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 9||LG V20|
|5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, 373ppi||5.7-inch QHD IPS display, 513ppi|
|2.1-inch secondary display (160 x 1040 pixels)|
|TBA||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core CPU||2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU|
|Mali-G71 MP8 GPU||Adreno 530 GPU|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|64GB internal storage||64GB 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 flash||16MP (f/1.8 aperture, OIS) + 8MP (f/2.4 aperture, wide-angle lens), Hybrid AF (Laser, Phase-Detection, Contrast)|
|8MP f/1.9 front camera||5MP front camera w/ f/1.9 aperture (120-degree lens)|
|Dual SIM (region dependent)||Dual SIM|
|4G LTE Cat12||4G LTE Cat12|
|Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO||GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS|
|IR Blaster||IR Blaster|
|USB Type-C 1.0||USB Type-C 1.0|
|Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint 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-charging||3200mAh removable battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
|156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm||159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm|
|190 g||174 g|
Summary of advantages
Huawei Mate 9:
* Slightly larger display
* Higher dual-rear camera resolution
* Higher front camera resolution
* Larger battery
* Higher display resolution
* Secondary display
* Larger microSD capacity support
* Dedicated microSD card slot
* Quad Hi-Fi DAC w/ B&O earphones
* Slightly thinner
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.