Home Tech Comparison Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Huawei P20 Lite — Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Huawei P20 Lite — Specs Comparison


The Huawei P20 Lite was first announced in Paris, France, together with its siblings, the  P20 and P20 Pro. Even though it was the toned down version of the two, it also got positive reviews ion the midrange category. On the other hand, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 while claiming that it is a camera beast smartphone.

The question is, which of the two smartphones is more worth it? Let’s find out here.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Huawei P20 Lite differences

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pros over Huawei P20 Lite

  • Larger screen size with 5.99″
  • FHD+
  • Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Adreno 506
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000 mAh battery

Huawei P20 Lite pros over Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

  • 16 MP + 2 MP rear camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera
  • Face unlock

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Huawei P20 Lite similarities

  • Android 8.1 Oreo

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a larger screen with a 5.99-inch display compared to the Huawei P20 Lite with a 5.84-inch screen. However, the P20 has a larger aspect ratio with 19:9 while the Redmi Note 5 has 18:9. In addition, the Xiaomi smartphone has a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels along with a 2.5D curved glass and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version). On the other hand, the Huawei P20 Lite comes with an LTPS IPS LCD and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a dimension measurement of 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm which weighs 180 grams. It is heavier than the 145 grams Huawei P20 Lite with a dimension measurement of 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 along with an Adreno 506 GPU. It is powerful than the Huawei P20 Lite’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Aside from that, the Redmi Note 5 is also superior, in terms of battery, with a 4000 mAh battery capacity as opposed with the 3000 mAh battery of the Huawei P20 Lite. Both devices run on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.

Going to the optics, the Huawei P20 Lite leads, with a dual 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is equipped with a dual 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.

As for their security features, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a fingerprint scanner located at the back. The same goes for the Huawei P20 Lite, however, it has an added security feature which is the face unlock.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer? Comment your thoughts down below.

SPECS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Huawei P20 Lite
Display 5.99″ FHD+, 18:9 ratio, 2160 x 1080 pixels 2.5D curved glass, 403 ppi Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version) 5.84″ LTPS IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio, 1080 x 2280 pixels 432 ppi
Dimensions 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm, 180g 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm, 145g
Color Black, Gold, Blue, Rose Gold Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPU Adreno 506 Mali-T830 MP2
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB / 4GB RAM + 64GB storage 4GB of RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage (expandable up to 256 GB)
Main Camera 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 w/ Dual Pixel PDAF and dual tone LED flash Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2, 1.0 µm) + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps
Front camera 13MP w/ LED Selfie-light, Beautify 4.0 16MP f/2.0
Connectivity WiFi, 3G, LTE w/ VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid) LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (LX2/LX3) or a/b/g/n/ac (LX1/LX2J), Bluetooth. 4.2, GPS, NFC, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Security Fingerprint scanner Face Unlock and Fingerprint scanner
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Official Price Php 11, 990 Php 15, 990

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