Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Huawei P40 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 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 Huawei P40 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.2 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 1080 x 2400 pixels 1200 x 2640 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12/12 MP 50/40/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 10 MP 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4200 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 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 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 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 5% (percent) less 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 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 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 is a 6.1% smaller than Huawei P40 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S21 Huawei P40 Pro
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive) 90 Hz
1300 cd/m² peak brightness Capacitive
Always-On Display Corning Gorilla Glass
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning 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 is carrying a ram memory of 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, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

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, 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 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 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 Huawei P40 Pro
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 60 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 720p @ 960 fps
3x hybrid optical zoom (#3) Autofocus
720p @ 960 fps Continuous shooting
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Angle of view – 76° (#3) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Geotagging
Digital zoom HDR
Dual OIS Huawei XD Fusion Engine
Exposure compensation ISO settings
Face detection Laser autofocus (LAF)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2) Leica camera
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3) 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 version – 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 – 0.8 µm (#3) 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 – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 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 Huawei P40 Pro
10 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:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) 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 S21 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 price is $900 and the Huawei P40 Pro price tag is $1100

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