The long-awaited Huawei P30 Pro is finally official with its awesome camera department as promised. This means that now we can finally compare the three best flagships of the first half of 2019 released from the most important brands. Besides the P30 Pro, we are obviously talking about the Galaxy S10+and the iPhone Xs Max from Samsung and Apple which are the companies in the podium of the best smartphones manufacturers alongside Huawei. Which company did better for this year and which is the flagship you should go for if you have a consistent amount of money to spend on a new phone? This comparison will help you find out.
Huawei P30 Pro vs iPhone Xs Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10+
|Huawei P30 Pro||Apple iPhone Xs Max||Samsung Galaxy S10+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm, 192 g||157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm, 208 g||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm, 175 g|
|DISPLAY||6.47 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), OLED||6.5 inches, 1242 x 2688p (Quad HD+), 19.5:9 ratio, Super AMOLED||6.4 inches, 1440 x 3040p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Apple A12 Bionic, hexa-core 2.5 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.8 GHz
Samsung Exynos 9820, octa-core 2.7 GHz
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot||4 GB RAM, 256 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – 12 GB RAM – 1 TB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||iOS||Android 9 Pie, Samsung Experience|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 40 + 20 + 8 MP + TOF, f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/3.4
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4
7 MP, f/2.2 front camera
| Triple 12 + 12 + 16 MP, f/1.5-f/2.4 and f/2.4 and f/2.2
Dual 10 + 8 MP f/1.9 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, wireless charging 15W||3174 mAh, fast charging 15W||4100 mAh, fast charging 15W, wireless charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, waterproof (IP68), reverse wireless charging||Qi wireless charging, IP68 certification, Face ID, 3D Touch||Dual SIM slot, IP68 certification, reverse wireless charging|
Huawei P30 Pro Price in China —Wholesale price : $329
Apple iphone XS Max price in China—Wholesale price :$399
Samsung galaxy S10 Plus price in China —Wholesale price : $369
We want to award the Samsung Galaxy S10+ for having the most innovative design and also the most interesting materials, at least in its most expensive variant. Unlike the Huawei P30 and iPhone Xs Max which come with a classic notch in order to reduce the bezels, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ gets rids of thick bezels thanks to a punch-hole dual camera placed inside the display. Further, it is the only to come in a variant with a ceramic back. Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone Xs Max remain among the best devices for both aesthetics and build quality. Between the twos, I prefer the iPhone Xs Max due to its stainless steel frame as well as a cleaner and more symmetric design.
The best display belongs undoubtedly to the Samsung Galaxy S10+. It has the highest brightness ever seen on a phone, a perfect color reproduction thanks to the Dynamic AMOLED and the HDR10+ technologies, and a very high level of detail. The second place goes to the iPhone Xs Max which has a panel manufactured by Samsung as well. It even has a 120 Hz refresh ratio that is very nice for the most advanced gamers. Huawei P30 Pro does not have a bad screen, but it is definitely inferior and it comes with a lower resolution.
The most powerful hardware department is the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Besides coming with the most powerful chipset in the Android market (the Snapdragon 855 but note that the European version comes with the Exynos 9820, but it is more or less at the same level), it sports up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of internal storage which you can furtherly expand with a micro SD. On the other hand, iPhone Xs Max comes with iOS that is a more stable operating system, so it delivers blazing speeds and solid experience as well. Even Huawei P30 Pro is wonderful with its fast Kirin 980 and up to 8 GB of RAM.
While the Huawei P30 Pro could not compete with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and iPhone Xs Max in the previous paragraphs, it is undoubtedly the most interesting camera phone. It ditches the classic RGB main sensor in favor of a RYYB (red, yellow, blue) sensor which improves the photos in low light conditions very much. Further, unlike its rivals, it comes with a quad camera setup consisting of a main 40 MP lens, an ultrawide sensor, a telephoto lens, and a TOF sensor to calculate depth info in the best way. Right after there is Samsung Galaxy S10+ which remains one of the best camera phones ever and it has an even better camera department for selfies which can record 4K videos. iPhone Xs Max is able to click amazing shots, but despite being one of the most impressive camera phones, it can not compete with the amazing Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10+ cameras.
With much bigger battery (4200 mAh and 4100 mAh respectively), Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+ are way better than the average iPhone Xs Max at battery life. Thanks to its bigger capacity, its efficient components, and great software optimization, Huawei P30 Pro is able to last a little more on a single charge than Samsung Galaxy S10+ and it wins the battery comparison.
Huawei P30 Pro starts from just €280, while Samsung Galaxy S10+ cost €350 and €450 respectively in their base variants. However, street prices make them way more affordable. Overall, at least when it comes to the most expensive variant, I would go for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ because of its better display, more innovative and original design, and its amazing 12 GB / 1 TB memory configuration. But keep in mind that Huawei P30 Pro is a better camera phone, just in case camera is your priority like a lot of users.