Huawei just does not want to stop releasing affordable midrange smartphones this summer. After making the Honor 9X series official, the Chinese giant announced the Nova 5i Pro which is supposed to hit the global market as the Mate 30 Lite. The cute handset has a lot of internal rivals this year, so many devices that it is worth comparing the most valid ones in order to clear your ideas in case you are looking for a new Huawei handset. So, we decided to compare the Nova 5i Pro with the latest mid-ranger from Huawei’s sub-brand which carries a similar price tag: the Honor 9X Pro. But given that this should be the Mate 30 Lite, we also decided to include the P30 Lite in the comparison, as it makes sense to include both the Mate and the P series since they are the most important Huawei line-ups. Below you can read our findings and our opinion about them.
Huawei Nova 5i Pro vs Huawei Honor 9X Pro vs Huawei P30 Lite
|Huawei Nova 5i Pro||Huawei P30 Lite||Huawei Honor 9X Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm, 196.8 grams||152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm, 159 grams||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 164 grams|
|ДИСПЛЕЙ||6.59 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 391 ppi, LTPS IPS LCD||6.15 inches, 1080 x 2312p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD||6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 710F, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 9 Pie, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 16 + 2 MP f/1.8 and f/2.4 |
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 24 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8 and f/2.2 |
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 24 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8 and f/2.4 and f/2.4 |
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh||3340 mAh, fast charging 18W||3400 mAh, fast charging 10W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot|
If you do not care about having the most compact dimensions, the perfect choice in terms of design is the Honor 9X Pro. There is really nothing better than its amazing pop-up camera and the attractive X pattern on its rear side, at least according to my tastes. Despite it comes with a punch-hole ДИСПЛЕЙ, I do not like the Huawei Nova 5i Pro so much because of its anonymous rear side with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. If you need a compact, thin and lightweight smartphone, then you should choose the Huawei P30 Lite as it is just 7.4 mm thin, it weighs just 159 grams and it is very small thanks to its 6.15-inch ДИСПЛЕЙ.
As I am usually a productivity user, I personally prefer wider ДИСПЛЕЙs, just like most of the users out there. That is why I would go for the Honor 9X Pro and its huge 6.59-inch screen. I even think that this device will offer better quality compared to the Huawei Nova 5i Pro, but I still can not test it thoroughly as I am waiting for it to go on sale. The Huawei P30 has a very nice ДИСПЛЕЙ as well, but it is small: just 6.15 inches, so it is not comfortable for everyone. But if you usually are a one-handed user, then you will like it.
Specs & Software
Given that it is equipped with a lower-end and older chipset, Huawei P30 Lite loses this comparison. Huawei Nova 5i Pro and Honor 9X Pro are a lot better thanks to their amazing Kirin 810 SoC which was announced recently with a 7 nm production process. They even offer great memory configurations: up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. Performance apart, Honor 9X Pro is more suitable for advanced users due to its bigger screen, so I would go for it. Note that Huawei Nova 5i Pro and Honor 9X Pro ship with EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie, while Huawei P30 Lite comes with EMUI 9.0. But you can update it.
The Huawei Nova 5i Pro wins the camera comparison because it offers a more versatile rear camera department. It is equipped with a quad rear camera with a main 48 MP sensor, an ultrawide sensor, a 2 MP dedicated macro camera and even a depth sensor. Both Honor 9X Pro and Huawei P30 Lite have the same setup but they lack the dedicated macro camera. Last but not least, Huawei Nova 5i Pro has a better front camera with a higher 32 MP resolution.
The bigger batteries found on the Huawei Nova 5i Pro and Honor 9X Pro will make them last more than Huawei P30 Lite, and I believe that the Nova 5i Pro will last even more than Honor 9X Pro due to its smaller and more efficient ДИСПЛЕЙ.
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Huawei Nova 5i Pro vs Huawei Honor 9X Pro vs Huawei P30 Lite: PROs and CONS
Huawei Nova 5i Pro
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Huawei P30 Lite
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Huawei Honor 9X Pro
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