Huawei Ascend P2 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: spec comparison

Huawei Ascend P2 vs HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: spec comparison
The Huawei Ascend P2 just went official and it’s an exciting device with a battery lasting longer than usual, a fairly slim body and a very reasonable price tag. What’s not so reasonable is its June release date - in an excruciatingly distant four months!

Still, if the Huawei Ascend P2 was to come out today it would face competition from devices like the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

It is a much more affordable phone, though, so you have one important reason to overlook some areas where it might not be on par with the One and Xperia Z.

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.1.2) Emotion UIAndroid (4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UIAndroid (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, WhiteBlack, Purple, White
Physical size4.7 inches4.7 inches5.0 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density
312 ppi468 ppi441 ppi
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Capacity2420 mAh2300 mAh2330 mAh
System chip
 Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Quad core, 1500 MHzQuad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorYesAdreno 320Adreno 320
System memory
1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage 26 GB 
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Camera13 megapixels4 megapixels13.1 megapixels
Aperture size F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling, Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Video calling, Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2.1 megapixels2.2 megapixels
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)



28. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I would take the HTC One. Didn't even have to think about it.

27. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Xperia Z is on the way on ASIA!!! CANT WAIT!!!

26. laputaquelepario

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

I think the only thing that detracts from the One is the lack of IP57. The Z is great except for its lackluster screen brightness. Oh, decisions, decisions...

25. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

The Xperia Z is a clear winner.

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

XPeria Z for ME.

17. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why is the Note 2 on the thumbail? Haha. Silly.

16. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Ok its is far better..hardware and software..but xperia z need to better lcd not tft sound is not so good when htc one is fantastic.. Go one.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Its cheap cause of the quality in specs. Id prefer the xperia z over the one & p2. But still need a date for the u.s. version of the xperia z. The xperia z offer a sd card slot unlike the htc one

13. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

who need more than 32 or 64 GB ????? if you need more put your files on dropbox or any other cloud app

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But the Xperia Z only comes with 16 GB, and is only expandable up to 32 GB, that means there's 48 GB of total storage you can have, whereas the One has a 64 GB variant. And knowing HTC they'll price the 64 GB version very competitively like they did with the One X+ on AT&T. Unless you want to carry around multiple SD cards, which I think would be a hassle, you aren't going to get more memory with the Xperia Z.

15. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

agree with you .. totally

20. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but it can support up to 64GB specially when it is updated to android 4.2.2

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No it can't. "Fortunately, you can expand the memory of the Xperia Z via the built-in microSD slot. With a 32GB card, the maximum is 48GB." "it comes with 16GB of storage, which can be expanded with SD card to add on another 32GB." "Xperia Z allows external storage for up to 32GB expansion." "Sony Xperia Z supports 32GB MicroSD at the largest."

29. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I don't think card reading ability comes with Android version updates...

11. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

by design. by specs and camera until now THE ONE IS BETTER , rather the best. as it has been proved that camera in xperia z has not proved to b ver good as it should b , where as ultrapixel tech has rather more advantages and better shots. m not personally saying it but comparisons teells us the story. htc has got the BEST LOOKING DESIGN. great body.SENSE 5.0 all redefined, its damn good and more user friendly than sony UI.more over latest snapdragon 600 is the latest and the best so far. rest lets hope for the best GOOD LUCK HTC.

10. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

HTC One gets the better design for me, but Xperia Z is great too at the water & dust proof. The specs both of them are great.

9. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

HTC ONE is a clear winner UltraPXL, snapdragon 600, ZOE, SENSE 5 ROCKS

8. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Except IP57 cert, HTC One easily beat Xperia Z. In Spec. Build is another debatable topic.

7. murati

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

Design on HTC makes all the difference. They've got liitle lost on camera, but I have DSLR for that. Can't wait to try it.

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I'm going with HTC on this One... get it? The Z looks nice but more likely then not it isnt coming to the U.S.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Boomsound and Snapdragon 600 make me pick the HTC One.

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The p2 compares nicely to the others. It's down on ram but besides that its great. At a also great price. Besides I for one don't use all my ram(500mb) on my phone. Never going to use over a gig. The p2 is thin, got a big battery, good price, retina quality display, fast proccesor, and huge screen. Just wish for a sooner release date then June.

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I like the One better for Sense 5 and new generation processing power. The front facing speakers are a nice touch, too.

18. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i prefer previous versions of Sense UI this one is more like WP.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The only thing that's like WP is BlinkFeed, but you can just swipe left or right to the typical Sense layout. BlinkFeed isn't even too much like WP, it's more like Google Currents than anything.

22. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

yes but i loved that clock widget on previous versions which doesn't exist anymore :( but i love the way its SLCD looks. anyway, its a nice device and i like it.

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes it does exist, you can add it onto the other home screens. Skip to about 5:30

2. Ostoreh

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

if you ask me , i say xperia z is better than other

1. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Xperia Z wins it for me, closely followed by the One, don't think the P2 is quite up there with the best yet, definitely a good mid-high end device though!

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