This week we wanted to compare two of the leading quad core Android phones available for purchase: the Huawei Ascend D quad XL and the HTC One X. Both devices were officially announced this year in February, HTC One X has hit the market in May. Since then the quad core device has enjoyed increasing popularity. The Huawei Ascend D quad XL is lagging a little behind, it’s launch is expected to take place during the next months.
In order to compare the two devices we first want you to take a look at the below specs comparison table, please note that our list contains only contains a few of the features which we found important to list. View specs and descriptions of the two devices are listed on HTC.com and Huawei.com.
Now, if you finished scanning the above list carefully, I’m sure some things stood out. First of all the two brands are entirely different and this is important for many reasons: while HTC started working on smartphones about 10 years ago (they were the ones who designed the very first smartphone in the world) and entered the Android business in 2009, Huawei is a newbie to this battleground: their first smartphone reached the USA market in 2009. Taking into consideration this whole history, the HTC One X seems a more reliable choice.
HTC One X compared to a credit card
By comparing the dimensions of the two phones HTC One X wins again, weighting about 20g less than the uawei Ascend D Quad X. Judging the sizes, both devices are relatively similar, though the HTC One X is 1mm thinner. Storage capacity is another important point when it comes to comparing these two Android phones: while the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL has an internal memory of 8GB the HTC One X’s storage capacity is of 32 GB, which is quite impressive for a smartphone. Nevertheless, the question I ask myself is: who the hell is going to need 32 GB? 8 GB should be more than enough for any smartphone user. And if it’s not enough, the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL includes a micro SD memory slot, enabling you to extend the storage capacity by up to 16 GB.
As to multimedia functionalities, both smartphones are very well equipped, front and back cameras are almost identical. They both take 8 Megapixel pictures and record videos at 1080p, yet the Huawei Ascend D quad XL is capable of recording at a 30 frames per seconds.
Finally we want to end our brief comparison of the Huawei Ascend D quad XL and HTC One X by mentioning another important spec, which we ommited from te above table: the battery. Quad core processors require a tremendous amount of energy, therefore we expects smartphones with such CPUs to feature a suitable battery. Concerning this matter HTC have disappointed us: the HTC One X features only a 1800 mAh battery. Huawei did a slightly better job here and incorporated a 2500 mAh battery in their Huawei Ascend D quad XL. Having said all this, we’re eagerly waiting for Huawei to launch their beautiful smartphone. I’m sure that performance tests and a close hands on review will reveal much more about it!
Which one would you chose? Would you buy the HTC One X or rather wait for the Huawei Ascend D quad XL to be launched?