Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.76 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 50/20/12/8/TOF MP
Front Camera 40 MP 13 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4400 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on One UI 3.1 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 gpu in the interior and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has the ARM Mali-G78,24 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 13.6% (percent) more powerful than the 4400 mAh offered by the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, 50W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge and Huawei SuperCharge.

Screen

The device is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is featuring a Flex OLED display with 1344 x 2772 pixels and a screen size of 6.76 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a 0.5% bigger than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
120Hz refresh rate 240Hz touch sampling rate
1600 cd/m² peak brightness 88° Overflow Display
Always-On Display 90Hz refresh rate
Capacitive Capacitive
Gorilla Glass Victus Corning Gorilla Glass
HDR10+ DCI-P3
Infinity-O Display HDR10+
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 12 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ with 12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ with 256 gigabytes.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ gets you or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ rear camera comes with 5 lenses of 50/20/12/8/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:23 mm and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/1.8 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
1080p @ 240 fps 100x digital zoom (#4)
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) 10x optical zoom (#4)
10x optical zoom (#3) 20x hybrid zoom (#4)
2160p @ 60 fps 720p @ 3840 fps
3x optical zoom (#4) Aperture size – f/1.8 (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Aperture size – f/4.4 (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Color Temperature Sensor
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Fifth rear camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera (depth sensing)
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14 mm (#2)
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Exposure compensation Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#3)
Face detection Fourth rear camera – 8MP (telephoto)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) ISO settings
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Geotagging Leica camera
HDR Macro mode
HDR10+ video recording Octa Phase Detection AF
ISO settings OIS (#3)
Laser autofocus (LAF) OIS (#4)
Nona Super Phase Detection Optical image stabilization
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) Optical zoom
Object tracking AF Panorama
OIS (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
OIS (#4) RYYB sensor
Optical image stabilization Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3) Touch focus
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4) UltraVision camera
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) Vario-Summilux-H lens
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has a 13 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
40 MP 1080p @ 240fps
Aperture:f/2.2 13 MP
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.4
Autofocus Face unlock
HDR HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Secondary front camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera (depth sensing)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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 S21 Ultra Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 21
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB) and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ price tag is $1450

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