Huawei Mate30 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best phones for mobile photography and videography. It revolutionized the industry by introducing impressive set of cameras, powered by Leica, that enabled its users to shoot contents in unbelievable quality. From photos to videos, it definitely set the bar so high in the flagship segment.
Today, we’re treated with a new smartphone, which can very well be the best competitor to Huawei’s camera monster. Galaxy S20 Ultra and the features it carries give an impression that it’s a worthy, if not its greatest, competitor.
Today, we’re pitting the two devices together based on its specifications. Treat everything as topline comparison as the best way to really compare both devices is when we have them on hand. Yes, I own a Mate30 Pro and got a fair amount of time with the S20 Ultra, but I encourage you to consider this as our initial comparison.
|Galaxy S20 Ultra||Huawei Mate30 Pro|
|Display||6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.53 in. FLEX Horizon Display 2400 x 1176|
|511 ppi||440 ppi|
|HDR10+ certified||HDR10+ certified|
|120Hz display support||60Hz display support|
|Rear||Quad Camera||Quad Camera|
|Ultra Wide: 12MP, f2.2||Ultra Wide: 40MP, f1.8|
|Wide: 108MP, f1.8||Wide: 40MP, f1.4|
|Telephoto: 64MP, f3.5||Telephoto: 8MP, f1.54|
|Depth Vision||TOF 3D depth sensor|
|Space Zoom||Leica Optics|
|Hybrid Optic Zoom 10x||Optical Zoom 3x|
|Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X||30x Zoom|
|Front||Selfie: 40MP, 80°, f2.2||Selfie: 32MP, f/1.28|
|Dimension||166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm|
|Processor||Exynos 990, 7nm, 64-bit Octa-Core processor||HiSilicon Kirin 990, 7nm, 64-bit Octa-Core processor|
|GPU||Adreno 640||Mali-G76 MP16|
|Memory||16GB RAM (LPDDR5)||8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)|
|128GB Internal Storage||256 GB internal storage|
|Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)||Huawei NM card|
|5G||Non Standanrd (NSA), Sub6||N/A|
|Authentication||Lock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition||Lock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition|
Now, here’s what we can say about the specs comparison chart above:
- Clearly, Galaxy S20 Ultra is a better device based on processor alone. There is no way for quantifying this though until we have both units on hand. However, if we base everything on the features of each processor, Kirin 990 lacks in certain aspects especially in RAM configuration. The latter uses LPDDR4X while the former rocks an LPDDR5. LPDDR5 has better power saving features and data rate up to 6400MT/s.
- In terms of camera set, S20 Ultra generally slays the Huawei Mate30 Pro. Based on specs, however, Mate30 Pro’s ultra-wide camera seems to show better configuration. Put everything with a grain of salt as the best way to test this is by taking actual photo comparisons.
- Galaxy S20 Ultra has 120Hz display, therefore supports games that an run on 120fps. This alone is a huge win for Samsung especially for gamers.
- Huawei Mate30 Pro is cheaper, but an older device. If you’re looking for something more affordable, then Mate30 Pro is your best choice albeit lacking full Google support.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has full suite of Google services. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of “sideloading” Google to your device, pick Galaxy S20 Ultra.