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Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB) 19Points
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16Points Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J) Compare Huawei P40 Pro X
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

Octa-core

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)

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)} 19 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB) vs Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)} 16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
+2.86GHz 64bit Octa-core (7nm)14%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+256GB (230GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.58"6%
Larger screen
vs6.2"
+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.3MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.28" inches99%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.3MP3 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)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+4200 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3500 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
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Until 256GB nano-Memoryvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
209 grams (7.32 ounces)vs+173 grams (6.06 ounces)21%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)11%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1200x2640 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels35%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+531 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
HDR10
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
ModelP40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Other model namesHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-AN00NTT DoCoMo Galaxy S8+ SM-G955D (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2
Country or region availableChina
China
Japan
Japan
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release date4/7/2020, Announced: 3/26/20205/1/2017, Announced: 3/29/2017
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)173 grams (6.06 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.58" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x2640 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10HDR10

🤖 Operating System

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
System versionAndroid 10Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Chipset64bit: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.86GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
2x 2.36GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
4x 1.95GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.35GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP16 (600MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 496356 (v8)
Geekbench: 12848 (v4.4), 3197 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 31fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
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 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 800/850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat16 (1,3,4,5,8,12,13,17,19,21,28)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41,42)
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, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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

📷 Camera

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
50.5 megapixels
12MP periscope telephoto f/3.4125mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
40MP ultrawide f/1.818mm1/1.54"PDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution8700x5800 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (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 zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts40W (10V/4A) Wired fast charging15W (9V/1.67A) Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
Inductive / wireless charging27W Qi wireless charging
27W Reverse wireless charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered34 hours (1.4 days)
Standbyfeature not registered343 hours (14.3 days)

➕ Other features

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• 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
• Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
• Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
• Curved edge screen
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
• Samsung Gear VR compatible
• Samsung Pay
• 32bit/192kHz audio

☢️ Radiation rate

Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Galaxy S8 Plus (SC-03J)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.54W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.207W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
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