P20 Pro vs Galaxy S9

Which one is best for you?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Huawei P20 Pro were released within a month of each other in spring 2018, and are two of the best Android phones money can buy. While the S9 was an incremental upgrade on its predecessor, the P20 Pro was a leap ahead for Huawei, and brought the two companies neck and neck at the top of the Android market.

Samsung once again dazzles with their beautiful Super AMOLED screen with 570 pixels per square inch giving incredible detail ideal for gaming and watching your latest boxset. While the P20 Pro has an excellent OLED screen of its own, Huawei have concentrated on camera tech, with an amazing 40+20+8-megapixel camera array on the back, and a 24-megapixel selfie snapper on the front. The S9 sports a top-notch dual camera with a wide aperture setting for low light photography.

Both phones are crafted from aluminium and glass, with the Samsung’s Gorilla Glass 5 suggesting a more robust frame, and both have the latest security features, allowing you to unlock with your face or fingerprint, with Samsung adding iris scanning to the mix.

Either of these top drawer Android flagships will handle pretty much whatever you throw at them, so your choice will rest on whether photography or gaming and streaming is your priority.

  • Huawei

    P20 Pro

    • Take perfect pictures with the world’s first 40-megapixel Leica triple camera smartphone, powered by AI

    • Get closer up to your subject without losing detail with the 5x Hybrid Zoom

    • Power the AI-driven battery faster with cutting-edge SuperCharge technology

    • Experience extraordinary graphics on the 6.1-inch OLED FullView display, with brilliant colours and high contrast

    Buy the P20 Pro
  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9

    • Capture all the action and stretch time with Super Slow-mo video mode – then loop and add music to create awesome GIFs

    • Take superb pictures even in super low light with a lens that adapts like the human eye

    • Create and personalise your own animated emoji, and use it to share stories with friends

    • Use Intelligent Scan to unlock your phone securely with ease – even in low light

    Buy the Galaxy S9
Name P20 Pro Galaxy S9
Image Huawei mate 20 pro
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Display 6.1 inches 5.8 inches
Size and weight Height: 155 mm
Width: 73.9 mm
Depth: 7.8 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Rear camera 40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP 12 MP
Front camera 24 MP 8 MP
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm) Octa-core Exynos 9810
Battery 4000 mAh 3000 mAh
Storage 128 GB 64 GB
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