Battle of the Triple Cameras: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs LG V40 ThinQ

Battle of the Triple Cameras: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs LG V40 ThinQ

One of the many smartphone trends in 2018 was the increased number of cameras. We’re seeing more devices with dual cameras on the front and even more with two, three, or more on the rear. The LG V40 ThinQ and Huawei Mate 20 Pro both feature triple rear cameras. While they share the same number of rear cameras, these two devices have a ton of differences. Our friends over at Pocketnow compared these two beasts in the video below. Which triple camera phone do you think is the best?

Mate 20 Pro XDA Forum LG V40 XDA Forum

CategoryHuawei Mate 20 ProLG V40 ThinQ
Dimensions and Weight157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm, 189g158.7 x 75.7 x 7.7mm, 169g
ColorsPink Gold, Midnight Blue, Emerald Green, Twilight BlackAurora Black, Moroccan Blue
SoftwareEMUI 9.0 based on Android PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo (LG UX 7.0)
Display6.39 inch curved OLED, 1440×3120 resolution, 19.5:9 ratio, HDR6.4-inch 1440×3120 19.5:9 P-OLED FullVision Display, 536 PPI
System-on-chip8-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 with Mali-G76 GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 @ 2.8GHz
Co-processorDual NPUs on the HiSilicon Kirin 980Hexagon 685
RAM and storage configurations6GB + 128GB storage
up to 256GB Nano Memory Card for expandable storage
6GB + 64GB storage
expandable up to 512GB via microSD
Battery4,200 mAh3,300mAh battery
Rear Camera Sensors
  • 40MP (Wide Angle 27mm, f/1.8)
  • 20MP (Ultra Wide Angle 16mm, f/2.2)
  • 8MP (3x Telephoto 80mm, f/2.4, OIS)
  • OIS, HDR, dual-tone flash
  • 12MP (standard, f/1.5 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size)
  • 16MP (wide-angle, f/1.9 aperture)
  • 12MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture) w/ LED flash
  • Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Phase Detection Autofocus, 2X Optical Zoom
Front Camera Sensor24 MP (f/2.0)8MP (standard, f/1.9 aperture) + 5MP (wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture)
PortsUSB 3.1 Type-CUSB Type-C (USB 2.0, 3.1 compatible), 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0 EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, LTE Category 21 (1.4Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
ChargingWireless charging up to 15W, 40W via USB-C charging, wireless dischargingFast charging (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0), wireless charging
IP RatingIP68IP68

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.