Huawei Mate 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Display

Display size

5.9 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

373 ppi
529 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

77.39 %
83.32 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

20 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Black and White, Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 27 mm
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.11 x 0.31 inches (156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.70 oz (190 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Brown, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 960
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-G71 MP8
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Huawei Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40
 

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A, HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
34.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
99.00 hours

Video playback

 
20.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 04, 2016
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: QISMHA-L09 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG955U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.42 W/kg
0.33 W/kg

Body

0.60 W/kg
0.29 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.55 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.39 W/kg
0.19 W/kg
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