Which one is best for you?
The Galaxy Note8 continued Samsung’s fabulous phablet range with one of their biggest and best smartphones to date. Its sheer size sets it apart from the P20 lite, and it trumps the mid-range Huawei in almost every other category, except price.
While both are great devices, these two Android phones are aimed at very different markets. The Note8 has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a top-end smartphone, and a few more besides – its whopping Super AMOLED screen is as bright and sharp as you’d expect from Samsung, 6GB of RAM mean everything runs smoothly, and IP68 waterproof rating protects the Note8 from the occasional accidental dunking. Add 4K video, Samsung’s first dual lens camera, and the versatile S Pen stylus, and you’ve got a seriously feature-rich big beast in your hands.
The P20 lite may be a less well-endowed handset, but given the price, you get an awful lot of phone for your money. The edge-to-edge 5.8-inch Full HD+ screen will render movies or games in glorious colour, the 16+2-megapixel dual camera takes sumptuous shots, and the 3000 mAh battery will be full and ready to go in no time – thanks to its fast charging capability.
Which you pick will depend largely on your budget, and the feature set you are looking for, but either phone will impress.
Shoot brighter and more detailed photos with the 16+2-megapixel dual camera
Capture stunningly clear selfies in any light with the front camera – thanks to light fusion technology
Place your finger on the sensor to open your phone – and keep your content safe
Enjoy trusty speed and performance for longer – your phone won’t slow down over time
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
|Name||P20 lite||Galaxy Note8|
Buy the P20 lite
Buy the Galaxy Note8
|Display||5.84 inches||6.3 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.6 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
|Rear camera||16 MP + 2 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 16 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 lite||Buy the Galaxy Note8|