Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Which handset to buy?

Gionee P15 is a budget smartphone from Gionee, and Mate 20 lite is a budget smartphone from Huawei. Gionee's phone was unveiled in 2021 and the Huawei's phone launched in 2018. Here, we compare Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite to help select the best handset for your needs.

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Gionee P15Mate 20 lite
Pros
Pros
  • Modern bezel-less design
  • Higher battery capacity
  • Top-grade glass and aluminum body
  • Stylish design
  • Higher resolution display
  • Faster chipset
  • Fast charging
Cons
Cons
  • Poor build
  • Heavier
  • Low-resolution display
  • Lower RAM
  • No fast charging
  • Large notch
  • Smaller battery capacity

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Specifications

Gionee P15Mate 20 lite
CHIPSET
CHIPSETUnisoc SC9863A
Kirin 710
CPU
CPUOcta-core
Octa-core
GPU
GPUIMG8322
Mali-G51 MP4
RAM
RAM2GB4GB or 6GB
STORAGE
STORAGE32GB
MicroSD
64GB
MicroSD
DISPLAY
DISPLAYIPS LCD
6.52 inches
720 x 1600
269 ppi
IPS LCD
6.3 inches
1080 x 2340
409 ppi
REAR CAMERA
REAR CAMERA13 MP main
0.08 MP secondary
1080p@30fps
20 MP main
2 MP depth
1080p@30fps
FRONT CAMERA
FRONT CAMERA8 MP selfie
24 MP selfie
2 MP depth
1080p@30fps
BATTERY
BATTERY5000 mAh
3750 mAh
Fast Charging

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Design

Both phones have a large size with Gionee P15 having a size 164.7 x 76.3 x 9 mm and Mate 20 lite having a size 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm. As a result, these are harder to use with a single hand and difficult to fit in a pocket.

Gionee P15 also has a weight of 190 g. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite weighs about 172 g. Therefore, Huawei's phone has a weight lower than the Gionee's phone.

Gionee P15 uses glass for the front and plastic for the back and the frame. Mate 20 lite, on the other hand, uses glass as the front material and aluminum for the back and the frame. Therefore, Huawei's phone has a higher build quality relative to the Gionee's phone and feels good in the hands.

Mate 20 lite got small bezels in comparison to the Gionee P15's bezel-less design. Thus, they both offer stylish looks with a bigger screen to body ratio.

There's no waterproofing on the two phones. Hence, both are less durable and you should be careful in the vicinity of the water sources.

For the Gionee P15, three colors are available: Blue, Black, and Light Blue. Mate 20 lite, on the other hand, also can be found in three shades: Sapphire Blue, Platinum gold, and Black.

Owing to the higher grade build, Mate 20 lite's design is better relative to Gionee P15's.

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Display

Gionee P15 features a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

The display of the Gionee P15 also has a 20:9 aspect ratio. Mate 20 lite display, on the other hand, has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Mate 20 lite's high-resolution screen creates vivid colors. Consequently, for high-quality videos, it is wonderful. It also creates fantastic visuals for gaming.

Gionee P15 comes with a small notch at the top of the display for the selfie camera. However, it is not that distracting for most of the users. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite comes with a large notch at the top of the display and it is a distraction.

Thanks to the higher resolution, Mate 20 lite has a better quality display than the Gionee P15.

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Camera

Rear camera

Gionee P15 has a 13 MP main camera and a 0.08 MP secondary camera. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite has a 20 MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 2 MP depth camera.

Both handsets have comparable quality on their main cameras. They both can produce average quality daytime photos with an average amount of detail. On the other hand, the low-light night images are softer and contain a lot of noise.

The main cameras of both phones have phase detection autofocus. As a result, both of them provide fast and accurate focusing.

Mate 20 lite main camera supports HDR to provide a wider color gamut.

The depth camera of the Huawei's phone captures the depth information for the portraits. Because of this camera, Huawei's phone supports the bokeh effect in the portrait photos.

Both phones are capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps from the main cameras.

Both phones feature similar quality back camera configurations. Therefore, we can consider this a tie.

Front camera

Gionee P15 comes with an 8 MP selfie camera. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite features a 24 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2 MP depth camera at the front.

Mate 20 lite selfie camera also supports an HDR mode to provide better quality selfies.

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Performance

Gionee P15 features the Unisoc SC9863A chipset. It has an Octa-core CPU. On the other hand, Mate 20 lite comes with the Kirin 710 chipset. It also has an Octa-core CPU. However, the CPU of the Kirin 710 has a better performance.

The chipset of the Gionee P15 uses the IMG8322 GPU. The chipset of the Mate 20 lite, on the other hand, uses the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. Moreover, Mali-G51 MP4 has a higher GPU performance than the IMG8322.

The following diagram shows the AnTuTu V9 performance benchmarks for the two devices.

Gionee P15

120803

Huawei Mate 20 lite

190899

Both phones only have low-end performance. As a result, they both can only handle less demanding games at decent quality settings. Furthermore, the UI experience is also not that smooth. However, they both work well for everyday use.

Gionee's phone has 2GB of memory compared to the 4GB or 6GB of memory in the Huawei's phone. Because of the larger memory, Huawei's phone can handle multitasking better.

Gionee P15 also features 32GB of internal storage, whereas Mate 20 lite features 64GB of internal storage. Both of them also come with expandable storage.

Because of the better chipset and the larger RAM, Mate 20 lite has a better performance than the Gionee P15.

Gionee P15 vs Huawei Mate 20 lite: Battery and charging

Gionee P15 features a 5000 mAh battery, whereas Mate 20 lite features a 3750 mAh battery. Because of the larger battery, Gionee's phone also has a higher battery life.

Huawei's phone also supports fast charging.

Sound comparison

Both phones feature a headphone jack and we can easily use our headphones with both of them.

Furthermore, each phone has a single speaker and therefore only supports mono sound.

Software and additional features comparison

Gionee P15 comes with Android 11 (Go edition). On the other hand, Mate 20 lite comes with Android 8.1.

Each phone also comes with a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the back. Both of these sensors are fast and accurate.

Each phone only supports Bluetooth 4.2. Therefore, they both only provide limited support for the newer Bluetooth 5.0 devices.

Gionee's phone comes with a micro USB port. However, Huawei's phone has a newer USB-C port.

Conclusion

Mate 20 lite is the overall winner between the two. As a result, if you are looking for a phone that comes with a premium quality build, a lower weight, a higher resolution display, a better performance, larger internal storage, and fast charging, it is better to go for the Mate 20 lite. It also has a USB Type-C port. However, Gionee P15 has higher battery life. As a result, Gionee P15 is also a worthy option.