Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Huawei P30


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With the latest Samsung Galaxy Note announced, we couldn’t help but do a little spec comparison between one of the top dogs of Samsung and one of the flagships from Huawei. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Huawei P30.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10

In one corner, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The latest Note has understably brought a lot of hype with it and on paper, it looks to live up to expectations . While in the other corner, the Huawei P30 is a phone that has been out for a while but has impressed many upon its arrival, especially with its camera.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10Huawei P30
Display Size6.3″ Dynamic AMOLED6.1″ FHD+ OLED
ProcessorExynos 9825HiSilicon Kirin 980
Card SlotNoneNano-card: Up to 512GB
Rear Camera16MP Ultra-wide f/2.240MP Wide Angle f/1.8
12MP Wide-angle f/1.5/f/2.416MP Ultra Wide Angle f/2.2
12MP Telephoto f/2.18MP Telephoto f/2.4
Front Camera10MP f/2.232MP (f/2.0)
OSAndroid 9 + Samsung One UIAndroid 9 + EMUI 9.1
Battery3,500mAh3,650mAh with 22.5W fast charging
IP certificationNot SpecifiedIP53
Other featuresUltrasonic fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face UnlockFace Unlock
S-PenDual Sim
3.5mm audio jack


Both devices are currently only one sub-notch lower from the strongest of the strong devices from the two giants in the Android world. With this, we’d like to present how the two phones match-up on paper.

This will merely be a pure comparison of both phones’ specs. This won’t take analysis into the deep end, involve any hands-on experience on either device, and will be our personal preference.

Quick Points:

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a slightly bigger display size and has the ever so lovely AMOLED display compared to the FHD+ OLED of the Huawei P30
  • The Note 10 uses the Infinity-O display, which in a nutshell is a punch hole display. While the P30 uses a dewdrop notch. Aesthetically, this will be a preference thing. I personally prefer the punch hole display.
  • The Note 10 has more RAM than the P30 but it will take a lot to push a phone with 6GB RAM to the limit.
  • While the Note 10 has more internal storage, the P30 allows for expandable storage up to 512GB. Albeit using a nano-card.
  • Without taking into consideration the software that goes into processing the photos, P30 looks pretty solid in the camera department. Both in the front and the back.
  • Both devices run on Android 9, unsurprisingly. Like the notch used in the phone, this will all depend on preference, if it does matter. I personally prefer EMUI.
  • The P30 slightly leads in battery capacity.
  • The Note 10’s Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor has proven to be more reliable than the typical optical in-display fingerprint sensors.
  • The P30 keeps the 3.5mm audio jack, while the Note 10 has left it in the past. Again, to each his own, but this can still be a deal breaker for some.
  • The Note 10 has the S-Pen. Not much else to say about this but with each iteration of the unique feature of the Note, it has only been better and better.

Quick Verdict:

Get the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 if:

  • You want a slightly larger device
  • You want to do more multi-tasking
  • You are a fan of the S-Pen and its unique features

Get the Huawei P30 if:

  • You want a slightly larger battery life
  • You want better selfies
  • You want a 3.5mm headphone jack on your device

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