Samsung Galaxy A40 vs Huawei P20 Lite compare

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A40 and Huawei P20 Lite

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Smartphone 1

Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40

Smartphone 2

Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei P20 Lite

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Samsung Galaxy A40 vs Huawei P20 Lite

What is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy A40 and Huawei P20 Lite? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A40 Huawei P20 Lite
Rating (+1) (+1)
Release date 2019, March 2018, March
Dimensions (HxWxD) 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm | 5.69 x 5.69 x 2.72 in 148.6 x 71.2 x 7.4 mm | 5.85 x 5.85 x 2.8 in
Weight 140 g | 4.94 oz 145 g | 5.11 oz
Body Build Front glass, plastic body Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic back
Colors Black, White, Blue, Coral Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black
Battery 3100 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Battery life Talking time - Up to 9 (3G)
Music play - Up to 62 h
Approximate price 220 EUR 240 EUR


Technology Super AMOLED LTPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 5.9" inc 5.84" inc
Screen area 85.5 cm2 85.1 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 19:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 85.5% 80.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1080 x 2280 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 437 PPI 432 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 16 MP, Dual 16 MP, Dual
Camera specs -16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
-5 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
-16 MP, f/2.2, 1.0µm, PDAF
-2 MP, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 25 MP, Single 16 MP, Single
Specifications 25 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide) 16 MP, f/2.0, 28mm (wide), 1.12µm
24 MP, f/2.0 (AL00 for India; TL00 for China)
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 8.0 (Oreo); EMUI 8
Chipset - Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm) - HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (2x1.77 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.59 GHz Cortex-A53) - Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
External memory microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM 128 GB (China, Malaysia)
Antutu 8 score 127724 111971
Antutu 7 score 109789 88000
GeekBench 5 Single Core 263 191
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 960 879
GeekBench 4 Single Core 925
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 3632
GeekBench 4 RenderScript 3067

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (LX2/LX3) or a/b/g/n/ac (LX1/LX2J), WiFi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes Yes (LX1 only)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.49 W/kg (head) 1.34 W/kg (body)

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro (except LX2, AL00), proximity, compass
Other extras
- ANT+
- Fast battery charging 15W

- Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
- Versions: SM-A405F/DS, SM-A405FN/DS (Global), SM-A405FM/DS

- Versions: P20 lite (Global); Nova 3e (China, Malaysia)

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