Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ versus Huawei P40 & P40 Pro

If you haven’t heard, Huawei’s new 2020 flagship smartphone lineup has just been unveiled. As usual, Huawei’s packing in quite some impressive hardware in its three new phones which should allow them to go head-to-head with the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup.
To give you an idea of how these phones compare, we’ve put together a detailed table that lists the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy S20, the S20 Plus and Huawei’s P40 and P40 Pro.
Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ specs, price and launch dates
Each device has its own unique advantages, but there are three factors that need extra consideration:

Price: Samsung’s phones are slightly more expensive than Huawei’s
Availability: While Huawei’s phones will be sold across Europe and most other global markets, they will not be sold in the US.
Play Store Access: Huawei’s new devices do not have access to the Play Store or any of Google’s apps.

Take a look at the specs below and let us know how you think the new Huawei P40 Series smartphones stack up against the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series. If Play Store Access and availability were not a factor, would you buy a new Huawei P40 smartphone?

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Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro

Price
$999
$1199
€799 ($879 USD)
€999 ($1099 USD)

Screen size
6.2 inches
6.7 inches
6.1-inches
6.58-inches

Resolution
1440 x 3200 
1440 x 3200
1080 x 2340
1200 x 2640

Density
563 ppi
525 ppi
422 ppi
441 ppi

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Kirin 990
Kirin 990

RAM
12GB
12GB
8GB
8GB

Storage
128GB
128GB
128 GB
256 GB

Battery
4000 mAh
4500 mAh
3,800 mAh
4,200 mAh

OS
Android 10
Android 10
Android 10
Android 10

Rear camera
Triple-cameras:
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (standard), 64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Quad-cameras:
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (standard), 64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide),
3D ToF
Triple-camera: 50 MP, f/1.9 (standard),
16 MP, 17mm (ultrawide), 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm

Quad-cameras
50 MP, f/1.9 (standard)40MP f/1.8, 18mm (ultra-wide)
12 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto)
3D ToF

Front camera
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm
10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm
32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm
IR Depth Camera
32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm
IR Depth Camera

Bluetooth
v5.0
v5.0
v5.1
v5.1

NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Dimensions
151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm
148.9 x 71.1 x 8.5 mm
158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm

Weight
163 g
186 g
175 g
203g

Water Resistance
IP68
IP68
IP68
IP68

Wireless Charging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Special features
25W fast charging, Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Reverse Wireless Charging, 8K video capture
25W fast charging, Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Reverse Wireless Charging, 8K video capture
1/1.28-inch main camera sensor, 22.5W fast charging, Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
1/1.28-inch main camera sensor, 40W fast charging,
Reverse wireless charging, 90Hz display, Optical in-display fingerprint sensor

Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Galaxy Z Flip camera comparison: one step ahead

Samsung has always bene one of the leaders in the smartphone space when it comes to capturing photos and videos. The new Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup has just hit store shelves, preceded by the foldable Galaxy Z Flip. While there are many differences between each of these devices, those who are interested in imaging experience of the phones should note that the Galaxy Z Flip is essentially rocking the same camera hardware that last year’s S10 lineup had to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Pixel 4 camera shootout
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is equipped with two 12MP cameras on the back with standard and ultra-wide-angle lenses while the front-facing camera using a 10MP sensors. All three of the cameras are capable of recording 4K video at 60fps. On the Samsung Galaxy S20+ side, you have a quad-camera setup on the back with a 12MP main camera, 64MP 3x telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide and a 3D ToF sensor to help with depth sensing for portrait shots and AR effects. The sensors on the back are capable of capturing 8K video at 24fps and 4K video at 60fps. The front-facing camera on the S20+ is similar to that of the Z Flip with a 10MP sensor and 4K video capture at 60fps.

This Galaxy Z Flip versus Galaxy S20+ camera comparison will give you an idea of how Samsung’s hardware and image processing have evolved since last year. While there’s not a huge improvement across the board, it’s clear that Samsung is moving in the right direction with the Galaxy S20 smartphone this year.
Based on the photo gallery and the video, let us know which device you’d rather have in your pocket to capture those special moments.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Galaxy Z Flip gallery

Pixel 4 versus Samsung Galaxy Z Flip camera comparison: missing the mark

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is currently the best foldable-display smartphone on the market, featuring similar camera tech to last year’s Galaxy S10 lineup. On paper, the Galaxy Z Flip should take decent pictures, but to see if it’s any good in the real world, we decided to match it up against the Google Pixel 4.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: a great phone few should buy
For its two main cameras, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip sports two 12MP sensors, paired with f/1.8, 27mm (standard) and f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) lenses. Up front, Samsung has given the phone a 10MP front-facing camera with an f/2.4, 26mm lens. All three of the cameras can capture 4K video at 60 fps. On the Pixel 4, the main camera also features a 12MP sensor with an f/1.7, 27mm lens and a 16MP sensor paired with an f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto) lens. The selfie camera up front features a 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm setup. On the video side, the Pixel 4 is at a big disadvantage since its rear cameras can only record 4K video at 30fps while the front-facing camera is limited to 1080p at 30 fps. 

Take a look at the video and gallery below and let us know which phone you think takes better photos. Do you think the $1,380 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is worth the price based on its camera alone?
Pixel 4 versus Galaxy Z Flip image gallery

Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20+ versus Pixel 4 camera shootout: taking on the champ

We all know that smartphone get better every year with new and improved hardware, but sometimes it’s harder to notice the improvements when software is factored into the mix. In the case of camera performance, Google has somehow managed to stay ahead of the curve, despite using cheaper and outdated hardware.
This year, Samsung is hoping to leapfrog Google’s Pixel 4 lineup with the new Galaxy S20 lineup. For its main camera, the Galaxy S20+ is using a 12MP, f/1.8, 26mm sensor and lens combination accompanied by a 64 MP, f/2.0, (3x telephoto) and 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) cameras, and a 3D ToF depth sensor to assist with portrait pictures and AR effects. On the front, the phone is equipped with a 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm camera for taking selfies. Samsung is also stepping up its camera game with 8K video capture for its rear cameras and 4K @60fps for its front-facing camera. 
Pixel 4 versus Samsung Galaxy Note 10 camera comparison: is less really more?
On the Pixel 4’s side, the hardware is a bit more simple. Google has included a 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 28mm main camera with a 16 MP, f/2.4, 45mm (2x telephoto) on the back and an 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm selfie camera. Both rear cameras can capture 4K video at 30 fps while the front-facing camera is limited to 1080p video capture at 30 fps. 

While we could talk all day about the differences in the hardware and how they should perform, we thought it would be better to show you how the cameras on the Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy S20+ actually stack up when taking photos and capturing video in a variety of different scenareos. Take a look at the video and side-by-side photo gallery below to see how the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Pixel 4 compare in the real world.
Pixel 4 versus Galaxy S20+ photo gallery

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip real-world camera test (70+ photos & videos)

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is our new favorite foldable display smartphone for 2020. While it may not have all the bells and whistles found on 2020 flagship smartphones, it a much better device than the new Motorola Razr, packing a high-end processor, an amazing foldable display and flagship-tier cameras.
on the back, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features two 12MP sensors, paired with f/1.8, 27mm (standard) and f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) lenses while the 10MP front-facing camera sports an f/2.4, 26mm lens. All three sensors are capable of recording 4K 60/fps video, though you will need to bump down the resolution and frame rate to take advantage of OIS and the phone’s HRD10+ video capture mode. 
Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
To give you an idea of how the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will form in the real world, we took the phone out and captured more than 70 images and video clips with the device. Check out the embedded video and sample gallery to see if the Galaxy Z Flip’s camera lives up to your expectations.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip camera samples