Huawei P50 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: the Huawei P50 Pro this year has only 4G support. While the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is 5G network supported. That is an edge it has over the Huawei flagship smartphone. There are other differences between these two smartphones. Let’s get to it.

Huawei P50 Pro Key Specs

  • 6.6″ FHD+ OLED (120Hz)
  • 8/12 GB RAM
  • 128/256 or 512 GB ROM
  • 50 + 64 + 13 + 40MP
  • 13MP selfie
  • Snapdragon 888 4G
  • HarmonyOS 2.0
  • 4,360 mAh battery (66W)

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Key Specs

  • 6.1″ FHD+ OLED (60Hz)
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128/256 or 512 GB ROM
  • 12 + 12 + 12MP + TOF 3D (depth)
  • 12MP selfie + SL 3D (biometrics sensor)
  • Apple A14 Bionic
  • iOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 15
  • 2,815 mAh battery (20W)

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The Huawei P50 Pro is a flagship device with a nice display quality at the moment. It has a 6.6″ Full HD+ curved OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1,228×2,700 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz and 300Hz touch sampling rate.

While Apple iPhone 12 Pro display is smaller with a 6.1″ Full HD+ OLED flat screen. It has no high refresh rate which is a flaw on the iPhone 12 Pro. However, the screen brightness can max up to 1200 nits.

Overall, the Huawei P50 Pro display is the ideal one at the moment. It has the screen sharpness and also the 120Hz refresh rate to keep things smooth.


When it comes to camera comparison, Huawei P50 Pro has a great setup. A 50MP main snapper aided by 64MP periscope telephoto lens + 13MP ultrawide camera and 40MP black/white sensor. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera.
Features of the camera include: Leica optics, optical image stabilization, PDAF, 3.5x optical zoom, Laser AF and can record video in 4k resolution.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro camera is impressive as well. 12MP primary shooter that is supported by a 12MP telephoto + another 12MP for an ultrawide lens and making Quad, is a Lidar sensor. The selfie camera is 12MP.
Features of the camera are: PDAF, optical image stabilization, LiDar scanner, 2x optical zoom and can record video in 4K resolution.

You can’t go wrong with either of these two smartphones camera. Be it photography and videography, these two devices are ready to answer your call any time.

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Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G

Huawei P50 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 888 4G chipset or you can opt for the Kirin 9000 4G model. Either case, the Huawei P50 Pro only exist in 4G models. And it is Paired with 8/12GB RAM with 128/256GB or 512GB storage options.

A14 Bionic chipset powers the iPhone 12 Pro. Paired with 6GB RAM + 128/256GB or 512GB storage options. It is 5G network enabled.

Thus, when it comes to performance of both devices, one key difference is the 5G network availability. And iPhone 12 Pro is the only one here with the next gen connectivity.


Another significant difference between both smartphones. The Huawei P50 Pro runs HarmonyOS 2.0 software out of the box. Since the US ban won’t allow it to use the Google Mobile Services. Making the smartphone uneasy to use outside China.

Meanwhile, iOS 14.7 is the software running on the iPhone 12 Pro. And the iPhone 12 Pro is certain of getting regular software update from Apple for the next 5-6 years. The Software experience of iPhone 12 Pro is better.


The Huawei P50 Pro’s battery last longer than that of iPhone 12 Pro. More interesting is the very fact that the Huawei P50 Pro battery supports 66W fast charge.

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Huawei P50 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Price

At the moment, on Amazon, the iPhone 12 Pro with 6/128GB model is priced $999. While the Huawei P50 Pro can be found around $899 for the baseline variant.

Huawei P50 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Conclusion

The US ban placed on Hauwei from using GMS (Google Mobile Services) is really affecting the company. It makes it difficult to recommend the smartphone for residents living outside China. So, Apple iPhone 12 Pro remains the king of hearts here.

So if I’m to score both smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Huawei P50 Pro (45%) while Apple iPhone 12 Pro gets (55%).

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