iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40 in comparison: Full specs & Review 2020

iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40 in comparison: Full specs & Review 2020
iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40 in comparison: Full specs & Review 2020

iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40 in comparison: Full specs & Review 2020


  • iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40: Data Comparison
  • Design and display: Apple makes it retro
  • Performance: Kirin vs. Bionic
  • Camera: Both can be seen
  • Battery and storage: duel at eye level
  • Conclusion: HUAWEI P40 or iPhone 12?

Is Apple setting another milestone in the smartphone sector or are the market competitors on a par with the manufacturer from Cupertino? We compare the iPhone 12 and HUAWEI P40 and show you the differences between the two current high-end devices .

In comparison, you can find out whether the iPhone 12 can technically present itself to the HUAWEI device. HUAWEI also has to do without Google services in its current flagship series. However, they want to make up for the loss with their own solutions such as the AppGallery and a new app search function. Find out whether the iPhone 12 is technically superior to the HUAWEI P40.

iPhone 12 vs. HUAWEI P40: Data Comparison

iPhone 12HUAWEI P40
Display size technology resolution6.1 in OLED 2,532 × 1,170 pixels6.1 in OLED 2,340 × 1,080 pixels
processorA14 BionicKirin 990 5G
random access memory4 GB *8 GB
Storage expandable?64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB No128 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
camera MegapixelsDual camera 12 MP + 12 MPTriple camera 50 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP
battery pack2,775 mAh *3,800 mAh
operating systemiOS 14Android 10 (AOSP)

Design and display: Apple makes it retro

For the 2020 smartphones, Apple is returning to its old strengths and reintroducing the angular look of the iPhone 5. Technically, however, the screen naturally makes a huge leap. The exterior is shown in an almost frameless, covered glass. The front camera is hidden again in the familiar notch. The iPhone 12 has a screen diagonal of 6.1 inches, on which the OLED display provides a resolution of 2,532 × 1,170 pixels.

The screen of the HUAWEI P40 is the same size as the iPhone 12. In terms of resolution, however, the picture on the Apple mobile phone is a bit sharper. The HUAWEI P40 offers a resolution of 2,340 × 1,080 pixels.

The front camera is not hidden in the upper center of the screen, but in a punch hole on the right. So here the individual taste decides which device delivers the better advantages.

Performance: Kirin vs. Bionic

Both HUAWEI and Apple rely on in-house solutions for the processor. The Kirin 990 5G was already behind the Bionic A13 in various benchmarks . Since Apple has revamped its SoC with the Bionic A14, the performance points go to the iPhone 12. The Kirin 990 5G clocks at a maximum of 2.86 gigahertz, Apple’s chipset works with a maximum of 3.1 gigahertz. Both high-performance processors are optimized for energy-saving performance, so that the battery is not strained too much even in computationally intensive processes.

With the iPhone 12 series, Apple is also catching up with the competition and is now also equipping its smartphones with 5G modems. With both the HUAWEI P40 and the iPhone 12, you are equipped with the right tariff for the fastest mobile Internet.

Camera: Both can be seen

The camera has always been the flagship of HUAWEI smartphones. The P40 also knows how to convince. The triple camera is equipped with a 50-megapixel wide-angle main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel telesensor with f / 2.4 aperture. The camera delivers sharp and colorful images, even under adverse conditions.

In contrast, there is the 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f / 2.4 aperture and 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f / 1.6 aperture on the iPhone 12. The iPhone camera is particularly impressive in terms of software and AI. Features such as Deep Fusion, a slow motion and portrait mode or the smart night mode get everything out of the recordings. There is no clear winner in the photo competition; individual needs also decide whether the HUAWEI P40 or iPhone 12 has the better camera.

Battery and storage: duel at eye level

As usual, the new iPhone is available with different memory configurations. Depending on your needs, you can choose the variant with 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage space. The decision must be carefully considered before buying. The iPhone 12 does not offer a possibility for memory expansion. With the HUAWEI P40, the decision is taken away. There is only one version with 128 gigabytes of storage space. Both the iPhone 12 and the HUAWEI P40 offer enough space for apps, photos, videos and more. If things do get tight, the P40 memory can be expanded by up to 256 gigabytes with a memory card. However, you don’t need a standard microSD card, but HUAWEI’s in-house nano memory card .

When it comes to the battery, the iPhone 12 is left behind on paper with a capacity of 2,775 mAh. HUAWEI, on the other hand, offers 3,800 mAh. It remains to be seen whether the capacity disadvantage will also be reflected in everyday life. Apple has already set up its iPhones to be energy-efficient in the past. The juice is sufficient for at least one day of use.

Conclusion: HUAWEI P40 or iPhone 12?

The HUAWEI P40 and iPhone 12 are the standard models of the respective flagship series. With both devices, you get a technically convincing overall package, which in terms of camera, performance and design belongs to the best that the smartphone market currently has. The P40 has to bear the burden of the missing Google services. HUAWEI tries to fill the hole with various solutions of its own. With the iPhone 12 you get proven iOS quality. Technically, the iPhone 12 is ahead of the game, especially when it comes to the processor.


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