Huawei P20 vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A51

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Display

Size:

5.8 inches
5.8 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2244 x 1080 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio, 429 PPI
2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 432 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

80.36 %
80.55 %
87.37 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

HiSilicon Kirin 970
HiSilicon Kirin 659
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor:

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP12
Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (8.0 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3400 mAh
3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Huawei SuperCharge
Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

20 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
2 MP (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera:

5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

24 MP
16 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm)
5.85 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.82 oz (165.0 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash; IP53

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 28, 2019

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA515FN link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.89 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.12 W/kg

Phablet:

2.76 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 400

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

High-current charger, USB Type-C digital headset, USB Type-C cable, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Protective case, USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Eject tool
Charger, USB cable, Headset, Quick Start Guide, Warranty card, Eject tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 27, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Dec 12, 2019
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