Which one is best for you?
The P20 lite and Galaxy S9 were both released in 2018, with rather different audiences in mind. Huawei’s mid-range option crams a lot into a very affordable phone, and while Samsung’s flagship represents an incremental upgrade over its predecessor, it remains one of the best high end smartphones out there.
If you’re after a reasonably priced smartphone with a bunch of the latest tech, you’ll find the P20 lite hard to beat. Loaded with 4GB of RAM for a smooth performance, and secured by both facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner, the Huawei punches well above its weight. The dual lens snapper is typical of Huawei’s excellent phone cameras, and its edge-to-edge Full HD+ screen will serve all your gaming and streaming needs with panache.
The Galaxy S9 is a premium smartphone, and has all the features you’d expect from a flagship. Building on the success of the S8, Samsung have created one of the best phones out there, with a stunning Super AMOLED display, an excellent dual aperture camera which excels in low light, and advanced security with Intelligent Scan – your iris, fingerprint and face combine to unlock the phone.
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
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||P20 lite||Galaxy S9|
Buy the P20 lite
Buy the Galaxy S9
|Display||5.84 inches||5.8 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.6 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
|Rear camera||16 MP + 2 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 16 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||
Octa-core Exynos 9810
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 lite||Buy the Galaxy S9|