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Huawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB) vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Huawei Honor 9 vs Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra XHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)10Points
Huawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)
5.15"
LTPS

1080x1920

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)Compare Huawei Honor 9 X
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
6"
IPS

1080x1920

23
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3580
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)10 Advantages Huawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)vsXperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)12 Advantages Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
+6GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR4
+128GB (115GB user free)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB user free)
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)43%
Lighter
vs221 grams (7.74 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)27%
Thinner
vs9.5 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+428 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs367 PPI
+(dual camera) 12MP + 20MP40%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 23MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
LTPS LCDvs+TFT LCD IPSAdvantage
This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid
5.15"vs+6"17%
Larger screen
Dual LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+EIS on back camera and OIS on the frontAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP199%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
3200 mAhvs+3580 mAh12%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.2 version A2DPvs+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster

27 Common items in both devices
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Android 9.0 Pie
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
ModelHonor 9 (AL10 128GB)Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Other model namesHuawei Honor 9 STF-AL10 premium edition 6GB RAM (STF-AL10)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra H4213 (Dual-Sim), Sony Avenger
Country or region availableChinaHong KongTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
United Arab EmiratesEurope
United Arab Emirates, Europe
BrandHuaweiSony
Release dateJune, 2017February, 2018
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)9.5 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)70.9 x 147.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.8 in)80 x 163 millimeters (3.15 x 6.42 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)221 grams (7.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Huawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 960 (16nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 508 650Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (115GB user free)32GB (21GB user free)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Display typeLTPS LCDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5.15" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)428 PPI367 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networksHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/50 Mbps600/100 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 EV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
20MP mono (f/2.2 27mm)
23 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels5520x4144 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS on back camera and OIS on the front
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP f/2.4 1/4"
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Gold
- Fast battery charging: 40% in 30min
- EMUI 5.1
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Black, Blue, Gold
- Aluminum frame
- Plastic back
- Exmor RS camera
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Mono Bluetooth Headset MBH22
- WiFi Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3200 mAh3580 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)9V/2A=18W18W
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days
Standbyfeature not registered50460 minutes | 841 hours | 35 days
Radiation rateHuawei Honor 9 (AL10 128GB)Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (Dual H4213)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.41W/kg (head) | 1.12W/kg (body)