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Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus

by Martin 3

Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphones today – the Galaxy S8 and its big brother the Galaxy S8 Plus. The official unveiling has finally confirmed many of the previously leaked and rumored features and specifications of the S8 Plus so we’ve taken its specs and features and compared them to the Huawei P10 Plus, which also acts as the big brother to its standard counterpart, to see which one would prove better.

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus: Design

Both devices feature the same exact design as their smaller counterparts only larger. The P10 Plus features a sleek and softer look than the P9, with its curved edges and corners. The dual camera system as well as the dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus are found on the upper area of the device’s rear. As for the Galaxy S8 Plus, it also features the same edge to edge screen design as the standard Galaxy S8 as well as the same rear shell similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus: Display

Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Huawei P10 Plus feature significantly larger displays than their standard counterparts. The S8 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch display with a screen resolution and pixel density of 2960×1440 and 529ppi, respectively, while the P10 Plus features a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 resolution display with a pixel density of 540ppi. The smaller display of the P10 Plus has led it to have a higher pixel density than the Galaxy S8.

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Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus: Specs

CPU

The S8 Plus and P10 Plus still feature the same processors of the standard editions – either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor or its home-grown Exynos 8895 octa-core processor for the S8 Plus and Huawei’s own home-grown Kirin 960 octa-core processor for the P10 Plus. Both the Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 use Samsung’s 10nm process while the Kirin 960 still uses the older 16nm process so while all three processors feature similar core clock speeds, the smaller 10nm process leads to more efficiency and less power consumption.

RAM and ROM and MicroSD

Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Huawei P10 Plus feature 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and supports expandable storage up to 256GB so they’re equal on that account. Both devices also have variants with 6GB of RAM in certain territories

Battery

In the battery department, the Huawei P10 is able to slightly trump the Galaxy S8 with its larger 3750mAh battery while the latter only features a 3500mAh battery.

Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus: Cameras

When it comes to cameras, the Huawei P10 may have an advantage with its dual rear camera system which consists of a 20-megapixel sensor coupled with a 12-megapixel sensor while the Galaxy S8 only has a single 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera. Both devices feature similar front-facing cameras though with both having 8-megapixel sensors.

Galaxy S8 vs Huawei P10: Pricing & Availability

Lastly, the Galaxy S8 is priced at around €900 while the Huawei P10 is priced at €699, making the latter significantly cheaper. And while the Huawei P10 will be available in the next few days, the Galaxy S8 will be available on April 21, 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Huawei P10 Plus

 SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 PlusHuawei P10 Plus
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm mm, 173 grams153.5 x 74.2 x 7 mm, 165 grams
DISPLAY6.2-inch 2960 x 1440p (529 ppi)
OLED
5.5-inch 2560 x 1440p (540 ppi)
IPS-NEO LCD
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 @ 2.3GHz / Exynos 9 @ 2.3Huawei Hilisicon Kirin 960
octa-core @ 2.4GHz
MEMORY4GB + 64GB

MicroSD: Yes
4GB + 64GB
6GB + 128GB
MicroSD: Yes
CAMERA12MP f/1.7 OIS Rear

8MP f/1.7 Front Camera
Dual 20MP + 12MP, OIS, PDAF + Laser, f/2.2, Lecia Lens

5MP Front f/2.2
BATTERY3500mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
3750mAh
Fast Charging
OSAndroid 7 NougatAndroid 7 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
SPECIAL FEATURESIP68 CertificationLeica Optics
COLORSMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.Ceramic White, Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold, Graphite Black, Mystic Silver, Rose Gold, Greenery
PRICE>750 (Expected)~$845
Specs Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Huawei P10 Plus
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  • NextHype

    “When it comes to cameras, the Huawei P10 may have an advantage with its dual rear camera system which consists of a 20-megapixel sensor coupled with a 12-megapixel sensor while the Galaxy S8 only has a single 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera. Both devices feature similar front-facing cameras though with both having 8-megapixel sensors”

    You could at least identify the sensors instead of comparing pixel count…

  • Mosh

    Oh no why compare? Samsung killer forever!

  • mllho

    P10 Plus camera uses f/1.8 optics- f/2.2 is for regular P10…

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