Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2244 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

429 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.36 %
85.24 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
25 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

20 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; 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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization

Front

24 megapixels
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Splash; IP 53
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 970
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-G72 MP12
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Available to use

 
107 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Huawei Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Huawei SuperCharge
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.9 days (406 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
92.00 hours

Video playback

 
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Feb 11, 2019

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA505F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.34 W/kg

Body

 
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.20 W/kg

Phablet

 
1.07 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

High-current charger, USB Type-C digital headset, USB Type-C cable, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Protective case, USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Eject tool
 

MSRP price

 
$ 350
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