Sony Xperia XA2 vs Huawei Honor V9: Users Will Have Very Little to Choose From

We have a number of high-end smartphones that are scheduled to be released in the course of the year 2017. The pack is led by two big names Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8. But besides these two there are quite a few which are very much in the mix and are waiting for a release this year. Among these, we have the Sony Xperia XA2 and the Huawei Honor V9. Both Sony and Huawei of late have managed to grab the attention of a huge number of users that they have with some incredible smartphones. And the Sony Xperia XA2 along with the Huawei Honor V9 is all set to take the market by a storm when they hit the market in a short while. But before that, let’s just have a look at things where these two might differ and where they might bear a resemblance. So keep an eye on what follows.

Huawei Honor V9 vs Sony Xperia XA2
Huawei Honor V9 and Sony Xperia XA2 have features which will give the users a tough time if they want to choose the better one

Sony Xperia XA2 vs Huawei Honor V9: Design

Very little information has been revealed regarding what the design of the Sony Xperia XA2 is going to be. The same goes with the Huawei Honor V9. However lately a leaked image of Sony Xperia XA2 has surfaced which has revealed that the device is going to sport a screen with less bezel on the sides although the bezels are clearly there on the top as well as the bottom region of the smartphone. It will have a single lens camera on its back as the leaked image has revealed which will have an assistance of a LED flash. But the Huawei Honor V9 has will reportedly sport a dual-lens camera on its back which will have a dual-tone LED flash beside it. The Fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back as well.

So this round can be regarded as a stalemate as both the smartphones do indicate the fact that the devices are going to have some incredible designs. And we need to wait to get an even clearer idea.

Huawei Honor V9 vs Sony Xperia XA2: Display

Speculations are rife that Huawei Honor V9 will have a 5.7-inch display with support for resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. On the other hand, the one from Sony will perhaps sport a 5-inch HD IPS display. It will be difficult to find a winner in this round as it is not much clear what the display features of Sony Xperia XA2 are going to be. For the time being, we believe that it is going to be yet another draw in this round as well.

Sony Xperia XA2
Leaked images of Sony Xperia XA2 as revealed on the online media

Sony Xperia XA2 vs Huawei Honor V9: Features


The leaked news has reported that Sony Xperia XA2 will sport MediaTek Helio P20 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz coupled with 4 GB RAM. Huawei Honor V9 will probably have a 2.4 GHz octa-core Kirin 960 processor alongside 4GB RAM. Chances are there that this smartphone from Huawei will come with a 6 GB RAM. Both the smartphones will run on an Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. So it can be said that the users will really find it difficult to chose one from these two as both the smartphones are very close when compared to each other on the basis of the under-the-hood features.


It is believed that the highlight of the upcoming smartphone from Huawei will perhaps be the camera of the device. The dual camera on the rear side of the phone with 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel lens is really something to look out for. Sony’s counterpart in this section isn’t too far away as it is reported that the smartphone will have a 23-megapixel camera on the back. So it will be really interesting to find out which one comes out on top after the smartphones become available on the market.

Coming to the selfie shooter, Sony will have the upper hand because of the reported 16 megapixel camera. Huawei Honor V9 is supposed to sport an 8 megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. Yet Sony’s front camera sounds much better and yet again it will depend on the practical experience how both perform and then only it can be stated which one is better than the other.

Huawei Honor V9
Huawei Honor V9 is also expected to be one of the better mid-range smartphones


Very little has been known regarding the battery features. The one from Huawei will have a 3,900 mAh Li-ion battery while its competitor will perhaps have a 2,900 mAh battery.

Price and Release Date

Sony Xperia XA2 will perhaps have a price tag of $299 while Huawei Honor V9 will have a price tag of $393 although all these are subject to all sorts of confirmation from either manufacturer. It is expected that Huawei will release the smartphone in the Chinese market on February 21 this year. It is not yet sure when the smartphone from Sony will see the light of the day, but experts do predict that the smartphone is going to be launched sometime around in the month of June.

Wrap Up

It will be really interesting to see these mid-range smartphones coming out on the market. This is because, amidst all the hype regarding the high-end smartphones, these mid-range smartphones have managed to grab the attention of the users across the world. And it is going to get much better with the release of the Huawei Honor V9 and Sony Xperia XA2. And a lot will depend on how these two smartphones perform when they hit the market because there have been a number of instances when we have smartphones have failed to live up to the expectations. However, these two have promised a lot and we keep our fingers crossed and hope that these two turn out to be the better ones that are available on the market.

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