Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Samsung just released their newest flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S9 and S9+. How will it fare with other flagship devices? Find out in this episode of specs comparison where we will put it side-by-side with Huawei’s flagship device — the Mate 10 Pro. Let’s go!

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the big brother of the S9 in terms of specs. It has a 6.2″ WQHD+ 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 9810 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,500mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the big brother counterpart of the Mate 10 with different construction and specs. It has a 6″ Full HD+ 18:9 OLED display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, a HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 12MP + 20MP dual Leica rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, an 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge.

Here are their detailed specs:

Samsung Galaxy S9+Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6.2-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 531ppi 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ OLED FullView display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels, 402ppi
Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)Corning Gorilla Glass (Front and Back)
HDR 10HDR 10
Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2.7GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55)2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
Mali G72-MP18 GPUMali G72-MP12
64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
microSD card slot (uses SIM 2 slot)-
12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 Dual Pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angle, dual-tone LED flash12MP + 20MP dual Leica optic rear cameras with Dual Tone LED Flash: f/1.6, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, Leica optics
2160p @ 30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p (0.2 secs)[email protected], [email protected]/60fps video recording
8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptXBluetooth 4.2
Iris scanner-
Heart rate scanner-
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
IP68 dust and water-resistanceIP67 Water and Dust Resistance
Dual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOSSingle speaker
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0-
Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
3,500 Li-Po battery, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging4,000mAh Li-Ion battery, SuperCharge
158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm
189 g178 g
Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral BlueMidnight Blue, Titanium Gray, Mocha Brown, Pink Gold

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Samsung Galaxy S9+

+ Larger screen size

+ Larger screen aspect ratio

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Higher pixel density

+ Higher CPU  max clock speed

+ Better performing GPU

+ microSD card slot (uses SIM 2)

+ Larger front camera aperture

+ Bluetooth 5.0

+ Iris Scanner

+ Heart rate scanner

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+ Higher resistance rating

+ Wireless charging

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

+ Higher secondary rear camera resolution

+ Leica camera technology

+ Larger battery capacity

+ Lighter mass

+ Slimmer

+ More affordable

Starting off with the first thing that users see is the display.The Mate 10 Pro gives an excellent viewing experience, however, the Galaxy S9+ wins this aspect due to its higher screen size, aspect ratio, resolution, and pixel density. In terms of viewing experience, the latter is the better option for users who are fond of watching or streaming videos.

The Galaxy S9+ uses an all-new flagship Exynos 9810 processor while the Mate 10 Pro has its own flagship Kirin 970 one. Looking at their architecture, both devices provide an excellent performance but in terms of clock speed, the former can run on a higher speed as compared with the latter.

The S9+ has a Mali G72-MP18 GPU while the Mate 10 Pro has Mali G72-MP12. Both GPUs have the same model but what differs them is the number of cores that each one has which makes it easier to discern which is which. We can safely assume that the former performs better than the latter due to its higher number of cores. In short, if users want to have a device that has a better gaming potential, they can go for the S9+.

Both devices have a dual rear camera setup with a single front camera. The Mate 10 Pro has a higher secondary camera resolution than the S9+, but both have the same front camera resolution with the S9+ having a wider aperture.

The Mate 10 Pro has a higher battery capacity although it lacks a wireless charging feature that the S9+ has. We will be updating this aspect as well once we have tested the latter’s battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is priced at Php52,990/Php55,990/Php60,990 (64GB/128GB/256GB) while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is priced at Php38,990.

If users are short on their budget and want to have a flagship feel in their hands with excellent camera quality, performance, and viewing experience, they can go with the Mate 10 Pro. If they want to have a smartphone with a better overall performance, viewing experience, and lots of features, then the Galaxy S9+ is the right one for them.

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

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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.

1 Response

  1. 123456 says:

    12MP + 112 MP????

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