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Huawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB) vs Huawei P20 Pro (L29)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P30 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P20 Pro XHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)14Points
Huawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)
6.47"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2240

40
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)

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P30 Pro (L09 128GB)14 Advantages Huawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)vsP20 Pro (L29)5 Advantages Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
+2.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4
+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1080x2340 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2240 pixels
+6.47"6%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(quad camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + 0.3MP1%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP34%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 24MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps17%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+4200 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+40W78%
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.
vs22.5W
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs+180 grams (6.3 ounces)7%
Lighter
8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
398 PPIvs+408 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

35 Common items in both devices
128GB (109GB available) / 128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
OLED / AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+28 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
ModelP30 Pro (L09 128GB)P20 Pro (L29)
Other model namesHuawei P30 Pro VOG-L09 (8GB RAM) Single-sim, Huawei VogueHuawei P20 Pro CLT-L29 (128GB) Dual-Sim, CLT-L29C, Charlotte
Country or region availableUSA
USA
Saudi ArabiaAustraliaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)PhilippinesIndiaJapanMalaysiaNew ZealandSingaporeVietnam
Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Philippines, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam
BrandHuaweiHuawei
Release dateMarch, 2019April, 2018
Depth8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 158 millimeters (2.89 x 6.22 in)73.9 x 155 millimeters (2.91 x 6.1 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)180 grams (6.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Huawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.92Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP10 720MhzARM Mali-G72 MP12 850Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Display typeOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.47" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2240 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)398 PPI408 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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/upload1400/200 Mbps1200/50 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat21 (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)
VoLTE
LTE 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
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
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 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
40 megapixels
20MP ultrawidef/2.216mm1/2.7"PDAF
8MP telephotof/3.4125mm1/4"PDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DTime-of-Flight
(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm1/2.7"PDAF/LaserOISwide
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4.0"PDAF/LaserOIS3x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution7296x5472 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (6-axis): 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + 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
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Temperature
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal
- EMUI 9.1
- 19.5:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3, HDR10 display
- Leica optics on camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Huawei Pay
- Vapor chamber cooling system on processor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
- EMUI 8.1
- Facial recognition
- Triple back camera with Leica optics
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast battery charging (58% in 30min)
- 3.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
Power supplyHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (L29)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
22.5W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 days
Radiation rateHuawei P30 Pro (L09 128GB)Huawei P20 Pro (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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