave the final verdict to him, but he's already made this smashing video, so you can get a closer look.

Press play above, and let me know what you think down in the comments -- super-bargain or cheap rubbish? Does Android really need to get its act together with installing apps on microSD? Or should manufacturers be much more upfront and just offer more storage? Have your say in the comments below, or on our staggeringly good value Facebook page.