Yesterday I made a slight faux pas (hey, it’s been a while) when I referred to the Huawei Ascend P2 (right) as the Ascend P6 (left). Slightly forgivable since they look quite similar, have similarly stupid names, and since I haven’t had a week off in over three years (HELP ME).
I’ve written about both in the past, but figured I’d take a few moments to reeducate myself by pitting the Huawei Ascend P2 against the Ascend P6 in a fight to the death.
Huawei Ascend P6: 4.7in 720p (312PPI)
Huawei Ascend P2: 4.7in 720p (312PPI)
Ah, so in terms of display at least, the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 are identical. Already I feel vindicated.
Huawei Ascend P6: Huawei KV32 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz
Huawei Ascend P2: Huawei KV32 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz
And again the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 appear identical. Sorry, what is the difference between these two phones? Moving on!
Huawei Ascend P6: 2GB of RAM
Huawei Ascend P2: 1GB of RAM
Ah, finally! The Huawei Ascend P6 has more RAM than the Ascend P2, which hypothetically means smoother multitasking and that.
Huawei Ascend P6: 8MP rear, 5MP front
Huawei Ascend P2: 13MP rear, 1.3MP front
Hmm, bit of a mixed bag here. The Huawei Ascend P6 is the one to go for if you’re more interested in front-facing “selfies”, while the Ascend P2 has – on paper, at least – a better rear camera.
Huawei Ascend P6: Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2
Huawei Ascend P2: Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2
Both the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 are currently on Jelly Bean, but the former is earmarked for a KitKat update. In fact, Google suggests the Huawei Ascend P6 KitKat update recently started rolling out in China.
Huawei Ascend P6: 8 or 16GB with microSD
Huawei Ascend P2: 16GB, no microSD
The lack of microSD compatibility might be a deal-breaker for some potential Ascend P2 buyers, but at least it has 16GB (as opposed to, say, 8GB) internal storage.
As for the Huawei Ascend P6, the dual SIM version doesn’t have microSD compatibility.
Huawei Ascend P6: 2,000mAh
Huawei Ascend P2: 2,420mAh
Bigger battery? Huawei Ascend P2.
Other points to note
The Huawei Ascend P6 S variant has a slightly faster processor than the bog standard P6 (1.6GHz versus 1.5GHz), and a slightly chunkier frame (6.5mm thick versus 6.2mm). Oh, and KitKat out of the box.
On release, the Huawei Ascend P6 was the world's thinnest smartphone, though it's inevitably now been succeeded.
The Huawei Ascend P2 claims – or claimed – to be the “world’s fastest smartphone” thanks to LTE Cat 4 compatibility, which means download speeds of up to – up to – 150Mbps.
- Ok, so the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 have the same display size, resolution, and processor
- The Huawei Ascend P6 has more RAM, a better front camera, better software support, and microSD compatibility
- The Huawei Ascend P2 has a presumably better rear camera and bigger battery
Now let’s never confuse the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend P2 ever again (ahem).