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Huawei P20 Pro L29 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Huawei P20 Pro L29 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F phones. Which is the best phone?

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10 Huawei P20 Pro L29 vs 17 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F

Huawei P20 Pro L29





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F

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10 Advantages Huawei P20 Pro L29

P20 Pro L29vsGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (115GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
180 grams (6.3 ounces)vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 40 megapixels + 20MP + 8MPvs(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MP
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/1.7" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 24 megapixelsvs(front) 8 megapixels
Advantage+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and saferAndroid 8.1 OreovsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceTemperaturevsNot supported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F

Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965FvsP20 Pro L29
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsAMOLED
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2240 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs408 PPI
+Larger screen
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometervsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scannervsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart ratevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceFace recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5vsNot supported

30 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking6GB LPDDR4
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS (6-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files1200 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector / USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified) / IP68 certified

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Model and physical featuresHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
ModelP20 Pro L29Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Also known asHuawei P20 Pro 128GB CLT-L29 Dual-Sim, CLT-L29C, CharlotteGalaxy S9+ G965F (Exynos)
Country or region where it's soldSaudi ArabiaAustraliaUnited Arab EmiratesEuropePhilippinesIndiaJapanMalaysiaNew ZealandSingaporeVietnamEurope
Release dateApril, 2018February, 2018
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 155 millimeters (2.91 x 6.1 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Huawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Architecture - Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP12 850MhzARM Mali-G72 MP18
Internal storage128GB (115GB user available)64GB (51GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2240 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)408 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,12,17,18,19,20,26,28,32)
TD-LTE 1900/2000/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Maximum download/upload1200/50 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Main camera(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP Mono
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution7296x5472 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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
Front camera / Secondary cameraHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Front camera24 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Hall effect
Ambient Light
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum body
- EMUI 8.1
- Facial recognition
- Triple back camera with Leica optics
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast battery charging (58% in 30min)
- 3.5mm to USB-C headphone adapter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyHuawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)4.5V/5Afeature not registered
Talk time1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standby31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Huawei P20 Pro L29Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.294 W/Kg (head) | 1.35 W/Kg (body)

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