Looking for the best smartphone that money can buy? We have some of your best options here.

Nope, we’re not talking about foldable phones. Today we’ll be comparing two proper smartphones from two of the biggest names in the Android space. First, we have the newly-released Huawei P40 Pro Plus.

Announced alongside the P40 and P40 Pro, the Plus model got the reveal as the most feature-packed smartphone that the company ever made.


In fact, we suspect that the abrupt release was due to the pressure created by the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra — which also came out as an answer to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

So, today we’ll be comparing the Huawei P40 Pro Plus versus the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s features and specifications. We’ll be stacking up two of the highly-regarded Android flagships in the market today. Let’s start!

Huawei P40 Pro PlusSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Operating SystemAndroid 10
EMUI 10.1
Huawei Mobile Services
Android 10
Samsung One UI 2.0
Google Mobile Services
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.58-inch OLED
2560 x 1200 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
6.9-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED
3040 x 1440 pixel resolution
HDR 10+
110% DCI-P3
120Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Processor2.86GHz Kirin 990 5G octa-core2.7GHz Exynos 990 octa-core
GPUMali-G76 MP16Mali-G77 MP11
expandable via NM card
UFS 3.0
expandable via microSD up to 1TB
Front camera32-megapixel
3D depth sensor
Rear Camera50-megapixel (UltraVision, RYYB, f/1.9, OIS)
40-megapixel (Cine ultra-wide camera, f/1.8)
8-megapixel (10x optical, 100x digital zoom, OIS)
8-megapixel (3x optical, OIS)
To depth sensor
LED flash
4K video recording
up to ISO 51,200
Ultra low-light video
Telephoto video
4K timelapse
108-megapixel (f/1.8)
12-megapixel (ultra-wide)
48-megapixel (Telephoto, OIS)
ToF depth sensor
5x optical, 100x hybrid zoom
8K video recording
LED flash
AudioNo headphone jack
Single speaker
Dolby Atmos
AKG stereo speakers
No headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
IR blaster
Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC
USB Type-C
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
USB Type-C
OthersIP68 water and dust resistant
Reverse charging
IP68 water and dust resistant
Wireless PowerShare
Dimensions158.2 x 72.6 x 9mm166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm
ColorsWhite Ceramic
Black Ceramic
Cosmic Black
Cosmic Gray
40W SuperCharge fast charging
40W Wireless charging
45W wired charging
15W wireless charging

Based on the table above, we can see that both the Huawei P40 Pro Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are some of the best flagship smartphones that you can get right now.

But upon closer inspection, we can see that a lot of items in the table favors Samsung’s high-end device.


For starters, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a better screen. In fact, it’s even considered as the best mobile display in the market today.

It sports a bigger 6.9-inch size, with a sharper QHD+ resolution, and a faster 120Hz refresh rate. It even has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, while Huawei didn’t disclose the glass they used on the Huawep P40 Pro+’s screen.


To complement its for power users nature, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has an enormous 5,00mAh battery. That’s substantially bigger than the 4,200mAh capacity of the P40 Pro Plus.

However, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus boasts a blazing-fast 40W wireless charging, which is one of the fastest in the market today.


The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra also has other more appropriate flagship features like a 12GB of RAM (versus 8GB), Dolby Atmos support, and a great pair of AKG-tuned stereo speakers.

Of course, there’s the issue of Google Mobile Services support. Something that Huawei is still banned from using on its new smartphones.


On the upside, there have been a lot of improvements made on their own Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem. Plus, they have added more apps on their own App Gallery — the alternative to Google Play Store.


And to give Huawei credit, it looks like the P40 Pro Plus has better cameras. It may have a lower pixel count, but the new technologies incorporated on the 50-megapixel primary camera — like the new octa PDAF technology — shall capture better images.

Partner that with a 40-megapixel Cine camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and another 8-megapixel telephoto that has a whopping 10x optical zoom, you’ll probably get stellar photos. Plus, there are camera features like telephoto video, which allows you to record a video of the moon, instead of just taking a picture of it. You’ll have better flexibility on this device.


If you’re excited to get a new smartphone as soon as possible, then you’re better off with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This device is now available in the Philippines for Php69,990.

But if photography is top priority, you can wait for the Huawei P40 Pro Plus, which will not be out in the market until June 2020. It should arrive with more or less the same price tag, but thankfully, it has way more storage space at 512GB.

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