Summary: Premium or mid-range? The Ascend P2 fuses a large screen and a powerful SoC underneath its black plastic casing. It is not quite clear what the device aims to be: Upper mid-range or lower premium sector. Compromises have to be made in some areas. Find out just where in this review.
Pros: Battery runtime, Powerful SoC, Bright screen, LTE ready, Good primary camera, Build quality, The smartphone copes with all demands and provides enough power for all applications.
Cons: Memory cannot be expanded, Too low contrast, Tight working memory capacity, Non-removable battery, Load temperature, The screen would be a real buying argument for the Ascend P2 if it had a Full HD resolution and a higher contrast.
Conclusion: All in all, the Huawei Ascend P2 is an okay mid-range Android smartphone. It is far from being the ultimate device of this class, but it gets the job done and it doesn't have any major drawbacks, save for the inexplicable lack of a microSD card slot.
Pros: Beautiful 720p display, Slim and light, Support for 150Mbps LTE speeds, Rich video file format support
Cons: No microSD card slot for storage expansion, 1080p video looks average at best, Power and volume buttons are a bit uncomfortable to press
Summary: The Huawei Ascend P2 is a worthy and welcome attempt at creating a must-have smartphone, but it's not quite enough to keep up with the leaders of the pack - it's not as pretty as the HTC One or the iPhone 5, and not as powerful and spec-strapped as the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Conclusion: The Huawei Ascend P2 is a strange device. It reminds us of Android handsets from 2011; still rough around the edges with smattering of little bugs that you’d only ever really notice as time wore on. That’s a shame considering Huawei is positioning the Ascend P2 as a more affordable LTE handset.
Pros: Great screen, Slim, attractive body, Affordable 4G
Conclusion: The Huawei Ascend P2 is a phone that will live or die by its pricing. It’s set to sell for 399Euro, but exactly what that’ll translate to in the UK is up for debate. The Huawei Ascend P2 a solid, well-made phone with solid specs, providing everything most people need without the arguable diminishing...
Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone
25 February 2013
Conclusion: The Huawei Ascend P2 is a solid mid- to high-end smartphone with some decent features and pleasing array of specs. It doesn’t quite have the build quality of the iPhone 5 or HTC One, nor does it have the same snappiness as the excellent Galaxy S3 and the Emotion UI may not be every Android fan’s cup...
Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend P2 was a device we first spotted back in Barcelona some months ago and, finally, it’s here. Inside there’s some pretty decent specs. Decent? No, that’s not the right word. Very good.
Excerpt: Huawei has knocked its best phone yet out of the factory and onto Aussie store shelves. We’ve been living with it, and it’s certainly set to be a positive chapter for the Chinese company. Find out what makes it tick. Discuss
Conclusion: We’d like to make one additional point – about battery life. With a fixed backplate you can’t swap in a second battery if you’d like to. The 2420mAh battery sounds like it provides plenty of staying power, but the processor and screen are both hungry and we found that we could get a day of use while...
Summary: For the price, it’s hard to argue with the Ascend P2, a handset that boasts some impressive mobile broadband speeds, and even comes packing a decent Android experience to boot.
Pros: Category 4 LTE speeds when networks support it, Excellent audio playback through headphones, Feels more like stock Android, Includes the excellent Android stock keyboard with gesture typing, 32GB storage built in