Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Huawei P9 Plus

Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Huawei P9 Plus

Samsung has just announced their latest and greatest smartphone to date — the Samsung Galaxy Note7. And as we always do, let’s compare it against some of the current handsets in the market of the same league. In this comparison, we’re pitting it with the dual-camera touting Huawei P9 Plus.


Samsung Galaxy Note7Huawei P9 Plus
5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD w/ 3D touch @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5-
2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa CPU2.5 GHz Quad-core & 1.8 GHz Quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 955
Mali-T880 MP12 GPUMali-T880 MP4 GPU
64GB internal storage64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel PDAF f/1.7 rear camera w/ OIS, dual-tone LED flashDual 12MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, Leica optics
5MP f/1.7 aperture front camera8MP autofocus f/1.9 front camera
4G LTE Cat12 600Mbps4G LTE Cat6 300Mbps
Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
-IR Blaster
Iris Scanner-
Hi-Fi AudioHi-Fi Audio
Heart-Rate Sensor-
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
IP68 rating-
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Fast Wireless Charging-
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery3,400mAh Li-Po non-removable battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWizAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1

Summary of Advantages

Samsung Galaxy Note7:

  • Higher resolution display
  • S-Pen stylus input
  • Better GPU
  • Brighter camera lens
  • Dual Pixel and OIS
  • Faster LTE speeds
  • Iris scanner
  • Heart-rate sensor
  • IP68-certified for waterproofing
  • Fast Wireless charging

Huawei P9 Plus:


  • Pressure sensitive display (3D touch)
  • Dual camera setup
  • Leica optics
  • Higher resolution front camera w/ AF
  • IR Blaster

The Galaxy Note7 has quite a lot of advantages over P9 Plus. The S Pen is something only the Note series have but Huawei’s offering has a pressure sensitive display to combat that. Camera-wise, the Galaxy Note7 has borrowed the S7/S7 Edge’s shooter thus we can expect great captures although the P9 Plus has its unique dual camera sporting an additional monochrome sensor for a more dramatic shot and Leica-engineered optics.

There are also a number of sensors onboard the Note7 including fast wireless charging, a heart-rate sensor, and an iris scanner. On the other hand, the P9 Plus has an IR Blaster for those who wants to get rid of all the remote controls in their home.

The Galaxy Note7 and Huawei P9 Plus are flagship devices with large displays and impressive specifications. Choosing between the two depends on your current needs and wants.

Samsung Galaxy Note7Huawei P9 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note7


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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