Phone manufacturers are literally on their toes nowadays as new handsets continue to make their way in the market across various segments. Today, Huawei has launched two new smartphones in India – P20 Lite and P20 Pro. Out of the two, the P20 Pro caters to the high-end segment while the P20 Lite is meant to serve in the mid-range category. The two phones come with almost identical premium design and carry the controversial Notch at the front. Apparently, Huawei did not launch the P20 variant (which is very similar to the Pro model but gets the dual camera instead of the triple camera setup).
HUAWEI P20 PRO (Price: Rs 64,999)
Huawei P20 Pro is the flagship level smartphone. The phone is powered by the high-end Kirin 970 chipset (which is at the same level of Snapdragon 835) along with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable storage.
Display wise, the P20 Pro delivers Full HD+ (1080p x 2240p) resolution on an AMOLED screen measuring 6.1 inches. It runs Android Oreo 8.1 along with EMUI 8.1 out of the box.
Coming to the camera, which is the most talked about feature of the phone, it has been jointly developed with Leica in the quest for class-leading image quality. The P20 Pro has a triple-lens setup at the back in which there are two color lenses and a third monochrome lens. The combination is like this – 40 MP (f1.8) + 8 MP (f2.4) color lenses and the 20 MP (f1.6) monochrome lens. Additionally, the 8 MP lens is a telephoto lens which supports 3x optical zoom (assisted by the 40 MP lens). And like the P20, there’s OIS + EIS, Variable Aperture and a Portrait mode. The front camera is a 24 MP lens having an aperture size of f2.0 as well as its own Portrait mode. There is also Face Unlock feature for added security.
As far as the battery is concerned, the P20 Pro gets a bigger 4,000 mAh battery while the P20 gets a still-respectable 3,400 mAh unit. Both phones support Super Charge technology for fast charging.
HUAWEI P20 LITE (Price: Rs 19,999)
This is a mid-range device powered by the Kirin 659 octa-core processor (which is present in the Honor 7X and Honor 9 Lite). The display measures almost the same as the one in P20 at 5.84 inches but it delivers very slightly higher resolution at 1080p x 2280p (compared to 1080p x 2240p of P20). Although, it is still Full HD+.
There are two storage options of 32 GB and 64 GB (expandable up to 256 GB) while the RAM is 4 GB in both cases. The P20 Lite also gets a dual camera at the back but it is not as advanced as its more powerful siblings. The primary lens is a 16 MP unit (with f2.2 aperture) while the secondary lens is a 2 MP unit. There is no stabilization but it does get Phase Detection Autofocus. The front camera is a 16 MP unit with an aperture size of f2.0. Lastly, there’s a 3,000 mAh battery.
Huawei P20 Lite image credit: GSMArena