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Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei Mate 20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 FE XHuawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)05Points
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

20
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3750
mAh

(Non removable)

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30PointsSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)Compare Huawei Mate 20 Lite X
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)

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!

Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)5 Advantages Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)vsGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)30 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+172 grams (6.02 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core27%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (50GB available)vs+128GB (97GB available)94%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
LTPS IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
409 PPIvs+411 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.3"vs+6.4"2%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 20MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP47%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
(dual front camera) 24MP + 2MPvs+(front) 32MP24%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3750 mAhvs+4500 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+25W39%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
Capacitive
+16 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
ModelMate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Other model namesHuawei Mate 20 Lite SNE-L01 Single-sim + NFC, Huawei SydneyGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G9900 Dual-SIM (Exynos)
Country or region available(Europe)South Africa
(Europe), South Africa
China
China
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release date9/12/20181/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/2022
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 12
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G51 MP4 1GhzARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR5
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresNot supported1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20)LTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
20 megapixels
2MP depth
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.76" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps

📸 Front camera

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
24 megapixels
2MP depth
32 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.74" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3750 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice 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, Platinum gold- Colors: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive

☢️ Radiation rate

Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE-LX1)Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G9900 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.674W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)
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