So what’;;s the world’;;s fastest smartphone? The Wrong, wrong and wrong – if you’;;re talking about mobile data speeds the Huawei Ascend P2 is the unlikely hero stealing the crown.
The reason the Ascend P2 lays claim to the world’;;s fastest title is due to the Cat 4 LTE innards it sports, which can provide a theoretical speed of up too 150Mbps, but you’;;re never going to actually see that.
Wibaked inside the handset you can expect EE will be picking up the Ascend P2 pretty quickly in the UK, although we’;;re yet to see any network commit to Huawei’;;s latest flagship smartphone just yet.
You can pre-order the Huawei Ascend P2 with some online retailers, with the SIM-free handsets setting you back around £339.99 (around $530, AU$560), and we reckon this will probably translate into around £25 per month on a 3G contract.
Huawei has a bit of a reputation for being a budget phone merchant and the Ascend P2 is the Chinese firm’;s latest attempt at changing that assumption – and let’;s hope it does better than the which arrived in stores with nothing more than a whimper.
We’;re told though the back cover (which isn’;t removable by the way) on our review isn’;t the same as the one which will find its way onto the P2 which you’;ll be able to pick up from stores, so hopefully it will offer a bit more grip.
As you can’;t peel off the back cover there’;s no access to the 2420mAh battery housed inside the Ascend P2, which explains why the SIM-port is located on the right side of the handset under the easily accessible power/lock key.