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Huawei P10 Lite or Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, which one to buy?

Just a few days ago we saw how Huawei’s P Lite range had evolved since the Huawei P8 Lite up to the current Huawei P10 Lite. Now, it’s time to face the most modern of the range, the P10 Lite, against another of the most advanced mid-range on the market: The Samsung Galaxy A5 2017.

Design

Both phones have metal bodies. On the one hand, the Huawei P10 Lite shows a more stylish design. A glass and aluminum design, notably thinner than its rival. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) It also comes in glass and metal, with a comfortable grip. It shows similar to all phones of the brand: rounded edges, the oval button on the front and the logo on the top of the front of the phone. The camera, at the rear, barely sticks out. And the phone’s fingerprint reader is built into the ‘home’ button on the front of the phone.

The Huawei P10 Lite has dimensions of 146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm and a weight of 146 grams. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), meanwhile, has dimensions of 146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm and a weight of 159 grams.

As for the screen, the Huawei P10 Lite has a screen of 5.2 inches Full HD (424 ppi) with a panel IPS LCD. For its part, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has the same inches and the same resolution: 1080 x 1920 (424 ppi) but, unlike the previous model, bet on a panel Super AMOLED. The Samsung, however, counts as an add-on with protection IP68 and with technology Always on Display, which allows you to view the phone and clock notifications on the screen without locking the phone.

The Huawei P10 Lite can be purchased in black and metal. While the Samsung Galaxy 5 2017 is available in gold, blue, black and pink.

Hardware

The Huawei P10 Lite beats its rival in RAM. Huawei’s phone arrives with a processor HiSilicon Kirin 658 eight-core (4 x 2.1 GHz and 4 x 1.7 GHz) and 4 GB of RAM. For its part, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 has an eight-core Samsung Exynos 7880 processor that reaches 1.9 GHz and is compatible with Cortex-A53. The RAM memory of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 stays at 3 GB.

In autonomy and storage, both phones arrive with the same characteristics. The autonomy of one and the other is 3,000 mAh and losc dos has fast charging technology. In terms of storage, both have the same capacity: 32 GB of storage with the ability to be expanded via microSD.

Multimedia

Both phones have multimedia equipment “to match”. The Huawei P10 Lite is the little brother of a range, Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus, with Leica seal. However, this terminal does not have the β€œapproval” of Leica but it comes with a 12 megapixels with aperture of f / 2.2 and an 8 megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 aperture, both capable of recording videos in FullHD.

The camera of the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is a sensor of 16 megapixels with aperture f / 1.9. Also the front is the same 16 megapixel sensor and the same aperture as the main camera: f / 1.9. Like the Huawei model, the Samsung also has the ability to record videos on FullHD and with LED Flash on the rear camera of the phone.

Huawei P10 Lite

software

The models arrive with different installed base operating system. The Huawei P10 Lite works, out of the box, with EMUI 5.1, based on Android 7.0 Nougat. For its part, the Samsung phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Huawei P10 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Huawei P10 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

When deciding on one or the other model, the Huawei P10 Lite stands out for its 4 GB RAM. Also, for many, the design could be one of their points in favor over the rival and the fact that it works with a more modern operating system: Android Nougat. For its part, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 improves in the photographic section and also in details such as protection against water and dust.

Both phones cperfectly meet the requirements of a mid-range user and they are more than enough for those looking for a phone in this range: correct performance, capacity to match, acceptable autonomy.

Price-wise, the two phones cost a similar amount. The Huawei P10 Lite is priced at 350 euros while the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 is priced at 360 euros.