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Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72) vs Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 5 III vs Huawei P40 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Lite XSony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)33Points
Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
6.4"
IPS

1080x2310

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)

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!

Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)33 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)vsP40 Lite (L21A)5 Advantages Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core27%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.27GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)115%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (107GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB nano-Memory
+168 grams (5.88 ounces)9%
Lighter
vs183 grams (6.41 ounces)
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2520 pixels9%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2310 pixels
+449 PPI13%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs398 PPI
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+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
+1/1.7" inches18%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6.1"vs+6.4"5%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
30Wvs+40W33%
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.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

21 Common items in both devices
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
+14 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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📱 Model features

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
ModelXperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)P40 Lite (L21A)
Other model namesSony Xperia 5 III XQBQ72/B1/G1/B2/G2 (256GB + 8GB RAM)Huawei P40 lite (JNY-L21A, JNY-LX1) NFC Dual-SIM
Country or region availableChinaHong KongSingaporeTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSonyHuawei
Release date6/1/20213/2/2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)68 x 157 millimeters (2.68 x 6.18 in)76.3 x 159.2 millimeters (3 x 6.27 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.27GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.88GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MP6 820Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Display typeOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.1" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels (21:9)1080x2310 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)449 PPI398 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Not supported
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
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 nano-Memory slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps400/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
LTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.3|70mmf/2.8|105mm1/2.9"PDAFOIS4.4x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124°16mm1/2.6"PDAF
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
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

🔌 Connectivity

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
40W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Green, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Light pink/blue
- EMUI 10
- Screen protective film included

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ72)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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