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Huawei Ascend P2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Huawei Ascend P2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The portability and size are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the GPS navigation.

performance, size, portability, battery, usability

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend P2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Ascend P2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and camera. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and size, while the battery and usability get mixed opinions.

portability, performance, price, camera, reliability

size, GPS navigation

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend P2 SIM Free Smartphone - BlackHuawei Ascend P2 SIM Free Smartphone - Black

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend P2

 

The Huawei P1 was a phone we very much liked. It took Huawei away from its fairly safe designs and into uncharted territory. A bold step for a company quite new to selling phones to consumers, and one that worked well

Decent style, solid battery life, decent camera, good screen, custom UI is pleasant enough

Not that cheap, a bit laggy and slow, lacks the glamour of even an older iPhone or SGS

Small, light, pleasant to look at and packed with a decent screen and powerful processor. On the surface, the Huawei looks like the perfect purchase for many. The truth, however, is that it doesn't quite meet the spec with its performance. There's more...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Huawei Ascend P2 review

 

Huawei aims to rise to new heights with this record breaking handset

Decent specs ; Smooth operation ; Solid design ; Good camera

UI looks childish ; Average battery life ; No microSD slot ; Rubbish keyboard

So what's the world's fastest smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy S4? HTC One? iPhone 5? Wrong, wrong and wrong - if you're talking about mobile data speeds the Huawei Ascend P2 is the unlikely hero stealing the crown.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Ascend P2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Huawei has unveiled what it is calling the "world's fastest 4G LTE smartphone", the Ascend P2, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona on Sunday.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Huawei Ascend P2 review: Hands-on

 

The Huawei Ascend P2 has a bright screen and a super-fast modem

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend P2 review

 

The design is minimalist but a little on the plastic side. Build quality is good and despite the plastic (yet unremovable) rear cover, the P2 does feel solid in the hand.

The Huawei's Ascend P2's main attraction in some parts of the world may be the Category 4 LTE chip but its talents are wasted here in the UK. This leaves it as another typical Android smartphone albeit with an above-average camera. UK users may like to...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Ascend P2

 

Is the 'fastest smartphone in the world' actually the best Android phone to buy?

Great battery life, Bright, vibrant screen, Solid, robust design

Uninspiring look, Childish Emotion UI, No MicroSD slot

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Ascend P2

 

A good-looking smartphone and a great screen, but the P2 has some performance niggles

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei Ascend P2 Review: In Depth

 

Trying to buy an affordable LTE handset is a tricky thing these days. EE's lineup typically consists of flagship handsets as well as high-end phones, with only the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE and Nokia Lumia…

Great screen ; Slim, attractive body ; Affordable 4G

Buggy interface ; No microSD card ; 1GB RAM

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Leigh Geary (coolsmartphone.com)

Huawei Ascend P2 Review

 

Good price, well put together, great camera. The Dolby audio disappoints. Still, a very smart handset for the money

Another very good handset from Huawei. The battery held out well and the pictures from the camera were very good indeed. I liked the fact that it had a dedicated camera button and the quad-core CPU meant that everything sped along very quickly. I feel...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 2420
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):269
Standby time (3G):286 / 310
Standby time (4G):270 / 272
Talk time (2G):16.7
Talk time (3G):12.78
Wireless Charging: No

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:4032 x 3224
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:4032 x 3224
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:315
Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3 / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:DIVX, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+, UMTS / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Data network:3G, 4G, GSM, UMTS / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: No
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:HI3620

Software

Mac operating systems supported: No
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 Jelly Bean / 4.2.1
Windows operating systems supported: No

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:16
Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.4
Height :13.6
Weight:122
Width:6.67