Huawei P9 vs Huawei P20

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2244 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
429 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.53 %
80.36 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
20 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

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, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
24 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

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

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

Available to use

25 GB
 

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Huawei Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40

UMTS

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

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3400 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Huawei SuperCharge

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

 
16.9 days (406 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 

Internet use

LTE: 8 hours
 

Music playback

56.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 03, 2016
 

FCC ID value: QISEVA-L09 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.49 W/kg
 

Body

0.96 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.10 W/kg
 

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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