Specs Battle: Huawei Mate30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra


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Huawei Mate30 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best phones for mobile photography and videography. It revolutionized the industry by introducing impressive set of cameras, powered by Leica, that enabled its users to shoot contents in unbelievable quality. From photos to videos, it definitely set the bar so high in the flagship segment.

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Today, we’re treated with a new smartphone, which can very well be the best competitor to Huawei’s camera monster. Galaxy S20 Ultra and the features it carries give an impression that it’s a worthy, if not its greatest, competitor.

Galaxy S20 Ultra 13Today, we’re pitting the two devices together based on its specifications. Treat everything as topline comparison as the best way to really compare both devices is when we have them on hand. Yes, I own a Mate30 Pro and got a fair amount of time with the S20 Ultra, but I encourage you to consider this as our initial comparison.

Galaxy S20 UltraHuawei Mate30 Pro
Display6.9-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X6.53 in. FLEX Horizon Display 2400 x 1176
511 ppi440 ppi
HDR10+ certifiedHDR10+ certified
120Hz display support60Hz display support
RearQuad CameraQuad Camera
Ultra Wide: 12MP, f2.2Ultra Wide: 40MP, f1.8
 Wide: 108MP,  f1.8 Wide: 40MP,  f1.4
Telephoto: 64MP, f3.5Telephoto: 8MP,  f1.54
Depth VisionTOF 3D depth sensor
Space ZoomLeica Optics
Hybrid Optic Zoom 10xOptical Zoom 3x
Super Resolution Zoom up to 100X30x Zoom
FrontSelfie: 40MP, 80°, f2.2Selfie: 32MP,  f/1.28
Dimension166.9 x 76.0 x 8.8mm, 220g158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm
ProcessorExynos 990, 7nm, 64-bit Octa-Core processorHiSilicon Kirin 990, 7nm, 64-bit Octa-Core processor
GPUAdreno 640Mali-G76 MP16
128GB Internal Storage256 GB internal storage
Micro SD Slot (up to 1TB microSD)Huawei NM card
5GNon Standanrd (NSA), Sub6N/A
AuthenticationLock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognitionLock types: pattern, PIN, password; Biometric lock types: Fingerprint, Face recognition


Now, here’s what we can say about the specs comparison chart above:

  • Clearly, Galaxy S20 Ultra is a better device based on processor alone. There is no way for quantifying this though until we have both units on hand. However, if we base everything on the features of each processor, Kirin 990 lacks in certain aspects especially in RAM configuration. The latter uses LPDDR4X while the former rocks an LPDDR5. LPDDR5 has better power saving features and data rate up to 6400MT/s.
  • In terms of camera set, S20 Ultra generally slays the Huawei Mate30 Pro. Based on specs, however, Mate30 Pro’s ultra-wide camera seems to show better configuration. Put everything with a grain of salt as the best way to test this is by taking actual photo comparisons.
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra has 120Hz display, therefore supports games that an run on 120fps. This alone is a huge win for Samsung especially for gamers.
  • Huawei Mate30 Pro is cheaper, but an older device. If you’re looking for something more affordable, then Mate30 Pro is your best choice albeit lacking full Google support.
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has full suite of Google services. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of “sideloading” Google to your device, pick Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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