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