Huawei Ascend D2 vs. HTC One X+
It’s Huawei’s newly announced Ascend D2 against HTC’s understated One X+ this time around, but which device will emerge victorious?
With CES 2103 underway, we’re taking a peek at one of the devices that Chinese manufacturer Huawei (that’s pronounced HWAR-WAY, in case you wondered!) has unveiled, the Ascend D2 and pitting it against the HTC One X+ to see which does better in a full-on smartphone skirmish!
Internals & Features
Huawei means business with the Ascend D2. The company has given the device a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There’s no card slot and therefore no room to expand your storage but 32GB is still pretty ample, however, when you factor in that the Ascend D2 has a 13-megapixel camera and 1080P video capture, you may well just burn through that storage space quicker than you think.
The HTC One X+ falls short in the RAM department, offering just 1GB, but it does offer a whopping 1.7GHz quad-core processor and up to 64GB of onboard storage depending on the model you choose. It doesn’t match up to the Huawei in the camera department either offering only an 8-megapixel snapper, but the device does offer some consolation in the form of some snazzy photographic functions, such as simultaneous video and still image capture.
Winner – Huawei Ascend D2
In terms of display, the HTC One X+ is no slouch. The device has a 4.7-inch super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 312PPI. The display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating and offers multi-touch input and solid responsiveness.
HTC, as usual, has given the One X+ its Sense UI overlay, and whether you’re keen on it is a matter of personal preference, but the user interface seems superfluous when compared to a vanilla Jelly Bean device which performs just as well and avoids the extra drain on power and resources.
The Huawei Ascend D2, however, wipes the floor with it, offering 1080 x 1920 pixels across a 5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which has a pixel density of 441PPI. It also has a Gorilla Glass coating and will resist both water and dust!
Huawei has added its own UI overlay too, which is akin to Samsung’s TouchWiz and, like the SenseUI on the One X+, it is largely superfluous on a device rocking Android Jelly Bean.
Winner - Huawei Ascend D2