Huawei introduced its mid-range P30 Lite smartphone alongside the flagship P30 and P30 Pro smartphones at a global launch event held in Paris last month. The mid-range P30 Lite was launched in India alongside the flagship P30 Pro yesterday and is set to go on sale on Amazon.in starting from April 25. In India, the two main rivals of the P30 Lite happen to be the OPPO F11 Pro and Vivo V15. Does the latest mid-range offering from Huawei have what it takes to take on the competition? Let us find out.
Huawei P30 Lite vs OPPO F11 Pro vs Vivo V15: Price in India
The Huawei P30 Lite will be available in India in two variants. It starts at INR 19,990 for the 4GB RAM version with 128GB of onboard storage. The 6GB RAM version with the same 128GB of onboard storage is priced at INR 22,990. In comparison, OPPO’s F11 Pro is available in India for INR 24,990. Vivo’s V15 is very slightly more affordable than the OPPO F11 Pro at INR 23,990.
Huawei P30 Lite vs OPPO F11 Pro vs Vivo V15: Display, Performance
Huawei P30 Lite ships with Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0.1 out of the box. It sports a 6.15-inch IPS LCD Dewdrop display with 1080 x 2312 pixels Full HD+ resolution, TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification, and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a 12nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset clocked at up to 2.3 GHz with a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. As I mentioned above already, the P30 Lite comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory. You can expand the storage further by up to 256GB, although the phone does not come with a dedicated microSD card slot.
OPPO F11 Pro has a 6.5-inch Panoramic screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and an impressive 90.9% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, OPPO’s latest F-series smartphone runs on a 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core chipset clocked at up to 2.1 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Available only in a single memory configuration, the F11 Pro packs 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Just like the Huawei P30 Lite, the F11 Pro has hybrid dual-SIM slots. As for software, the smartphone runs on OPPO’s latest ColorOS 6.0, based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Vivo V15 is very similar to the OPPO F11 Pro in many areas. It runs on the same MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor, clubbed with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in only a single variant with 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further quite easily thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot. Vivo V15 features a 6.53-inch Ultra FullView display with 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and a 90.9% screen-to-body ratio. When it comes to software, the Vivo smartphone currently runs on Android 9.0 Pie-based Funtouch OS 9.
In terms of display size, the OPPO and Vivo smartphones certainly have an edge over the Huawei P30 Lite. Similarly, the P30 Lite falls slightly behind the OPPO F11 Pro and Vivo V15 when it comes to performance as well.
Huawei P30 Lite vs OPPO F11 Pro vs Vivo V15: Camera, Battery, Connectivity
Moving on to optics, the Huawei P30 Lite is equipped with a triple-camera setup at the rear. It has a 24-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP secondary ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The smartphone has a 32MP selfie camera on the front, clubbed with an f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras on the P30 Lite feature AI scene recognition technology. Connectivity options supported by the Huawei mid-ranger include GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 4G VoLTE. It packs a 3340mAh capacity battery under the hood with 18W fast charging support.
The OPPO F11 Pro comes with a 48MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear, with the primary sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture lens. For portrait shots, it uses the 5MP secondary camera to capture depth information. The smartphone has a 16MP rising selfie camera, clubbed with an f/2.0 aperture. Just as you would expect, the F11 Pro too comes with a slew of AI-assisted camera features. Connectivity features on offer include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy. The OPPO F11 Pro is fueled by a 4000mAh non-removable battery supporting 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology.
Vivo V15 also has a triple-camera setup at the rear. It uses a 12MP primary sensor coupled with an f/1.78 aperture, 8MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP depth-sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera with various AI-powered features and an f/2.0 aperture. As for connectivity, Vivo V15 offers support for Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 4G VoLTE. The handset’s internals are fueled by a 4000mAh battery featuring Vivo’s Dual-Engine fast charging technology.
The Huawei P30 Lite is certainly very impressive when it comes to the camera hardware. It has a more appealing triple-camera setup at the rear than the Vivo V15 and has a similar 32MP resolution selfie snapper. Unfortunately, however, the P30 Lite has a significantly smaller battery than the OPPO and Vivo handsets.
Huawei P30 Lite vs OPPO F11 Pro vs Vivo V15: Verdict
Thanks to its more affordable pricing, the Huawei P30 Lite is worth considering if you’re in the market for a new mid-range Android smartphone with an impressive selfie camera. OPPO F11 Pro and Vivo V15, although slightly more expensive, have the upper hand over the Huawei handset in a few areas. If you wish to save a few bucks and care more for about the camera performance than anything else, you should go for the P30 Lite. As an overall package, however, the OPPO F11 Pro is slightly better.