P30 vs Mate 20 lite

Which one is best for you?

The Huawei P30 is a high-end release, packed with all the tech that 2019 has to offer. As such, it’s a more feature-packed phone than 2018’s mid-range Mate 20 lite, but with a price tag to match.

The camera is an obvious point of difference – the stunning 40+16+8-megapixel Leica snapper on the P30 is one of the finest cameras on a phone, bested only by its big sibling, the P30 Pro. That said, the Mate 20 lite sports a perfectly good 20+2-megapixel camera which is better than almost anything else you’ll find at its mid-range price point.

Both phones benefit from large batteries, although the P30 also offers SuperCharge, so you can charge your P30’s 3650 mAh battery up to 60% in 30 minutes. The P30 has more power under the hood too, with 6GB of RAM to the Mate20 lite’s 4GB, and an updated Kirin AI chipset.

The Mate 20 lite is a cracking phone for the money, and will handle pretty much anything you might throw at it. But the P30 represents the next generation of smartphones, and if you want all the bells and whistles, then it may be the phone for you.

  • Huawei


    • Take breathtaking portrait and night shots, and sharp close-ups with the amazing Triple Leica camera with 5x hybrid zoom

    • Lose yourself in the curved, edge-to-edge 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED screen for a truly immersive viewing experience

    • The powerful AI-driven Kirin 980 processor analyses and understands your smartphone’s needs for a seamless performance

    • The 3650mAh battery comes with an incredibly fast charging capability – power up your phone up to 60% in only 30 minutes

    Buy the P30
  • Huawei

    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

    Buy the Mate 20 lite
Name P30 Mate 20 lite
Image Huawei mate 20 pro
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Huawei mate 20 pro
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Display 6.1 inches 6.3 inches
Size and weight Height: 149.1 mm
Width: 71.36 mm
Depth: 7.57 mm
Weight: 165 grams
Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Rear camera 40 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP 20 MP + 2 MP
Front camera 32 MP 24 MP + 2 MP
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
Battery 3650 mAh 3750 mAh
Storage 128 GB 64 GB
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