Mate 20 lite vs Galaxy Note8

Which one is best for you?

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note8 was launched a year earlier than the Huawei Mate 20 lite, both phones come with a 6.3-inch screen and a dual camera. And they’re both powerful performers when it comes to gaming and multitasking. However, the Galaxy Note8 also features the signature S Pen that you can use to jot down notes and draw on your display.

The Galaxy Note8 has a 12+12-megaxpiel rear camera with dual optical image stabilisation, making sure your photos always come out crisp and beautifully steady, even with camera shake. The Mate 20 lite has a 20+2-megapixel dual camera, plus it uses AI technology to improve your photos and can give aesthetic blur to your pictures with optical bokeh – all adding a touch of creative flair.

If you're passionate about playing visually rich games, you’ll love both the Samsung and Huawei models. Immerse yourself in a seamless gaming experience with the Galaxy Note8 that supports Vulkan API to make even your graphic-heavy games feel light, draining the 3300 mAh battery less. The Huawei Mate 20 lite optimises gaming performance with AI to give you beautiful visuals and smooth performance. And its smart alert system keeps you informed without breaking your flow.

Express your feelings with the Galaxy Note8‘s stylish S-Pen, which lets you draw your own emojis, make animated GIFs, and add handwritten messages to your photos. The Mate 20 lite’s AI-powered 3D Qmojis will get you animated, too – and you can even create personalised Qmoji GIFs and video, and easily share them on social media.

Both models are packed with lots of fantastic and fun features, but if you think that the bigger battery the better, the Huawei Mate 20 lite might be the one for you.

  • Huawei

    Mate 20 lite

    • Go further for longer with the long-lasting 3750 mAh battery, and get back on the move faster with Quick Charge

    • Go faster with the new generation Kirin 710 chip with AI capabilities

    • Unlock your phone with just a glance – using the AI face modelling feature

    • Take superb selfies with the 24-megapixel front camera, and add creative flair to your photos with built-in Bokeh effects

    Buy the Mate 20 lite
  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note8

    • See the big picture on a wide-aspect 6.3-inch curved Infinity Display

    • Take amazing pictures and video with a dual lens camera and use Live focus to instantly create professional looking images

    • Take notes, personalise messages create your own GIFs, and more with the S Pen

    • Capture all the action in Super Slo-mo video mode

    Buy the Galaxy Note8
Name Mate 20 lite Galaxy Note8
Image Huawei mate 20 pro
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Display 6.3 inches 6.3 inches
Size and weight Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
Rear camera 20 MP + 2 MP 12 MP
Front camera 24 MP + 2 MP 8 MP
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) Exynos 8895
Battery 3750 mAh 3300 mAh
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
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