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

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

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Compare Huawei Nova 3e X26Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
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 best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


26 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UvsNova 3e 128GB
 15%15%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.36Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsLTPS IPS LCD
 73%73%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2280 pixels
 22%22%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs435 PPI
 7%7%
+Larger screen
6.2"vs5.8"
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 29%29%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 17%17%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages Huawei Nova 3e 128GB
Nova 3e 128GBvsGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U
 125%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (115GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 19%19%
+Lighter
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
 9%9%
+Thinner
7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
 47%47%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 16MP + 2MPvs(back) 12.2MP
 198%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 24MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

24 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM / FM with RDS
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UNova 3e 128GB
Also known asGalaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2华为 nova 3e ANE-AL00, Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei Anne
Country or region availableUSAChinaHong 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, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Architecture - 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 user available)
UFS 2.0
128GB (115GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei 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)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1080x2280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI435 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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/5G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 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 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
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei 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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Main camera12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
2MP f/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Front camera8 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
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-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
RadioFMFM with 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
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 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-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
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
- Quick Charge 2.0
- 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 supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time2040 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 rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955UHuawei Nova 3e 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.46 W/Kg (head) | 1.01 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered