Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus: Custom UI or Android One smartphone? The Huawei P20 Lite is a stripped version of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro (first smartphone with tri-rear camera) had a score of 102 and 109 points respectively in DxOMark ratings. No other smartphone has crossed the 100 points threshold of DxOMark. While the two smartphones are doing pretty well in the high-end segment. The Huawei P20 Lite is also challenging most smartphones in the mid-range market.

The Nokia 7 Plus is another mid-range smartphone in high demand right now. The smartphone comes with no custom user interface as Nokia believes in Android pure operating system. Can the Nokia 7 Plus challenge the junior brother of the legendary Huawei P20 Pro? Let’s put both smartphones to a comparison test and find out more.

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Design

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus
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Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus
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They both have their own design layout. The Huawei P20 Lite looks a lot like its senior brother the P20 Pro, with a full-screen display and top notch. The smartphone comes with a front and back glass with aluminum frame. Huawei P20 Lite feels light as it weighs 145 grams and measures 7.4 mm in thickness. While the Nokia 7 Plus is not far from what Nokia has been producing over the years. A front glass with an aluminum body (6000 series and then copper frames/edges. Unlike the Huawei P20 Lite, the Nokia 7 Plus comes in heavy, weighing 183 grams and measures 8mm in thickness.

The Huawei P20 Lite’s dual rear camera is set up at the top left corner. While for the Nokia 7 Plus, the dual rear camera is at the top middle. Both smartphone’s fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back. The Nokia 7 Plus comes with only two body color options; Black/Copper and White/Copper. The copper is for the edges and the frames of the phone. While the Huawei P20 Lite comes in three body color options; Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black.

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Display

Both phones are bezel-less, with the Huawei P20 Lite having a notch on the top screen. The Huawei P20 Lite’s notch houses its front camera. The P20 Lite has no bezel at the top, which allows for a 19:9 aspect ratio. While the Nokia 7 Plus with minimal top and bottom bezels has an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Nokia 7 Plus features a 6.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen which stretches up to 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. The display of Nokia 7 Plus is protected by Corning gorilla glass 3. It houses a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 403 PPI density. Huawei P20 Lite’s 5.84 inch IPS LCD touchscreen has better display resolution than the Nokia 7 Plus. The display of the P20 lite features a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution with 432 PPI density.

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Camera

I was thinking with the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro having the best camera quality, the P20 Lite should dominate also in the mid-range market. But that wasn’t the case, the Nokia 7 Plus beats the P20 Lite in camera quality. The Huawei P20 Lite has a dual rear camera with a 16MP f/2.2 primary sensor and 2MP secondary sensor. The P20 Lite camera setup features phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The selfie camera isn’t bad at all, with a 16MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

While on the rear camera setup of the Nokia 7 Plus, is a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 13MP secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture. It features gyro EIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics and dual-LED dual-tone flash. For quality selfies, the Nokia 7 Plus is equipped with 16MP f/2.0 aperture shooter and Zeiss optics.

SEE: Huawei Mate 10 Pro VS Huawei P20 Pro: Which is Huawei best smartphone till date?

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – Hardware and Software

Powering the Huawei P20 Lite is the HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset carrying 4-cores at 2.36GHz and 4-cores at 1.7GHz. While the Nokia 7 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which carries 4-cores at 2.2GHz and 4-cores at 1.8GHz. The Huawei P20 Lite runs on EMUI 8.0 skin with Android 8.0 Oreo. While Nokia 7 Plus runs on pure unadulterated Android 8.1 Oreo.

Running on pure stock Android Oreo software coupled with a strong Snapdragon 660 chipset will see the Nokia 7 Plus perform tasks faster and better. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip found in Nokia 7 Plus uses a big.LITTLE technology which helps in switching between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. And the Snapdragon 660 chip also has integrated LTE and graphics, which the HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset doesn’t have. In terms of hardware, the Nokia 7 Plus is a clear winner.

The Nokia 7 Plus is available with a 4GB memory and 64GB internal storage. While the Huawei P20 Lite comes with a 4GB memory and either a 32GB or 64GB internal storage.

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Battery

The Nokia 7 Plus packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery and charges with USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. While the Huawei P20 Lite houses a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. It also charges with USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. They both support fast battery charging technology.

SEE ALSO: Nokia X6 Review: Nokia’s First Smartphone with Notch Display

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Price

The Huawei P20 Lite cost about $439 (N153,650). While the Nokia 7 Plus cost around $475 (N166,250). The Nokia 7 Plus comes with better hardware, camera quality, and battery life. And I believe its worth the extra cash for all those features.

Huawei P20 Lite VS Nokia 7 Plus Full Specs Comparison

Huawei P20 Lite Nokia 7 Plus
Dimensions and Weight 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm. Weight: 145 g 158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm. Weight: 183 g
Display 5.84 inch (80.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 432 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.0 inch (77.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 32/64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM slot) RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with EMUI 8.0) Android 8.1 Oreo
Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.36GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor
Camera 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/2.2 aperture and 2MP with LED flash 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 13MP f/2.6 aperture with dual-LED dual-tone flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3010 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3800 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 9V/2A Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (18W, 9V/2A)

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