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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer vs Huawei P20 Lite (LX3)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer vs Huawei P20 Lite phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
6.21"
AMOLED

1080x2248

12
MP

20mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P20 Lite (LX3)
5.8"
IPS

1080x2280

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

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!

Mi 8 Explorer23 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorervsP20 Lite (LX3)8 Advantages Huawei P20 Lite (LX3)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR3
+128GB (110GB user free)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB user free)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
vseMMC 5.1
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+6.21"7%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP34%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 16MP + 2MP
+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+1/2.55" inches22%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
vs1/3.1" inches
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 20MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 version A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)22%
Lighter
7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)3%
Thinner
1080x2248 pixelsvs+1080x2280 pixels1%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+435 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FM with RDSAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Android 9.0 Pie
4G+ LTE-A
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
ModelMi 8 ExplorerP20 Lite (LX3)
Other model names小米8 透明探索版, Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer 8GB RAM + 128GBHuawei P20 lite ANE-LX3 32GB, ANE-L23, Huawei Anne
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong(Global, International)
China, Hong Kong, (Global, International)
South AfricaLatin AmericaBrazilCanada
South Africa, Latin America, Brazil, Canada
BrandXiaomiHuawei
Release dateJune, 2018March, 2018
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 154.9 millimeters (2.94 x 6.1 in)71.2 x 148.6 millimeters (2.8 x 5.85 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzARM Mali-T830 MP2 900Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (110GB user free)
UFS 2.1
32GB (22GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.21" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2248 pixels1080x2280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI435 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated 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)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
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
CameraXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
• 12 megapixels
• 12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 1.0µm AF 2x-zoom)
(dual camera)
• 16 megapixels
• 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black (transparent back)
- MIUI 10
- 600nit / DCI-P3 / HDR10 display
- Always-On Display
- Quick Charge 4.0+
- WiFi display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Sakura Pink, Klein Blue
- 2.5D curved glass back
- EMUI 8.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
18W
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
9V/2A=18W
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered27240 minutes | 454 hours | 18.9 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerHuawei P20 Lite (LX3)
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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