Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Huawei P40 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra device 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 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 S21 Ultra Huawei P40 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.8 in (inches) 6.58 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990
Operating System One UI 3.1 One UI 3.1
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels 1200 x 2640 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/12/10/10 MP 50/40/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 40 MP 32 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4200 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 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 3.1 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is carrying a Adreno 660 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 S21 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 19% (percent) more powerful than the 4200 mAh offered by the Huawei P40 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 P40 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 40W Huawei Super Charge and 40W wireless charging.

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 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 S21 Ultra is a 3.3% bigger than Huawei P40 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei P40 Pro
120Hz refresh rate 90 Hz
1600 cd/m² peak brightness Capacitive
Always-On Display Corning Gorilla Glass
Capacitive Multi-touch
Gorilla Glass Victus Scratch resistant
HDR10+
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
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 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 S21 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Huawei P40 Pro.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 100% bigger than the Huawei P40 Pro with 8 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Huawei P40 Pro with 256 gigabytes.

Huawei P40 Pro gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) 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 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 S21 Ultra Huawei P40 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 60 fps
10x hybrid optical zoom (#4) 720p @ 960 fps
10x optical zoom (#3) Autofocus
2160p @ 60 fps Continuous shooting
3x optical zoom (#4) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
720p @ 960 fps Digital image stabilization
Angle of view – 10° (#4) Digital zoom
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Exposure compensation
Angle of view – 35° (#3) Face detection
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Geotagging
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) HDR
Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4) Huawei XD Fusion Engine
Autofocus ISO settings
Continuous shooting Laser autofocus (LAF)
Digital zoom Leica camera
Dual Phase Detection (#2) Optical image stabilization
Dual Phase Detection (#3) Panorama
Dual Phase Detection (#4) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Exposure compensation RGGB sensor (#2)
Face detection RYYB sensor
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Scene mode
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4) Secondary rear camera – 40 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3) Self-timer
Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto) Sensor version – Sony IMX650 (#2)
Geotagging SuperSensing camera (#3)
HDR Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
HDR10+ video recording Touch focus
ISO settings UltraVision camera
Laser autofocus (LAF) Vario-Summilux-H lens
Nona Super Phase Detection White balance settings
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
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 P40 Pro has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Huawei P40 Pro
40 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 3D scanning
Auto HDR Aperture:f/2.2
Autofocus Autofocus
HDR Gesture motion
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) HDR
Phase detection with Dual Pixel IR sensor
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1 TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
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 P40 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 21
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 P40 Pro price tag is $1100

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