Huawei P9 vs Huawei P20

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI
2244 x 1080 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio,
429 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.53 %
80.36 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 955
HiSilicon Kirin 970

Processor

Octa-core, 2500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-G72 MP12

RAM

3GB
4GB

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3400 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Fast charging
Huawei SuperCharge

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor
OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor

Second camera

12 MP
20 MP

Features

Black and White, Laser and PDAF
Black and White, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 MP
24 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.79 x 0.27 inches (145 x 70.9 x 6.95 mm)
5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm)

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Splash; IP 53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
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)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

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
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