Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Huawei P10: What’s Different?
The cat is out of the bag. Samsung wowed its audience during the official launch of the Galaxy S8 and with its look and new features, who wouldn’t be? It’s now time that we pit it against other flagships and for this article, it’s against the Huawei P10. Check out the differences of these smartphones in this quick guide.
Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Samsung Galaxy S8
The S8's display is larger than the P10 at 5.8 inches. Samsung used a Super AMOLED panel which delivers the usual vibrant colors and deep blacks that it is known for. It has a Quad HD+ screen that gives it a 2960 x 1440 resolution with a higher pixel density at 568ppi. They also boast of its Infinity Display which almost takes up the entire front of the handset.
Meanwhile, the Huawei P10 sports a smaller 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LCD display with Full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 bringing it to a decent 431ppi. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the screen from scratches.
Processor and Storage
The S8 uses its own processor, specifically the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor (4 ARM Cortex A53 1.7GHz + 4 Exynos M1 2.3GHz). This is partnered to a Mali G71MP20 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD.
The P10 also runs on its own CPU -- the HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor (4 ARM Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4 Cortex A53 1.8GHz). A Mali-G71 MP8 GPU takes care of graphics, while RAM and storage space is at 4GB and 32GB/64GB, respectively. Expanding the internal storage up to 256GB is also possible.
It still uses the same Dual Pixel technology from S7 and comes with 12-megapixels, f/1.7 aperture, and optical image stabilization. The front-facing camera made a jump to the upgraded 8-megapixel sensor with autofocus and f/1.7 aperture.
Huawei offers Leica-certified optics for the P10. It has dual Leica Summilux lenses with 20MP for color and 12MP for monochrome imaging. It carries PDAF and dual-tone flash for dimly-lit shots. As for the front shooter, it sports an 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture
Sensors and Features
The Galaxy S8 is given a slew of sensors and that includes the Iris scanner that debuted on the Galaxy Note 7. In addition, there's a fingerprint scanner, heart-rate sensor, fingerprint reader, USB-C, and NFC. Aside from the sensors, the Galaxy S8 retains its IP68-rating meaning it can take on water and dust.
The P10 neither has an iris scanner nor a heart-rate sensor. Although just like the S8, the P10 has NFC, dust and water resistance, USB Type-C, and a fingerprint scanner.
Power is handled by a non-removable battery with 3000mAh capacity. It supports Samsung’s adaptive fast charging as well as wireless charging. Samsung has implemented their 8-point battery check for the Galaxy S8, too.
Huawei has a slight advantage in battery capacity since it rocks a 3200mAh non-removable pack. It has no wireless charging unlike the S8.
The Galaxy S8 runs Android Nougat out of the box topped with their skin called Samsung Experience. Also, it features its own virtual assistant called Samsung Bixby and supports the new Samsung Dex accessory to convert it into a desktop-style experience.
The P10 operates on Android's Nougat OS as well but Huawei also has their own take with the EMUI 5.1 on top.