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

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 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 1080 x 2400 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 50/20/12/8/TOF MP
Front Camera 10 MP 13 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4400 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 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 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 10% (percent) less 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 smartphone is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 is a 9% smaller than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 240Hz touch sampling rate
1300 cd/m² peak brightness 88° Overflow Display
Always-On Display 90Hz refresh rate
Capacitive Capacitive
Corning 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 is carrying a ram memory of 8 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, the Samsung Galaxy S21 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.

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

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

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

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
1080p @ 240 fps 100x digital zoom (#4)
2160p @ 60 fps 10x optical zoom (#4)
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) 20x hybrid zoom (#4)
720p @ 960 fps 720p @ 3840 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size – f/1.8 (#2)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/4.4 (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Autofocus
Autofocus Color Temperature Sensor
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Dual OIS Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) Fifth rear camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera (depth sensing)
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14 mm (#2)
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
HDR10+ video recording Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#3)
ISO settings Fourth rear camera – 8MP (telephoto)
Object tracking AF Geotagging
OIS (#3) HDR
Optical image stabilization ISO settings
Optical zoom Laser autofocus (LAF)
Panorama Leica camera
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Macro mode
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Octa Phase Detection AF
Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3) OIS (#3)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) OIS (#4)
Scene mode Optical image stabilization
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Optical zoom
Self-timer Panorama
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3) RYYB sensor
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2) Scene mode
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto) Secondary rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
UltraVision camera
Vario-Summilux-H lens
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
10 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:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 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 price is $900 and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ price tag is $1450

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