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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB) vs Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei P30 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P30 Pro XSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)27Points
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
6.47"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)

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 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)vsP30 Pro (L04 256GB)7 Advantages Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
+2.9GHz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.6GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+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
+1440x3200 pixels82%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+516 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs398 PPI
+6.8"5%
Larger screen
vs6.47"
+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP105%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + 0.3MP
+1/1.33" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.7" inches
+(front) 40MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 32MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(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) 5000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh19%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+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 reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
128GB (101GB available)vs+256GB (238GB available)136%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
227 grams (7.95 ounces)vs+192 grams (6.72 ounces)18%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)6%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
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.

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
ModelGalaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G (SM-G998B/Dual-SIM)Huawei P30 Pro VOG-L04 (8GB RAM) Single-sim, Huawei Vogue
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSAMexico
Canada, USA, Mexico
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release date1/29/2021, Announced: 1/14/20213/26/2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.6 x 165.1 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)73.4 x 158 millimeters (2.89 x 6.22 in)
Weight227 grams (7.95 ounces)192 grams (6.72 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

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 12Android 10
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1 / 4.0feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
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:
2.6GHz 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)AnTuTu: 657150 (v8), 727634 (v9)
Geekbench: 3457 (v5.2)
GFXBench: 51fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (101GB available)
UFS 3.1
256GB (238GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6.47" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)516 PPI398 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Display features120Hz, 1500nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
60Hz
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary 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
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSANot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9240mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady-video
(quad camera)
40 megapixels
20MP ultrawidef/2.216mm1/2.7"PDAF
8MP telephotof/3.4125mm1/4"PDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DTime-of-Flight
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.33" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasLDAF/PDAF: laser/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 on both cameras
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)40 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 pixels6528x4896 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 size1/2.8" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + 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
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Phantom Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen support
- Colors: Black, White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal
- EMUI 9.1
- 19.5:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3, HDR10 display
- Leica optics on camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Huawei Pay
- Vapor chamber cooling system on processor

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (SM-G998B/DS 128GB)Huawei P30 Pro (L04 256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.24W/kg (head), 0.72W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.714W/kg (head), 1.58W/kg (body)feature not registered
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