Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Huawei Mate 30 specs comparison
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is one of the hottest smartphone lineups right now, and we can’t help but compare it to the flagship devices from other brands. In this case, we’re going to take a look at the specs of the Galaxy S20 and the Huawei Mate 30 to see which one looks better on paper.
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||Huawei Mate 30|
|6.7-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display, 525ppi, 120Hz, HDR10+||6.62-inch FHD+ OLED display, 389ppi, HDR10|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 2.8GHz octa-core CPU||HiSilicon Kirin 990 2.86GHz octa-core CPU|
|Samsung Exynos 990 2.7GHz octa-core CPU|
|8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB RAM|
|128GB/512GB storage||128GB storage|
|MicroSD up to 1TB||NM SD card up to 256GB|
|Quad rear cameras: 12MP F1.8 (main) + 12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide), 64MP F2.0 (telephoto) + Depth Vision||Triple rear cameras: 40MP F1.8 (main) + 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto)|
|8K video recording, Space Zoom, Hybrid Optic Zoom 3X, Super Resolution Zoom up to 30X||4K video recording, OIS, Optical Zoom 3X, Hybrid Zoom 5X, Digital Zoom 30X|
|10MP F2.2 front camera||24MP F2.0 front camera|
|5G NSA, Sub6||n/a|
|4G LTE Cat.20, 4×4 MIMO, up to 7CA||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (under-display)||Fingerprint scanner (under-display)|
|3.5mm audio jack|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|IP68 dust and water resistance||IP53 dust and water resistance|
|Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)||EMUI 10 (Android 10)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare||4,200mAh battery w/ 40W fast charging, 27W wireless fast charging, wireless reverse charging|
|161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm||160.8 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm|
|186 g||196 g|
Starting with the display, the S20+ immediately takes the lead for having a higher QHD+ resolution compared to the Mate 30’s FHD+. The S20+ also boasts a 120Hz refresh rate. So, if you want a smooth, pixel-packed viewing experience, the S20+ is the one to consider.
Design-wise, both are premium devices with metal frames and glass panels. The S20+, though, has a better IP68 dust and water resistance compared to the Mate 30’s IP53. Still, we don’t suggest intentionally immersing these devices in the water.
For storage, the S20+ comes in two options — 128GB and 512GB, with support for a microSD card up to 1TB. The Mate 30, on the other hand, has 128GB of storage with support for NM cards up to 256GB. But considering that the S20+ model in the Philippines is only offered in 128GB, the two are almost tied in storage capacities, although we’ll give plus points to the S20+ for its larger storage expansion.
When it comes to imaging, the Mate 30 leads in terms of resolution at 40MP versus the 12MP on the S20+. The same can be said with the ultra-wide camera resolution with 16MP versus 12MP in favor of the S20+. However, the S20+ has the advantage in telephoto camera resolution at 64MP versus 8MP. Not to mention, the 8K video recording capabilities.
It also has a DepthVision camera for better bokeh effects. As for selfies, the Mate 30 wins for having a 24MP sensor versus the 10MP on the S20+. Of course, these are just numbers and don’t equate to image quality. We’ll provide our verdict once we have the units for a review comparison.
Let’s look at connectivity. The S20+ should have won this part due to its 5G support. However, the model arriving in the Philippines will only support 4G, just like the Mate 30. In other aspects, the S20+ supports the newer WiFi ax while the Mate 30 has WiFi ac. Both have Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C, but the Mate 30 has an IR blaster for controlling appliances and a 3.5mm audio jack which is still a big deal for most users
For its performance, the S20+ runs on either the Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990. The Philippines will get the latter. It also comes in 8GB or 12GB RAM, although the Philippines will only get the former. For the Mate 30, it uses the new Kirin 990 with 8GB RAM. Both are flagship-grade chipsets, so you can expect excellent performance. We’ll be able to compare benchmark scores once we’re done with our review of the S20+.
Large batteries power both phones. The S20+ has the advantage of having a 4,500mAh capacity versus the Mate 30’s 4,200mAh. However, the latter has a more powerful fast charging technology. We’ll know which one has the longest battery life once we have reviewed the S20+.
Looking back at the advantages mentioned above, the Galaxy S20+ will appeal to those who want the best display possible and the largest battery. But for those who want the most resolution in cameras and with extra connectivity features like an IR blaster and a 3.5mm audio jack, the Mate 30 is still worth considering.
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