Which one is best for you?
The Samsung S9 was launched 6 months prior to the Mate 20 lite, with the Huawei model sporting a bigger screen, heftier battery and dual cameras. There's a headphone jack on both models, but while the Mate 20 lite comes with a mono loudspeaker, Samsung has coupled up with AKG to immerse you in 3D sound with stereo speakers.
Take a deep dive into the big screen and watch your incredible images come alive. The near bezel-less 5.8-inch Infinity Display of the Samsung Galaxy S9 will give you vivid colours. And if you believe that bigger is better, you’ll love the 6.3-inch edge-to-edge FullView Display of the Mate 20 lite, made to immerse you in moments of magic.
Shoot like a pro with the Galaxy S9. Snap perfect self-portraits effortlessly with selfie focus with the 8-megapixel front camera, and get up to 8x closer to your subject with the digital zoom of the Dual Aperture camera. Meanwhile, you can experience every vivid detail with the Mate 20 lite’s 16x Slow-Mo, a feature that effortlessly slows down time.
In today’s AR-powered world, you can easily turn your selfie into an AR Emoji with the Galaxy S9, showing off your personal style and sharing the fun with your family and friends. And with the Mate 20 lite, you can even create AI-powered 3D Qmojis to get your message across with an emoji, Qmoji GIF or video that follows your movements and expressions. It can even imitate your voice.
The Galaxy S9 and the Mate 20 lite are both packed with useful and fun augmented reality features, so whichever smartphone you’ll choose will probably depend on the hardware that’s got you most excited, as well as your budget.
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
Capture all the action and stretch time with Super Slow-mo video mode – then loop and add music to create awesome GIFs
Take superb pictures even in super low light with a lens that adapts like the human eye
Create and personalise your own animated emoji, and use it to share stories with friends
Use Intelligent Scan to unlock your phone securely with ease – even in low light
|Name||Mate 20 lite||Galaxy S9|
Buy the Mate 20 lite
Buy the Galaxy S9
|Display||6.3 inches||5.8 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
|Rear camera||20 MP + 2 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 2 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)||
Octa-core Exynos 9810
|Battery||3750 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the Mate 20 lite||Buy the Galaxy S9|