Two Android mid-range smartphonesplay it off – the Huawei Mate 10 lite up againstthe Samsung Galaxy A7
If you’re looking at picking up a mid-range performant phone, two names you’ve probably heard about: Huawei Mate 10 lite and Samsung’s A7. Both are excellent options for anyone seeking a well-designed phone with excellent imaging skills at an affordable price.
But which is the best out of these two handsets?
During the past few years, Huawei really upped its game and has become a serious force to be reckoned within the Android space.The company’s growth in the past few years has been remarkable. It has become one of the world’s biggest phone vendors in record time.
Find out how two of the most impressive 2017 mid-range Android phones compare.
|Huawei Mate 10 lite||Samsung Galaxy A7|
|Dimensions||6.15 x 2.96 x 0.30 inches (156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm)||6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches (156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm)|
|Weight||5.78 oz (164 g)||6.56 oz (186 g)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Camera||16 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Chipset||Exynos Kirin 659||7870 Octa HiSilicon|
|Screen size||5.9 inches||5.7 inches|
|Internal Storage||64 GB Storage||32 GB Storage|
|RAM||4 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Primary camera||16 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera||16 MP Camera|
|Front Camera||13 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera||16 MP Camera|
Round 1: Hardware
The HUAWEI Mate 10 litehas a 64GB capacity whereas the Samsung A7 has a 32 GB capacity only. Each phone also supports storage expansion via the microSD, microSDXC and microSDHC card slots, and accept cards up to 256GB.
When it comes to RAM, 4GB is what you get with the Mate 10 lite, compared to 3GB for the A7. As for processors, the Mate 10 lite is equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 659. As for the S7, you get Samsung’s ExynosOcta 7880 chipset.
Round 2: Design & Build
HUAWEI Mate 10 lite is sculpted from curved edges and soft flowing lines that highlight the beautiful symmetry of a seamless device. The main body is made of aluminum whereas Samsung’s A7 is made of glass with its accents made of aluminum. HUAWEI’s phone is 0.4 mm thinner than Samsung’s and 22 g lighter.
Round 3: Display
We come to the first huge difference between the two when we talk displays. First of all, HUAWEI Mate 10 lite is the first HUAWEI smartphone to feature a HUAWEI FullView display, fitting 5.9 inches of screen into what would traditionally be a 5.5 inch form factor. This means HUAWEI Mate 10 lite sports an impressive 83% screen-to-body ratio, compared to 73.78% for the A7, and 5.7inch display on the SamsungA7.
Mate 10 lite’s resolution is also better in comparison to the A7’s display specs: the A7 features1080x1920 pixels at 386 ppi, but HUAWEI wins with 1080×2160 at 409 ppi. The Mate 10 lite hands down has the better display.
Round 4: Cameras
But HUAWEI wins it all with its quad camera. HUAWEI Mate 10 lite’s rear-facing camera combines a 16MP lens and a 2MP lens. The 16MP lens is responsible for image rendering, and the 2MP lens captures depth of field information to create a professional bokeh effect. Its 13 MP dual-lens front-facing camera with a Smart Selfie Toning Flash and 16 MP dual-lens back camera deliver professional-looking bokeh effects in every shot.
The Galaxy A7 (2017) features a 16-megapixel camera on both the back and the front. The main camera has a single LED flash and an f/1.9 lens, but lacks any form of stabilization.
No question about it, you will get MUCH better pics using the Mate 10 lite’s camera.
Last round: Verdict
HUAWEI Mate 10 lite delivers a premium experience through a finely-tuned balance of hardware and software.
With its slim elegant design, the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite is easy to carry, fun to use, and ready to go wherever life takes you. One more big surprise: starting from this month, it is having a 200AED reduction. Its actual price is only 1199AED, compared to 1349 AED for the A7.