Yes, I know. Whenever the headline reads “less than £200” you know it’s going to be 1p less. But hey, it’s a good price for a great handset. The P1 has a definite “Galaxy SII” feel about it but we were suitably impressed in out Ascend P1 review.
Now the non-LTE SIM-free version is available to buy on Expansys for £199.99 with free shipping. Specs include a 4.3″ 540×960 Super AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass, Android ICS (without any frilly extras additions), dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and a microSD card slot for extra storage. For connectivity there’s WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and DLNA. It’s powered by a 1670mAh battery and has dual cameras (8 megapixel with dual LED flash & 1.3 megapixel up front).