Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus specs comparison
Huawei has recently unveiled its newest flagship smartphone series, the P30 series. Included in that is the Huawei P30 Pro, the lineup’s more premium device. We put the P30 Pro against Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S10 Plus, the most powerful device in the S10 flagship lineup. Let’s see how these two smartphones compare with each other!
|Specification||Huawei P30 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S10+|
|Display||6.47-inch FHD+ OLED display @ 2340 x 1080px, DCI-P3 HDR||6.3-inch 19:9 QHD+ Infinity "O" Dynamic AMOLED HDR+ display @ 3040x1440px, 522pi (800 nits)|
|CPU||Kirin 980 2.6GHz octa-core processor (2x Cortex A76 2.6GHz + 2x Cortex A76 1.92GHz + 4x Cortex A55 1.8GHz)||Samsung Exynos 9820 octa-core CPU|
|GPU||Mali-G76 MP10||Mali-G76 MP12 GPU|
|RAM||8GB RAM||8GB/12GB RAM|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB/1TB storage|
|SIM||Single/Dual-SIM||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)|
|Expandable storage||expandable via NM card||microSD up to 512GB|
|Rear cameras||40MP f/1.6 OIS RYYB (World’s first) + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle + 8MP f/2.4 w/ 5x Periscope(5X Optical Zoom, 10X Hybrid Zoom, 50X Digital Zoom) and Time-of-Flight technology||12MP Dual Aperture, Pixel OIS rear + 16MP Ultra Wide 123-deg, FF rear + 12MP Telephoto 2x Optical Zoom, OIS, AF rear|
|Front cameras||32 MP f/2.0||10MP Dual Pixel AF front + 8MP depth front|
|LTE||4G LTE Cat. 21||4G LTE (5G capable)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz)||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, HWA Audio||Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||GPS/ A-GPS/ Glonass/ BeiDou/ Galileo/ QZSS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo|
|Port||USB Type-C||USB 3.1 Type-C|
|3.5mm audio port||N/A||Yes|
|Biometrics||- In-screen fingerprint scanner (New generation)|
- Face recognition
|- Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (In-display)
- Heart-Rate Sensor
- Face Recognition scanner
|Features||- IP68 resistance|
- Invisible Dual speakers
- App Twin
- Google AR Core
- 3D Live Emojis
|- IP68 resistance
- Bixby Vision 2.0
|OS||EMUI 9.1 (Android 9 Pie)||OneUI 1.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)|
|Battery||4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge technology, 15W Wireless Quick Charge, Wireless Reverse Charge||4,100mAh battery w/ Wireless PowerShare|
Summary of advantages:
Huawei P30 Pro
- Slightly larger display size
- Higher main and secondary camera resolution
- Higher front camera resolution
- Slightly larger battery capacity
Galaxy S10 Plus
- Gorilla Glass 6 screen protection
- 3.5mm audio port
- Punch-hole camera
In terms of screen size, the Huawei P30 Pro measures a little bigger than that of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. The S10 Plus sports a 6.3-inch Infinity “O” display, meaning that while the S10 Plus doesn’t have a notch, it does have a punch-hole front camera located on the upper right of the screen. As for the P30 Pro, its 6.47-inch FHD+ OLED display has a waterdrop notch on top.
When it comes to RAM, both devices offer 8GB however, the S10 Plus wins this round by having a variant with 12GB RAM. As for storage, they have similar base storage of 128GB, but the S10 Plus has a 1TB limited edition variant. Both devices have expandable storage capabilities as well.
Since these are flagships smartphones, high-performance chipsets power up both the P30 Pro and S10 Plus. The P30 Pro is equipped with Kirin 980, while the S10 Plus has an Exynos 9820. Both chipsets are powerful although the Exynos 9820 has better performance benchmarks than the Kirin 980, therefore giving the S10 Plus the win in this category.
Let’s move on to the cameras. First up are the front-facing cameras. The P30 Pro has a 32MP f/2.0 front camera while the S10 Plus has a 10MP + 8MP depth dual front camera setup. While the P30 Pro slightly edges out the S10 Plus, the latter does have Dual Pixel AF and has an extra camera for depth.
For the rear cameras, this category’s quite a fight. The P30 Pro has a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP with 10x Hybrid Zoom and TOF technology. As for the S10 Plus, its triple camera setup consists of a 12MP + 16MP + 12MP with telephoto 2x optical zoom OIS. Looking at the specs alone, we can say that the P30 Pro blows the S10 Plus out of the water. When it comes to quality, however, we can’t say much as we haven’t exactly tested out the P30 Pro’s cameras ourselves. We’ve seen the quality of the photos the S10 Plus can take though, and we can say that they’re pretty good with rich colors, great contrast, and noticeable details.
Wired earphones users will be delighted with the S10 Plus as it does have a 3.5mm audio port, while the P30 Pro doesn’t have one.
Both devices have wireless charging capabilities and wireless reverse charging support. They’re pretty much on the same level as well when it comes to battery capacity, as the P30 Pro carries a 4,200mAh battery while the S10 Plus has a 4,100mAh one.
If you’re more into smartphone photography, consider the Huawei P30 Pro in your picks with its impressive main and secondary camera resolutions. If you’re into entertainment with looking at smartphone photography as a plus, get the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. The Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus are both top-of-the-line smartphones, considering their premium specs. Which one’s your pick as the better smartphone? Share it with us!