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Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Huawei P10: Battle Of Top-Class Smartphones

By Harsh Soni , Aug 18, 2017 08:56 AM EDT
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Sony and Huawei launched their respective flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 trade show in Barcelona. (Photo : Tech Space / YouTube )

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Huawei P10 are great devices with top-tier hardware, premium craftsmanship, and great design aesthetics. The devices have several things in common like the presence of Android Nougat under-the-hood. However, there are relevant differences between the two devices that will set them apart in terms of performance.

The Xperia XZ Premium is Sony's flagship smartphone, which was unveiled at the MWC 2017 event back in February. The smartphone boasts a 5.46-inch 4K HDR Triluminos IPS LCD display and protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The flagship is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with the Adreno 540 GPU alongside an octa-core CPU with custom Kryo 280 cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.45GHz. The device has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB in capacity. The Xperia XZ Premium has a non-removable 3,230mAh Li-ion battery with support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0, Phone Arena reported.

Sony's new flagship phone also comes with an IP68 certification. On the camera front, it has a new "Motion Eye" camera that incorporates a triple-sensor system including a laser sensor for faster auto-focus. It has an updated 19-megapixel 1/2.3-inch ExmorRS image sensor that is supplemented by the company's own SteadyShot 5-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS), PDAF and a LED flash. The Xperia XZ Premium's camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and 720p videos at an amazing 960fps, even though, the ultra slow-mo burst mode only lasts about 0.182 seconds.

On the other hand, like the Xperia XZ Premium, the Huawei P10 was also unveiled at the MWC 2017. The smartphone boasts a 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LCD screen that comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device is powered by Huawei's own HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC which is coming with an octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 2.4GHz with the ARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for graphics. The device has a 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB variants of built-in storage, which can be expanded via microSD card of up to 256GB in capacity, as reported by Android Headline.

The Huawei P10 has a dual rear-camera module that incorporates a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, with both lenses developed by Leica. The Huawei P10's camera is capable of recording 4K videos at up to 30 fps and standard 1080p videos at up to 60 fps. The Huawei P10 boasts a 3,200mAh battery with support for fast charging.

 

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