Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Specs Comparison
Huawei has upgraded its consumer flagship P-series smartphones to support dual-mode 5G, fancy cameras, and an upgraded chipset. How does this fare against Samsung’s recently released flagship, the Galaxy S20+? Find out here!
|Huawei P40 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20+|
|6.58-inch FHD+ (2640 x 1200) Flex OLED Quad-Curve Overflow Display, 90Hz||6.7-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1440)Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display
|Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G 2.86GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU
Samsung Exynos 990 octa-core 2.7GHz CPU
|Mali-G76 GPU||Adreno 650
|8GB RAM||8GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|128GB, 256GB, 512GB storage||128GB UFS 3.0|
|NM card support up to 256GB||Up to 1TB via MicroSD (shared slot)|
* 50MP Ultra Vision Camera, F1.9 RYYB (main, OIS, Octa PD AF)
* 40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera, F1.8 (ultra-wide)
* 12MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera F3.4 RYYB (periscope), 5x optical, OIS)
* ToF camera
|Quad rear cameras:
12MP F1.8 (main)
12MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
64MP F3.5 (telephoto)
|32MP AF F2.2 front camera + IR Depth/Gesture Camera||10MP F2.2 front camera|
|Dual SIM, Single SIM + e-SIM (select models)||Dual SIM|
|5G SA/NSA||5G NSA, Sub6|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 6 Plus||WiFi 6|
|Bluetooth 5.1||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, AGPS, Glonass, Galileo,QZSS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|In-screen fingerprint sensor||Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (under-display)|
|IR Face Unlock||3D Face Unlock|
|USB 3.1 Type-C||USB 3.2 Type-C|
|-||Knox Mobile Security|
|IP68 dust and water resistance||IP68 dust and water resistance|
|EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) w/ HMS||Samsung One UI 2.0 (Android 10)|
|4,200mAh battery w/ 40W Fast Charging, 27W Wireless Charging, Wireless Reverse Charge||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare|
|158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm|
|209 grams||188 g|
Summary of advantages
Huawei P40 Pro:
- Higher-resolution main and ultra-wide camera
- Higher resolution front camera
- Inclusion of front depth camera
- More storage variants
- Inclusion of an IR Blaster
- Bluetooth 5.1 support
- Faster charge support
Samsung Galaxy S20+:
- Larger, higher refresh rate, higher resolution display
- Higher telephoto camera resolution
- Higher expandable memory compatibility
- Knox Mobile Security
- Higher battery capacity
- Google Mobile Services
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ trumps the P40 Pro with its larger 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 display capable of running at either 120Hz at 1080p or 60Hz at 1440p. That being said, the P40 Pro’s display is still amazing, measuring 6.58-inches with a Full HD+ resolution of 2640 x 1200 running at 90Hz.
The Huawei P40 Pro comes with Huawei’s 5G capable flagship, the Kirin 990 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20+ sports an Exynos 990 chipset paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0. The storage of both devices can be expanded, with the P40 Pro compatible with up to a 256GB Nano Memory card, while the S20+ is compatible with up to a 1TB MicroSD card. Unfortunately for dual SIM users, you will have to sacrifice a SIM slot to expand the memory of both devices.
While both phones have quad-rear cameras, however, the P40 Pro comes with higher resolution shooters. The P40 Pro comes with a 50MP primary UltraVision camera, accompanied by a 40MP SuperSensing Cine ultra-wide angle, 12MP SuperSensing Telephoto, and a 3D Depth Sensing camera. The S20+, on the other hand, comes with a 12MP primary shooter, accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide, 64MP telephoto, and a TOF sensor. Selfies on the P40 Pro are captured by its 32MP front camera and Depth camera housed in a pill-shaped punch-hole on the upper left corner of the display. Meanwhile, the S20+ comes with a single 10MP front camera housed in Samsung’s Infinity-O module.
Connectivity & Other Features
Both devices have identical connectivity features; however, the P40 Pro comes with WiFi 6+ (vs. the S20+’ WiFi 5), Bluetooth 5.1 (vs. the S20+’ Bluetooth 5.0) and an IR Blaster. Biometrics are also similar, as both devices have an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock features. Where The S20+ wins is in its inclusion of Knox Mobile Security, on top of the IP68 and Corning Gorilla Gass 6 hardware protection.
The Huawei P40 Pro comes with EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 out of the box, while the Samsung Galaxy S20+ comes with One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. An important thing to take note is that the P40 Pro does not come with Google Mobile Services, and you will need to use alternatives if you’re looking to stream videos on YouTube or check your Gmail accounts. Although, with Huawei’s launch of its Huawei Mobile Services Core 4.0, more and more applications are being developed and updated for Huawei devices.
Powering the P40 Pro is a 4,200mAh battery with support for 40W Huawei SuperCharge, 27W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge, and wireless reverse charging. Meanwhile, the S20+ is powered by a bigger 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
Huawei P40 Pro – PHP 50,990
Samsung Galaxy S20+ – PHP 55,990
Both the P40 Pro and Galaxy S20+ are proper flagships. They have amazing displays, the best chipset from their respective companies, highly capable cameras, and all the bells and whistles you’d want in your smartphone.
Those who value camera features, faster charging, and a lower price may want to gravitate towards the P40 Pro. Alternatively, those that value display quality more may want to get the S20+ due to its bigger display size, faster refresh rate, and higher display resolution. You just need to shell out more, though.