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Huawei P20 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Which one is superior?



Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

The all new Huawei P20 and the Samsung’s best flagship Galaxy S9, both the smartphones are the supreme devices from their companies. What if we let them in a fight? Who will win? Are these questions revolving in your mind since the launch of Huawei P20? Yes? In my mind too. So I collected all that I could and decided to make a report on Huawei P20 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9.

Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Both the handsets come with amazing features that make them the best flagship phones till now. All the specifications and features details are provided below varying in various topics such as display, design, camera, performance and much more. Ready for the comparison? Let’s start it.

Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Display & Design

  • Huawei P20 Display: 5.8-inch FHD+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Display: 5.8-inch QHD+
  • Huawei P20 Dimensions and Weight: 149.1×70.8×7.7mm, 165g
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Dimensions and Weight: 147.7×68.7×8.5mm, 163g

In terms of design and beauty, both the smartphones come with a beautiful body and a glassy back with dual cameras. The Huawei P20 comes with a notch on the top but Samsung Galaxy S9 is also good looking with its narrow bezels. Coming to the display, both the handsets P20 and Galaxy S9 feature the same 5.8-inch Full HD+ and Quad HD display respectively. The Huawei P20 has a resolution of 1080×2244 pixels and the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a resolution of 1440×2950 pixels. The screen of the phones doesn’t show much difference. However, the display quality looks a bit better in the Galaxy S9 but the Huawei P20 looks well. Additionally, the Galaxy S9 also supports Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which is not seen in the P20.

Software & processor

  • Huawei P20 OS: Android Oreo
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 OS: Android Oreo
  • Huawei P20 processor: Kirin 970 octa-core
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core
  • Huawei P20 GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 GPU: Adreno 630

Concerning the software and the operating system, both the devices are Android phones and both of them comes with the Android Oreo out of the box. Under the hood, the Huawei P20 is powered by a Kirin 970 octa-core processor. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. Both the chipsets are the highest ones in their types.

Talking about the GPU, the Huawei P20 comes with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with an Adreno 630 GPU. Even, in real life performance, both the phones will work smoothly unless you are doing very very heavy things. You can play all your favorite games and do more stuff without any lagging issues.

Storage Features

  • Huawei P20 RAM: 4GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 RAM: 4GB
  • Huawei P20 ROM: 128GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 ROM: 64GB/128GB/256GB

Coming to the storage features of the smartphones, the Huawei P20 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage while the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes in three different variants all with 4GB RAM but different internal storage – 64GB/128GB/256GB. Here also there is no visible difference between the two flagship phones. Also, both the smartphones come in many different colors.


Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 - Camera

  • Huawei P20 Rear Camera: Dual 20MP+12MP
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Huawei P20 Front Camera: 24MP
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Front Camera: 8MP

Looking at the rear panel of both the phones, the Huawei P20 packs dual 20MP+12MP Leica cameras with f/1.8 and f/1.6 aperture respectively. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.5 aperture. Both phones support LED flash too.

At the front, Huawei P20 has a 24MP selfie camera whereas the Samsung Galaxy S9 packs an 8MP front-facing camera. Even though Samsung is renowned for its super cameras but this time Huawei has done a wonderful job on P20’s cameras.


  • Huawei P20 Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Battery: 3000 mAh

In terms of battery and long working, the Huawei P20 runs on a 3400 mAh non-removable battery and Galaxy S9 has a 3000 mAh non-removable battery which looks smaller than the P20’s. Both the phones work long-lasting and the P20 should run longer than the Galaxy S9.

Other Features

Both the phones support all the sensors including accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope and a fingerprint which is rear faced in Galaxy S9 and front faced in P20. They also support features such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Headphone Jack, USB-C type, etc. Both support fast charging and the wireless charging is only supported in Galaxy S9. Both the devices come with dual hybrid sim slot.

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You can also get a faster look at all the main specifications of both the smartphones here:-

Huawei P20 Specifications

Huawei P20 Full Specs

  • Display: 5.8-inch FHD+
  • Software: Android Oreo
  • Processor: Kirin 970 octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 20MP+12MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • Price – 52,290

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs

  • Display: 5.8-inch QHD+
  • Software: Android Oreo
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • Price – Rs 57,900


Let’s take a quick revision from the top for further suggestions. At first, the Samsung Galaxy S9 performed better in display quality and protection and Huawei P20 had a good design with a notch. Then we found almost everything same in OS, processor, performance and storage features. Then both the phones had wonderful cameras and Huawei P20 got an advantage in battery life. And in the other features section, Galaxy S9 had wireless charging which lacks in P20.

We’ve seen many similarities and differences between the phones. If we count all the advantages from both the sides, this comparison takes us to a count of 3-3. Hey! that’s not right. But anyway, if you take my suggestion, I would say that both Huawei P20 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 are amazing phones and you do not need to compare ’em because you’re going to make no mistake if you buy any one of them.

If you are a Galaxy fan, then you can get the Galaxy S9, and if you like the new P20, you should go towards it. It’s your choice. But this article should’ve helped you in making your choice.

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