Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi officially announced their main flagship smartphones of 2020 for the global market. Prices raised, but they bring 5G and a lot of new exciting features on the shelves. In this specs comparison, we will shed some light on the differences between the new flagship series by focusing on the Pro and Plus versions. This is a specs comparison between Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. While the Mi 10 Pro is the most advanced Xiaomi device, Huawei and Samsung released even more advanced variants of the P40 and the S20. If you want to read a comparison between them, head to this link.
Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
|Huawei P40 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20+||Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm, 209 g||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm, 188 g||162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm, 208 g|
|DISPLAY||6.58 inches, 1200 x 2640p (Full HD+), OLED||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 990, octa-core 2.86 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot||12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, EMUI 10||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, MIUI|
|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 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 50 + 12 + 40 MP + TOF camera, f/1.9 + f/3.4 + f/1.8|
Dual 32 MP + IR TOF 3D front camera
|Quad 12 + 64 + 12 + 0.3 MP TOF, f/1.8 + f/2.0 + f/2.2 + f/1.0|
10 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 108 + 8 + 12 + 20 MP, f/1.7 + f/2.0 + f/2.0 + f/2.2|
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, Fast wireless charging 27W||4500 mAh, fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 15W||4500 mAh, fast charging 50W and fast wireless charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, fast reverse wireless charging 27W, waterproof IP68, infrared face recognition||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, waterproof IP68||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging|
I like the minimalism of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. With a single punch-hole camera, very narrow bezels and a less invasive camera module, it looks sweet. But unfortunately, it is the only which does not offer any kind of water resistance. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S20+, Huawei P40 Pro has the IP68 certification making it waterproof. Further, it has the highest screen-to-body ratio, even though not everyone may like the huge punch-hole housing the front cameras and sensors. Samsung Galaxy S20+ is the perfect compromise with its single punch-hole display, IP68 certification, and a more compact and thinner design.
Despite it is the smallest panel, the display of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ is the most stunning one. It is the only to support a refresh rate up to 120 Hz, as well as a higher Quad HD+ resolution. According to the specs on the paper, right after we got the Xiaomi Mi 10 with an HDR10+ panel supporting a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 180 Hz touch-sampling rate. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro also comes with a wider 6.67-inch panel. The fingerprint scanner of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ should be better since it is an ultrasonic sensor. Samsung Galaxy S20+ should even provide better audio quality with its AKG stereo speakers. Even the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has stereo speakers, while Huawei P40 Pro does not.
If we exclude the European version of the S20+, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+ come with the amazing Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage, and they boast the highest performance. Samsung Galaxy S20+ has expandable storage, while Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro does not. The Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ launched in the European market has an inferior chipset, especially when it comes to 5G connectivity since it does not support mmWave. Huawei P40 Pro is still a very powerful flagship, but Snapdragon 865 is more performing than its Kirin 990 and its two rivals come with more RAM, while the P40 Pro stops at 8 GB. Further, Huawei P40 Pro does not have Google services preinstalled due to the U.S. ban but it relies on Huawei Mobile Services.
On the paper, the quad rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro looks very impressive with its 108 MP main sensor, two telephoto lens with 10x hybrid zoom, and a 20 MP ultrawide sensor. But Huawei P40 Pro may actually offer an even better photo quality with its 50 MP main sensor, a 40 MP ultrawide lens and a 12 MP periscopic sensor with 5x optical zoom. Even Samsung Galaxy S20+ is one of the best camera phones out there, but it might be able to compete with its opponents only when it comes to video recording, especially thanks to its amazing stabilization system.
Due to their bigger batteries, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+ should offer a longer battery life on a single charge. But given that we did not test all of these devices thoroughly, we still can not give a precise and definitive opinion. What we know is that Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro offers the fastest wired charging and wireless charging technologies, while Huawei P40 Pro reaches the highest speeds at reverse wireless charging.
Both Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro start at €1000/$895 globally, while for the Samsung Galaxy S20+ you need €1,099. Considering the whole specs sheets, Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro are more or less at the same level and we will need to test both thoroughly in order to give you a definitive verdict. I would personally go for the Snapdragon 865 version of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ since it is waterproof and it has a better display. On the paper, Huawei P40 Pro is slightly inferior in terms of hardware and battery, but its cameras might offer a higher photo quality.
Huawei P40 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: PRO and CONS
Huawei P40 Pro
- Waterproof IP68
- 3D facial recognition
- Fastest reverse wireless charging
- Amazing cameras
- No Google services
- Smaller battery
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Awesome cameras
- Fastest wireless charging technology
- Fastest charging technology
- Stereo speakers
- Great performance
- No water resistance
Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Great display
- Stereo speakers
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
- IP68 waterproof
- Micro SD slot