Specs Comparison: Huawei Mate 9 vs LG V20

Specs Comparison: Huawei Mate 9 vs LG V20

Huawei has announced their device called the Mate 9, which sports a 5.9-inch display, dual Leica cameras, 4GB RAM, and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. There’s another smartphone out there though that sports similar configuration – the LG V20. Want to know which one looks better on paper? Check out our quick specs comparison below.

Huawei Mate 9LG V20
5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, 373ppi5.7-inch QHD IPS display, 513ppi
2.1-inch secondary display (160 x 1040 pixels)
TBACorning Gorilla Glass 4
2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core CPU2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Mali-G71 MP8 GPUAdreno 530 GPU
64GB internal storage64GB internal storage
up to 256GB via microSD (SIM 2 slot)up to 2TB via microSD (dedicated slot)
Dual 20 MP + 12 MP f/2.2 Laser + PDAF rear camera w/ OIS, Leica optics, dual-tone LED flash16MP (f/1.8 aperture, OIS) + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture, wide-angle lens), Hybrid AF (Laser, Phase-Detection, Contrast)
8MP f/1.9 front camera5MP front camera w/ f/1.9 aperture (120-degree lens)
Dual SIM (region dependent)Dual SIM
4G LTE Cat124G LTE Cat12
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-bandWi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
IR BlasterIR Blaster
USB Type-C 1.0USB Type-C 1.0
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compassAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
32-bit Quad Hi-Fi DAC + B&O earphones
Android 7.0 Nougat (Emotion UI 5.0)Android 7.0 Nougat (LG UX 5.0)
4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery w/ fast-charging3200mAh removable battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm
190 g174 g

Summary of advantages

Huawei Mate 9:
* Slightly larger display
* Higher dual-rear camera resolution
* Higher front camera resolution
* Larger battery

LG V20:
* Higher display resolution
* Secondary display
* Larger microSD capacity support
* Dedicated microSD card slot
* Quad Hi-Fi DAC w/ B&O earphones
* Slightly thinner
* Lighter


UPDATE (11/8/2016, 9:33AM): The article previously stated that the LG V20 is single-SIM. The V20 in the PH has dual-SIM with dedicated microSD card slot. The article was updated to reflect the said information.

Based on the summary above, the Huawei Mate 9 comes in stronger against the LG V20 in terms of camera specs with higher resolution sensors. It also has dual-SIM support which is an important feature especially for users here in the Philippines. In addition, it has a larger battery at 4,000mAh which is appropriate given its specs.

The LG V20, on the other hand, is not to be taken for granted thanks to its dual-screen setup with the primary having a QHD resolution. The dedicated microSD card slot supports up to 2TB cards which are good for those who store tons of media files. Speaking of media, it boasts a Quad Hi-Fi DAC and includes B&O earphones in the package.

As for the price, the Huawei Mate 9 is yet to be priced locally, but it costs 699 Euros in Europe or around Php37,600 when converted. The LG V20, on the other hand, is priced at Php35,990.

What do you guys think? Will you go for the Mate 9 or the V20? Share your thoughts below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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7 Responses

  1. Ramon says:

    Doesn’t the V20 have both dual sim and a dedicated micro SD card?

    And we need actual picture comparisons for the cameras, higher resolutions does NOT mean better images.

  2. Paulo Santos says:

    The V20 they’re selling here also has dual SIM support with a dedicated microSD slot (I’m currently using 2 SIMs and the 200GB microSD from the pre-order)

  3. Archie says:

    Mahirap pa magconclude dahil wala pang mate 9 full review. Buti na lang di pa ko nakabili ng v20 dahil may shatter glass camera issue pa sila at mukhang mahirap bilhan ng accessory.

    • Ramon says:

      concern ko din dati yung pag shatter nung glass sa camera, pero sa ngayon atleast 8 cases pa lang nareport, compared sa 3 sa galaxy s7 at 3 sa galaxy s7 edge, acceptable pa naman yung sa V20.

  4. Neil says:

    3+3 = 6

    Compared to 8

    I dont get it.

    Plus different unit pa yun. Paanong naging mas acceptable yung sa V20?

    • Ramon says:

      di ko naman sinabi na “mas acceptable” yung sa V20, sinasabi ko lang na nangyayari din yun sa ibang phone. 3 or 8 cases out of hundreds of thousands ay “acceptable” pa rin.

      possible din na dahil sa masmalaki yung glass panel ng dual camera sa LG V20 kaya masmadalas sya? di ko rin maintindihan bakit ayaw nila gawing gorilla glass yun.

      minomonitor ko din kasi issue na ito since nag pre-order ako ng V20, hanggang December pa naman yung pagclaim so iintayin ko pa ng 1-2 weeks para sure. cancel ko agad pre-order ko kung lumala yung issue pero sa ngayon ok pa para sakin.

      di ko lang talaga gusto na hindi covered ng warranty kung nabasag nga yung glass panel…

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