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Huawei P30 Lite (L21MEA) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P30 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Huawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)
6.15"
IPS

1080x2312

24
MP

32mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
29PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Compare Huawei P30 Lite X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

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 (L21MEA)3 Advantages Huawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
+159 grams (5.57 ounces)38%
Lighter
vs220 grams (7.7 ounces)
+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)19%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core37%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
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.
1080x2312 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels85%
Higher resolution screen
415 PPIvs+509 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.15"vs+6.9"12%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 24MP + 8MP + 2MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP4 times
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
(front) 32MPvs+(front) 40MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 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 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3340 mAhvs+5000 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+45W150%
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
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 6Advantage
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

26 Common items in both devices
128GB (108GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
BSI sensor
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
ModelP30 Lite (L21MEA)Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Other model namesHuawei P30 Lite MAR-L21MEA, Marie-L21MEA (Dual-sim 24MP)Galaxy S20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-G988B/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableSaudi ArabiaEgyptUnited Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2019March, 2020
Depth7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.7 x 152.9 millimeters (2.86 x 6.02 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight159 grams (5.57 ounces)220 grams (7.7 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 (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 11
HardwareHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G51 MP4 1GhzARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory4GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (108GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.15" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2312 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)415 PPI509 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
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
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps2000/200 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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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 (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
24 megapixels
8MP ultrawide13mm
2MP depthf/2.4
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution5632x4224 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.33" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: 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/video on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
RadioNot supportedNot 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
ConnectivityHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
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: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3340 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standby17580 minutes | 293 hours | 12.2 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P30 Lite (L21MEA)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.74W/kg (head) | 1.12W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.319W/kg (head) | 1.557W/kg (body)
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