The mid-range is less and less, because their phones are better equipped than ever, and we can also buy them at very affordable prices. This is the case of the Samsung Galaxy A51 and Huawei P40 Lite , two mid-range phones that are full of good features and a price that is now similar.
The renewal of the mid-range of Samsung has been dizzying during 2020, and has brought its devices closer than ever to those of its almighty rival, the mid-range mobile par excellence, the Lite model of the top of the range of Huawei. And today we are going to see how closely matched their technical sheets really are.
Screen and dimensions
We are facing two quite similar phones in terms of size, since the Samsung Galaxy A51 has a 6.5-inch screen and Full HD + resolution with Super AMOLED technology, and a hole for the front camera.
For its part, the Huawei has a significantly smaller screen, 6.4 inches, with Full HD + resolution , although its technology in this case is LCD. The dimensions of the Samsung are 158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm and it weighs 172 grams. For its part, the Huawei measures 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm and weighs 183 grams, somewhat larger and heavier.
In this aspect there is some equality, taking into account how difficult it is to quantify the performance of two processors such as those that make up these terminals, which incidentally, have been manufactured by both brands. The Samsung carries an Exynos 9611 , a classic of the mid-range. While the Huawei integrates a Kirin 810 .
Both processors are among the most powerful in the mid-range of each of these manufacturers, so we can expect some equality. The RAM and storage of the models on which we have based is 4GB + 128GB in the case of Samsung and 6GB + 128GB in the case of Huawei, in both cases expandable by cards, microSD and NM respectively.
There is some equality here, at least in the number of sensors, since they both have quad cameras. The Samsung with 48-megapixel, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, 5-megapixel macro and 5-megapixel depth sensors .
For its part, the Huawei P40 Lite also offers a 48-megapixel main sensor , an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, 2-megapixel macro and another 2-megapixel depth. Therefore in the general aspect the Huawei has a lower resolution in most of its sensors. In front, the Samsung has a 32-megapixel selfie camera and the Huawei 16-megapixel.
Battery, connectivity and software
Another aspect in which there is enough equality, because on the one hand we have the Samsung with 4000mA h and a fast charge of 15W, while the Huawei P40 Lite has a somewhat more capable, 4200mAh , and a much faster fast charge, which marks the difference, with 40W of power. This allows you to charge 70% of the battery in just 30 minutes .
Both have a USB Type-C connector, as well as NFC to make mobile payments, bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac. There is an aspect in favor of Samsung, the fingerprint reader under the screen, which in the Huawei is located on the side, on the power button. As for the software, which we already know, both have Android 10 , but in a very different way. Samsung with One UI, and Huawei with EMUI 10, but without Google services and apps.
The truth is that it is a difficult decision, but except for the battery, which is somewhat more capable and charges faster, the Samsung at a price of 299 euros as it is now available on Amazon is a great purchase. It is only 20 euros more expensive than the Huawei P40 Lite, with a price of 279 euros , and it has a better AMOLED screen, a camera with higher resolution sensors, twice the selfie camera, a fairly capable battery and especially the integrated Google apps and services.
What does not mean that the Huawei P40 Lite is also a mobile essential in the mid-range, and that it is also an excellent purchase, now it is you who must assess what it is that you give more importance to in a mobile.