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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro Specs Comparison

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With the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, it is about time we compare it with the specs of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. Who comes out on top?
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro Specs Comparison
S21 Ultra and Mate 40 Pro

Both are the current flagship smartphones of each brand in the Philippines (Huawei has the higher Mate 40 Pro+ in China). The Huawei Mate 40 Pro is priced at PHP 55,999 while the newer Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is priced at PHP 69,990.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraHuawei Mate 40 Pro
Display6.8-inch  2.5D curved Gorilla Glass Victus protected Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz screen w/ QHD+ 3200 x 1440 resolution at 516 ppi6.76-inch Horizon OLED screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, 2772 x 1334 resolution at 455 ppi
CPU
2.9GHz 5nm EUV Exynos 2100 5G octa-core processor
3.13GHz 5nm+ EUV Kirin 9000 5G octa-core processor w/ Triple NPU (Dual BigCore + Tiny Core)
GPUMali-G78 MP14Mali-G78 MP24 w/ GPU Turbo (New-Gen)
RAM12GB/16GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
ROM256GB/512GB UFS 3.1256GB UFS 3.1 expandable via NM card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera108MP f/1.8 w/ Laser AF, OIS + 12MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 10MP f/2.4 3x Telephoto w/ Dual Pixel, OIS + 10MP f/4.9 10x telephoto w/ Laser AF, OIS + LED flash50MP f/1.9 RYYB Ultra Vision Wide w/ Full Pixel Octa PD Autofocus, OIS + 20MP f/1.8 FREE-FORM Ultra Wide Cine + 12MP f/3.4 5x Optical Zoom w/ OIS + Laser Sensor + dual-tone LED flash
Selfie Camera40MP f/2.213MP f/2.4 Ultra Vision Selfie w/ AF + 3D Depth Sensing
Battery
5,000mAh w/ 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
4,400mAh w/ 66W SuperCharge + 50W Wireless SuperCharge + Reverse Wireless Charging
OSAndroid 11 w/ One UI 3.1
Android 10 w/ EMUI 11.0
Connectivity
WiFi 6E, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, MST, OTG, NFC, dual-band GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 6+, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2 (BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC), OTG, NFC, GPS (L1 + L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo (E1 + E5a + E2b), BeiDou (B1l + B1B + B1C + B2a), QZSS (L1 + L5), dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure, heart rate
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C, UHQ 32-bit/DSD audio support, AKG stereo speakers, Colors: Phantom Silver, Phantom Black
In-Display fingerprint sensor, Gesture sensor, IR Blaster, IP68 water and dust resistance, HiFi DAC, stereo speakers, USB-C, Virtual Volume Tuner, Colors: Mystic Silver, Mystic Black
Dimensions165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1 mm
Weight
228 g
212 g
PricePHP 69,990 (12GB/128GB), PHP 79,990 (16GB/512GB)
PHP 55,999


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra's first battle!

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra back
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra back

Build/Design - The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra sports a metal frame, a glass front, and a glass back with a frosted finish. It sports an accented camera bump at the back with a quad-sensor setup. It feels and looks premium as a flagship should be. It has Gorilla Glass Victus protection as well as IP68 water and dust resistance.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro back
Huawei Mate 40 Pro back

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro also has a metal frame with a glass back with a glossy finish. It also has a unique looking circular camera hump housing the quad-camera setup. There's no mention of Gorilla Glass protection here but it is also IP68 water and dust resistance.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen

Display - The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 6.8-inch  2.5D curved Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz screen w/ QHD+ 3200 x 1440 resolution at 516 ppi. Again, it has Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro screen
Huawei Mate 40 Pro screen

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a 6.76-inch Horizon OLED screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, 2772 x 1334 resolution at 455 ppi. There's no Gorilla Glass protection here but it has its own proprietary screen protector installed.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is ahead thanks to its QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate compared to Huawei's 90Hz and more pixels per inch for a sharper image.

Specs - For performance, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra sports the 5nm 2.9GHz EUV Exynos 2100 5G octa-core processor, Mali-G78 MP14 GPU, up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, and 5,000mAh w/ 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro sports the 5nm+ 3.1GHz EUV Kirin 9000 5G octa-core processor w/ Triple NPU (Dual BigCore + Tiny Core), Mali-G78 MP24 GPU, 8GB LPDDR5, 256GB UFS 3.1 expandable storage, and 4,400mAh w/ 66W SuperCharge + 50W Wireless SuperCharge + Reverse Wireless Charging.

Based on benchmarks, Mate 40 Pro's Kirin 9000 outperforms the Exynos 2100 of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Huawei's GPU even has 10 more cores than Samsung's GPU.

But in real life, the difference in speed is hardly noticeable. Both are top-notch and super-fast phones.

For the RAM and storage, the Galaxy S21 Ultra sports bigger options. It has a larger battery capacity as well.

But, the Mate 40 Pro more than doubles the charging speed of the Galaxy S21 Ultra both in wired and wireless instances.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra cameras
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra cameras

Cameras - The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a quad-camera setup at the back with 108MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 10MP f/2.4 3x Telephoto + 10MP f/4.9 10x telephoto w/ Laser AF + LED flash. It also has a 40MP f/2.2 sensor for selfies.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has a quad-camera setup as well with 50MP f/1.9 RYYB Ultra Vision Wide w/ Full Pixel Octa PD Autofocus, OIS + 20MP f/1.8 FREE-FORM Ultra Wide Cine + 12MP f/3.4 5x Optical Zoom w/ OIS + Laser Sensor + dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, it has a dual-camera setup with 13MP f/2.4 Ultra Vision Selfie w/ AF + 3D Depth Sensing.

If you will base on megapixels alone, S21 is the winner. But, note that Huawei's 50MP main camera has a bigger 1/1.28-inch sensor size than the 1/1.33-inch of Samsung's 108MP shooter.

S21 also has a larger 40MP selfie camera. But, Mate 40 Pro's selfie camera is the highest-rated at the moment. It is also wider.

Other features - The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has WiFi 6E, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, MST, OTG, dual-band GPS, NFC, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C, UHQ 32-bit/DSD Audio support, and AKG stereo speakers.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro features WiFi 6+, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.2 with BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC, OTG, NFC, dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, In-Display fingerprint sensor, gesture sensor, IR Blaster, IP68 water and dust resistance, USB-C, HiFi DAC, stereo speakers, and a Virtual Volume Tuner.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Better display, bigger RAM and storage options, bigger battery
Huawei Mate 40 Pro - Slightly faster CPU and GPU, faster-charging tech, better connectivity, expandable storage, more affordable

Our thoughts

As of the moment, we can say that this is a pretty close battle overall. S21 Ultra at a higher price tag offers a better display, bigger RAM and storage sizes, a bigger battery. Oh, it also has S Pen support!

For less much less, the Mate 40 Pro provides the arguably faster CPU, faster-charging tech, a larger main camera sensor, and a wider front camera.

We will conduct an actual test to find out the true winner in the camera department soon.

What do you guys think?
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