Which one is best for you?
Samsung’s 2016 flagship Galaxy S7 has been superseded by the S8 and S9, but it remains a superb phone. Technology has moved on quickly, and mid-range phones like the Huawei P20 lite offer many of the features you would have seen on a premium phone just a couple of years ago, so you can upgrade without breaking the bank.
The S7’s 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display outshines the P20 lite’s 5.8-inch Full HD+ screen, but the Huawei still impresses with an edge-to-edge display featuring a notch for the selfie camera. And while the S7 boasts an excellent 12-megapixel camera which excels in low light, the P20 lite sports an outstanding 16+2-megapixel dual snapper that delivers incredible results.
Both phones will last a full day on a charge of their 3000 mAh batteries, and when you’re out of juice, both make use of fast charging to get back to full charge in a jiffy. With 4GB of RAM and powerful octa-core processors, both phones will let you stream movies or play the latest games without a hiccup, and both make use of fingerprint scanners to ensure security.
The P20 lite represents a like-for-like upgrade on the S7, at a much lower price than Samsung’s older flagship, showing just how far phone tech has advanced in just a couple of years.
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
Enjoy a smooth experience when playing games with a powerful Quad-core chip and Super AMOLED display
Travel light with a pocket-sized phone that weighs just 152 grams
Capture the action in fine detail with a 12-megapixel main camera
Take great selfies with the dedicated 5-megapixel front-facing camera
|Name||P20 lite||Galaxy S7|
Buy the P20 lite
Buy the Galaxy S7
|Display||5.84 inches||5.1 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.6 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 grams
|Rear camera||16 MP + 2 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 16 MP||5 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||Exynos 8890|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||32 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 lite||Buy the Galaxy S7|