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Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 XHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)15Points
Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Compare Huawei P40 Pro X
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)

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!

P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)15 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
+2.86Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.58"3%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.04MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/1.28" inches99%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.04MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+4200 mAh5%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+40W167%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
256GB (230GB available)vs+512GB (482GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 256GB nano-Memoryvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
209 grams (7.32 ounces)vs+201 grams (7.04 ounces)4%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)2%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1200x2640 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels35%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+514 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)27%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

30 Common items in both devices
8GB LPDDR4X
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
HDR10
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
ModelP40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Other model namesHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-AN00Galaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) 8GB RAM, Samsung Crown
Country or region availableChina
China
USA
USA
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020August, 2018
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.86Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2.36Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.95Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP16Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.58" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x2640 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not 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-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
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 P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
• 50.5 megapixels
• 12MP periscope telephoto (f/3.4 125mm PDAF OIS 5x-optical-zoom)
• 40MP ultrawide (f/1.8 18mm 1/1.54" PDAF)
• 0.04MP TOF 3D depth sensor
(dual camera)
• 12.2 megapixels
• 12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-optical-zoom)
Main camera resolution8700x5800 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.28" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size2.44µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: 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/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
• 32 megapixels
• 0.04MP TOF 3D depth sensor
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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
ConnectivityHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 27W
- 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)
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts• 40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
• 27W Qi wireless charging
• 27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
• 15W Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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