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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.

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