Two Giant Chinese Manufacturers are fighting over the Asian mobile market, and it’s not easy to convince the consumers to buy their products, instead of other more famous flagships. Huawei worked on the P8, which has a greater build quality than OnePlus’ second smartphone. But, which one has better specs?
Designs and Displays
The Huawei P8 is a beauty, a combination between Apple’s iPhone 5S and the HTC One M9, as it features an aluminum body with a wide white/black band in the upper part of the back, and a thin horizontal strip in the lower side. The available colors for the 16GB model are Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne, while the 64GB model comes in Carbon Black and Prestige Gold. The device is extremely slim, measuring only 6.4mm and it weights 144 grams, while the screen is IPS-NEO LCD, it’s sized at 5.2-inch and it supports a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 424 ppi.
The OnePlus 2 looks mostly the same as its predecessor, retaining the Sandstone Black back, but the shape of the body has been changed, as it’s no longer a floating arc, but rectangular. Also, a metal frame has been added to protect the sides, increasing the thickness of the phone by 1mm, and now it measures 9.9mm. However, it’s much taller than the P8, which means that it’s heavier (175 grams) and its screen is sized at 5.5-inch. OnePlus opted for a LTPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution, but which gives a pixel density of 401ppi. Below the screen was placed a fingerprint scanner (the predecessor didn’t have one), but the NFC function has been removed.
Inside the Huawei P8 you’ll find a 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin octa-core processor which consists of a quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and another quad core processor running at 2GHz. These speeds are also supported by OnePlus 2’s Qualcomm Snapdragon octa core processor, but this device is using Adreno 430 graphics and offers two variants of RAM capacities: 3GB with 16GB of storage or 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t provide a microSD card slot, losing the battle in favor of Huawei, who allows the users to expand the internal memory up to 128GB.
Cameras And Batteries
The Huawei P8 has a 13MP main camera with OIS, autofocus and dual-LED flash which takes average quality photos – they’re better in good lighting and ok in poor lighting. OnePlus 2 has also a 13MP back camera accompanied by OIS, but it has in addition laser autofocus. The best front camera is found on the P8, as it supports 8MP, while the rival phone has a 5MP secondary shooter.
The OnePlus 2 has a bigger battery with a capacity of 3300mAh, but its juice is consumed quickly by the hungry large screen. The Huawei P8 is powered by a 2680mAh battery which lasts an entire day under normal use.
On the P8 you’ll pay between $550 and $650, depending on the desired configuration, while the OnePlus 2 can be purchased with an invite, and its price is $329 for the 16GB model or $389 for the 64GB model.