Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on February 24, 2013

If you push the Huawei Ascend P2 into a greased-up spec-wrestle with the Huawei Ascend D2, which phone wins? Is the 4.7-inch display on the Ascend P2 lovelier than the Ascend D2’s screen? Does the Ascend P2 include more storage? A faster processor? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Huawei Ascend P2 VS Huawei Ascend D2
Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD 5.0-inch IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Huawei K3V2 1.5GHz quad core Huawei KV32
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1
Storage 16GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 66.7 x 136.2 x 8.4mm 71.0 x 140.0 x 9.4mm
Weight 122g 170g
Talktime TBC TBC
Standby 310 hours 144 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, gyroscope, digital compass and a stereo FM radio GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass

 

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 fight plays out…

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Connectivity

The innards of the Ascend P2 come packed with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also boasts 4G connectivity where available. The Ascend D2 has 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. It doesn’t match the Ascend P2′s 4G connectivity, however. So…
— The Ascend P2 wins (1-0)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Size/Weight

As far as pocketability is concerned, here’s how the phones measure up. The Ascend P2 has dimensions of 136.2 x 66.7 x 8.4mm; the Ascend D2 is 140.0 x 71.0 x 9.4mm. The Ascend D2 is the bulkier handset of the two, hardly surprising considering the 5.0-inch screen size. So it won’t come as a shock to learn that the Ascend D2 carries more weight than the Ascend P2. Compare the two and Ascend D2′s phone is 170g and Huawei’s’ handset is 122g. The P2 strikes out in front after round #2. But is it good enough to stay there?
— The Ascend P2 wins (2-0)

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Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Camera/Video

The Ascend P2′s camera boasts a 13.0 Megapixel resolution. Frills include autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. The highest resolution it supports is 4208 x 3120 pixels. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.3 Megapixels.

The Ascend D2′s 13.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus and 1080p video recording) equals the Ascend P2′s. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.3MP.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-1)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Display

Display size is key and the Ascend P2 features a 4.7-inch (720 x 1280) touch-sensitive IPS LCD screen. It has 921600 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at a creditable 312.553 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Huawei Ascend P2 features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 312.553.

At 5.0 inches, Ascend D2′s touch-sensitive IPS LCD screen has more room and it also has a higher screen resolution. In comparison, there are 2073600 pixels onscreen, giving the Ascend D2 a strong pixel density of 440.6 pixels per inch. Nice.
— The Ascend D2 wins (3-2)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (4-3)

Half-time: Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2

At the halfway point, the Ascend P2 has an early 1 point lead. But this fight is far from over. With five more rounds to go, the Ascend D2 still has a chance to win…

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-4)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-5)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Storage

Now where were we? Ah yes. Storage. With only one option, the Huawei Ascend P2 has 16GB of internal storage. The Huawei Ascend D2 offers one version too, with a 32GB capacity. Without an expansion slot on the Ascend P2, 16GB is the maximum amount of storage available. The Ascend D2 is also missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 32GB.
— The Ascend D2 wins (6-6)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Ascend P2 and the Ascend D2 share the points (7-7)

Huawei Ascend P2 vs. Huawei Ascend D2 – Extras

Finally, the Ascend P2 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, gyroscope, digital compass and a stereo FM radio. In comparison, the Ascend D2 features GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope and a digital compass…
— The Ascend P2 wins (8-7)

BPF Verdict: The Huawei Ascend P2 wins! (8-7)

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