Huawei Ascend P2 images plus hands-on
24 February 2013 14:28 GMT / By Stuart Miles
Huawei has unveiled just what it is phoning the “world’s quickest 4G LTE smartphone”, the Ascend P2, at Mobile World Congress 2013 inside Barcelona about Sunday. Pocket-lint had the opportunity to lay hands found on the hot 8.4mm thick smartphone to promptly bring we the initially impressions, plus yes it is which thin.
The big market of the Huawei Ascend P2 is clearly the LTE Cat 4 modem, supporting theoretical downloads at as much as 150Mbps, when a network supports those speeds.
Orange France has confirmed it can, however that’s anything you couldn’t test inside the time with all the telephone found on the showfloor, plus anything which UK providers have yet to confirm.
It’s big device, with all the four.7-inch show placing it about a par with all the wants of the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Nexus 4, thus though this really is a flagship device, inside several techniques it’s reminiscent of last year’s flagship models from Huawei – somewhat sub par compared to the competition.
In the hands the finish of the Huawei Ascend P2 feels lightweight as well as the plastic finish is several means removed within the glassy luxuriance of the Sony Xperia Z or the aluminium of the HTC One, yet then you anticipate we won’t be paying those types of costs for this big-screened Android device. It’s nonetheless truly pocketable.
Around the back there is a 13.1-megapixel camera with HDR help plus this appeared rapid plus sensitive inside the rapid play at the hit event. Those which wish To video call could do thus, though the front-facing camera, 1.3-megapixels, isn’t quite broad thus don’t anticipate to receive much inside aside from the ugly mug.
But where the P2 shines is the screen. It’s a four.7-inch 315ppi show with a 1000:1 comparison plus 500 nits brightness. What which signifies is the fact that we receive a certainly clean, crisp, lookin screen which looks fantastic with 720p movie playback.
Sitting at the core of the telephone is a quad-core 1.5GHz processor produced by Huawei itself, with 1GB of RAM (disappointingly not more), meaning it was slick plus quick to navigate about Android four.1 Jelly Bean found on the handset.
The power is a 2420mAh mobile thus you need to be capable to receive several means by your day before having to charge.
Huawei’s Emotion UI 1.5 skin is sitting found on the top of Android, yet you can’t state we’re taken with it, with it not coming with all the glamour of HTC Sense for illustration. Given the sophistication of raw Android nowadays, Huawei’s skinning doesn’t appear to incorporate much alternative than creating it look very inexpensive, unfortunately.
Ultimately you’re getting a respectably specced flagship telephone, nevertheless without the normal flagship cost. One to look out for, however there are bigger, greater models from different producers available.
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