2020 seems to be the year of top-end flagships. Unlike last year, both Samsung and Huawei released three variants in their latest flagship line-ups, and the third variant is a top-tier flagship without compromises. We are referring to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P40 Pro+ which offer much more than the usual Pro and Plus versions. Oppo decided to launch a new flagship from its most advanced series: the Oppo Find X2 Pro, which comes with maxed out specifications as well. Currently, I consider these three devices as the best smartphones actually available in terms of specs sheet. But which one is the very best on the paper? This comparison will help you find out.
Huawei P40 Pro+ vs Oppo Find X2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||Huawei P40 Pro+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.2 x 74.4 x 8.8 mm, 200/208 g||166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm, 222 g||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm, 226 g|
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3168p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.9 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.58 inches, 1200 x 2640p (Full HD+), OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz
|Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, octa-core 2.86 GHz|
|MEMORY||12 GB RAM, 512 GB||12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, ColorOS||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Triple 48 + 48 + 13 MP, f/1.7 + f/3.0 + f/2.2|
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Quad 108 + 48 + 12 + 0.3 MP TOF, f/1.8 + f/3.5 + f/2.2 + f/1.0|
40 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Penta 50 + 8 + 8 + 40 MP + TOF, f/1.9 + f/4.4 + f/2.4 + f/1.8|
Dual 32 MP + IR TOF 3D f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4260 mAh, fast charging 65W Super VOOC 2.0 Flash Charge||5000 mAh, fast charging 45W, Fast wireless charging 15W||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W and fast wireless charging 40W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Waterproof IP68, 5G||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 9W, waterproof IP68, 5G, eSIM||Dual SIM slot, fast reverse wireless charging 27W, 5G, eSIM|
The huge camera modules found on Huawei P40 Pro+ and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra do not make them the most elegant smartphones out there. Oppo did a definitely better job with the design. The Oppo Find X2 Pro comes in two amazing color variants made of different materials: Vegan Leather Orange and Ceramic Black. The leather variant is unique and impressive, with an amazing touch & feel. Huawei P40 Pro+ has a ceramic body as well, while Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is made of glass and aluminum like most of the flagships. All these phones are waterproof with the IP68 certification.
On the paper, Oppo Find X2 Pro looks the most awesome device in terms of display quality. It has a high Quad HD+ resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and a 240 Hz touch-sampling rate, as well as the support to HDR10 and complete DCI-P3 gamut. The Find X2 Pro is a device with a 10-bit screen that can display one billion colors; simply amazing. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 120 Hz display as well, but it only supports the high refresh rate with the Full HD resolution. The display is not the strongest point of the Huawei P40 Pro+ which comes with a lower resolution and just a 90 Hz refresh rate.
If we consider the variant sold in the U.S. with Snapdragon 865, in its most expensive configuration, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs the most powerful hardware with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage. With just 8 GB of RAM and an inferior Kirin 990 chipset, Huawei P40 Pro+ loses the battle, while Oppo Find X2 Pro sits in the middle. But the European version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is fueled by a different and inferior chipset: the Exynos 990 is not only less performing than the Snapdragon 865, but it does not even support mmWave 5G technology. It supports 5G connectivity, but only in sub-6 GHz frequencies. With all of these handsets, you get Android 10 out of the box, but Huawei P40 Pro+ does not have Google services and apps.
Huawei P40 Pro+ has just been announced and we still had no chance to test its camera department, but on the paper, it looks the most convincing one. Huawei P40 Pro+ is the first phone with a 10x optical zoom and it has an amazing 50 MP main sensor with omnidirectional PDAF. It even comes with triple OIS and an awesome 40 MP ultrawide lens. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra might be right below the Huawei P40 Pro+ with its impressive 108 MP main camera supported by a 48 MP periscope lens. While Huawei P40 Pro+ might provide a better photo quality, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra may be a lot better than Huawei P40 Pro+ when it comes to video recording due to its advanced stabilization technology and 8K support. But do not underestimate Oppo Find X2 Pro which currently leads DxOMark’s ranking of the best camera phones (S20 Ultra and P40 Pro+ are still not in the ranking).
With its mammoth 5000 mAh battery, there is no doubt about the fact that Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will provide a way longer battery life than its two rivals. Right after, there should be Huawei P40 Pro+ with a 4200 mAh battery. The Huawei P40 Pro+ also comes with the fastest wireless charging and reverse wireless charging technologies ever. Oppo Find X2 Pro does not support wireless charging, but it has the fastest wired charging technology bringing the battery from 0 to 100 percent in just 38 minutes.
Huawei P40 Pro+ will carry a price of €1399/$1543 globally, Oppo Find X2 Pro will cost €1200/$1324, and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starts from €1379/$1399. There is not a definitive winner of this comparison, even though we think a lot of people would go for the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra if we do not consider the prices, due to its bigger battery, amazing cameras, and more. Oppo Find X2 Pro has a more affordable price, a better design and an amazing display, as well as the fastest charging technology. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a bigger battery and impressive cameras, as well as the best hardware in the Snapdragon 865 variant. Huawei P40 Pro+ comes with the most convincing cameras (but we are yet to establish if they are really superior cameras) and the best wireless charging technologies. Which one would you pick?
Huawei P40 Pro+ vs Oppo Find X2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: PRO and CONS
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Biggest battery
- Widest display
- Micro SD slot
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
Huawei P40 Pro+
- Fastest wireless charging
- Fastest reverse wireless charging
- Most impressive cameras
- 3D facial recognition
- Inferior display
Oppo Find X2 Pro
- Great design and materials
- Amazing display
- More affordable
- Fastest charging technology
- No wireless charging
- No expansion slot