Huawei P20 Lite  Samsung Galaxy A8 
Huawei P20 Lite Samsung Galaxy A8
Buy Now Buy N/A
Excellence Score
32.3
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Value for Money Score
57.7
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Price ₹ 19,999 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Aug, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 659Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)Ranked #40 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T628
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16MP + 2MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 24.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12µm Pixel Size, Full HD Video Rec., 3D Portrait Lighting Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees)
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.4 mm 5.9 mm
Weight 145 gm 151 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3050 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 304 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 17.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, good looking design, with nice rounded corners, and a glass back
  • Light-weight at just 145g
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint scanner at the back
  • Good, tall, 5.84 inch 'bezel-less' display with a notch at the top
  • EMUI is now one of the better Android skins around, and has a lot of useful customizations
  • Decent performance similar to phones with the Snapdragon 625 processors - both regular use and casual games will be smooth and lag-free
  • Good set of dual rear cameras, with a nice bokeh effect, and bright colors (especially in daylight) - comparable to the other very good camera phone in this price bracket, the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • The front camera has a 16Mp sensor and is pretty good too
  • Supports facial recognition too (and it works well)
  • Very good build quality
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • EMUI is getting better with time, but is still a little cluttered
  • While performance is decent for most use cases, there are many better performing phones in this price bracket
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Battery life is average - with light to medium use, you will found yourself reaching for the charger by 7-8pm each day
  • Although the phone does theoretically support quick charging, a quick charging adapter is not included with the phone (will have to be purchased separately)
  • On the whole, while the P20 Lite is a good looking phone with a good display and good cameras, it's let down by performance and battery to some extent - it will find it difficult to compete on value with the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max M1 Pro, Honor 7X, and Honor 9i

No Major Negatives!

Expert Reviews
  1. If you look beyond that captivating display, you may want to check a few other options before placing your order as some of those will give you better value
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. It’s a solid and attractive phone, but you can get better for less
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want a modern-looking phone with a great display, the Huawei P20 Lite is a good choice....However,the Redmi Note 5 Pro is hard to beat as an all-rounder, and costs quite a bit less
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Just an average smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It’s a phone meant for taking good photos, but when it comes to performance, it lags behind almost everyone in the mid-range segment
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. A good looking device that could use more power
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Huawei P20 Lite has some of the nicest fit and finish in the mid-range space, plus some powerful features that set it apart from the competition – but an older processor means its days are numbered
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
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  10. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  12. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
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  5. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
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