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Specs Comparison: Huawei P20 Lite vs ASUS ZenFone 5

Huawei recently announced that the P20 Lite will soon be available in the Philippines. It’s not the only smartphone that will also come out this month as ASUS will release the ZenFone 5 series. For this comparison, we’re putting the Huawei P20 Lite against the ASUS ZenFone 5 to see which one looks better on paper.

Huawei P20 Lite (PH model)ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL)
5.84-inches (2280 x 1080) 19:9 LTPS IPS LCD display, 432ppi6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) Super IPS+ display, 402ppi
2.5D Curved Glass DisplayCorning Gorilla Glass
HiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 636, 14nm, 64-bit octa-core w/ AI Boost
Mali-T830 MP2Adreno 509
64GB storage64GB eMCP storage
microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)microSD up to 2TB (uses SIM 2 slot)
16MP + 2MP, f/2.2 rear cameras with LED Flash12MP Sony IMX363 dual pixel, 1/2.55", 1.4um, f/1.8, OIS, + 120-degree wide-angle, LED flash
16MP f/2.0 front camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
4G VoLTE4G LTE Cat13 up to 600 Mbps
Dual-SIM (hybrid, nano)Dual-SIM (hybrid, nano)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint Scanner
FM RadioFM Radio
Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.0Android 8.0 Oreo w/ ZenUI 5
3,000mAh Li-Po battery3,300mAh battery with fast charging, Smart charging
148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4mm153 x 75.65 x 7.85 mm
145 g155 g
Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black, PlatinumMeteor Silver, Midnight Blue

Summary of Advantages

Huawei P20 Lite:
* Higher display pixel density
* Higher rear and front camera resolution
* Thinner and lighter

ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL):
* Larger screen size
* Higher microSD card capacity support
* Rear camera OIS
* Updated Bluetooth
* Bigger battery w/ fast charging

Looking at the advantages above, the Huawei P20 Lite wins in terms of pixel density which is good if you want the sharpest display possible. But if you want the biggest screen, the ZenFone 5 is your best bet with just a 30ppi difference, which is not bad.

When it comes to cameras, both have dual-rear setups. The P20 Lite has the higher rear camera resolution but we all know that resolution alone is not enough. The ZenFone 5 uses a Sony IMX363 dual-pixel sensor with OIS so we can expect good quality photos. Add to that the secondary 120-degree wide-angle lens which is handy for certain scenarios. For selfies, the P20 Lite has the advantage of having a higher camera resolution.

In terms of other features, the ZenFone 5 is more packed by having an updated Bluetooth, NFC, support for 2TB microSD cards, and a larger battery with fast charging.

Performance-wise, both sport mid-range chipsets. The P20 Lite uses a Kirin 659 which is the same chip used for the Nova 2i, so we can expect the same level of performance. The ZenFone 5, on the other hand, uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which also powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. We’ll try to compare benchmark results once we have both phones on hand.

The Huawei P20 Lite is expected to launch on April 28, while the ASUS ZenFone 5 on April 14. Pricing is yet to be announced for both phones, but our guess for the P20 Lite is under Php20K. If you’re going to pick, which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

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

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8 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    Huawei can’t get enough of the 659 proc.

  2. Jerric says:

    Futureproof-wise, i’d rather choose the Zenfone 5. It supports more Wi-Fi bandwidth and also supports a faster LTE band when you travel abroad in countries with such Wi-Fi and cellular bands. Not to mention it’s better rear camera capability thanks to it’s IMX sensor :)

  3. Asus addict says:

    My problem is bloatware hahaha

  4. Don mej says:

    Zenfone 5 more preferable tnan p20 lite. Bigger screen, bigger battery capacity with fast charging.

  5. Renan says:

    Zenfone 5 stands out

  6. TJ says:

    Zenfone 5 for the win here.

  7. Mike says:

    I have the ZF5 and unlike earlier Asus phones it has no bloatware. Awesome specs, excellent build, incredible price.

  8. Mike says:

    I have had the ZF5 for over a month. I LOVE it. It wins on most of the important specs and the camera takes awesome shots. I especially appreciate the wide angle camera. I will also be honest I would much rather my money goes to Taiwan than mainland China but in any case the ZF5 is the superior device.

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