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Huawei Ascend P2 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z


Huawei, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is fairly popular now. They have been launching smartphones with outstanding specs at reasonable prices. Huawei today came out with Ascend P2, one of the best smartphones the company has ever made. Huawei is apparently claiming that this particular device is world’s fastest smartphone. That’s a tall claim to make. The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, the Ascend P2 features a sufficiently large 4.7″ HD 720p screen, though the competition has moved on to 1080p Full HD display, but then you get what you pay for, but that said, the display has great quality. The display specs are decent: 500 nits brightness, viewing angle of 85 degrees, 315 ppi, covering 71% of the standard NTSC color gamut and with 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Ascend P2 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s own Emotion UI on top. Huawei says the phone will be made available globally, though it carries a June release date, which is still good four months away. Since the phone will be sold outside China too, will it pose a threat to flagship devices from prominent manufacturers in the smartphone industry?

Well, we will have to wait and watch, but below is a comparison between Ascend P2, HTC One and Xperia Z.

Device Huawei Ascend P2 HTC One Xperia Z
Device type Smart phone Smart phone Smart phone
OS Android (4.1.2) Emotion UI Android (4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UI Android (4.1.2)
Dimensions   5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm) 5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)
Weight   5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.3 oz (123 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 4.3 oz (123 g)
Rugged     Water (Water), Dust proof
IP certified     IP 57
Colors   Black, Red, White Black, Purple, White
Physical size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 312 ppi 468 ppi 441 ppi
Technology IPS LCD S-LCD 3 TFT
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Capacity 2420 mAh 2300 mAh 2330 mAh
System chip   Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor Quad core, 1500 MHz Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor Yes Adreno 320 Adreno 320
System memory 1024 MB RAM 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)
Built-in storage 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB
Maximum User Storage   26 GB  
Storage expansion     microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Camera 13 megapixels 4 megapixels 13.1 megapixels
Aperture size   F2.0  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)   28mm  
Camcorder 1920×1080 (1080p HD) 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps) 1920×1080 (1080p HD)
Features Video calling Video calling, Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Video calling, Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels 2.1 megapixels 2.2 megapixels
Video capture   1920×1080 (1080p HD) 1920×1080 (1080p HD)

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