Huawei Mate X2 vs Sony Xperia 5 II – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei Mate X2 device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 50 MP, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Sony Xperia 5 II also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1080 x 2520 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Huawei Mate X2 runs on Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 chipset and the 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. Running on EMUI 11 with HMS operating system.

The Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. And it’s running on EMUI 11 with HMS OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ARM Mali-G78,24 cores gpu in the interior and the Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia 5 II. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels and a screen size of 6.45 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 5.7% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Sony Xperia 5 II
240 Hz touch sampling rate 100% DCI-P3
90 Hz refresh rate 120 Hz refresh rate
Capacitive 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Multi-touch 400 cd/m²
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels Capacitive
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate CinemaWide display
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dynamic contrast enhancement
Dynamic Vibration system
HDR
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Huawei Mate X2 comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Sony Xperia 5 II.

The max storage capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 300% more than the Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Huawei Mate X2 rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 50/16/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , 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.

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Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Sony Xperia 5 II
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 960 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 3x optical zoom (#2)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 5-axis stabilization
6-element lens (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
AIS (#2) Angle of view – 124° (#3)
AIS (#3) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Autofocus
Autofocus Cinematography Pro
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Dual Pixel PDAF
Exposure compensation Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Face detection Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Leica camera ISO settings
Macro mode OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
OIS (#2) Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Optical zoom
OIS (#4) Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Panorama Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
RYYB sensor Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) Self-timer
Self-timer Sensor version – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) Sensor version – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Touch focus Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
White balance settings Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

The Huawei Mate X2 comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Sony Xperia 5 II
16 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Panorama Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Wide angle lens Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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.

Huawei Mate X2 Sony Xperia 5 II
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 21 LTE Cat 19
TD- UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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