Huawei Mate 20 vs Samsung Galaxy A51

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Display

Size

6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2244 x 1080 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio,
381 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
405 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

87.98 %
87.37 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

820 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 980
Samsung Exynos 9611

Processor

Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-G76 MP10
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB, available to use: 105.9 GB

Storage expansion

Nano Memory (NM) up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (9.0 Pie), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

Huawei SuperCharge
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

16 MP (Ultra-wide, Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 17 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

8 MP (Telephoto, Laser and PDAF)
5 MP (Macro)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 40 mm

Fourth camera

 
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, EIS

Front

24 MP
32 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches (158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm)
6.24 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 73.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.07 oz (172.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
 

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Green, Blue
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 21 (1400/200 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Charging, OTG

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Dual-band positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Nov 28, 2019

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA515FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.89 W/kg

Body

 
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.12 W/kg

Phablet

 
2.76 W/kg

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 400

In The Box

3.5 mm Headset, 22.5W Huawei charger, Type-C Cable, Protective case, Quick Start Guide, Eject Tool, Warranty card
Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy A51 Manual as a PDF file.

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 16, 2018
Dec 12, 2019
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