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Huawei P30 Lite (L21A) vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P30 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Huawei P30 Lite (L21A)
6.15"
IPS

1080x2312

48
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)Compare Huawei P30 Lite X
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
5.2"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P30 Lite (L21A)

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!

P30 Lite (L21A)15 Advantages Huawei P30 Lite (L21A)vsGalaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+128GB (108GB available)108%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (52GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)7%
Thinner
vs7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+1080x2312 pixels20%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.15"18%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(front) 24MP49%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3340 mAh11%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
159 grams (5.57 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)1%
Lighter
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
LTPS IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
415 PPIvs+424 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
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

31 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+24 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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Physical featuresHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
ModelP30 Lite (L21A)Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesHuawei P30 Lite MAR-L21A, MAR-LX1A, Marie-L21A Dual-sim 48MPGalaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2019January, 2017
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72.7 x 152.9 millimeters (2.86 x 6.02 in)71.4 x 146.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.75 in)
Weight159 grams (5.57 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Huawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
HardwareHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.9Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G51 MP4 1GhzARM Mali-T830 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (52GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.15" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2312 pixels1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)415 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE
CallingHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide13mm
2MP depthf/2.4
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White
- EMUI 9.0
- 3D curved glass
- Oleophobic coating screen
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Supported games: PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Rules of Survival, Vainglory e NBA2K18
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Samsung Grace UX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3340 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standby17580 minutes | 293 hours | 12.2 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P30 Lite (L21A)Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.522W/kg (head) | 1.39W/kg (body)
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