Which one is best for you?
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 with the signature S-Pen was launched a year before the Huawei P20. It boasts a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, dual camera and a powerful processor. The P20 has a smaller, 5.8-inch FullView Display that fits the palm of your hand, has a slightly bigger battery and Leica dual camera.
Get crisp and wonderfully steady pictures with the Galaxy Note8’s 12+12-megapixel dual camera, thanks to its dual optical image stabilisation. The P20 also come equipped with a 20+12-megapixel dual camera, and it uses AI image stabilisation, letting you capture incredibly blur-free images, even in low light and hard-to-shoot moments.
Switch easily between apps and level up your game play – the powerful Kirin chipset of the P20 and the superb Snapdragon processor of the Galaxy Note8 will both give you a velvet smooth performance. Even your graphic-heavy games will feel light, letting you truly enjoy a flowing gaming experience.
Whether you’re on holiday or on a business trip, Samsung’s smart assistant Bixby and Huawei’s HiVision will help you out – with the camera. Snap a quick photo to translate street signs and menus, find a nearby restaurant to eat at – they can even count the calories of your lunch based on a single photo.
Both models are packed with a lot of fantastic and fun features, but if you’re an S-pen fan, get the Samsung – and if you think that the bigger battery the better, go for the P20.
Point and shoot perfection with the latest generation Leica dual camera, with great low light performance
The massive battery keeps up with your busy life, and the AI-driven power management gives you maximum efficiency
Capture exceptional detail and clarity and create shake-free videos on the move with AI Video Stabilisation in Full HD
Experience superior speed, responsiveness and efficiency – all powered by AI
See the big picture on a wide-aspect 6.3-inch curved Infinity Display
Take amazing pictures and video with a dual lens camera and use Live focus to instantly create professional looking images
Take notes, personalise messages create your own GIFs, and more with the S Pen
Capture all the action in Super Slo-mo video mode
Buy the P20
Buy the Galaxy Note8
|Display||5.8 inches||6.3 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 149.1 mm
Width: 70.8 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 165 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
|Rear camera||20 MP + 12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||3400 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20||Buy the Galaxy Note8|