Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Huawei Mate 20 Lite: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

If you are not interested in the most important innovations brought by the latest flagships but you just want an excellent smartphone which is more than sufficient under every point of view, then the Lite variants of some Chinese flagships may be the perfect phones for your needs. Here is a comparison between Honor 10 Lite, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and Huawei Mate 20 Lite, the latest Lite phones which offer a satisfying experience at a very attractive price.

Huawei Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Huawei Honor 10 Lite Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Huawei Mate 20 Lite
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162 grams 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm, 169 grams 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm, 172 grams
DISPLAY 6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD  6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 ppi, 18:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY  4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot  4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 9 Pie, EMUI Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI  Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 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
CAMERA Dual 13 + 2 MP f/1.8
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9 and f/2.0
24 MP front camera
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/1.8
24 + 2 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 3000 mAh 3350 mAh, Fast Charging with Quick Charge 3.0  3750 mAh, Fast Charging with 9V / 2A 18W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Hybrid Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot  Hybrid Dual SIM slot


The phone with the most modern and futuristic design is the Honor 10 Lite. Thanks to its waterdrop notch it has the less visible bezels, it sports a very elegant glass back and you can even get it in two different gradient color variants. I like Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite but not as much as Honor 10 Lite because of its bigger notch. Huawei Mate 20 Lite’s notch is even bigger and its backside is sober but nothing special in terms of look.



Whatever you choose, you will get more or less the same quality for the display. All of these handsets feature a classic IPS panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a sufficient color reproduction, and an average brightness. Huawei Mate 20 Lite is slightly better than its opponents thanks to its additional LTPS technology which usually makes brightness or viewing angles better.


Specs & Software

Talking about performance, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is the most convincing one because it has a slightly better SoC: the octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset by Qualcomm. The difference between this chipset and the Kirin 710 is more evident when it comes to graphics performance, so especially gaming, because of the more powerful GPU of the Snapdragon 660. But note that Honor 10 Lite is the only one to come with Android Pie out of the box, while its opponents are still based on Oreo.



Huawei Mate 20 Lite offers more impressive camera performances with its wide angle main camera which is also equipped with a depth sensor doing its job well. It captures an astonishing level of detail when light conditions are good, and it even has a dual front camera with a wide angle lens and a depth sensor. So, even when it comes to selfies, Huawei Mate 20 Lite is able to click better shots.



At last, Huawei Mate 20 Lite is better even on the battery side. It can last more on a single charge thanks to its bigger 3750 mAh unit. Honor 10 Lite is the most disappointing one as its battery has just 3000 mAh of capacity and it does not even feature a fast charging technology.



Thanks to its better camera and battery, Huawei Mate 20 Lite is the superior device in this trio, but it also costs more. At the moment you have to spend more or less €300/$341 to get it, while Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (second place for it) costs less than €240/$273 globally and Honor 10 Lite costs €175/$199 in China (it is still not in the global market).


Huawei Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Huawei Mate 20 Lite: PROs and CONS

Huawei Honor 10 Lite


  • Better design
  • Android Pie
  • GPU Turbo 2.0
  • Borderless display
  • Affordable price


  • Smaller battery


Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite


  • Wonderful design
  • Affordable
  • Good performance
  • Fast charging


  • Nothing particular


Huawei Mate 20 Lite


  • Big display
  • Nice cameras
  • Big battery
  • Original design


  • Higher price