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Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB) vs Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi 12 vs Huawei P40 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Lite XXiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)30Points
Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
6.28"
AMOLED

1080x2400

50
MP

32mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsHuawei P40 Lite (L21A)Compare Xiaomi 12 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? Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)

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!

12 (256GB/12GB)30 Advantages Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)vsP40 Lite (L21A)6 Advantages Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
+3GHz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.27GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (218GB available)104%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (107GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)2%
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
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+Dolby Vision/HDR10+Advantage
The Dolby Vision/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
+1080x2400 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2310 pixels
+419 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs398 PPI
+(triple camera) 50MP + 13MP + 5MP13%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+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
+1/1.56" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2" inches
+(front) 32MP101%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 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
+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
+67W67%
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.
vs40W
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+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
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
6.28"vs+6.4"2%
Larger screen
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

21 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+14 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Model12 (256GB/12GB)P40 Lite (L21A)
Other model namesXiaomi 12 5G 2201123G (Global), 2201123C (China)Huawei P40 lite (JNY-L21A, JNY-LX1) NFC Dual-SIM
Country or region availableChina
China
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandXiaomiHuawei
Release date12/31/2021, Announced: 12/28/20113/2/2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)69.9 x 152.7 millimeters (2.75 x 6.01 in)76.3 x 159.2 millimeters (3 x 6.27 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)183 grams (6.41 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
System versionAndroid 12Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User InterfaceMIUI 13feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) (4nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
3GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X2
2.5GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A710
1.79GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A510
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.27GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.88GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MP6 820Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 985115 (v9)
Geekbench: 3652 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 75fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (218GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Display typeAMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.28" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2310 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)419 PPI398 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1100nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-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 networkCDMA 800, 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 Cat20
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
China version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
LTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkGlobal version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
China version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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 networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
China version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.412mm123°1/3.06"1.12µm
5MP telephoto macrof/2.450mmAF
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.4
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@960fps
Sony IMX707
Leica optics
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
LoudspeakerStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by Harman Kardon
Supported
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

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm 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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts67W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
50W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
40W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)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: Gray, Blue, Purple, Green
- LiquidCool
- Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Light pink/blue
- EMUI 10
- Screen protective film included

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)Huawei P40 Lite (L21A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.09W/kg (head), 0.91W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.6W/kg (head), 1W/kg (body)feature not registered
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