Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: The Better Advanced Version?. Two leading smartphone companies “Huawei” and “Samsung” recently released their latest flagships. Which are Huawei P20 and Samsung Galaxy S9. And alongside these two flagships, they also released their “Pro” or “Plus” version. With great emphasis on the camera quality of these smartphones. Remember Huawei were the front-runners of dual rear camera with the Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 10. Well, they are here again. This time they present to you the “tri rear camera”. The Huawei P20 Pro becomes the first smartphone with a tri rear camera. The pixels in the camera of Huawei P20 Pro is far more sophisticated than in the display. So let’s see how Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus match up against Huawei P20 Pro.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Design

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with the trending front and back glass with aluminum frame. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is taller than the Huawei P20 Pro. While the Huawei P20 Pro is slimmer at 7.8mm to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus’s 8.5mm. In weight, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is slightly heavier at 189 grams to the Huawei P20 Pro’s 180 grams.

The color variants is another design difference. With the Huawei P20 Pro available in Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold body colors. While Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple body colors is available for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack while the Huawei P20 Pro doesn’t.

The unique tri rear camera on the Huawei P20 Pro is placed at the top-left corner along with LED flash. While the dual rear camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is at the top-middle with the LED flash by its side. The fingerprint sensor of the Galaxy S9 Plus is below the dual rear camera. While on Huawei P20 Pro, the fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Display

They both features the trending AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. With the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus having the advanced version called “Super AMOLED”. Huawei focused more on the pixels of the Huawei P20 Pro camera than the display pixels. The smartphone sports a rather poor 1080 x 2240 pixels with 408 ppi density. The screen measures at 6.1 inch with a 82% screen-to-body ratio. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a 6.2 inch screen with 84.2% screen-to-body ratio. With a display resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and 529 ppi density.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Camera

This is where it gets interesting. With its tri rear camera you know Huawei P20 Pro wins this category over Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The Huawei P20 Pro is equipped with a tri rear camera of 40MP f/1.8 aperture, 20MP f/1.6 aperture and 8MP f/2.4 aperture with telephoto lens. While Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a dual 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture with wide-angle lens and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with telephoto lens. The camera with wide-angle lens, switches between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture depending on the light conditions. Huawei P20 Pro sports a front 20MP f/2.0 aperture camera. While a 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera is featured on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – Hardware and Software

Powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset is the Huawei P20 Pro. The chipset is made by Huawei for their smartphones. Along with the chipset is an Octa-core 2.4GHz processor. While on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. And a high-end Octa-core 2.7GHz processor. Running on Android 8.0 Oreo is the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. While running the Android 8.1 Oreo is Huawei P20 Pro.

Both phones have a 6GB RAM size. With a 128GB storage size on the Huawei P20 Pro. While there are three variants of internal storage for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus; 64/128/256 GB.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Battery

The battery life is a key difference between these smartphones. One where Huawei P20 Pro comes with an advantage. The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. While Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery. Both phones offer fast charging, with the Huawei P20 Pro boasting a 58% charge in 30 minutes.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Price

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus goes for about $1,222 (N427,700). While the Huawei P20 Pro goes for about $1,111 (N388,850). The Huawei P20 Pro gives you better battery life and high quality camera. And considering it’s slightly cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, I’d say it offers value for money.

Huawei P20 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specs Comparison

Huawei P20 Pro Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Dimensions and Weight 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 180g 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 189g
Display 6.1 inch (82% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2240 pixels with 408 ppi density and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.2 inch (84.2% screen-to-body ratio) 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 ppi density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128/256 GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Software Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Hardware Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Octa-core 2.4GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processor
Camera 20MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Tri: 40MP f/1.8 aperture, 20MP f/1.6 aperture and 8MP f/2.4 aperture with telephoto lens rear camera with LED flash 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture with wide-angle lens and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with telephoto lens rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Irish scanner, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)

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