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Galaxy A5 VS Huawei P9 Lite: Specs & Features Face-Off Of 2016’s Best Mid-Ranger Phones [VIDEO]


Galaxy A5 and Huawei P9 Lite will face on Design, Display, Performance, Software, Battery and Camera. The one which will score higher will be declared the winner. Let's begin the showdown.

Battle Round - Design

The difference between their there is imminent, both appears with a seeming metal bodice. The Huawei P9 Lite has aluminum sides and embellished with polycarbonate back giving it a premium-like appearance. This gave customers a run for their money. Meanwhile, Samsung swayed from the metal cover idea and gave Galaxy A5 a 2.5D glass body.

Both device rocks fingerprint sensors but placed in different places. P9 Lite has it at the back to accommodate a more comfortable handling while Galaxy A5 incorporated it in its home button.

Winner: Obviously, P9 Lite won this round.

Battle Round - Display

Galaxy A5 boasts a Super AMOLED display while P9 Lite sports IPS LCD with InCell technology. Both measures 5.2 inches with the same 1080 resolution and 424 pixels. With great screen display, both phones display great colors and contrast.

Winner: Galaxy A5 snatched this one.

Battle Round - Performance

P9 Lite runs with the Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor allowing the phone to run at a maximum rate of 1.7 GHz while the second one at 2.0 GHz. It is supported by 3GB RAM, an interesting feature to find in a mid-range smartphone. On the other hand, Galaxy A5 has an Octa-core Exynos 7580 processor that runs at a frequency of 1.6 GHz supported by a smaller 2GB RAM.

Winner: Kirin 650 Processor FTW, P9 Lite got it.

Battle Round - Software

This round will take P9 Lite's lead with its Android 6.0 Marshmallow plus has added the 4.1 version of its interface, EMUI. The Samsung Galaxy A5 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, obviously a downgrade version of Marshmallow android.

Winner: P9 Lite and its Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Battle Round - Battery

Though figures state that Galaxy A5 has 2,900 mAh while 3,000 mAh for the P9 Lite, this is not the case in the real life. Advancement in performance and software, P9 Lite requires a bigger use of battery making it last for less than a day when used intensively. But Galaxy A5 can last for almost two days upon intensive usage.

Another thing, Galaxy A5 has a fast charger feature requiring only an hour of charging while P9 Lite charging capabilities takes a longer time.

Winner: Galaxy A5 hits back.

Battle Round - Camera

Both Galaxy A5 and P9 Lite sports 13 MP rear cameras but Samsung offers an f/19 aperture without optical image stabilizer while Huawei's has f/20 aperture with image stabilization. The former only has 5 MP shooter for the front camera while the latter has a more powerful 8 MP.

Winner: Again, P9 Lite.

Conclusion and Overall Winner:

Among the six battle rounds each device scored: P9 Lite - 4; Galaxy A5 - 2. These results may vary but it can help you out in sorting which mid-range phone to grab for the better smartphone experience. You can also watch the video below for more.

This comparison is based on Android Pit and Neurogadget observations.


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