I can understand both the 5 star reviews and the 1 star reviews basically. Some see only the benefits, the other only the disadvantages. And both have their respective points raised right. The overall picture resulting marbled 3 stars.
+ Cheap, it is nunmal cheap, a comparison with an iPhone would be unfair
+ The battery is a long-distance runner
+ Accessories: Charger, USB cable and headset, this is no longer taken for granted
+ Can rooten, active community
o Speed is fine
o Display could be brighter
- Small (main) memory
- Weak camera
- No compass
Who wants to make the Y300 only phone, SMS, email, making it well-served. Heavyset apps like Skype, Maps, or the pre-installed Chrome bring the part to its limits. These apps work, but you realize that the technology has to fight it. At games run only simple. So it is suitable either as a laptop replacement, even as Gameboy for teens. But that should be a clear at the price from the outset.
I still give a buy recommendation for second price and with root, because the Y300 through its distribution has a very active community, the very latest Android versions will provide. Who is not afraid of rooting and flashing, gets here regularly update system, of whom more expensive competitors can only dream of. Rooting is necessary because without that you can not keep the system clean and fluid. The scaremongering by due by rooting you would lose the guarantee I've never been impressed. Each of my Android device has been rooted on the day of purchase of mine and I buy only devices that can be rooting. This is an exclusion criterion.
With root can throw down preinstalled rubbish and integrate subsequently installed updates in the system. That's when the little space also urgently needed, because otherwise two copies of the same app has it: the pre-installed app in the system as not writable and then installed as update Use Rapp. This only works well until the internal memory is just full. When main memory the problem lies in the many car launches. Pretty much every app will now be loaded by the system starting at. In this way, fighting apps that you do not use to the few main memory. So turn off the auto start, but this is only possible with root or newer Android. Then the Y300 runs smoothly.