Feb 17, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra VS HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G (Philippines)

The very best iterations of Samsung and HUAWEI in the hotly-contested flagship segment get Priceprice.com's quick specs comparison treatment.

Easily the highlight of the release of the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup recently is the introduction of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, a variant that redefines the standards of owning a flagship smartphone relative to its hardware and camera offerings. And although the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G was announced in the last quarter of 2019, the comparison between the two is still as inevitable as it is much-needed.

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

If you happen to be on the hunt for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, but still can't decide which – this quick specs comparison we've made just for you should guide you through.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G Comparison

Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Starting with the display, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a more massive 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 panel with a higher QHD resolution. It also comes with a higher refresh rate of 120Hz. Meanwhile, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G settles with a 6.53-inch OLED panel with FHD resolution. The phone also comes with support for a 60Hz display refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G
Display Size6.9-inches6.53-inches
Display TypeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Display Resolution1,440 x 3,200 pixels1,080 x 2,340 pixels
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz

Both the displays of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G come with HDR10.

Power and Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs either a Snapdragon 865 or an Exynos 990 SoC. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, on the other hand, is equipped with HUAWEI's current flagship, in-house chipset, the HiSilicon Kirin 990.

In terms of memory configurations, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is confirmed to come with either 12GB or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM while the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G only settles for an 8GB (of unspecified) RAM. Both handsets power through the use of UFS 3.0 for their internal storage; the S20 Ultra comes with up to 512GB while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is armed with 256GB.

Note that the local variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is confirmed to sport 128GB of onboard storage only. Still, the S20 Ultra is compatible with up to 1TB microSD card expansion, while the Mate 30 Pro 5G is compatible with up to 256GB NM SD card.

Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraHUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G
RAM16GB RAM
12GB RAM
8GB RAM
ChipsetSnapdragon 865
Exynos 990
Kirin HiSilicon 990

Camera

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G

Both the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G sport quad cameras on their rears. The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, a 48MP telephoto lens, alongside a DepthVision camera.

Equipped in the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, on the other hand, are a 40MP Cine Camera, a 40MP Super Sensing lens, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 3D depth-sensing camera.

Now while the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra should be able to produce better images and videos than its counterpart on paper, the software processing that comes along with them is still considered to be of enormous importance down the line. We highly suggest that you take this with a grain of salt.

When it comes to front-facing shooters, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra features a single 40MP selfie camera, while the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G comes with a 32MP camera, equipped with a 3D depth camera.

Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraHUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G
Main Camera12MP + 108MP + 48MP + 0.3MP40MP + 8MP + 40MP + 3D TOF
Front Camera40MP32MP + 3D TOF

Connectivity, OS, and Other Features

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G

Both the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are 5G-ready. In the biometrics department, both phones also come with an in-screen fingerprint reader, plus support for face recognition. Both handsets also come with IP68 water and dust resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G are shipped with Android 10 out of the box. Ultimately, the latter doesn't come with Google Mobile Services, one that includes the hugely important Google Play Store.

Finally, the Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a juicier 5,000mAh (its counterpart has 4,500mAh) battery capacity, with support for 45W fast charging (vs. the Mate 30 Pro's 40W). Nevertheless, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G has more rapid wireless charging support, settling at a decisive 27W against the S20 Ultra's 12W.

Verdict

Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the better device between the two. It sports a larger and crispier display, a higher main and telephoto camera resolution, better storage compatibility, higher battery capacity, and a design that is almost too modern for 2020.

Most importantly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra ships out with Google Mobile Services.

Lowest Prices in the Philippines

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G
Lowest Price P59,800 P47,002
OS ver Android 10.0; One UI 2 Android 10; EMUI 10
CPU Speed 2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.60 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 (Global), 1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585 (USA) 2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.86 GHz Cortex-A55
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB
RAM 12GB, 16GB 8GB
Display Size 6.9 inches 6.53 inches
Resolution AMOLED 3200 x 1440 pixels FHD+ 2400×1176
OLED
Main Camera 12MP + 108MP + 48MP + 0.3MP 40MP + 8MP + 40MP + 3D TOF
Release date Feb 2020 Feb 2020
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