Huawei Ascend P2 

Released April, 2013
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 3G
  • 4.7"
  • Quad core 1.5 GHz
Google Music is more of a fully featured offering and we'd recommend dragging it out of its Google folder and swapping it over with the Music app, as it offers a far more attractive and intuitive interface.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
There's an FM radio too, something we're always very happy to see, and there's even an office suite included too - Kingsoft Office, in this case.
by PocketLint (Jul, 2013)
6.8 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Huawei Ascend P2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Ascend P2
7.8
Nexus 4
8.6
Optimus G
8.8
AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Ascend P2
7.4
Nexus 4
10.0
Optimus G
9.5
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Ascend P2
5.1
Nexus 4
n.d.
Optimus G
n.d.
Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Ascend P2
6.8
Nexus 4
8.7
Optimus G
8.0
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and pocket-lint.com

6.8

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Ascend P2
6.8
Nexus 4
9.2
Optimus G
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Huawei Ascend P2

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Ascend P2
14,138
Xperia T
8,270
Optimus G
19,078

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Ascend P2
3,082
Nexus 4
6,333
Optimus G
5,697

Reviews Word on the street for the Huawei Ascend P2


7.0
As long as the sun is not shining straight at it, using the Huawei Ascend P2 outdoors isn't too difficult as its display has a very decent brightness output.

8.0
Decent style, solid battery life, decent camera, good screen, custom UI is pleasant enough.

8.0
Sound quality is more than acceptable for casual listeners, although the more discerning audiophiles may not be as impressed, but on the whole you can't really knock the Ascend P2 for its audio playback.

Overall

6.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Details in graphics and images look nice and sharp, while even small text can be read with little effort.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Huawei has looked to make Android more intuitive in other places as well - a visit to the Settings menu will give you the choice of two tabs at the top of the screen, "general" and "all.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
The screen is really rather clear and crisp, which we were pleased to see.
by PocketLint (Jul, 2013)

Video

The Huawei Ascend P2 is capable of producing some really nice video footage - crisp and clear, you won't be disappointed.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
There's also an HDR option for both photos and videos, although we weren't very happy with the results.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
We've definitely seen better 1080p videos out of other 13MP cameraphones.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Camera

The camera app hasn't escaped the Emotion UI overlay, but luckily it's not particularly oppressive, with a clean intuitive layout.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
Here you get several menus including shooting mode which lets you choose from seven options including panorama, HDR, group and low light.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
With a 13MP camera capable of capturing some decent images and a solid build quality the Ascend P2 doesn't let itself down.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)

Apps

The Huawei Ascend P2 comes equipped with two music player options in the form of the Google Music and Music apps.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
The Google Music app offers all of the features as the stock Music app, but on top of this it also has the "Instant Mixes" function, which will automatically create an endless playlist of songs based on your favourite tracks and artists - which is pretty smart.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
You can do this by heading over to the well-stocked Google Play store which boasts over 700,000 apps and games, as well as movies, TV shows, music, books and magazines.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)

Battery

The effects menu allows you to have some fun with your friends with options such as "big nose", "gobbler" and "professor" - oh yes there's hours of fun here for the kids, although you're unlikely to use most of these.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2013)
With its 2420mAh battery, the handset can deliver over 12hrs 3G talk time, which is very good.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
If you don't like it, Samsung is pretty much the only manufacturer that has stuck to offering users the chance to change batteries, or carry a spare.
by PocketLint (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 312 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Weight 122 g
Thickness 8.4 mm
Size 66.7 x 136.2 x 8.4 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. HSPA (unspecified)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (150 Mb/s)
  6. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  7. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  8. LTE Cat 4 (150/)

battery

Talk time (3G) 766.8 min
Standby time 16,128 min
Standby time (3G) 17,136 min
Capacity 2,420 mA·h
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