Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G Specs Comparison
Both Samsung and Huawei have recently released their flagship devices, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Mate 30 Pro 5G. Both of these devices are the Rolls Royce of smartphones, able to perform all tasks that you throw at it with ease. If you’re in the market for the best of the best, then choosing between the two could be a difficult task. To help ease the process, we’ve made a quick specs comparison between the two.
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G|
|6.9-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display, 511ppi, 120Hz, HDR10+||6.53-inch 18.4:9 OLED FHD+ display, DCI-P3 HDR 10|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU||Kirin 990 5G 2.86GHz octa-core CPU|
|Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core 2.7GHz CPU||-|
|12GB/16GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB RAM|
|128GB/26GB/512GB UFS 3.0||256GB UFS 3.0|
|Up to 1TB via MicroSD||Up to 256GB via NM SD Card|
|Quad rear cameras: 108MP F1.8 (main) + 12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide), 48MP F3.5 (telephoto) + Depth Vision||40MP Cine Camera F1.8 + 40MP SuperSensing F1.6 (w/ OIS) camera + 8MP Telephoto F2.4 + 3D Depth Sensing (Leica)|
|8K video recording, Space Zoom, Hybrid Optic Zoom 10X, Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X||4K low-light Ultra-wide time-lapse video, 4K HDR+, 4K 60fps, Ultra Slow-motion (7680fps), Dual OIS + AIS, 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, 30x digital zoom|
|40MP F2.2 front camera||3D Depth Camera + 32MP RGB Front camera|
|5G NSA, Sub6||5G connectivity|
|4G LTE Cat.20, 4×4 MIMO, up to 7CA||4G LTE|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 ac (wave2) 2.4GHz & 5GHz|
|Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (under-display)||In-screen fingerprint sensor|
|Face Recognition||3D Face Unlock|
|Knox & Guardian Chip||-|
|USB Type-C||USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C|
|IP68 dust and water resistance||IP68 water and dust resistance|
|Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)||EMUI 10 (Android 10)|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 45W fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare||4,500mAh battery w/ Huawei SuperCharge support (40W wired, 27W wireless)|
|166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm||158.1 mm x 73.1 mm x 8.8 mm|
|220 g||198 grams|
Advantages of both smartphones:
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Higher resolution display
- Higher refresh rate display
- Bigger display
- More RAM
- More memory configurations w/ a higher memory option
- Higher expandable storage compatibility
- Higher main camera and telephoto camera resolution
- Inclusion of ultra-wide camera
- Higher front camera resolution
- Better optical and digital zoom capabilities
- Higher video recording resolution
- Higher battery capacity w/ faster charging
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- Dedicated Cine Camera
- More 4K video features
- Ultra Slow-Motion mode on 720p
- 3D Depth Camera support on the front camera
Starting with the display, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a larger display measuring 6.9 inches compared to the Mate 30 Pro 5G’s 6.53 inches. It also comes with a higher resolution (QHD+ vs. FHD+) and a faster refresh rate (120Hz vs. 60Hz). The Galaxy S20 Ultra is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 panel while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is using an OLED panel. Both displays are also capable of HDR 10.
Moving onto the chipsets, the Galaxy S20 Ultra sports either a Snapdragon 865 or an Exynos 990 chipset, though we have reports saying that the local version will come with the Exynos variant. The Mate 30 Pro 5G, on the other hand, comes with Huawei’s updated Kirin 990 chipset with faster medium and efficient cores. As for the memory configurations, the S20 Ultra will come with either 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM while the Mate 30 Pro 5G only comes with 8GB (of unspecified) RAM. Both devices are equipped with UFS 3.0 for their internal storage, with the S20 Ultra sporting up to 512GB, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G comes with 256GB. It is important to note that the local version of the S20 Ultra will come with only 128GB. As for expanding the memory, the S20 Ultra is compatible with up to a 1TB MicroSD card, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is compatible with up to a 256GB NM SD card.
Camera-wise, both phones have a quad-rear camera set up. The S20 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide, a 48MP telephoto, and a Depth Vision camera. The Mate 30 Pro 5G, on the other hand, comes with a 40MP Cine Camera, a 40MP SuperSensing, 8MP telephoto, and a 3D depth-sensing camera. On paper, the S20 Ultra should be able to produce better photos, while being more versatile thanks to its ultra-wide camera. However, software processing still plays a big part in phone photography, so take that with a grain of salt. While the S20 Ultra is capable of shooting 8K videos, the Mate 30 Pro 5G has more features to its 4K video capture thanks to its 40MP Cine Camera. As for the front cameras, the S20 Ultra is equipped with a single 40MP shooter, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is equipped with a 32MP selfie camera with a 3D depth camera for support.
In terms of connectivity, both phones are 5G ready, although only 1 SIM slot is capable of connecting to 5G at a time. The Mate 30 Pro 5G also comes with dual-band WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC while Samsung is yet to unveil the connectivity details for the S20 Ultra.
Biometrics are the same for both phones, with an in-screen fingerprint reader and face recognition. Where the S20 Ultra beats the Mate 30 Pro 5G in, is its inclusion of Knox and the Guardian Chip. Both phones also have IP68 water and dust resistance, however, the Mate 30 Pro 5G comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Both devices also come with Android 10 out of the box, but the Mate 30 Pro 5G doesn’t have Google Mobile Services, which includes the Google Play Store.
Lastly, the S20 Ultra comes with higher battery capacity at 5,000mAh (vs. 4,500mAh) and faster wired charging support (45W vs. 40W), although the Mate 30 Pro 5G has faster wireless charging support (27W vs. 12W). Due to its display size, the S20 Ultra is taller, wider, and heavier, although both devices are of equal thickness.
Between the two flagships, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the better device. It has a better display, higher main and telephoto camera resolution, more versatile camera options, higher video resolution, larger and faster RAM, better storage expandability, higher battery capacity, and perhaps most importantly, Google Mobile Services. Priced at PHP 69,990, the Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a lot of value. That being said, the Mate 30 Pro 5G is still a flagship device that’s more than capable of carrying out all the tasks you throw at it. If the extra PHP 15k is way out your budget, you still won’t regret going with Huawei. While it may lack GMS, there are workarounds, and Huawei’s app store is getting better every day.
The S20 Ultra will be available locally starting March 6, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is already available for purchase for PHP 55,990.
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