At the end of the year 2019, we had already declared that the year 2020 will be the year of smartphones. We are not even halfway through the year, and we have already seen some of the best and most jam-packed phones ever by major companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei. The flagships of this year are more powerful and complicated than ever because of phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, and the Huawei Mate 30 series 5G.
Here, we are going to compare three of the best smartphones that we have witnessed in the flagship range this year. These devices are Samsung Galaxy S20+, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, respectively. We have taken variants with respect to their prices and configs to avoid any possible conflicts between them. So, let’s start at what will be the best phone among these three.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ vs Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G vs Mi 10 Pro
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G||Samsung Galaxy S20+||Mi 10 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm, 198 g||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm, 188 g||162.6 x 74.8 x 9 mm, 208 g|
|DISPLAY||6.53 inches, 1176 x 2400p (FHD+), OLED||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3200p (QHD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340p (FHD+), 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, Bluetooth 5.0, 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 camera- 40 + 40 + 8 MP + TOF camera, f/1.6 + f/1.8 + f/2.4|
32 MP front camera
|Quad camera- 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 camera- 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||4500 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, reverse wireless charging, waterproof IP68, Face ID||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, waterproof IP68||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging|
Talking about the processor, the Mi 10 Pro is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, which is an Octa-Core chip clocked at 2.84 GHz based on 7nm process and it offers the best performance you can expect from an Android smartphone. It has 5G capabilities because of the Snapdragon X55 modem, and you can expect Ultra-level performance on this smartphone. On the software part, it is running Android 10 on top of MIUI 11, which means that the UI experience will not be slow whatsoever.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ is also powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC clocked at 2.84 GHz. So performance on this thing will not be an issue as it is based on the latest 7nm FINFET process, which means the optimization on this chip is out of this world. On the software part, it is running Android 10 on top of One UI v2, which is developed very carefully by Samsung, and it rectifies all the mistakes carried out by the previous TouchWiz UI.
Lastly, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is powered by the company’s very own Kirin 990 SoC, which is significantly lower than the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset but nonetheless, a very powerful processor that can hold its own in any task you throw at it.
Verdict – Talking about performance, there is a Tie between the Galaxy S20+ and the Mi 10 Pro as both of them to an extent, share the same hardware. Now, the matter of choice comes to personal preferences, as the person who is familiar with the MIUI will choose the Mi 10 Pro or vice-versa.
Talking about the display, Mi 10 Pro has a 6.67-inches HRD 10+ curved AMOLED display with a Full HD + resolution with support for 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. Apart from this, the display also has support for features like DC dimming and DCI-P3 color gamut support.
Samsung Galaxy S20+ has a Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-U display with a Quad HD+ resolution sizing up to 6.7-inches. It also has a 120Hz of refresh rate, 240Hz touch Sampling rate, and HDR 10+ certification.
Lastly, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G has a 6.53-inches AMOLED display with 409PPI and screen resolution of 1,176 x 2,400 pixels.
Verdict – On the subject of the display, Galaxy S20+ is the clear winner because of its Quad HD+ resolution, Dynamic AMOLED display, and HDR 10+ certification.
Talking about the camera, the Mate 30 Pro 5G has a 40 Megapixel primary sensor with 3x Optical Zoom and 30x Digital Zoom, another 40 Megapixel f/1.6 lens, and an 8 Megapixel telephoto camera.
The Mi 10 Pro has a 108 Megapixel primary sensor with an 8-element lens that has support for Optical Image Stabilization. It also has a 20 Megapixel Ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 117° field of view, a 12 Megapixel f/2.0 lens, an 8 Megapixel telephoto f/2.0 lens, 10x zoom, and OIS support.
The Galaxy S20+ has a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, a 12MP Wide-angle Camera, and a 64MP Telephoto Camera with a DepthVision sensor. It has support for 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 30x super-resolution Zoom.
Verdict – The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is the winner because of its 108 Megapixel resolution quad-camera setup that has support for 10x hybrid optical zoom, OIS, and more useful features.
All the smartphones in this comparison have the same 4,500 mAh capacity battery, but the charging speed or the charging tech is different in each smartphone. So, S20+ has support for wired fast charging at up to 25-watts, the Mate 30 Pro 5G has support for 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge with TÜV Safety certification, and the Mi 10 Pro has support for a mammoth 50W wired fast charging and 30W wireless fast charging.
Verdict – Talking about the battery, the Mi 10 Pro is probably your best bet as it has support for 50W wired fast charging, 30W wireless fast charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Here, we are going to talk about the starting price for each flagship smartphone, not any top high-end model.
- Galaxy S20+ starts with a price tag of €1,099/$1199
- Mi 10 Pro will most probably come with a price tag of under $750/€690
- Mate 30 Pro 5G starts with a price tag of €1,000/$1100
Verdict – Well, there are no clear winners here as we have to let the Mi 10 to launch globally for a clearer picture. As of now, it is a matter of personal preference for you.
In the end, if you want a better camera setup on your smartphone that can give you 10x Hybrid optical zoom, 108MP high-resolution pictures, and 33MP stills while video recording and you can bear the MIUI Android skin without any issues, you can no doubt choose the Mi 10 Pro smartphone.
If the display is your top priority, you dislike MIUI and are not too much of a camera guy you can choose the Galaxy S20+ as it gives you a beautiful Quad HD+ display with a high refresh and touch sampling rate, HDR 10+ certification, very capable camera setup along with beautiful design and body.
Talking about the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, it is an overall a very good and capable smartphone, but because of the Trade Ban imposed on Huawei by the United States, the smartphones will not be having Google Play Services or (GMS) globally which is a huge deal-breaker for a majority of people.
Well, apart from the people who really need and use the GMS, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G is a phenomenal device because of its IP68 certification, intriguing design, and 3D facial recognition.