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7.7
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    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.4
  • Camera
    7.4
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 9, 2013

Small, light, pleasant to look at and packed with a decent screen and powerful processor...There's simply nothing wrong with the P2, but it just doesn't offer some of the extra features and glamour that other handsets have. Combines with the lag, that deprives it of a half-star.

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8.0
TechRadar Jun 19, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P2 is a highly capable smartphone which offers a strong line up of features and a decent level of specs - although it doesn't exactly excel at anything, or wow us with amazing features.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Aug 9, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P2 has a great screen and is fast enough for most, but the software is not as slick as other Android offerings and there’s simply not enough going on to help the P2 stand out from the smartphone crowd.

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PC Mag Feb 24, 2013

The Ascend P2 is a lovely looking phone - it just doesn't really stand out. We're still looking forward to getting our hands on one and putting Huawei's "fastest phone" claims to the test.

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AnandTech Feb 24, 2013

There's 1 GB of RAM onboard, and a 1280x720 display on the front which looks like it's 4.7-inches in size (Update: 4.7-inches and IPS LCD). In addition, the P2 includes LTE and the rest of the 3GPP suite of connectivity (WCDMA/GSM).

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Laptop Magazine Feb 24, 2013

Overall, we’re pleased with what we’ve seen from the Ascend P2. Unfortunately, the phone won’t be coming to any of the four major U.S. carriers. But if you’re really itching for one, Huawei suggests you order one online and bring it to your carrier.

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SlashGear Feb 24, 2013

Aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the Ascend P2 does pack some more interesting specifications – such as a 13-megapixel camera on the rear – but there’s a catch, since the display isn’t the 1080p slab of loveliness we were hoping for.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 24, 2013

Ultimately you are getting a respectably specced flagship phone, but without the usual flagship price. One to look out for, but there are bigger, better models from other manufacturers out there.

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CNET Asia Feb 25, 2013

However, in the face of strong competition from the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z as well as the upcoming rumored Galaxy S4, Huawei's Ascend P2 may have a tough battle trying to get noticed by consumers.

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PC World Australia Jul 16, 2013

If you’re looking for a reasonably cheap Android smartphone with a 4G data connection, Huawei wants your attention. The Ascend P2 is designed to compete with high-end smartphones without breaking the bank.

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Android Central Feb 24, 2013

Huawei's keen to expand its product range in high-end smartphones, and the P2 represents a step in this direction, bringing a quad-core device to market with some leading specs and interesting software additions.

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Phone Scoop Feb 24, 2013

There's no doubt that the P2 is a vast improvement over the P1. Huawei put a lot of thought into the software and design to make it a more competitive device.

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TrustedReviews Feb 24, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P2 a solid, well-made phone with solid specs, providing everything most people need without the arguable diminishing returns some of 2013’s “mobile innovations” come with.

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TechRadar Feb 24, 2013

The Huawei Ascend P2 is a solid mid- to high-end smartphone with some decent features and a pleasing array of specs.

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