Huawei P20 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2244 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

429 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.36 %
80.51 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
24 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
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.6; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth 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

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

24 megapixels
24 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash
 

IP certified

IP 53
 

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 970
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-G72 MP12
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
108.9 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 512 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3800 mAh

Charging

Huawei SuperCharge
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.9 days (406 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
13 hours

LTE

 
15 hours

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours

Music playback

 
112.00 hours

Video playback

 
19.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 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 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.1
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Huawei Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 18, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.24 W/kg

Body

 
0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.40 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.95 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
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation
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