Huawei Mate 20 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A8 - Mid-range smartphone showdown

InfidelGastro

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You pays your money and make your choice. If I were to choose, it would be inclined to grab the Sammy but 32GB on board storage ain't nothin' to write home about. Also if you desire dual sim capability, you wind up taking it where you didn't want to. Both of course, have their pros and cons. Buyers choice.
 

Potatoknight

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Lots of pros and cons, lack of AMOLED panel on the Huawei makes the battery difference a little smaller, but if you're going to pay anything more than 4-5k on a phone then having USB-C fast charging is a must in 2018. And idk why sumsang have chosen to ditch it this year when the A series last year had USB-C
 

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Clearly the Huawei pumps the Samsung Away. Sorry Samsung but your days are going to be over soon.
 

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The IPS LCD displays used by Huawei are very close to AMOLED. Not the same but very close.
 

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How are ppl actually taking these phones seriously when you can get the previous gen flagship for the same money...

Instead of rattling off specs myBB should be looking at the value proposition of these "midrangers" that will be abandoned after a year while flagships often get upto 3 years of support...

Whats better value for the consumer?
 

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How are ppl actually taking these phones seriously when you can get the previous gen flagship for the same money...

Instead of rattling off specs myBB should be looking at the value proposition of these "midrangers" that will be abandoned after a year while flagships often get upto 3 years of support...

Whats better value for the consumer?
Heres an example

https://secure.telkom.co.za/today/shop/personal/product/Huawei-mate-10pro-FM-1gb/?#!k=product-detail-44023

The mate 10 Pro, even though a year old is 3 times the phone that the mate 20 lite is. on that deal you'd end up paying 250x24 = R6000 for the phone.

Chances are also great that it will also be supported by the OEM long after the lite is left for dead.
I'm pretty sure that the same could be said for the Galaxy S8. Which is by all accounts still a fantastic device.

Not cool myBB... pushing crap on readers when theres better out there
 

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How are ppl actually taking these phones seriously when you can get the previous gen flagship for the same money...

Instead of rattling off specs myBB should be looking at the value proposition of these "midrangers" that will be abandoned after a year while flagships often get upto 3 years of support...

Whats better value for the consumer?
Heres an example

https://secure.telkom.co.za/today/shop/personal/product/Huawei-mate-10pro-FM-1gb/?#!k=product-detail-44023

The mate 10 Pro, even though a year old is 3 times the phone that the mate 20 lite is. on that deal you'd end up paying 250x24 = R6000 for the phone.

Chances are also great that it will also be supported by the OEM long after the lite is left for dead.
I'm pretty sure that the same could be said for the Galaxy S8. Which is by all accounts still a fantastic device.

Not cool myBB... pushing crap on readers when theres better out there
You know it, the latest is the greatest even though a year old flagship is still better than the latest mid-range
 

Hemps

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Heres an example

https://secure.telkom.co.za/today/shop/personal/product/Huawei-mate-10pro-FM-1gb/?#!k=product-detail-44023

The mate 10 Pro, even though a year old is 3 times the phone that the mate 20 lite is. on that deal you'd end up paying 250x24 = R6000 for the phone.

Chances are also great that it will also be supported by the OEM long after the lite is left for dead.
I'm pretty sure that the same could be said for the Galaxy S8. Which is by all accounts still a fantastic device.

Not cool myBB... pushing crap on readers when theres better out there

Damn thats a nice phone.....mmmm so tempted.

Edit: See it"s R349 x 24
 

Volksieboi

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Damn thats a nice phone.....mmmm so tempted.

Edit: See it"s R349 x 24
Yes R100 for the Freeme subscription, the rest is for the phone.

Maybe and ask telkom what the total upfront payment would be instead of paying the R250 X 24 - maybe you get a discount :)
 

sajunky

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A killer deal is for Mate 10 Pro from Telkom, I agree, but coming back to the comparison table:

People will buy bigger screen, they will not notice that second camera works as a depth sensor, Huawei is more clever in marketing.

Chosing A8 for comparison is not fair due to the much smaller screen. Display size contribute much to the cost of the phone. It would be more fair comparing Huawei with Samsung A8+ 2018. A bigger display, otherwise is identical to A8. Still smaller than Huawei, but closer.

I wonder how it happen that Samsung, producer of memory chips is not able supply to South Africa 64MB version?

Also note, nobody had mentioned that Huawei has faster CPU cluster set 4x A73 + 4xA53 versus 2xA73 + 6xA53 in Samsung.
 
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