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Huawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Huawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1080x2240

40
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
24PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)Compare Huawei P20 Pro X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)4 Advantages Huawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
+128GB (115GB available)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (104GB available)
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs220 grams (7.7 ounces)
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
AMOLEDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2240 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels90%
Higher resolution screen
408 PPIvs+509 PPI25%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.1"vs+6.9"13%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP148%
Higher resolution main camera
1/1.7" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 24MPvs+(front) 40MP68%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
22.5Wvs+45W100%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

30 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
ModelP20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Other model namesHuawei P20 Pro CLT-AL00 Dual-Sim, Huawei CharlotteGalaxy S20 Ultra 4G-LTE SM-G988B/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2018March, 2020
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 155 millimeters (2.91 x 6.1 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)220 grams (7.7 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Huawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP12 850MhzARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory6GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Display typeAMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2240 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)408 PPI509 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload1200/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE
CallingHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP monof/1.627mm1/2.7"PDAF/LaserOISwide
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4.0"PDAF/LaserOIS3x-optical-zoom
(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution7296x5472 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixel0.7µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Temperature
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
- EMUI 8.1
- Triple back camera with Leica optics
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast battery charging (58% in 30min)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts22.5W Fast battery charging45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standby31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P20 Pro (AL00 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (SM-G988B/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.74W/kg (head) | 1.12W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.319W/kg (head) | 1.557W/kg (body)
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