Which one is best for you?
The Galaxy S8+ was a world-beating phone on its release in 2017, boasting a fantastic screen and plenty of power to run top-level tech. Coming just a year later, Huawei’s P20 Pro is a comparable phone with a superb Leica triple camera.
The Huawei shades the Samsung in terms of memory, with 128GB of internal storage, compared to the S8+’s 64GB. The Samsung does have a microSD slot, however – so you can bump the storage up another 512GB. As ever, Samsung invested heavily in their screen technology, with an eye-popping Super AMOLED display that stretches to the edges of the curved screen.
The P20 Pro has a very good OLED screen too, but where the P20 Pro really shines is in its 40+20+8-megapixel triple camera array, which uses Huawei’s excellent AI to create professional looking shots with minimal effort. The S8+’s 12-megapixel single lens rear camera takes excellent photos, especially in low light, but the Huawei wins out in the camera stakes.
If you’re after a top-end Android smartphone, either of these excellent devices will surely fit the bill. The P20 Pro benefits from a year of advances in tech, and has a best-in-class camera, but the Samsung’s screen is amazing for gaming and movies.
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
Galaxy S8 Plus
Get better photos with a camera that takes multiple images and automatically chooses the best for you
View crystal clear photos and videos on the gorgeous 6.2-inch curved Infinity display
Unlock your phone quickly and securely with a glance, using iris recognition
Access advanced features with ease thanks to the Bixby personal assistant
|Name||P20 Pro||Galaxy S8 Plus|
Buy the P20 Pro
Buy the Galaxy S8+
|Display||6.1 inches||6.2 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 155 mm
Width: 73.9 mm
Depth: 7.8 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 grams
|Rear camera||40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||4000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 Pro||Buy the Galaxy S8+|