Comparison: Huawei Mate 20 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

We compare the Huawei Mate 20 (Price) to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as high-end phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Mate 20 on the left, the Galaxy S9 Plus on the right:

Mate 20 vs Galaxy S9 Plus. Size comparison

The back. The Galaxy S9 Plus's dual camera is clearly visible:

Mate 20 vs Galaxy S9 Plus. View of main cameras

Mate 20 vs Galaxy S9 Plus


Main features and specification at a glance:

Mate 20

  • Introduced
    October 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.5" - 1080 x 2244
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    158.2x77.2x78.3mm³
  • Weight
    188g
  • Price*
    c. $799.00
  • Datasheet
    Huawei Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

  • Introduced
    April 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 8 (Oreo)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.2" - 1440 x 2960
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    158.1x73.8x8.5mm³
  • Weight
    189g
  • Price*
    c. $949.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Huawei Mate 20 again in the left and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims158.2 x 77.2 x 78.3mm³158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm³
Weight188g189g
Colors Huawei Body Color Huawei Body Color Huawei Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color
ProtectionIP53IP68

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Horizontal1.080px.1.440px.
Vertical2.244px.2.960px.
Ratio18.7:918:9
Diagonal (in.)6.5"6.2"
Diagonal (mm)165mm157mm
Density381ppi531ppi
TypeLCD (IPS)Super AMOLED

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Processor/SoCHiSilicon Kirin 980Samsung Exynos 9810
CPU cores88
Clock rate2.600MHz2.700MHz
GPUARM Mali G76 MP10ARM Mali G72 MP18
GPU cores1018
RAM*4GB6GB
ROM*128GB256GB
Expandablemax. 256GBmax. 400GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

SIMNanoNano
Slots*22
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**75
LTE 4G**2022
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Main cameraTripleDual
    Focal length17mm26mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.5
    Resolution12 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom3.1x2.0x
Selfie camera
    Resolution24 MP8 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS3060
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

Recommendation: No more cable and adapter mess with these smart wireless earbuds. TheTBI Pro Bluetooth phones work up to six hours on a single charge:

TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Mate 20

Galaxy S9 Plus

Size4.0003.500
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Huawei Mate 20

No rating available.

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

No rating available.

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