In many ways and despite being a terminal of 2018, the Huawei P20 Pro remains one of the best options of the moment. With the passage of time this terminal has been falling in price, to the point that it competes directly with recent releases such as the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition . While both terminals are at a similar price, which one is worth buying?
Looking at the characteristics of the P20 Pro, we can say that it was a terminal ahead of its time, which can look from you to you to many of the most recent terminals. In addition, for some time it was the terminal with the best DxOMark score, as the best photographic mobile of 2018. After comparing the P30 Lite New Edition with its standard version , today we will do the same with the P20 Pro.
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition vs P20 Pro
|–||Huawei P30 Lite New Edition||Huawei P20 Pro|
|screen||IPS LCD 6.15 inches FullHD + (2312 x 1080 pixels) / 415 dpi||6.1 inch OLED FullHD + 2312 x 1080 pixels / 408 dpi|
|Size and weight||152.9 mm x 72.7 mm x 7.4 mm and 159 grams|
155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm / 180 grams
|Processor||Huawei Kirin 710||Huawei Kirin 970|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Storage||256 GB + microSD up to 512 GB||128 GB|
|Camera||Rear: triple 48MP (wide angle lens, f /1.8) + 8MP (ultra wide angle lens) + 2MP (depth sensor)|
Front: 32 MP (f / 2.0)
|Rear: Triple 40 MP (rgb) f / 1.6 + 20 MP (mono) + 8 MP f / 1.8 (telephoto) f / 2.4 and LED flash + OIS –|
Front: 24 MP f / 2.0
|Connectivity||WiFi ac, USB-C, 3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, FM radio, rear fingerprint reader, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC|
|YOU||Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1|
Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1
|Battery||3,340 mAh with fast charging 18W||4,000 mAh with fast charging 22.5W|
|Price||349 euros||379 euros|
If we look at the screens of both terminals, the P30 Lite New Edition has a 6.15-inch FullHD + IPS LCD screen, while the P20 Pro reaches 6.1 inches with OLED technology. However, the new P30 Lite is thinner with its 7.4 millimeters. The P30 Lite New Edition also wins the weight with its 159 grams compared to 180 grams of the P20 Pro.
Power and memory
An important difference is seen in the processor, since the P30 Lite New Edition integrates a mid-range Kirin 710 , while the P20 Pro has the powerful Kirin 970. At this point the performance is on the side of the P20 Pro, since in addition, both have 6 GB of RAM. However, the P30 Lite New Edition has 256 GB of internal memory, which is expandable using microSD cards. The P20 Pro is left with a negligible 128 GB, but no possibility of expansion.
In the cameras section, both terminals have a triple configuration. The P30 Lite New Edition has three sensors of 48 + 8 + 2 megapixels , and the P20 Pro 40 + 20 + 8 megapixels. Knowing that the P30 Lite New Edition has the same lenses as the standard P30 Lite, there is no doubt that in the photographic section the P20 Pro is much superior in this aspect. The selfie camera of the P30 Lite reaches 32 megapixels, and stays at 24 megapixels in the P20 Pro.
The Huawei P30 Lite New Edition has gone on sale with Android 9 Pie, so we can expect its passage through Android 10 and the next version of Google’s operating system. However, the P20 Pro has already gone through Android Oreo and Android Pie , so we can expect its imminent update to Android 10 to be the last in its history.
Battery and charge
It is important to note that the P20 Pro is still a beast in terms of battery, with its 4,000 mAh and fast charge of 22.5W. The P30 Lite New Edition, without doing everything wrong, is left with about 3,340 mAh and fast charging of 18W.
Prices and conclusions
If we look at the prices, it is where we find the crossroads that gives meaning to this comparison. The new P30 Lite New Edition is priced at 349 euros , while the P20 Pro can be purchased right now for 379 euros. It is a small difference, which many could take advantage of to gain the greatest power and photographic capabilities that the P20 Pro supposes. We would be getting a high range of 2018, which is going to be updated to Android 10 and that is still almost as fresh as in its days of greater splendor.