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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U) vs Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei Nova 3e phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei Nova 3e XSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)27Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
5.8"
IPS

1080x2280

16
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)vsNova 3e (128GB)6 Advantages Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core15%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs4GB LPDDR3
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2280 pixels
+531 PPI22%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs435 PPI
+6.2"7%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
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
vsNot supported
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)125%
More internal storage for applications and files
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs+145 grams (5.08 ounces)19%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)9%
Thinner
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 2MP47%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 24MP198%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A
+17 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Nova 3e (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2华为 nova 3e ANE-AL00, Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei Anne
Country or region availableUSA
USA
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandSamsungHuawei
Release dateApril, 2017March, 2018
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)71.2 x 148.6 millimeters (2.8 x 5.85 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.36Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-T830 MP2 900Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
128GB (115GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI435 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat6 850/900/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5,8)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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 networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
• 16 megapixels
• 2MP f/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital 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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Sakura Pink, Klein Blue
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum frame
- 2.5D curved glass back
- EMUI 8.0
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts• 15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
• Quick Charge 2
• Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days27240 minutes | 454 hours | 18.9 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Huawei Nova 3e (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.46W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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