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Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 XHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)18Points
Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)Compare Huawei P40 Pro X
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro (N04 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 (N04 256GB)18 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G950U)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
+2.86Ghz 64bit Octa-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR4
+256GB (230GB user free)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB user free)
+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"13%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.04MP7 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 + 0.04MP3 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)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 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 mAh40%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+40W167%
More charger power (watts) to charge the battery faster.
vs15W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.1 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 version 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+155 grams (5.43 ounces)35%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1200x2640 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels35%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+568 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvs+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
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
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+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

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
HDR10
16 million
LED flash
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
ModelP40 Pro (N04 256GB)Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Other model namesHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-N04Galaxy S8 G950U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream
Country or region available(Global, International)Latin AmericaUSA
(Global, International), Latin America, USA
USA
USA
BrandHuaweiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020April, 2017
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)155 grams (5.43 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 (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 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:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP16Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (230GB user free)
UFS 3.0
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.58" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x2640 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF) and e-Sim
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1024/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat21 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA-NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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 (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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
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
2ª cameraHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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 (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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
ConnectivityHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (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, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• 40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
• 27W Qi wireless charging
• 27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rateHuawei P40 Pro (N04 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.75W/kg (head) | 0.93W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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