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.
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
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
|Name||P30||Mate 20 lite|
Buy the P30
Buy the Mate 20 lite
|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|
|Buy now||Buy the P30||Buy the Mate 20 lite|