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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Huawei P20 Specs Comparison

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Huawei has recently launched the new P20 series, the photography-centric Leica co-engineered high-end smartphones to challenge Samsung and Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Huawei P20 Specs Comparison
Team S9 or P20? Tough call!

One of them is the regular Huawei P20, Huawei's answer to the very impressive Samsung Galaxy S9 in the compact flagship realm.
The S9 has a single camera behind with variable aperture
The S9 has a single camera behind with variable aperture

Both arrived with tiny looking frames despite their large enough 5.8-inch screens and very powerful specs inside.
The Huawei P20 goes with a Leica RGB and monochrome sensor behind
The Huawei P20 goes with a Leica RGB and monochrome sensor behind

But, which of them is the right "compact" flagship smartphone for you?

Let's check out their specs!

Huawei P20 vs Huawei P20 Pro Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S9Huawei P20
Display5.8-inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2960 x 1440 resolution w/ Curved Infinity Display and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 568 ppi5.8-inch FHD+ IPS 2244 x 1080 resolution w/ 3D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 428 ppi
CPU
2.9GHz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core processor
2.36GHz 64-bit Kirin 970 octa-core processor w/ NPU and i7 co-processor
GPUMali-G72 MP18Mali-G72 MP12
RAM4GB4GB
ROM64GB expandable via microSD card up to 256GB128GB
Back Camera12MP (f/1.5 / f/2.4) w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, multi-frame, and dual tone LED flash20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor + 12MP f/1.8 RGB sensor w/ 4D predictive focus, AIS, 5x zoom, 4K video recording, 960 fps slow motion, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera8 MP f/1.7 w/ AF, wide angle lens, and screen flash24MP f/2.0 w/ A.I. face beauty and 3D portrait lighting
Battery
3,000 mAh w/ fast charging and wireless charging
3,400mAh w/ 5A Super Charge
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.0Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.1
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 18, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 4G LTE Cat 18, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, aptX HD, OTG, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsPressure, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, hall, HR, proximity, light
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
OthersFingerprint sensor, Intelligent scanIP68 rating, fast wireless charging, USB Type-C, UHQ 32-bit / DSD support, dual AKG stereo speakers, Colors: midnight black, lilac purpleFingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, IP53 water and dust resistance, 384K/32-bit HiFi DAC, USB Type-C, stereo speakers, Colors: twilight, black, midnight blue, pink, gold
Dimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm
Weight
163 g
165 g
PricePHP 45,990
PHP 34,990

Samsung Galaxy S9 advantages - Sharper display, expandable storage, newer chipset and GPU, wireless charging, intelligent scan (iris scanner + facial recognition), Bluetooth 5.0, pressure sensor, higher IP68 water and dust resistance, headphone jack, desktop mode
Huawei P20 - advantages - Bigger native storage, dual rear camera sertup, 24MP front camera, larger battery capacity with 5A Super Charge, newer Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.1 skin, way cheaper price tag

Both are very attractive flagship phones! Go for the Galaxy S9 if you are in need of a handset with sharper screen, higher water and dust resistance rating, expandable storage, headphone jack, and slightly faster chipset.

On the other hand, the Huawei P20 is for those who need a higher base storage and battery capacity. It also has the better cameras according to DxOMark.

The selfie camera at 24MP is also way bigger than Galaxy S9's 8MP lens even if it has a bright f/1.7 aperture size. It even has an IR Blaster that you can use as a remote control for your appliances.

What do you think guys?
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