Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.6 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2640 x 1200 pixels, 441 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

91.54 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

HiSilicon Kirin 990
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Octa-core, 2860 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Mali-G76 MP16
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

Nano Memory (NM) up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10), Emotion UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4200 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Huawei SuperCharge, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 40.0W; Wireless: 27.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

50 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 23 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.28"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 5x; Aperture size: F3.4; Focal Length: 125 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

40 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 18 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.54"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS
HDR, EIS

Front:

32 MP (Dual-Camera, Autofocus, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.23 x 2.86 x 0.35 inches (158.2 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

7.37 oz (209.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Deep Sea blue, Ice white, Black, Blush gold, Silver frost
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n7, n28, n38, n41, n77, n78, n79
SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 32(1500 L-band)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 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+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, Infrared
NFC, ANT+

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Huawe​i P40 Pro User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Charger, USB Type-C Cable, USB Type-C Earphones, Quick Start Guide, Eject Tool, Warranty Card
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 26, 2020
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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