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 10||HDR 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 GPU||Mali G72-MP12|
|6GB LPDDR4 RAM||6GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage||128GB 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 flash||12MP + 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 camera||8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera|
|Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)|
|4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps||4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)|
|WiFi 802.11ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA|
|Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Heart rate scanner||-|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS with GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|IP68 dust and water-resistance||IP67 Water and Dust Resistance|
|Dual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOS||Single speaker|
|Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0||-|
|Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9||Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0|
|3,500 Li-Po battery, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging||4,000mAh Li-Ion battery, SuperCharge|
|158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm||154.2 x 74.5 x 7.9mm|
|189 g||178 g|
|Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue||Midnight 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
+ Higher resistance rating
+ Wireless charging
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
+ Higher secondary rear camera resolution
+ Leica camera technology
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Lighter mass
+ 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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