As a product from one of the largest consumer electronics company in the world, it is not surprising to see the Sony Xperia Z2 offer incredible specifications.
This device was the flagship smartphone of the company only a few months ago, before it was replaced by the Xperia Z3. As a result, it also costs significantly more than some of the competitors like the Huawei Ascend P7. Companies like Huawei hope to offer a similar experience as that in the Xperia Z2 at a fraction of the cost.
One of the surprising elements of the Huawei is its design. The Ascend P7 became one of the thinnest phones in the market even before the launch of the new iPhone 6. It is just 6.5 mm thick, which is almost 2 mm better off than the Xperia Z2. The Sony device feels considerably bulky in hand, but this may be due to the company going for IP58 certification. The Xperia Z2 is water and dust resistant up to a point. Given that an astonishing percentage of our smartphones are killed by water, the Xperia Z2 feels made for more than just the adventurous user.
The Sony device comes with a 5.2 inch display which offers all forms of high-end Sony technologies like Triluminos display and X-Reality Engine. They not only combine to provide brilliant colors and saturation levels, but also efficient ways of using the display. This follows the Xperia Z2 to boast an incredible battery life, although it could also be down to the large battery. Sony also offers the ability to customize the white balance depending upon personal preferences. The Ascend P7 does not want to lag behind in this regard. It offers a 5 inch display that has 1080p resolution just like the Xperia Z2. It also uses the IPS panels, while the Gorilla Glass 3 used to protect the display is comparatively better than the shatterproof glass on the Sony.
Both phones offer in terms of internal storage as they offer only 16 GB, which may seem paltry in current standards. Even though the presence of 128 GB of micro-SD card support is offered on the Xperia Z2, it is not enough to overlook the lack of proper internal storage. Ascend P7 also provides only 16 GB internally, while it supports only 64 GB of microSD cards.
Sony manages to put a huge difference between the Xperia Z2 and the Ascend P7 in the performance stakes. The Sony device comes with the Snapdragon 801 quad core processor with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz. This is not only more powerful, but also more efficient than the HiSilicon Kirin quad core processor, which is clocked at 1.8 GHz, on the Ascend P7. Battery life on the Ascend P7 is average due to its smaller 2500 mAh battery compared to the 3200 mAh battery on the Xperia Z2. The Ascend P7 costs around $370 while the Xperia Z2 retails at around $430.