Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa-core) vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 18, 2013

Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 a smarter mobile phone than the Huawei Ascend P2? Is the 5.0-inch screen on the Galaxy S4 classier than the 4.7-inch display on the Ascend P2? How do the Ascend P2’s dimensions compare? Read on to find the answers to these questions…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2: 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.

Samsung Galaxy S4 VS Huawei Ascend P2
Display 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 4.7-inch IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.6GHz eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 1.5GHz quad core Huawei K3V2
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 16GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9mm 66.7 x 136.2 x 8.4mm
Weight 130g 122g
Talktime TBC TBC
Standby TBC 310 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio,

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Connectivity

The wireless talents of the Galaxy S4 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi And Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also includes 4G connectivity where available. Huawei, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. You also get 4G as standard.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Size/Weight

How chunky are these two handsets? The Galaxy S4 is the thinner of the two, measuring 7.9mm to the Ascend P2′s 8.4mm. The Galaxy S4 is beefier than its opponent, however, weighing 130g. In contrast, the Ascend P2 weighs 122g. See the stats below in graph form…
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-2)

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Camera/Video

The Galaxy S4 is equipped with a 13.0 Megapixel camera (4208 x 3120 pixels) with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 2.0 Megapixels.

The Huawei Ascend P2 matches its opponent with a 13.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. A second 1.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (3-2)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Display

The Galaxy S4 incorporates a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, 5.0 inches in size and with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With its 5.0-inch display and a brilliant overall pixel count of 2073600, the Galaxy S4 has a pixels per inch rating of 440.6.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 440.6.

The touch-sensitive IPS LCD screen on the Ascend P2 is a little bit smaller, measuring 4.7 inches. It boasts a poorer screen resolution that the Galaxy S4 – the display can only muster 720 by 1280 pixels. In comparison, there are 921600 pixels onscreen, giving the Ascend P2 pixel density of 312.553 pixels per inch.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (4-2)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Processor

As for the CPUs in this fight, inside the Galaxy S4 there’s an eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip, rated at 1.6GHz. The Ascend P2 boasts a 1.5GHz quad core Huawei K3V2 processor.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (5-2)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2

Five rounds down, another five to go and the Galaxy S4 has opened up a clear 3-point lead. Will the Ascend P2 turn it around in the second half? Let’s see. The next round is software…

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.2.2 vs. Android 4.1.2 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-3)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here either. Which means… The Galaxy S4 still leads. The Ascend P2 is almost out of this big phone fight.
— The two phones share the points (7-4)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Storage

This next round is just as important. With the Samsung Galaxy S4, you can choose between 16, 32 or 64GB storage options. The Huawei Ascend P2 is only available in a 16GB version. The Galaxy S4 also boasts a microSD slot to increase the maximum capacity to 128GB. Unlike its rival, the Ascend P2 is missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 16GB.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (8-4)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy S4 and the Ascend P2 share the points (9-5)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Huawei Ascend P2 – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy S4 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out. In comparison, the Ascend P2 is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, acclerometer, gyroscope, digital compass and a stereo FM radio.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (10-5)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins! (10-5)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins this match-up. It beats the Huawei Ascend P2, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Comparable
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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