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Huawei Ascend P2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 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 are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the GPS navigation and durability.

size, performance, portability, design, screen

durability, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Ascend P2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the camera and portability are overall positive. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. There are some critical comments about the GPS navigation and usability.

portability, camera

battery, usability, GPS navigation

70% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Huawei Ascend P2 - Pocket-lint


This is the phone that people who want a bit more than entry-level phones offer, but who aren't prepared to pay £600+ for a handset. The P2 is a nice

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 (

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: David Phelan (

Huawei Ascend P2 review: Hands-on


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

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

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: Chris Martin (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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: (

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: What Mobile (

Huawei Ascend P2 review


illed to be the ‘world's fastest smartphone' by Huawei, the Ascend P2 skips along when browsing but leaves a bit to be desired in the processor department.

Super-fast browsing, especially on 4G, Excellent imaging from camera in daylight, 1080 video

Processor slows when gaming, No external memory slot, Needs a special tool to access SIM slot

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


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


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


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


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


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


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


Internal RAM:1


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


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


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 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


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
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 Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:HI3620


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


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


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.6