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Expanding its portfolio of mid-range smartphones, Huawei launched the P30 Lite in India yesterday.
As a stripped down variant of P30 Pro, the phone comes with a Dewdrop notched display, 32MP selfie camera, triple rear cameras, and mid-level internals.
Naturally, it takes on Samsung's Galaxy A50 which attracts buyers with multiple cameras, new design and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
But, which one is better?
The Samsung Galaxy A50 features an edge-to-edge display with a U-shaped cut-out, slim bottom bezel, vertically-mounted triple camera setup and a 3D design on the plastic casing.
In comparison, the P30 Lite sports a Dewdrop notched display with a sizeable bottom bezel, an all-glass body, and triple rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Winner: Huawei P30 Lite for its premium all-glass built.
The Huawei P30 Lite comes with a 6.15-inch full-HD+(1080 x 2312 pixels) Dewdrop display with a pixel density of 415ppi and a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The Galaxy A50, on the other hand, comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~403ppi).
Winner: Tie, considering both displays offer nearly the same resolution.
The Galaxy A50 comes with a triple rear-camera setup featuring a 25MP (f/1.7) main sensor, paired with a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor, and another 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor.
The P30 Lite also offers a triple rear-camera setup but with a 24MP (f/1.8) main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor.
Winner: Galaxy A50 for its marginally better camera optics.
The Galaxy A50 offers a 25MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture whereas the P30 Lite sports an impressive 32MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper. Winner: P30 Lite for its superior camera.
The Galaxy A50 is backed by a 10nm octa-core Exynos 9610 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 512GB).
In comparison, P30 Lite is powered by a 12nm octa-core Kirin 710 processor, coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable upto 512GB).
Winner: Both chipsets have their pros and cons, but Exynos 9610 has a slight edge.
Both the phones come with a standard set of sensors including an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.
However, the A50 gets an in-display fingerprint sensor while the P30 Lite offers a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Further, the A50 runs Android Pie-based One UI whereas P30 Lite runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1.
Winner: Galaxy A50 for its in-trend biometric technology.
In terms of connectivity, both the phones offer all standard options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port, headphone jack, dual-SIMs, and 4G VoLTE.
As far as battery is concerned, P30 Lite houses a 3,340mAh battery with 18W fast charging support whereas the Galaxy A50 packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging.
Winner: Galaxy A50 for its significantly higher battery capacity.
The Galaxy A50 is priced at Rs. 19,990 for the 4GB/64GB model and Rs. 22,990 for the 6GB/64GB variant. On the other hand, the Huawei P30 Lite is priced at Rs. 19,990 for the 4GB/128GB variant and Rs. 22,990 for the 6GB/128GB model.
Considering their price tags and specifications, the Galaxy A50 and P30 Lite are almost at par with each other.
That said, the Huawei offering has a premium glass body, more built-in storage, and a superior selfie camera while the A50 has a marginally better rear camera, slightly improved processor, a bigger battery, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy A50.
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