Specs Compared: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
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Specs Compared: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus


Let’s go head to head with these two (2) flagships from Huawei and Samsung. Let’s compare P20 Pro and Galaxy S9 Plus.

The P20 Pro is a game changer, it is the first device to bear three cameras at the back. But not a camera, it is made by Leica. There are a 40MP, 20MP and 8MP cameras mounted at the back!

The Galaxy S9 plus, on the other hand, has two (2) 12MP cameras at the back. And the selfie shooter of S9 Plus has 8MP only.

The difference in the cameras of these flagships does not lie on the megapixels, but on the size of the sensor used. The P20 Pro’s 40MP has 1/1.7″ sensor size. This is the largest one since the time of Lumia 1020.

Image courtesy of www.phonearena.com


Specs Comparison: Flagship vs Flagship

Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Display 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED screen, 2240 x 1080 pixels, 408 ppi 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED screen, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 531 ppi, Always-on display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP67 water and dust resistant IP68 water and dust resistant
CPU 2.36Ghz 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core chipset 2.9Ghz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset – International
2.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset – USA & China
GPU Mali-G72 Mali-G72 – International
Adreno 630 – USA & China
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby Dual-SIM, Dual standby (hybrid)
Storage 128GB 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Storage expansion NA microSD card support up to 400GB
Rear camera Triple 40-megapixel (RGB) + 20-megapixel (monochrome) + 8-megapixel (3x telephoto), laser & phase detection auto-focus with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash 12-megapixel, f/1.5 aperture with Dual Pixel PDAF, 12-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture with auto-focus
Front camera 24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture with auto-focus, auto-HDR and screen flash
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps, 30 fps), 720p (960 fps, 480 fps, 30 fps) 2160p (60 fps and 30 fps), 1440p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps)
Operating system Android 8.1 “Oreo”, EMUI 8.1 Android 8.0 “Oreo”, Samsung Experience 9.0
Security Face ID unlock Fingerprint scanner
Fingerprint scanner Face Recognition
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4×4 MiMO
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18) GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18)
NFC USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 port
FM Radio Samsung DeX
USB Type-C port Bixby virtual assistant
Dimensions 149 x 71 x 7.65 mm 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 174 grams 182 grams
Battery 4,000 mAh non-removable capacity, fast charging support 3,500 mAh non-removable capacity, fast and wireless charging support
Colors Black, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue and Twilight Lilac Purple, Coral Blue and Midnight Black
Price £899 or ~P58,330 P52,990 – 64GB
P55,990 – 128GB

Winning features of Galaxy S9 Plus

  • I guess the overall design of S9 Plus is better than the opponent, that includes the placement of the fingerprint scanner and the rear cameras.
  • Other features like Samsung DeX and Bixby.
  • The provision for external storage is also a plus for the S9 Plus.

Winning features of P20 Pro

  • The AI-assisted camera setup is the top winning feature of P20 Pro.
  • The biggest camera sensor size will make a big difference in the photography department


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