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Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 X10Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
6.47"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Huawei P30 Pro X17Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


10 Advantages Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
P30 Pro (L04) 256GBvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs6GB LPDDR4X
 114%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (238GB user available)vs128GB (111GB user available)
 5%5%
+Lighter
192 grams (6.72 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
 5%5%
+Thinner
8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
 1%1%
+Larger screen
6.47"vs6.4"
 181%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MPvs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
 50%50%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/1.7" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 32MPvs(front) 8MP
 17%17%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
 5%5%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4200 mAhvs4000 mAh

17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBvsP30 Pro (L04) 256GB
 9%9%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.26Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB nano-Memory
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsOLED
 69%69%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 29%29%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
514 PPIvs398 PPI
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
 7%7%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.6 (aperture)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported

30 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
16 million
Dual LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face recognition (unlock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector / USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
IP68 certified / Waterproof (IPxx certified)
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
ModelP30 Pro (L04) 256GBGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Also known asHuawei P30 Pro VOG-L04 8GB RAM Single-sim, Huawei VogueGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung Crown
Country or region availableCanadaUSAMexicoUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019August, 2018
Depth8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 158 millimeters (2.89 x 6.22 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.26Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.92Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP10 720MhzARM Mali-G72 MP18
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (238GB user available)128GB (111GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.47" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)398 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
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 networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1400/200 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Main camera(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP ultrawide (f/2.2 16mm 1/2.7" PDAF)
8MP telephoto (f/3.4 125mm 1/4" 5x-zoom PDAF OIS 3D)
(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
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: 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 / secondary cameraHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Front camera32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 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 P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 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 supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal
- EMUI 9.1
- 19.5:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3, HDR10 display
- Leica optics on camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Huawei Pay
- Vapor chamber cooling system on processor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4200 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)40W (15W wireless)feature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)