Undoubtedly, we are facing two of the most capable and powerful devices that we can find in the market although one of them, unfortunately, is diminished with respect to the Galaxy Note 10 due to that commercial war between the United States. and China that has taken Google’s services from Huawei’s latest top-of-the-range range: the Mate 30 Pro.
With that handicap on the table it is very likely that the fight is a decaffeinated tad , although the Chinese have presented in recent days their own collection of services that will make those of Mountain View forget: if they arrive in time to run the applications more important that we have within the Android landscape, surely the balance will decay from the side of the Mate 30 Pro.
|–||Huawei Mate 30 Pro||Galaxy Note 10|
|screen||6.3 inch OLED, 1,176 × 2,400 pixels 18: 5: 9 / 409ppi||6.3 inches AMOLED, 1,080x 2,280 pixels 19: 9/401 dpi|
|Size and weight||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm. / 198 grams||151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm / 168 grams|
|Processor||Kirin 990 (7 nm +) Octa-core with GPU Mali-G76 MP 16||Samsung Exynos 9825 Octa-core with GPU Mali-G76 MP 12|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||128/256 GB||256 GB|
|Camera||Rear: 40 MP quad with f / 1.6 + 40 MP with f / 1.8 + 8 MP with f / 2.4 and TOF with LED Flash + HDR
Front: 32 MP with f / 2.0 + TOF
|Rear: triple 12 MP zoom 2x + 12 MP wide Angle + 16 MP ultra wide angle
Front: 10 MP with f / 2.2
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, DLNA, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB Type C, Fingerprint reader, Face ID||USB Type C, 4G / LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11 ac / ax Dual band, fingerprint reader back, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO and FM Radio|
|YOU||Android 10 with EMUI 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Battery||4,500 mAh with fast 40W charging and 27W wireless||3,500 mAh with 25W fast charge, 12 wireless and 9W reverse charge|
|Price||From 1,099 euros||From 798 euros|
Screens and process power
Both have a screen size of 6.3 inches, Dynamic AMOLED in the case of the Galaxy Note 10 , and OLED in that of the Mate 30 Pro , with a resolution, respectively, of 1,080 × 2,280 pixels and 1,176 × 2,400. The panel of the Chinese is, without a doubt, more complete and, in addition, it has a ratio with respect to the body of the smartphone higher than that of the Koreans: 94.1 by 90.9%.
On the processor side, Huawei has once again trusted a Kirin, this time the 990 , while Koreans also prefer to trust themselves and ride an Exynos 9825: in both cases, we have enough power to move any program, application or video game that we want. Without any limitation. What’s more, is that if we add the ration of RAM that they mount, 8GB, and a storage of 128 or 256 gigabytes (in the case of Samsung only 256) both phones seem totally overwhelming.
Cameras for what I love you
In the photographic section Huawei has decided to mount four sensors, unlike the three of Samsung . The Chinese have included two 40MP cameras with functions of angular and ultra wide angle, another of 8 for 3x optical zoom and the last one focused on what is called «flight time» (TOF), that is, it can detect the depth of the different objects that our smartphone has before it (for use of the AR).
Samsung, meanwhile, stays in three sensors, as in the case of the S10 last spring: two 12MP with 2x optical zoom and zoom functions, plus a third of 16 which is the ultra wide angle. The two terminals are capable of recording 4K video at 30/60 fps and feature LED flash and full HDR. In the part of the selfies , the Mate 30 Pro also differs quite a bit from the Galaxy Note 10: two sensors, one of 32MP and another TOF, compared to 10 of the Samsung model.
Battery, Android and prices
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a terminal that also excels in the battery section , with 4,500 mAh. compared to the 3,500 of the Galaxy Note 10. Much difference, although the operating system is able to manage it effectively. Nor in the fast-charging power is imposed on the model of the Koreans: fast charging of 40W and wireless of 27 for the Chinese, compared to 25 and 12, respectively, of the Samsung terminal. Of course, the latter has a reverse load of 9W in case we have to lend a hand to a friend in trouble.
And we come to the big problem of Huawei, which we have outlined before: the operating system. Although the Mate 30 Pro comes with Android 10 with EMUI 10, unfortunately it does not have Google services installed, so many applications that use them to work will not be operational. However, the Galaxy Note 10 landed with Android 9 Pie and has already begun to upgrade to the new version.
Both are on the market for sale and, although they retain their launch prices in official stores , the Huawei Mate 30 Pro can be found for about 850 euros, while Galaxy Note 10 offers that leave it at around 800- 850. New and sealed.