Huawei P20 vs P20 Lite

p20 vs p20 lite

The dust has now settled on the Huawei P20 range. Huawei have certainly done a good job, pulling out all the stops!

But with the tough choice between the P20 and P20 Lite, which should you pick and why? We take a deep dive into the specs and features so that you know which one is right for your smartphone needs...


The major difference between the two is the size, weight and screen quality. The Huawei P20 features a 5.8-inch FullView HD+ display and weighs 165g, with dimensions of 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7mm.

As for the Huawei P20 Lite, impressively you can expect the same 5.8-inch FullView HD+ display as the P20, all while weighing less at 145g. Size-wise, it sits at 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4mm.


The Huawei P20's rear camera, ranked second by DxOMark (only to the P20 Pro), offers an incredible 12MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor. The pair make bokeh portraits easy to snap, with AI adjusting settings automatically so you always get the perfect photo. The selfie camera offers a huge 24MP, you'll be pushed to find a larger resolution elsewhere.

The P20 Lite has an impressive camera installed as well, especially for the price. The 16MP and 2MP dual-lens rear camera is brilliant in any lighting conditions, while the 16MP front-facing camera promises to always capture your good side with absolute clarity.

Power and Speed

Both handsets run Android Oreo straight out of the box. High-end processors keep the devices running smoothly too, with the P20 featuring an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 670 processor while the P20 Lite has an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor - both of which are seriously speedy.

As for RAM, there's 4GB on the Huawei P20 Lite and P20. There's tons of space for downloading games and storing photos as well, with 128GB on the P20 and 64GB of expandable storage on the P20 Lite.


The P20 provides 19 hours of talk time with its 3400 mAh battery. As for the P20 Lite, you're looking at a 3000 mAh battery, but with less demanding features you can expect a huge 30 hours of talk time.


Put simply, the only major difference between the two handsets is the camera performance. If you are all about the Instagram life, then the P20 is probably for you. However, if you are not too fussed about having a top of the range camera the P20 Lite is a top performing handset all round, with a reduced price tag!

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