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Huawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB) vs Apple iPhone XS (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Huawei P40 Pro+ vs Apple iPhone XS phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone XS XHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)24Points
Huawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsApple iPhone XS (256GB)Compare Huawei P40 Pro+ X
Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1125x2436

12
MP

7.1mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2658
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 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+ (NX9 512GB)24 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)vsiPhone XS (256GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
+2.86Ghz 64bit Octa-Core24%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+512GB (478GB available)96%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs256GB (244GB available)
+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Ceramic body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsStainless steel body, glass front/back
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1200x2640 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1125x2436 pixels
+6.58"13%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(5 cameras) 50.5MP + 8MP + 8MP + 40MP + 0.3MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+1/1.28" inches99%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.3MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+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
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4200 mAh58%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2658 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)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
226 grams (7.91 ounces)vs+177 grams (6.2 ounces)28%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
HDR10vs+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
441 PPIvs+463 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

25 Common items in both devices
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+18 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
ModelP40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)iPhone XS (256GB)
Other model namesHuawei P40 Pro Plus 5G ELS-NX9iPhone Xs A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHuaweiApple
Release dateJune, 2020September, 2018
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)70.9 x 143.6 millimeters (2.79 x 5.65 in)
Weight226 grams (7.91 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsCeramic body, glass frontStainless steel body, 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+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 12
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 14
HardwareHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
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
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP16Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (478GB available)
UFS 3.0
256GB (244GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.58" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x2640 pixels1125x2436 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI463 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features90Hz, HDR1060Hz, 625 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
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, 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 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100All models:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A2100 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat21 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16
VoLTE

A1920/A2100 models:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19,20,25,26,29,30,32,66,71)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)

A2097 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19, 20,25,26,28,29,30,32,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,46)

A2098 model:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14, 17, 18, 19, 20,21,25,26,28,29,30,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40, 41,42,46)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 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, 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+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
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+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(5 cameras)
50.5 megapixels
8MP periscope telephotof/4.4240mmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
8MP telephotof/2.480mmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
40MP ultrawidef/1.818mm1/1.54"PDAF
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MPf/2.452mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution8700x5800 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.28" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size2.44µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
32 megapixels
0.3MP TOF 3D depth
7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
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
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black Ceramic, White Ceramic
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 40W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Face ID
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh2658 mAh
Charger, watts40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
40W Qi wireless charging
27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHuawei P40 Pro+ (NX9 512GB)Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
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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