The mid-range smartphone market in India is soaring like never before. Considering the series of smartphones that have been injected into the market by major OEMs like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Honor, we are witnessing a fierce competition. Although it seems like Xiaomi is taking the crown, the other OEMs are not giving up just yet. Huawei recently launched a light variant of its powerful Huawei P20 Pro in the market dubbed, Huawei P20 Lite and then we have smartphones like the Nokia 6 (2018) and Vivo V9 Youth. In this article, we are pitting these three phones against each other. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what each of these phones bring to the table.
Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Nokia 6 (2018): Price in India
Huawei P20 Lite’s price in India is Rs. 19,999 in India and it will go on sale exclusively via Amazon on May 3, 2018. The Nokia 6 (2018) carries a price tag of Rs. 16,999 for the 32GB storage variant. The Vivo V9 Youth is launched at Rs. 19,990 in India.
Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Nokia 6 (2018): Design, Display
Starting with the display specs, the Huawei P20 Pro Lite comes with 5.84-inch IPS LCD FullView display bearing Full HD+ resolution at 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass protection, and a notch on the top. The Nokia 6 (2018), on the other hand, settles for a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with full-HD 1080×1920 pixels resolution, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and Gorilla Glass for protection. The Vivo V9 Youth features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD Full View 2.0 display with Full HD+ 1080×2280 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and a notch on top of the front panel.
In the display comparison, both the Huawei P20 Lite and Vivo V9 Youth are identical with the same aspect ratio, full HD+ resolution, and notch design. The Nokia 6 (2018) settles for a traditional Full HD resolution and clean front panel without notch.
Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Nokia 6 (2018): Specifications, Performance
Concerning hardware and software specifications, the Huawei P20 Lite comes powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 SoC with Mali T830-MP2 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 OS out-of-the-box. A 3000mAh battery completes the package with support for fast charging.
The Nokia 6 (2018), on the contrary, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, depending on the variant. In India, only the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant has been launched. However, the 4GB RAM/64GB storage may debut in the coming months. The storage on both the models can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. There is a 3000mAh onboard with support for fast charging. On the software front, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box
Lastly, the Vivo V9 Youth is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB internal storage, which can be further increased up to 256GB via microSD card. A 3260 mAh battery backs the device equipped with fast charging support. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out-of-the-box.
In this segment, both Nokia 6 (2018) and Huawei P20 Lite surface as winners with their better chipsets. The Snapdragon 630 has a little edge over the Kirin 659 though as it comes integrated with big.LITTLE technology that allows easy switching between cores.
Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Nokia 6 (2018): Camera
Coming to the imaging segment, the Huawei P20 Lite sports 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear with phase-detection autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording capability. It features a 16MP fixed focus front camera for selfies. The Nokia 6 (2018) settles for a 16MP rear camera with ZEISS optics, a dual-tone LED flash, a f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels. There is an 8MP fixed focus camera on the front for selfies with 1.12-micron pixels and a f/2.0 aperture. The Vivo V9 Youth comes with a 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear and a 16MP camera on the front for selfies with soft LED flash.
Both Huawei P20 Lite and the Vivo V9 Youth perform equally in this segment while the Nokia 6 (2018) looses with a significant margin as it lacks dual camera setup.
Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite vs Nokia 6 (2018): Verdict
To sum it all up, both the Huawei P20 Lite and Vivo V9 Youth have similar specs, but the P20 Lite takes the lead in the performance segment. We think that the P20 Lite makes for the best buy among the two other smartphones in the comparison.