It does seem like an unusual combination of devices to compare, but what we’re trying to do here is to see how some of the latest devices launched figure when pitted against the already existing bestsellers. That’s why we’ve decided to compare the freshly announced Huawei Ascend D2 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC X+. After all, in terms of size, it does fit in right in the middle of these two contenders.

Huawei Ascend D2: This 5-inch phablet is literally a powerhouse, with its 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Quite unlike the Huawei brand which is known primarily for its affordability, this one without a doubt is as premium as you can expect. The display is an IPS Super Retina display with full HD and a resolution of 443 ppi. And the best thing about it – the Corning Glass screen is dust and water resistant too. To top it off, the Ascend D2 comes with a 13 MP camera that can even capture HD videos. 9.9 mm thick the Ascend D2 runs on a massive 3000 mAh battery – so game, browse, and do more for much longer time on the Android 4.1 interface.

HTC One X+: With a 4.7-inch display, this one’s more on the smartphone side, but don’t brush it off just yet. With a Super LCD2 display having a 312 ppi, it does manage to reproduce images quite vividly. Powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, the only letdown is its 1 GB of RAM. However, if you’re not into running very heavy apps, you wouldn’t know the difference. With a 2100 mAh battery, it is no match for the Galaxy Note 2 or Ascend D2 in terms of talk-time or standby but does manage to work for a decent amount of time nevertheless. The One X+ has been fitted with an 8MP rear camera and a 1.6 MP front-facing camera. It also comes with 64 GB of internal storage space, which is quite comfortable.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: This one’s at the other extreme of the spectrum, with its gigantic 5.5-inch display. However, with a resolution of just 267 ppi, viewing isn’t as much of a pleasure as it is on the other two devices. However, dig deeper and you find sheer processing power, with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, as well as 64 GB of internal storage. This one’s meant for quite a bit of heavy-lifting. The Galaxy Note 2 is also fitted with an 8MP rear camera, but its front-facing camera has a resolution of 1.9MP. Another huge advantage is its 3100 mAh battery, which keeps this phablet running for a long time on a single charge.