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Huawei P20 Pro (L09) vs Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P20 Pro vs Apple iPhone XS Max phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Huawei P20 Pro (L09)
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2240

40
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsApple iPhone XS Max (256GB)Compare Huawei P20 Pro X
Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1242x2688

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3174
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P20 Pro (L09)

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!

P20 Pro (L09)15 Advantages Huawei P20 Pro (L09)vsiPhone XS Max (256GB)13 Advantages Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
+2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)16%
Lighter
vs208 grams (7.28 ounces)
+(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP183%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+1/1.7" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 24MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps17%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3174 mAh
+22.5W50%
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.
vs15W
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
128GB (115GB available)vs+256GB (244GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)1%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2240 pixelsvs+1242x2688 pixels38%
Higher resolution screen
408 PPIvs+456 PPI12%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.1"vs+6.5"7%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

27 Common items in both devices
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
ModelP20 Pro (L09)iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Other model namesHuawei P20 Pro CLT-L09 128GB Single-Sim, CLT-L09C, CharlotteiPhone Xs Max A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104
Country or region availableAustraliaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)IsraelJapanTaiwan(Global, International)
Australia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Israel, Japan, Taiwan, (Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiApple
Release dateApril, 2018September, 2018
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 155 millimeters (2.91 x 6.1 in)77.4 x 157.5 millimeters (3.05 x 6.2 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Huawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 15
HardwareHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP12 850MhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (244GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2240 pixels1242x2688 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)408 PPI456 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 625 nits(typ), Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/50 Mbps1024/150 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
A2104 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16
VoLTE
A1921/A2104 models:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,29,30,32,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)
A2101 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,28,29,30,32,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)
A2102 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,21,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,42,46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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
CallingHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm1/2.7"PDAF/LaserOISwide
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4.0"PDAF/LaserOIS3x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution7296x5472 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterproprietary audio output
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Temperature
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
- EMUI 8.1
- Triple back camera with Leica optics
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast battery charging (58% in 30min)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3174 mAh
Charger, watts22.5W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standby31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P20 Pro (L09)Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
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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