Which Is Better: iPhone X vs. Huawei P20 Pro

Apple iPhone X vs. Huawei P20 Pro

iPhone X vs. Huawei P20 Pro

When it comes to the battle of the mobile phones, it can be tough to make your choice. This is especially true with the release of iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro – both of which are products of two incredible brands. In a per-feature battle, which comes out on top? Let’s see.

iPhone x vs. Huawei P20 Pro
iPhone x vs. Huawei P20 Pro

The Chips

The P20 Pro comes with the Kirin 970 processor, an octa-core type which means you’ll be able to process multiple files all at the same time without any effort or lags on the phone. The iPhone X, on the other hand, comes with the A11 Bionic chip with a 3GB RAM. So, which one handles app switching better? The truth is that in real-world use, the two are basically the same. Unless you edit music or movies on your mobile phone, both units will perform wonderfully.

Huawei P20 Pro Twilight
Huawei P20 Pro Twilight

Screen Size and Resolution

When it comes to screen size, bigger is not always better. It’s really a matter of personal preference. Do you want Huawei’s 6.1 inch OLED display or the 5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED display of Apple? What’s notable, though, is the screen resolution. The iPhone X clearly comes out on top here with the 2436 x 1125 pixels as opposed to the 2240 x 1080 by Huawei.

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X

The Camera

The iPhone X has solid competition as the Huawei P20 Pro is specifically made for fantastic shots after partnering with Leica. The Huawei P20 Pro comes with a triple-lens that boasts 40mp, 20mp, and 8mp capacities. The iPhone X has two, the rear equipped with a 12mp camera while FaceTime front comes with 7mp.

With regard to P20 Pro’s video features, wired.co.uk says it will shoot at 4K resolution, but it lacks stabiliZation.

photo taken with the Huawei P20 Pro
photo taken with the Huawei P20 Pro – auto mode
Food Photo taken with the iPhone X
Food Photo taken with the iPhone X – portrait mode

“It can shoot at ultra slo-mo 960fps, slowing footage down by 30x. But as this is only at 720p resolution, its cinematic effect is only Twitter-grade,” it says.

However, the software stabilization is good when you are shooting 1080p 30fps video.

Meanwhile, the iPhone X can also do 4K video recording at 60fps plus slow-mo video in 1080p at 240fps.


Do you want a mobile phone that can take days before charging? The Huawei P20 Pro boasts of a 4000 mAh as opposed to the 2716 mAh of the iPhone X. Clearly, there’s a winner here.


Here’s the problem with both units – none of them have a slot for the SD card. This means, there’s no room for memory expansion. Fortunately, the P20 Pro comes with a standard 128GB, so that’s already a lot of videos and pictures. With the iPhone X, you have the choice between 64GB and the stunning 256GB.

The Price

Of course, don’t forget about the pricing of these two babies. The P20 Pro is now available in the Philippines for $852 (or around PHP 44,990) while the iPhone X is just a tad more expensive at $1,159 (or P60,990).

Apple iPhone X vs. Huawei P20 Pro
Apple iPhone X vs. Huawei P20 Pro

Overall Look and Feel

When it comes to the smartphones’ weight, P20 Pro is at 180g while iPhone X is at 174 g. So, obviously, there is a winner here. It is good to note that customers of P20 Pro has Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). The Apple’s smartphone, however, only has a slot for a single Nano-SIM. What makes iPhone X phenomenal, though, is that it comes with a wireless charging feature.

In terms of color, though, you’ve got at least 4 choices (Twilight which is the crowd favorite, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, and Black) for the Huawei while Apple iPhone X will only give you 2 color options (Silver or Space Grey).


To wrap it up, the Huawei P20 Pro and the iPhone X are both incredible and capable of great things when in the hands of the right person. If you’re the typical mobile phone user who likes to watch shows on YouTube or flip through various social media sites, any unit will work well. However, if you’re the kind of person who likes to capture everyday life through a crisp camera, Huawei P20 Pro is hands down the one to choose.

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