Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
2/28/2013
12:26 PM
Eric Zeman
Eric Zeman
Slideshows
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets

Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
Previous
3 of 5
Next


The Ascend P2 is a high-quality smartphone entry from Huawei, which is trying to expand its position in the industry.

Huawei has been slowly ramping up the quality and capabilities of its smartphones. The Ascend P2 announced this week in Barcelona shows promising progress from the Chinese phone maker. Taking a page from competitors, Huawei will make the the Ascend P2 its flagship smartphone for most of 2013. It packed the P2 with as many class-leading features as it could. The phone features an elegant and pixel-rich 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels. The display may not be full HD, but the smaller size and pixel count work well together to deliver a screen that is bright, sharp and colorful. Under the hood, a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM provides the P2 with power. Other key features include a 13-megapixel camera, 16 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support and LTE Category 4. This last point is notable, as it means the device could support cellular data downloads of 150 Mbps.

Huawei was quick to point out how it is differentiating from the competition. As you might suspect, that comes mainly from the software. For example, the device has a 2,420 mAh battery that is governed by custom software to maximize battery life. The P2 also includes Huawei's customer user interface, which it calls "Emotion." In the time I spent using the P2 in Barcelona, the P2 impressed me with its thin-and-light form factor, speedy user interface and excellent display.

RECOMMENDED READING

Mobile World Congress 2013: 9 Hot Gadgets

Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour

10 Great Android Apps For Tablets

Huawei, ZTE Challenge Apple, Samsung Smartphones

HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons

Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphone On Launchpad

Wireless Device Chargers: Right Idea, Wrong Price

Previous
3 of 5
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Shane
50%
50%
Shane,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/30/2013 | 10:15:59 PM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
I wonder how that Asus tablet will fare against competition.
Aaron
50%
50%
Aaron,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/30/2013 | 6:58:49 PM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Significantly different list than what I've seen so far.
Leo Regulus
50%
50%
Leo Regulus,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/4/2013 | 1:19:26 AM
re: MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and trends on InformationWeek.com
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.