The Huawei P9 Plus and Sony Xperia X have been released this month, but the latter was unveiled in February alongside the other two models which officially made the debut of the new “Xperia X” family. The first device is the phablet version of the Huawei P9. Today we will compare these two handsets and you will decide which one is best for your needs.
The Huawei P9 Plus measures 152.3×75.3x7mm and weights 162 grams. Likewise the smaller P9, it has a full metal body with a horizontal glass strip on the back that houses the Dual Leica camera. The fingerprint scanner has a square shape and it sits in the top center of the back. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia X is thicker and lighter, as it measures 142.7×69.4×7.9mm and weights 153 grams. It has an industrial design, a metal body with a flat back, but unlike the P9 Plus, it has sharp edges and the fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side, alongside the other physical buttons.
The Huawei P9 Plus has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Sony Xperia X comes with a smaller slightly curved IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 441 ppi and it’s protected by scratch-resistant glass.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Huawei P9 Plus features a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia X has a Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 chipset, a dual-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, an Andreno 510 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Huawei P9 Plus has been released with an internal storage of 64GB which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia X comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, but you can expand up to 200GB using a microSD card.
The Huawei P9 Plus sports a dual-primary camera of 12MP (Leica optics) that features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Sony Xperia X has a primary camera of 23MP that features LED flash, phase detection autofocus, face detection, touch focus, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 13MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, with capacities of 3400 mAh one (Huawei P9 Plus) and 2620 mAh (Sony Xperia X).
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