5) 13MP Camera with BSI and HDR
Huawei has loaded the Ascend P2 with a powerful 13MP rear-facing camera. Featuring the same megapixel count as Sony's flagship Xperia Z, thanks to integration of a fully functioning back-illuminated sensor (BSI) the camera will be able to shoot great photos in low light conditions.
Battery life has been an ongoing issue in smartphones. Many a device, like the Sony Xperia Z, has come so close to achieving smartphone perfection, only to stumble at the finish line due to poor battery life.
Obviously aware of this Huawei has loaded the Ascend P2 with a sizable 2,420mAh battery that it claims is 30 percent more power efficient and takes 25 percent less time to charge than the battery in HTC's upcoming One handset.
If true this will make the P2 one of a select few handsets to manage to last more than one day on a single charge.
3) Screen sensitivity
Huawei claims the Ascend P2's 4.7in 1280x720 315ppi HD screen is the most sensitive display ever seen on a smartphone. The Chinese firm claims this is thanks to the use of isotropic sensitivity technology.
While the firm has yet to release any of the details about how this mysterious technology works, having had a play with the Ascend P2 we have to concede there is some truth to Huawei's claim, with the display responding to even the softest touch.
Huawei has loaded the Ascend P2 with Phone Manager, Cloud+ and Phone Finder software.
The software is designed to let users do things like manage what apps can and can't run on the Ascend P2, block certain websites, backup files stored on the device to the cloud and even, if lost or stolen, get a Google Map image sent showing where the phone is located.
We're thinking these features will be a huge selling point for people looking to take advantage of their company's bring your own device (BYOD) policy and use the phone for work and play purposes.
1) 4G LTE
Huawei claims that the Ascend P2 is the world's fastest 4G phone, going so far as to claim the device can boast data connection speeds of as 150MB per second.
While the cost of a 4G contract will be expensive, especially with the UK's present LTE packages, if this is true the Ascend P2 could prove a popular choice for users looking to send and receive large files on the go. µ