Samsung Galaxy S20 vs Huawei P30: Comparison and Differences

With the arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy S20 , the 2020 high-end ban opens. Many of its rivals are still to be presented, including the realme X50 Pro 5G that will arrive on February 24. Meanwhile, we wanted to see where one of the most popular mobiles of the high-end 2019 is now, such as the Huawei P30 , which we wanted to face directly with the new Galaxy S20.



Almost a year ago, the Huawei P30 was introduced and it shows. The pace of progress in a single year has been spectacular. Last year at this time the largest sensor we found in a smartphone was 48 megapixels, while 2019 has ended with the first phones with 108 megapixel sensors. In addition, we have recently compared the Galaxy S20 with the iPhone 11 , where we saw even more differences than the one at hand.

Screen and dimensions

If we look at the screens of both terminals, we see a huge difference, not so much in size, but in its resolution. The Galaxy S20 has a 6.2-inch panel with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels, while the P30 has 6.1 inches and its resolution is 2,340 x 1,080 pixels . The S20 offers a more stretched design due to its 20: 9 aspect ratio, while the Huawei looks more classic with its 19.5: 9.

Galaxy s20 rosa

As for the weight and thickness, the two phones are very similar, since the Galaxy S20 is 7.9 millimeters thick and weighs 163 grams. For its part, the Huawei P30 has 7.6 millimeters and weighs 165 grams. The passage of time gives Samsung a certain advantage in design, as it offers an “all-screen” design by integrating the front camera into a hole, while the P30 sports the classic “notch” in the form of a drop. In addition, the frames hurry better on the device of the Koreans.

Processor and memory

When raising the hood we see two different generations of processor. The Galaxy S20 integrates the new Exynos 990 of 7nm , while the P30 carries the Kirin 980 of 8 nm . They are two powerful chips, but Samsung’s boasts better performance and energy efficiency. In the day to day, the user will not notice just the difference, but the passage of time will be less pronounced in the Exynos.

Exynos 990

As for the memory options, the Galaxy S20 comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 1TB via microSD cards. The Huawei P30 for its part, has 6 GB of RAM and the same 128 GB of internal storage, but in its case the expansion is limited to 256 GB.

Triple cameras

In the cameras section, we find a triple configuration in both terminals. However, Samsung sports a new main sensor of 64 megapixels , while Huawei is 40 megapixels. The two terminals have ultra wide angle and telephoto sensor, as well as 3X zoom capabilities. But a big difference is found in video capabilities, since the S20 can record in 8K, which opens a new world of possibilities in editing and playback.

Galaxy S20 vs Huawei P30 camaras

As for the selfie camera, the S20 places a 10 megapixel sensor in a hole in the top center of the screen. The notch of the P30 serves the same, but in this case we see that the sensor is 32 megapixels.

Connections and battery

The Galaxy S20 has all the expected connections, including a 5G compatible variant. It also has an on-screen fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5 and NFC. The same is found in the P30, except for the lack of a 5G version. The battery of both terminals also shows differences, being 4,000 mAh in the Galaxy S20 with fast charging of 25W and 3,650 mAh with fast charging of 22.5W in the Huawei P30. The two terminals can work under the baton of Android 10, with OneUI in the case of Samsung and EMUI 10 by the Huawei device.

Huge price difference

If we take a look at prices, we may find a compelling argument to rule out the Galaxy S20. Keep in mind that the technical difference between both terminals is considerable in some aspects such as the screen, RAM or the incorporation of a more modern processor. However, at the moment there is a huge difference of 494 euros between both devices. At this time we can pre-book the Galaxy S20 for 909 euros, while the P30 is priced at 424 euros.

Samsung Galaxy S20Huawei P30
screen6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED WQHD + (3,200 x 1,440) 20: 9/563 dpi / 120 Hz / HDR10 +6.1 inch OLED / FullHD + (2340 x 1080) / 422 dpi / 19.5: 9 / HDR10
Size and weight151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm / 163 grams149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm / 165 grams
ProcessorExynos 990 (7nm / octa-core) running at 2.73 GHzKirin 980 (7nm / octa-core) running at 2.6 GHz
RAM8 GB / 12 GB LPDDR56 GB
Storage128 GB UFS 3.0 + microSD up to 1 TB128 GB + microSD up to 256 GB
Camera– Rear: triple 12 MP (main) f / 1.8 OIS + 12 MP (wide angle) f / 2.2 + 64 MP (telephoto) f / 2.0 with 3X optical digital zoom, 30X digital, OIS. 8K video recording
– Front: 10 MP f / 2.0
Rear: triple 40 MP f / 1.8 and OIS + 16 MP (Ultra Wide Angle) f / 2.2 + 8 MP (3X optical zoom, 5X hybrid, 30X digital) f / 2.4
Front camera: 32 MP f / 2.0
Connectivity5G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, fingerprint reader, IP684G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, fingerprint reader under the screen
YOUOne UI based on Android 10Android 10 with EMUI 10
Battery4,000 mAh with 25W fast charging, wireless and reversible3,650 mAh and fast charging 22.5W
PriceFrom 909 eurosFrom 424 euros