Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) vs Huawei P30

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2220 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

392 ppi
422 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.51 %
85.83 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Quad camera
Triple camera

Main camera

24 megapixels
40 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

10 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Autofocus
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 80 mm

Third camera

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide
Ultra-wide, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 17 mm

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

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

24 megapixels
32 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)
5.87 x 2.81 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 71.4 x 7.57 mm)

Weight

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

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Splash; IP 53

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black, Pink, Blue
 

Colors

 
Breathing, Crystal aurora, Black

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660
HiSilicon Kirin 980

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 512
Mali-G76 MP10

RAM

6 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

108.9 GB
 

Storage expansion

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

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

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

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Location

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Huawei Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3800 mAh
3650 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Huawei SuperCharge

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

112.00 hours
 

Video playback

19.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 18, 2018
Mar 27, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link
FCC ID value: QISELE-LX9 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.24 W/kg
0.53 W/kg

Body

0.84 W/kg
0.54 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.40 W/kg
0.63 W/kg

Phablet

3.95 W/kg
1.82 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation
22.5W Charger, Type-C Cable, 3.5 mm Headset, TPU Protective Case, Quick Start Guide, SIM Removal Tool, Warranty Card
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