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Huawei Nova 5T vs Redmi K20 Pro specs comparison




Huawei recently introduced its latest smartphone in the form of the Nova 5T. It’s one of those flagship-grade smartphones that are priced like an upper mid-range device. There’s another smartphone in the market shares the same caliber, the Redmi K20 Pro. So, we’re going to compare these two to see which one has the upper hand in each aspect. Let’s start!

Here are their detailed specs:

Huawei Nova 5TRedmi K20 Pro
6.26-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 IPS display, 412ppi6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED 19.5:9 display
n/aCorning Gorilla Glass 5
HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm) 2.6GHz octa-core CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7nm) 2.84GHz octa-core
Mali-G76 MP10 GPUAdreno 640 GPU
8GB RAM6GB, 8GB RAM
128GB of storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB storage
No expandable storageNo expandable storage
48MP F1.8 (main) Sony IMX586 + 16MP F2.4 (ultrawide) + 2MP F2.4 (macro) + 2MP F2.4 (depth) quad-rear cameras48MP Sony IMX586 F1.75 +
13MP F2.4 (ultrawide) +
8MP F2.4 (telephoto), rear cameras
32MP F2.0 front camera (in-screen)20MP F2.0 front camera
4G LTE4G LTE
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
NFCNFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSSGPS (Dual-band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB 2.0 Type-CUSB 2.0 Type-C
- Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner (in-screen)
- Face Unlock
EMUI 9.1 (Android 9 Pie) w/ GPU Turbo 3.0MIUI 10 (Android 9.0 Pie) w/ Game Turbo 2.0
3,750mAh battery w/ 22.5W SuperCharge4,000mAh battery w/ 27W fast charging

Here are their benchmark scores:

 Huawei Nova 5TRedmi K20 Pro
AnTuTu319,526369,585
Geekbench 43,356 (Single-Core)
9,972 (Multi-Core)
3,497 (Single-core)
11,175 (Multi-core)
PC Mark8998 (Work 2.0)9,288 (Work 2.0)
3D Mark4,275 (OpenGL ES 3.1)
4,363 (Vulkan)
4,972 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)
4,125 (SSE – Vulkan)
Androbench787.74 MB/s (Read)
572.33 MB/s (Write)
798.08 MB/s (Sequential Read)
193.89 MB/s (Sequential Write)
Video Loop Test15 Hours27 hours and 36 minutes

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Nova 5T

  • Faster file writing speed
  • Dedicated macro lens
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • IR Blaster

Redmi K20 Pro

  • Larger screen size
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Better performing CPU
  • Better performing GPU
  • Larger maximum storage capacity
  • Longer battery life
  • Faster charging speed

When it comes to the display, the Redmi K20 Pro wins both in viewing experience and durability. Thanks to its full-screen display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This is a plus especially if you don’t like the notches or punch-holes, and easily-scratched devices.

For performance, the Redmi K20 Pro is one of the most affordable devices that has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Based on the benchmark scores above, it performs better than the Nova 5T’s Kirin 980 chip. However, both smartphones have the same 8GB of RAM, which is ideal for multitasking.

Camera-wise, both have 48MP primary rear camera sensor, but the Nova 5T has a quad-cam setup, including a dedicated macro lens. It also has a higher front camera resolution. But when it comes to quality, we’ll know more once we get our hands on both devices so stay tuned for that.

In terms of features, the Redmi K20 Pro may have a larger maximum storage variant, but the Nova 5T has a significantly faster file transfer speed. Last, but not the least, the Redmi K20 Pro offers a longer battery life than the Nova 5T based on our video loop test and faster-charging speed.

Overall, both devices are great choices if you are looking for a flagship-level device without breaking your bank. However, the Redmi K20 Pro has the upper hand in terms of raw performance which is ideal for gamers. Although, if you are into photography, consider choosing the Huawei Nova 5T given that it has plenty of cameras with a dedicated macro lens and a higher front camera resolution.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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1 Response

  1. ian says:

    Both devices are great! But I would rather go with Huawei Nova 5T since it performs very well in gaming, decent experience and at the same time has versatile camera which Redmi k20 pro doesn’t have.

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