Huawei has been killing it in the game recently. Their latest flagship line, the P20-series, easily became a crowd-favorite due to the awesome value they offer for the price. The P20 Pro is even hailed by some people as one of the best Android smartphones today.
However, what we are here to talk about is the midrange member of the family — the Huawei P20 Lite. For its specs and price tag, this Huawei smartphone can easily compete with the OPPO and Vivo camp — two of its archenemy in the Philippines.
But just recently, Xiaomi has entered the picture with the Redmi Note 5 — a device that is even cheaper than the P20 Lite —which is an unsurprising feat for any Xiaomi device.
The question is, can the Huawei P20 Lite hold its ground? Is it really that good when compared to Redmi Note 5 to justify the extra price you’d be paying? Or should you spend less on Xiaomi’s offering to get more?
Go check out our Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Huawei P20 Lite specifications and features comparison below to know more about it.
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5||Huawei P20 Lite|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Display||5.99-inch FHD+ IPS|
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass
|5.84-inch FHD+ IPS|
2280 x 1080 resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core||2.3GHz Kirin 659 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 509||Mali-T830 MP2|
expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
expandable up to 256GB via microSD up to 256GB
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel +|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
|Dimensions||158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1mm||148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4mm|
Clearly, the Huawei P20 Lite offers better numbers in some parts of this specs comparison. But it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the extra Php4,000 you’d be paying instead of getting the Redmi Note 5.
Let’s count the P20 Lite’s winnings, shall we? First, we have its sharper 16-megapixel front camera which is slightly better than the 13-megapixel shooter found on the latter. Its primary camera is also more pixel-packed with its 16-megapixel sensor.
The accompanying 5-megapixel on the Redmi Note 5 is noticeably better than the 2-megapixel shooter found on the former. But since they do the same tasks of assisting the device in taking Bokeh pictures, I think the resolution size doesn’t have to matter much.
Additionally, the P20 Lite comes with a face unlock feature, which the Redmi Note 5 doesn’t have for some reason.
Huawei’s offering sports that wider 19:9 aspect ratio with that display notch on top. In addition, the P20 Lite’s shiny design looks more physically attractive than the Redmi Note 5’s classic matte-finish look.
But the thing is, despite having a cheaper price tag, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 managed to offer better features in some of the key areas. For starters, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo instead of Android 8.0 of the competition.
It also comes with the trusty Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, a more dated Bluetooth 5.0, and it’s even equipped with an IR Blaster so you can control your basic, non-smart appliances.
More importantly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a huge 4,000mAh battery which is not only better than the 3000mAh battery that the competition has, but is also one of the best in its price category.
Speaking of the price, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available for a price of Php11,990 starting May 15. And if you plan on getting it, make sure you’re on a lookout as Xiaomi devices like this usually go out of stock pretty easily and it’s only available in several retailers and authorized shops.
However, availability problems are not much of an issue for the Huawei P20 Lite. Huawei has put up numerous concept stores, kiosks, and online presence nationwide. You can buy it for a price of Php15,990.