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Google Pixel XL vs Huawei Mate 9 vs LG V20: The Big Competitors

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The battle for ultimate smartphone never stops. Smartphone manufacturers are in a constant battle to claim the reign of top smartphone manufacturer with more powerful and premium feature phones. Having said that, we truly acknowledge that it's an ongoing battle with no end point, We have been updating our readers with the best smartphones available in market.

This time around we present you with the most comprehensive comparison of three of the most powerful smartphones available in market. This might help you to get your hands around the best smartphone among the lot (Huawei Mate9 vs LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL). Continue to read on if you want to know technical comparison between these awesomely powerful smartphones.


Big bright screens are loved by all smartphone users (although there are some who prefer smaller and rational screen sizes). Whatever, big and bright is today's norm for all premium smartphones and all of our compared smartphones are well equipped with some truly magnificent display.

Highly talked Google Pixel XL hasn't left any stone unturned when it comes to crystal clear display. This premium phone also comes with a large 5.5 inch screen with seriously awesome 1440x2560 pixel resolution (higher than iPhone 7 Plus)

Coming to the latest and by far probably the best device launched by Huawei, the Mate 9 boosts the biggest among the all 5.9 inch screen with 1080x1920 pixel density. Well, this certainly is one of the best choices out there for those who like it really big.

Lastly, LG isn't too far from the competition and its latest LG V20 comes with a large 5.7 inch QHD screen with 513 PPI. No to forget the dual-screen display that V20 offers. The dual screen which was initially launched for LG V10, is an "Always On" display that really comes handy for notifications, quick settings and launching applications.

It's hard to choose the best among the lot here, however, for us LG V20 is a winner here with its unique and characteristic dual screen display option. You can check out the complete specification and Price of LG V20.

Processor and RAM

We all hate smartphone lagging and that's the reason why companies are launching more and more powerful processor with massive RAM to match our desired performance level. Here's a peek inside these three premium smartphone's processing capabilities.

Getting on with Google's latest and biggest launch the Google Pixel XL, this much rated phone is powered by powerful Snapdragon 821 chipset which again is a highly efficient and fast processor (as we all expect). Google Pixel XL also boosts a 4GB large RAM which clearly gives it an edge over some of the other smartphones available in market today.

The latest Huawei Mate 9 is powered by Kirin 960 processor (it is claimed to be the most powerful and highest performing processor ever designed globally). The company also claims that its powerful Kirin 960 processor can outperform all multi-core performing smartphone devices in the world.

Lastly, LG V20 that has taken overall lead in display comes with a Qualcomm 820 processor and boosts 4GB of RAM. Snapdragon 820 has been taken as a powerful device that boosts power for seamless multi-functioning.

Overall, there's a no clear winner in this category, however given the reputation and claims of Google we think Google Pixel XL does have a little edge in terms of power performance over other devices. You can read in details about Google Pixel XL and Price.


With big powerful mobiles, we are storing big data in our smartphones. However, internal storage is one aspect which has disappointed many users. Many smartphone brands have taken the route of in-built memory which truly is a disappointment for those who want to save big data on their devices. Anyhow, let's see which among these devices comes out a winner in terms of storage capacity.

Google with its Pixel XL for some weird reasons decided not to offer a microSD card option. It comes with 32GB and 128GB variant.

Huawei somehow always managed to offer its users with more flexible options as is the case with its latest Mate 9 device. The Phone comes with a 64GB in built storage with a microSD card slot option. There's also a premium variant for Huawei Mate 9, namely Porsche Design Mate 9 that offers 256GB of storage. Fortunately, even the premium Porsche Design mate comes with an expandable memory card slot which is expandable up to additional 256GB.

Coming to LG's best smartphone the LG V20, which comes with an inbuilt storage of 64GB with additional memory card slot option. What's really amazing here is that unlike Huawei's 256 additional storage option, LG V20 offers up to 2TB of expandable storage with MicroSD card slot.

So, here in this category LG V20 with its large inbuilt storage and massive expandable memory option is the clear winner. Huawei isn't that far but lags behind in terms of expandable memory limit. You can check out the complete specifications and Price of Huawei Mate 9.


No smartphone can be termed as premium until it boosts a truly amazing and aspiring camera. We all love to capture pictures and we all love to share beautiful pictures with our social circle. Smartphones are incorporating more and more professional cameras in their devices to take an edge over their peers. Let's see some main characteristic camera features of these exquisite smartphones.

Google Pixel XL comes with a rather disappointing 12.3 MP rear camera with no dual-lens technology. It does actually boosts a rather above average 8MP front camera.

Coming to Huawei Mate 9, it will be fair to say that Huawei was among the first few companies to integrate dual-lens technology in its Huawei P9 smartphone. This time again, Huawei takes lead in boosting a truly powerful and magnificent dual-lens 20MP rear camera that performs exceptional even in low light. Huawei in fact has undergone into a strategic partnership with legendary Leica Company to boost powerful cameras for its devices. It also comprise an amazing 8MP front camera.

Coming to LG V20, the device also boosts a great dual-lens 16MP rear camera that comes with leading Hybrid autofocus technology from LG. Hybrid autofocus is a cutting-edge technology that combines contrast autofocus with laser autofocus and phase detection for truly crisp, detailed and sharp pictures. The device also boosts a 5MP wide angle front camera for great selfies.

Overall, it's a close call for the best camera among Huawei mate 9 and LG V20. However, we would prefer Huawei over LG mainly due to its strategic partnership investment with Leica.


Google Pixel XL boosts a larger battery of 3450mAh, which is claimed to offer over 20 days of standby time.

Talking about Huawei Mate 9, the phone comes with a massive 4000mAh battery which surely does stand with the best in industry.

As far as LG V20 battery is concerned, it lags behind Huawei big time here. The device comes with a rather medium battery capacity of 3200mAh.

Huawei Mate 9 is the clear winner in this category and by a large margin (no doubts!).


So, it's a hard fought battle among some of the best smartphones available in market today. Though the choice for the best smartphone largely depends on one's own preferences, as far as specifications are concerned, Huawei Mate 9 and LG V20 have the strongest specifications to claim the reign of the best among the lot. 



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