Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P2 [VIDEO]


Huawei has issued their followup to the Ascend P1, the phone the kicked off the Chinese manufacturer’s transition to the high-end smartphone market. The phone features the most refined design of the company’s top tier handsets — it’s not quite as large as the the Ascend Mate or Ascend D2, making it Huawei’s most approachable device for consumers look for plenty of power in a slimmer package.

Just like the P1 (and the P1 S), the P2 puts a focus on a slim build, measuring in at 8.4mm thick. It’s not the most svelte smartphone on the planet, but it will do just fine in your skinny jeans. A 4.7-inch display runs at a 720p resolution, while the phone is powered by Huawei’s in-house quad-core K3V2 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. Icing on the cake comes in the form of a 13MP rear camera and 2420 mAh battery.

The Ascend P2 is a definitive step up from the P1, but does feel a bit iterative. The specs are improved but at first glance Huawei hasn’t put a totally fresh spin on the device. The plan is to launch the phone a bit later this year in China and other markets. Plans for the US have not been made at this time.


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  1. Only 1gb of ram, too bad, it would run much smoother if it had that additional gb of ram. There are so many great devices to pick from this year, it will be fun picking and choosing, I would like owning them all.

  2. The folder UI looks so much like an iOS folder UI, ewwww

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