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Huawei Mate 30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ specs comparison

Huawei just launched its latest Mate 30 series smartphones to compete with other brands’ top-of-the-line devices. Today, we’ll take a look at the Mate 30 Pro and Samsung’s very own Galaxy Note 10+. Which of these phones has the advantage over certain aspects? Find out below.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecsHuawei Mate 30 ProSamsung Galaxy Note10+
Display6.53-inch 18.4:9 OLED FHD (2400 x 1176) horizon display, HDR 10+6.8-inch QHD+ (3040 x 1440) Infinity Display (Dynamic AMOLED), HDR10+
Glass Protectionn/aCorning Gorilla Glass 6
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 990 7nm 2.86GHz octa-core- Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm 2.7GHz octa-core
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.96GHz octa-core (US model)
GPUMali-G76 MP16 GPU w/ GPU Turbo (new generation)- Adreno 640 GPU (US Model)
Storage256GB storage (UFS type not specified)256GB,512GB UFS 3.0 storage
Expandable Storageexpandable via NMcard slotexpandable via microSD card slot
Rear Camera40MP F1.8 + 40MP F1.6 camera + 8MP F2.4 + 3D Depth Sensing12MP F 1.5-F1.8-F2.4 +16MP F2.2 wide-angle + 12MP F2.1 Telephoto + ToF lens quad rear cameras
Front Camera32MP RGB Front Camera + 3D Depth sensor10MP F2.2 front camera
Connectivity4G Dual VoLTE4G LTE
SIMDual-SIM card (nano + nano/NM card)Dual-SIM card slot (nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/acWiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Sensors- In-display fingerprint scanner
- 3D Face Unlock
- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
Features-IP68 dust and water-resistance
- Invisible Virtual Key
-Bixby Vision 2.0
-Heatpipe cooling
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
-S-Pen with IP68, 4096 pressure level, gesture navigation
- AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
OSEMUI 10 (Android 10)Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4,500mAh battery w/ 27W Wireless SuperCharge, 40W SuperCharge, Reverse Charging4,300mAh battery w/ 45W fast charging and 20W wireless charging

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

  • Faster chipset (based on clock speed)
  • Higher rear camera resolution
  • 4K HDR+
  • Up to ISO 409600 (photo)
  • Up to ISO 51200 (video)
  • 7680fps slow-motion
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Dedicated front depth sensor
  • Virtual Volume rocker
  • Android 10 out-of-the-box
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Faster wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

  • Larger screen size
  • Higher screen resolution
  • Gorilla Glass 6
  • Larger RAM capacity
  • Larger maximum storage capacity
  • Adjustable rear camera aperture
  • Super Steady Mode
  • Live Focus Video
  • S-Pen
  • AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
  • Faster fast charging

If we take a look at their designs, you can easily see the differences. The Mate 30 Pro comes with its halo-ring design for the rear cameras and keeps the notch design to cater to the sensors of the device. The Galaxy Note 10+; on the other hand, has a punch-hole selfie shooter while the back pretty much sticks to Samsung’s usual design.

Both of their display configurations are excellent; however, the main difference here is that the Galaxy Note 10+ has higher screen resolution and has a Gorilla Glass 6 protection while Huawei didn’t go for the same setup.


In terms of performance, Mate 30 Pro’s Kirin 990 has a higher clock speed than the Galaxy Note 10+’s Exynos 9825. However, this does not automatically mean that the former has a better overall performance. We’ve yet to know the real score once we get our hands on Huawei’s device.

These devices have large  RAM capacities. However, that the Galaxy Note 10+ carries a larger memory than the Mate 30 Pro, but you won’t notice the difference in actual usage.

The camera department is the main showcase for both phones. For the Mate 30 Pro, it has the new SuperSensing and Cine Camera lens which allows a 4K HDR+ quality and 7680fps slow-motion recording. It also has a front 3D Depth sensor which adds security for users (thanks to the AI Private View feature) along with a higher resolution selfie shooter. As for the Galaxy Note 10+, it has a dedicated stabilization for video recording called the Super Steady Mode, as well as, the Live Focus Video.

The Mate 30 Pro’s unique feature is the Invisible virtual volume key which lets you adjust the volume just by touching the side of the device’s screen. It also comes with an AI Auto-Rotate technology and 3D Face Unlock. One of the Galaxy Note 10+’s showcase is its S-Pen which, undoubtedly, is a pretty neat addition, especially if your screen size is big.

For battery performance, the Mate 30 Pro has a larger capacity with a faster wireless charging while the Galaxy Note 10+ is quicker on wired connections. We’ll know more which one has a longer battery life so stay tuned for that.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro – EUR 1,099 (~PHP 63,537)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (256GB) – EUR 1,119 (~PHP 64,628)

Overall, both flagship smartphones are excellent daily drivers. If you are more into photography and videography, go for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. However, if you are more into the viewing experience, larger displays, and the unique S-Pen feature, pick the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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