Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Huawei P30

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

522 ppi
422 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.98 %
85.83 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
HiSilicon Kirin 980

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G76 MP10

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Available to use

53 GB
 

Storage expansion

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

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie), Huawei Emotion UI

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3650 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Huawei SuperCharge

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

74.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
40 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

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

Third camera

 
16 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 17 mm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
32 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.87 x 2.81 x 0.30 inches (149.1 x 71.4 x 7.57 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash; IP 53

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Stylus
 

Keys

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

Colors

Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue
Breathing, Crystal aurora, Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
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)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300)

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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

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

Features

Charging, OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Huawei Pay

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Mar 27, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: QISELE-LX9 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
0.53 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
0.54 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
0.63 W/kg

Phablet

 
1.82 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
22.5W Charger, Type-C Cable, 3.5 mm Headset, TPU Protective Case, Quick Start Guide, SIM Removal Tool, Warranty Card

MSRP price

$ 930
 

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 23, 2017
Mar 26, 2019
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