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LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB) vs Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Huawei P40 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Lite XLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)10Points
LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
21PointsHuawei P40 Lite (L21A)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
6.4"
IPS

1080x2310

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 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!

Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)10 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)vsP40 Lite (L21A)21 Advantages Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)41%
Lighter
vs183 grams (6.41 ounces)
+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+445 PPI12%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs398 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.27Ghz 64bit Octa-Core42%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR2vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+128GB (107GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2310 pixels20%
Higher resolution screen
4.95"vs+6.4"29%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/2" inches60%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)33%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 16MP11 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbps167%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+4200 mAh83%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

23 Common items in both devices
TFT Super IPS+ / LTPS IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+16 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 featuresLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
ModelNexus 5 (D820 16GB)P40 Lite (L21A)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D820, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D820 USAHuawei P40 lite (JNY-L21A, JNY-LX1) NFC Dual-SIM
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandLGHuawei
Release dateNovember, 2013March, 2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)76.3 x 159.2 millimeters (3 x 6.27 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.27Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.88Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330ARM Mali-G52 MP6 820Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR26GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+LTPS IPS LCD
Screen size4.95" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2310 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI398 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps400/75 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/800/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,4,5,17,19,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
LTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
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
CameraLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/6" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.9µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + 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
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Light pink/blue
- EMUI 10
- Screen protective film included
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging40W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D820 16GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
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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