Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate vs Huawei Mate X2 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 6000 mAh. On other side, the Huawei Mate X2 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Huawei Mate X2
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.78 in (inches) 6.45 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000
Operating System ROG Gaming X Mode UI ROG Gaming X Mode UI
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1160 x 2700 pixels
RAM 18 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 512 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/13/5 MP 50/16/12/8 MP
Front Camera 24 MP 16 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 4500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. Running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate X2 has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Dual-core NPU. And it’s running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Huawei Mate X2 has the ARM Mali-G78,24 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 33.3% (percent) more powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the Huawei Mate X2. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual-cell battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 and Power Delivery 3.0.
The Huawei Mate X2 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.

Screen

The handset is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.78 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Huawei Mate X2 is featuring a OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels and a screen size of 6.45 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is a 5.1% bigger than Huawei Mate X2 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Huawei Mate X2
106.87% NTSC 240 Hz touch sampling rate
111.23% DCI-P3 90 Hz refresh rate
1200 cd/m² peak brightness Capacitive
144 Hz refresh rate Multi-touch
150.89% sRGB Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate
24.3 ms touch latency Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels
300 Hz touch sampling rate Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate
800 cd/m² HBM brightness
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
DC Dimming
Delta-E < 1
Display manufacturer – Samsung
Eye Care Display
Glove touch support
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Oleophobic coating
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is carrying a ram memory of 18 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Huawei Mate X2 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gives a 125% more ram memory capacity than Huawei Mate X2.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Huawei Mate X2.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Huawei Mate X2 gets you or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length and 35 mm:26.6 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX686 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Huawei Mate X2 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 50/16/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 17 mm (#3) , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

Huawei
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Huawei Mate X2
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 120 fps 10x optical zoom (#2)
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus 2.5 cm macro shooting (#3)
3-axis electronic image stabilization 6-element lens (#3)
720p @ 480 fps AIS (#2)
Angle of view – 125° (#2) AIS (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Exposure compensation Digital image stabilization
Face detection Digital zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3)
ISO settings Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Macro mode Geotagging
Optical image stabilization HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Leica camera
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Macro mode
Pro Video Mode OIS (#2)
RAW OIS (#3)
Scene mode OIS (#4)
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) Optical image stabilization
Self-timer Optical zoom
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro) Panorama
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings RYYB sensor
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with a 24 MP in the front.

The Huawei Mate X2 has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Huawei Mate X2
24 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Face unlock
HDR HDR
Panorama Panorama
Wide angle lens

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Huawei Mate X2
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 21
TD- TD-
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate price is $1500 and the Huawei Mate X2 price tag is $2500

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