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HTC U11 Life (32GB NA) vs Huawei P20 (L29)

Side by side comparison between HTC U11 Life vs Huawei P20 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P20 XHTC U11 Life (32GB NA)06Points
HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
5.2"
SLCD5

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P20 (L29)
5.8"
IPS

1080x2244

12
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P20 (L29)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

U11 Life (32GB NA)6 Advantages HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)vsP20 (L29)19 Advantages Huawei P20 (L29)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+142 grams (4.97 ounces)16%
Lighter
vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.36GHz 64bit Octa-Core9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (22GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)6%
Thinner
TFT Super LCD 5vs+LTPS IPS LCDAdvantage
LTPS IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2244 pixels17%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+429 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+5.8"12%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(dual camera) 12MP + 20MP101%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (6-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 16MPvs+(front) 24MP49%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.1 Nougatvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2600 mAhvs+3400 mAh31%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
ModelU11 Life (32GB NA)P20 (L29)
Other model namesT-Mobile HTC U11 Life (North America), HTC Ocean LifeHuawei P20 EML-L29, Huawei P20 EML-L29C, Huawei Emily
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
AustraliaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)IndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaSingaporeThailand(Global, International)Vietnam
Australia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, (Global, International), Vietnam
BrandHTCHuawei
Release date11/2/20174/1/2018
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.9 x 149.09 millimeters (2.87 x 5.87 in)70.8 x 149.1 millimeters (2.79 x 5.87 in)
Weight142 grams (4.97 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported

🤖 Operating System

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
System versionAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 508ARM Mali-G72 MP12 850Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Display typeTFT Super LCD 5LTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2244 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI429 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/75 Mbps600/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,13,28,20,66)LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.55µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.9µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh3400 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging22.5W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy17 hoursfeature not registered
Standby670 hours (27.9 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Sapphire Blue, Ice White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Plastic body
- Plastic case included
- Amazon Alexa
- HTC Sense UI
- HTC BoomSound
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Slow motion
- VoLTE
- Miracast
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, Purple
- EMUI 8.1
- Leica optics (camera)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio

☢️ Radiation rate

HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)Huawei P20 (L29)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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