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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Huawei P30 (L04)

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

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Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei P30 (L04)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3650
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21

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 S2127 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21vsP30 (L04)7 Advantages Huawei P30 (L04)
+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
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
+1080x2400 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+424 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs422 PPI
+6.2"2%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP38%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 40MP + 16MP + 8MP
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+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 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3650 mAh
+25W11%
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.
vs22.5W
+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
+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
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsIP53 certified
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB nano-MemoryAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs+165 grams (5.78 ounces)2%
Lighter
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.57 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
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.
(front) 10MPvs+(front) 32MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

26 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
ModelGalaxy S21P30 (L04)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DSHuawei P30 ELE-L04 (128GB + 6GB) Single-sim, Huawei Elle
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSAMexico
Canada, USA, Mexico
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release dateJanuary, 2021March, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.57 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)71.36 x 149.1 millimeters (2.81 x 5.87 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP53 certified: protection against dust and splashing
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores 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 MP14ARM Mali-G76 MP10 720Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI422 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Display features120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
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 ()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, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(triple camera)
40 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.217mmPDAF/LaserAF
8MP telephotof/2.480mm1/4"3x-optical-zoomPDAF/LaserAFOIS
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" 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 stabilizationEIS: Digital 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 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 lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.24" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Phantom Gray, White, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3650 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
22.5W (5V/4.5A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S21Huawei P30 (L04)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.456W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)feature not registered
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