Which one is best for you?
Samsung’s latest plus-sized smartphone is a feature-packed beast that shows the Korean manufacturer at the top of their game. The P20 lite, by comparison, is a master class from Huawei in squeezing into a mid-range handset a load of the tech you’d expect to find in a high-end smartphone.
Both released in spring 2018, these phones will appeal to different buyers, depending on budget and expectations. The S9+ may be a big phone, but it makes the most of its size, with its gorgeous 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display covering 90% of the face. The P20 lite’s Full HD+ LCD screen may not be quite as dazzling, but it will still render games and movies with impressive clarity and colour.
The S9+ has an excellent dual camera with a wide aperture setting for outstanding low light shots, while the P20 lite showcases Huawei’s ground-breaking camera tech, boasting a superb 16+2-megapixel dual camera with depth control for professional looking portraits.
The S9+ has a hefty 3500 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and stereo speakers, all of which justify its flagship status. But the P20 lite still manages to shine at a fraction of the price.
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
Galaxy S9 Plus
Take stunning images in any light and create pro effects with ease with Dual Aperture and 2x optical zoom lenses
Turn your selfie into an animated emoji and discover a new way to share your stories
Point the camera to discover more about the world around you with Bixby Vision
Stretch time and capture moments in vivid detail with Super Slow-mo video mode
|Name||P20 lite||Galaxy S9 Plus|
Buy the P20 lite
Buy the Galaxy S9+
|Display||5.84 inches||6.2 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.6 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
|Rear camera||16 MP + 2 MP||Dual 12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 16 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||Octa-core Exynos 9810|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||128 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 lite||Buy the Galaxy S9+|