Which one is best for you?
Both of these Android beauties were considered top of the range upon release, but with two years between them, some real technological improvements can be found in the P20 Pro over Samsung’s 2016 flagship.
Having cemented their place as a major player with the S6, Samsung capitalised on the device’s popularity with another smashing phone in the same mould. Making a few minor tweaks to its predecessor’s award winning design, the Galaxy S7 became one of the hottest phones on the market. With an IP68 waterproof rating, a pin-sharp 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and the popular ‘Always On’ function, the S7 garnered rave reviews and a heap of new Samsung loyalists.
But technology moves quickly, and rising stars Huawei have been working hard to challenge Samsung for the Android crown in the two years since the S7 came out. The Chinese firm has been particularly praised for its amazing camera tech, and the P20 Pro is a great example – its 40+20+8-megapixel rear camera array outshines the S7’s solid single 12-megapixel snapper, producing clearer and sharper images, and the powerful 4000 mAh battery dwarfs the S7’s 3000 mAh cell. Throw in a 24-megapixel front-facing camera and a Fast face unlock feature and the P20 Pro rates as one of the best Android phones on the market.
The Galaxy S7 is an excellent phone, but recent years have seen it overtaken by more cutting edge rivals like the 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
Enjoy a smooth experience when playing games with a powerful Quad-core chip and Super AMOLED display
Travel light with a pocket-sized phone that weighs just 152 grams
Capture the action in fine detail with a 12-megapixel main camera
Take great selfies with the dedicated 5-megapixel front-facing camera
|Name||P20 Pro||Galaxy S7|
Buy the P20 Pro
Buy the Galaxy S7
|Display||6.1 inches||5.1 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 155 mm
Width: 73.9 mm
Depth: 7.8 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 grams
|Rear camera||40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP||5 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)||Exynos 8890|
|Battery||4000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Storage||128 GB||32 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 Pro||Buy the Galaxy S7|