Last week all eyes were on Samsung as they revealed the Galaxy S10 range of devices. Celebrating a decade of Galaxy, Samsung have gone all out to on the S10 devices. The only downside to all of this “innovation”? Most of the features that Samsung revealed are already on a device – the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Admittedly we’ve only been able to get our hands on the Huawei Mate 20, not the Mate 20 Pro (it’s so popular stock are flying out of the Huawei warehouses so fast they can’t spare one to review). That being said when you look at specs comparisons the Huawei Mate 20 Pro looks like it has the S10’s measure. The remarkable thing about that is that the Huawei P30 is soon to be announced that is likely to top the specs of the Mate 20 Pro, with rumours of a 4 camera set up that boasts 10x optical zoom.
Camera: Ultra-wide-angle Lens a Must-Have Feature for Flagship Phones
Samsung has given its camera features significant upgrades with the triple-rear-camera system, offering greater photography features such as enhanced zooming and low-light performance but these features were available on Huawei devices long before.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s 40MP+20MP+8MP against the Samsung S10’s 12MP+16MP+12MP showcases the specs advantage that Huawei has over Samsung when it comes to smartphone photography capabilities. Additionally, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro occupies the top spot of DxOMark Mobile alongside its sister product, the P20 Pro.
Huawei has been the first to introduce the world’s first Leica triple camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The main 40MP RGB camera, coupled with other lenses, offers impressive night photography with a good lighting configuration.
The ultra-wide-angle 20MP camera of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro also brings in a broader and spacious perspective of multiple sceneries with a 0.6x zoom. It supports macro photography that could focus on an object as close as 2.5cm. The Galaxy S10+ has followed suit by incorporating a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens.
Battery and Charging Technology
The 4,100 mAh battery life has been hailed as a significant upgrade on S10+. Although Samsung’s flagship phone still failed to match the Mate 20 Pro’s gigantic 4,200 mAh battery capacity. Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge technology allows for 70 per cent battery power charged within 30 minutes. It has long set the Mate 20 Pro apart from its competitors.
Samsung has introduced the Wireless PowerShare on S10 and S10+, though the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro was the first to introduce reverse wireless charging technology to the market.
Gaming Experience in a Dual-SIM World
According to its official site, Samsung S10+ seems to be finally supporting the Dual SIM model (Hybrid SIM slot). It is a feature supported by most Android phones. While both the SIMs are active, if you are using a particular SIM, incoming callers from another SIM will find you unreachable.
However, the Mate 20 Pro already featured the dual-VoLTE technology along with a dual-SIM feature. It allows you to pick up calls from one SIM when you are actively using another SIM to play games or take calls. In simple terms, this means you don’t need to ignore your girlfriend’s call while playing PUBG with your friends.
And if that does not answer your question, take a look at the list of comparison.
Specifics Comparison of S10+ with Mate 20 Pro
|Model||Galaxy S10+||Mate 20 Pro|
|Rear Camera||16MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens 12MP, f/2.4 wide-angle lens 12MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens||40MP, f/1.8 wide-angle lens 20MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens|
|Triple lens camera 2x optical zoom||Leica Triple lens camera 3x optical zoom 0.6x zoom for ultra-wide-angle capture Top spot in DxOMark Mobile (DxO 109)|
|Front Camera||10 MP + 8 MP dual front cameras||24MP front camera|
|Charging||Wireless Charging 2.0 Reverse charge (Wireless PowerShare)||15W Wireless Charge 40W SuperCharge (70%in 30 mins) First to offer reverse wireless charging|
|Storage||8GB +256GB 12GB +512GB 12GB +1TB||6GB +128GB 8GB +128G 8GB +256GB|
Here’s hoping we can get our hands on the Mate 20 Pro, Galaxy S10 (Or 10+) and a Huawei P30 Pro to put all three phones into a battle to the death to see which phone will reign supreme!