Compare Huawei P20 vs Apple iPhone 3GS: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Huawei P20 smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor, which has 8 cores, 8 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 1,8 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 2,4 GHz. The second is working with the Cortex-A8 processor, with 1 cores, 1 threads, its initial frequency is 0,6 GHz, its maximum frequency is 0,6 GHz.


Smartphone Huawei P20 Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) Huawei EML-L29 A1325
Release date Q1 2018 Q2 2009
Dimensions 5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 5.82 oz 4.76 oz
Body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.8 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type LTPS IPS LCD TFT
Resolution 1080 x 2240 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 18.7:9 3:2
Density 429 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system Android 8.1 iOS 3
Processor Hisilicon Kirin 970 Cortex-A8
Lithography 10 nm FinFET+ 65 nm
Cores 8 1
Threads 8 1
High-performance cores 4x Cortex-A73 @2.36 GHz 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A53 @1.84 GHz
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 PowerVR SGX535
Memory 4 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 128 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card
Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm
20 MP B/W, f/1.6, 27mm
3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8
Video 2160p30,
Front camera 24 MP, f/2.0 No
Front video 1080p30 No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 2.1, A2DP
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 2.0
Battery capacity 3,400 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 5 hours and 30 minutes ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 0.99 W/kg 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.72 W/kg 0.79 W/kg
DxOMark 102
AnTuTu 203,500
Geekbench 4 single core 1,892 150
Geekbench 4 multi-core 6,658 150
Rating 4.2 / 5 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 750 365
Price $428 $45
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Huawei P20 smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Huawei P20 is higher. The Huawei P20 has a more recent release date.

Note: prices may change with time. They are not updated in real time. Shipping costs have not been integrated in the overall cost of the mobile devices.

Performance comparison between the Huawei P20 phone and the Apple iPhone 3GS. For this purpose, we are looking at the respective scores on AnTuTu and Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Huawei P20  1,892
Apple iPhone 3GS  150

This graph shows us the difference in power between these two phones. For each value, it is an average based on 250 data generated in the benchmark platform.

On the single-core side, there is thus a difference of 1161%. In multi-core, the gap is 4339%.


Unfortunately, we can not yet display the comparison chart for the results on AnTuTu, because we lack data for at least one of these processors. Please, come back in a few days.