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Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Specs Comparison

Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 — NoypiGeeks
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 easily became one of the best Android smartphones around when it launched. But now, it has a new competition.

The new contender is from China — the new Huawei P20 — one of the highly anticipated smartphones of the year.

Both of these devices promise good camera performance, AI capabilities, and of course, reliable performance. But which between the two is the better option? This specs comparison table of the Huawei P20 and Galaxy S9 aims to help you answer that question.

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 Huawei P20Samsung Galaxy S9
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.1
Android 8.0 Oreo
Samsung Experience 9
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display5.84-inch FHD IPS
2244 x 1080 resolution
~432ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution, ~568ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.36GHz Kirin 970 octa-core2.9GHz Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core
RAM4GB4GB
Storage128GB64GB
Front Camera24-megapixel
3D Portrait Lighting
8-megapixel
AR Emoji
Rear Camera20-megapixel (Monochrome) +
12-megapixel (RGB)
Leica optics
5x hybrid zoom
960fps slow-mo
PDAF
dual-LED flash
12-megapixel
Dual pixel sensor
f/1.5-f/2.4
OIS
2x optical zoom
960fps slow-mo
PDAF
dual-LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanner
Iris scanner
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 ac, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
microUSB 2.0
4G LTE, Cat. 18, up to 1.28Gbps
WiFi 802.11 ac, Hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USB Type-C
AudioDual speakers
Dolby Atmos
Dual AKG speakers
Dolby Atmos
OthersIP53 certification
Not waterproof
IP68 water and dust resistance
Bixby 2.0
Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65mm147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
Weight165g168g
ColorsBlack
Midnight Blue
Twilight
Pink Gold
Champagne Gold
Midnight Black
Lilac Purple
Coral Blue
Battery3,400mAh
Non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
3000mah Li-Po non-removable battery
Fast charge, Wireless charging
PriceEUR649
(~Php42,300)
Php45,990

Comparing raw numbers, it looks like the Huawei P20 was able to beat the Samsung Galaxy S9 in most aspects. However, do note that this comparison is only on paper and doesn’t reflect real-world performance. This means that while the P20 managed to get the win in different departments, testing both phones in extensively may or may not yield the same result.

Samsung Galaxy S9 hands on

See also: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: Specs Comparison

Right at first glance, it seems like the Huawei P20 offers more than the Galaxy S9. This newcomer runs on a newer version of Android, a more spacious storage capacity, bigger battery, and is available in more color options.

Also, its camera features look more appealing than the Galaxy S9. It has two cameras on the back, which is quite appealing when compared against the single sensor found on the Galaxy S9. It also has a sharper 24-megapixel front camera for those who love taking selfies.

huawei p20 price specs features availability

However, let’s give credit to Samsung for having a sharper display with its high-resolution panel. Its 2.9GHz Exynos processor also looks faster than the 2.3GHz Kirin chipset found on the P20 according to early tests. We’ll check it out ourselves and update this article once we get benchmark test results.

What’s most interesting about this comparison is that the Huawei P20 is several thousand cheaper than the Php45,990 Galaxy S9. However, that’s for the European pricing converted directly to Philippine peso. But as of the moment, we can never know for sure until Huawei Philippines officially reveals its local pricing here in the country.

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