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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB) vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei Mate 20 Pro XSamsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsHuawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S21 FE X
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
6.39"
AMOLED

1440x3120

40
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)

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!

Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)vsMate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)9 Advantages Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core30%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.26GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+177 grams (6.2 ounces)7%
Lighter
vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.4"1%
Larger screen
vs6.39"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+(front) 32MP34%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 24MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps43%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps
+4500 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
128GB (97GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)13%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x3120 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
411 PPIvs+538 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MPvs+(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP111%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
1/1.76" inchesvs+1/1.7" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
25Wvs+40W60%
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.

31 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+24 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
ModelGalaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 FE 5G SM-G990B/Dual-SIM (Exynos)Huawei Mate 20 Pro LYA-L29 (Global) Dual-sim, Huawei Laya
Country or region availablePhilippinesIndiaMalaysiaThailand
Philippines, India, Malaysia, Thailand
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release date1/7/2022, Announced: 1/4/202211/1/2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 155.7 millimeters (2.93 x 6.13 in)72.3 x 157.8 millimeters (2.85 x 6.21 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic 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

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
System versionAndroid 12Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
User InterfaceOne UI 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A78
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.26GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.92GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14 (854MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MP10 720Mhz
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (97GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.39" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)411 PPI538 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1300nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps1400/200 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE 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)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP ultrawidef/2.216mm1/2.7"PDAF
8MP telephotof/2.41/4"80mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fpsfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.0 + 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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
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: Graphite, White, Lavender, Olive- Colors: Black, Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold, Twilight
- EMUI 9.0
- 19.5:9 / DCI-P3 / HDR10 display
- Leica camera lens
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Wireless charging: 15W

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (SM-G990E/DS 128GB/8GB)Huawei Mate 20 Pro (L29 128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.65W/kg (head), 1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.93W/kg (head), 1.319W/kg (body)feature not registered
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