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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB) vs Huawei P20 (L09)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite vs Huawei P20 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P20 XXiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)18Points
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)
6.39"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4030
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P20 (L09)
5.8"
IPS

1080x2244

12
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)

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 9 Lite (128GB)18 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)vsP20 (L09)11 Advantages Huawei P20 (L09)
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+1080x2340 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2244 pixels
+6.39"10%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP81%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 20MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.3" inches
+(front) 32MP34%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 24MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4030 mAh19%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3400 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.36GHz 64bit Octa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
179 grams (6.27 ounces)vs+165 grams (5.78 ounces)8%
Lighter
8.67 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)13%
Thinner
403 PPIvs+429 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (6-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
18Wvs+22.5W25%
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.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

26 Common items in both devices
128GB (109GB available) / 128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
f/1.8 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
ModelMi 9 Lite (128GB)P20 (L09)
Other model namesXiaomi 9 Lite M1904F3BG (Global), Xiaomi PyxisHuawei P20 EML-L09, Huawei P20 EML-L09C, Huawei Emily
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
AustraliaUnited Arab Emirates(Europe)Israel(Global, International)
Australia, United Arab Emirates, (Europe), Israel, (Global, International)
BrandXiaomiHuawei
Release date9/1/20194/1/2018
Depth8.67 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 156.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.17 in)70.8 x 149.1 millimeters (2.79 x 5.87 in)
Weight179 grams (6.27 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 (10nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7GHz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 616 500MhzARM Mali-G72 MP12 850Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.39" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2244 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI429 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, 430nits[typ]
HDR8
feature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps600/50 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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.21/4"13mm
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.55µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels5632x4224 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 registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.6µm pixel0.9µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot 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

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4030 mAh3400 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging22.5W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice 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, Blue, White
- MIUI 10
- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue, Purple
- EMUI 8.1
- Leica optics (camera)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite (128GB)Huawei P20 (L09)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.19W/kg (head), 1.15W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.42W/kg (head), 1.4W/kg (body)feature not registered
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