4G, a 4.7-inch display, quad-core and a 13MP camera -- this phone is up against the best
Huawei's latest smartphone, the Ascend P2, has specs that place it squarely against the best Android phones of 2013. It's even got a chipset that supports LTE Category 4, the fastest mobile data standard around. We took a look at one.
The Ascend P2's box is simple, dominated by a picture of the phone.
Another look at the front of the Ascend P2's box.
The rear of the box lists off all the features and specifications of the P2.
Open the box and the first thing you'll see is the phone, which has a protective film on the front glass.
Underneath the phone is a smaller box of accessories.
You get a pair of earphones, A hockey-puck charger, microUSB cable, manuals, and a bag to throw away your old phone in.
Here's the Ascend P2. It's quite a simple phone at the front -- no buttons, since the three Android menu buttons are touch-sensitive.
Around the back there's a small speaker slit and the camera module -- 13 megapixels.
The microUSB charging port and power button are on the top and right-hand side respective.
The left bottom side has the speaker and a dedicated camera button.
Another look at the camera module.
When you turn the Ascend P2 on, you're greeted with a Telstra welcome screen -- this device is sold exclusively through Telstra stores, although you can purchase it outright.
Huawei's Emotion UI is a simple skin on the top of Android 4.1, and is centred around a unified home screen widget, although it's different from other Emotion UI skins in that it retains the standard Android app drawer.
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