Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Huawei P40 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Huawei P40 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Huawei P40 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.58 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1200 x 2640 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/8 MP 50/40/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 32 MP 32 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4200 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 2.0 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is a better chipset processor than the Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990.

Meanwhile, the Huawei P40 Pro has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 2 cores of 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 4 cores of 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2860 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and 4-layer VC cooling system graphene film. And it’s running on One UI 2.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Huawei P40 Pro has the ARM Mali-G76 MP16,600 MHz (megahertz),16 cores,GPU Turbo,Antutu gpu – 173021 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 7.1% (percent) more powerful than the 4200 mAh offered by the Huawei P40 Pro. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Wireless reverse charging – 4.5W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Huawei P40 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 40W Huawei Super Charge and 40W wireless charging.

Screen

The handset is using a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Huawei P40 Pro is featuring a OLED display with 1200 x 2640 pixels and a screen size of 6.58 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a 1.2% smaller than Huawei P40 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Huawei P40 Pro
120Hz refresh rate 90 Hz
2.5D curved glass screen Capacitive
Always-On Display Corning Gorilla Glass
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Scratch resistant
HDR10+
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Huawei P40 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Huawei P40 Pro.

At the more expensive edition, both device present the same ram capacity:8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Huawei P40 Pro gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 12/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:17.57 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5K2LD Camera sensor size:6.45 x 8.46 mm , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Huawei P40 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 50/40/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 3.36 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) , carrying sensor like Sony IMX700 and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/1.8 f/3.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Huawei P40 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 60 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 720p @ 960 fps
30x Super Resolution zoom (#3) Autofocus
3x optical zoom (#3) Continuous shooting
720p @ 960 fps Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Angle of view – 123° (#2) Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 32° (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Exposure compensation
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Face detection
Autofocus Geotagging
Continuous shooting HDR
Digital image stabilization Huawei XD Fusion Engine
Digital zoom ISO settings
Dual OIS Laser autofocus (LAF)
Exposure compensation Leica camera
Face detection Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Panorama
HDR Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR10+ video recording RGGB sensor (#2)
ISO settings RYYB sensor
Object tracking AF Scene mode
OIS (#3) Secondary rear camera – 40 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Optical image stabilization Self-timer
Optical zoom Sensor edition – Sony IMX650 (#2)
Panorama SuperSensing camera (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Touch focus
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3) UltraVision camera
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2) Vario-Summilux-H lens
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
Tracking AF (#3)
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 32 MP in the front.

The Huawei P40 Pro has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Huawei P40 Pro
32 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 3D scanning
Autofocus Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Autofocus
HDR Gesture motion
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm HDR
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) IR sensor
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Huawei P40 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+
LAA (US only) LTE Cat 21
LTE Cat 19 TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
Up to 5CA UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE price is $832 and the Huawei P40 Pro price tag is $1100

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