After the launch of the OnePlus 8 series, we can finally say all the main flagships of the first half of 2020 are official. And we can finally make the first comparison between them. After comparing the OnePlus 8 Pro to Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Oppo Find X2 Pro, we decided to compare it with the remaining flagships from the main smartphone manufacturers released in the last period in order to give you a complete view of the actual scene. We are naturally talking about the Huawei P40 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+ which will be the main rivals of the OnePlus 8 Pro if we exclude the devices included in the previous comparison.
|Huawei P40 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S20+||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||158.2 x 72.6 x 9 mm, 209 g||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm, 188 g||165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm, 199 g|
|DISPLAY||6.58 inches, 1200 x 2640p (Full HD+), OLED||6.7 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED 2X||6.78 inches, 1440 x 3168p (Quad HD+), Fluid AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 990, octa-core 2.86 GHz||Samsung Exynos 990, octa-core 2.73 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot||12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – micro SD slot||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, EMUI 10||Android 10, One UI||Android 10, Oxygen OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 50 + 12 + 40 MP + TOF camera, f/1.9 + f/3.4 + f/1.8
Dual 32 MP + IR TOF 3D front camera
|Quad 12 + 64 + 12 + 0.3 MP TOF, f/1.8 + f/2.0 + f/2.2 + f/1.0
10 MP f/2.2 front camera
| Quad 48 + 8 + 48 + 5 MP camera, f/1.8 + f/2.4 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, Fast wireless charging 27W||4500 mAh, fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 15W||4510 mAh, fast charging 30W, Fast wireless charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, fast reverse wireless charging 27W, waterproof IP68, infrared face recognition||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, waterproof IP68||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging 3W, IP68 waterproof|
Which device has the best design? It is all a matter of taste. All come with an impressive screen-to-body ratio, punch-hole displays, glass backs, and aluminum frames. And all of them are waterproof with the IP68 certification. Huawei P40 Pro seems to offer a higher screen-to-body ratio, but its dual punch hole makes the front panel less minimalistic than OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20+. Huawei P40 Pro is also the most compact device due to its smaller display. Which design do you prefer?
On the paper, OnePlus 8 Pro offers the most impressive display. It has an amazing 10 bit panel displaying one billion colors with a Quad HD+ resolution and the HDR10+ technology. The handset also provides a very smooth user experience with its 120 Hz refresh rate. And it has the widest panel of the trio with a 6.78-inch diagonal. Right after, we got the Samsung Galaxy S20+ with the same resolution and the same refresh rate, but it can be used at 120 Hz only with the Full HD+ resolution. Huawei P40 Pro offers a lower, but still high, 90 Hz refresh rate. But the max resolution stops at 1080p.
OnePlus 8 Pro is fueled by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, Samsung Galaxy S20+ packs either a Snapdragon 865 or an Exynos 990 SoC (slightly inferior to Snapdragon 865, according to benchmarks) depending on the market, while Huawei P40 Pro has a Kirin 990. With Samsung Galaxy S20+ and OnePlus 8 Pro, you get up to 12 GB of RAM. Besides a chipset that can be considered inferior to the Snapdragon 865, Huawei P40 Pro even comes with less RAM: just 8 GB. In each case, you get Android 10 out of the box.
As for now, it is hard to establish which devices of this trio sports the best cameras. We can only analyze the specs on the paper since we still had no chance to test the OnePlus 8 Pro as it just went official. On the paper, Huawei P40 Pro looks more interesting with its periscope lens supporting up to 5x optical zoom, an amazing 50 MP sensor with RYYB filter, and a 40 MP ultrawide lens. This handset is currently in the first place of DxOMark’s ranking of the best camera phones.
OnePlus 8 Pro is priced €899/$899 in its base variant, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (in Europe there is also a 4G version costing €999) costs $1,199/€1,099, and Huawei P40 Pro starts from €999 (it is not sold in the U.S. for obvious reasons). With its amazing display, fastest wireless charging technology, amazing hardware, big battery, and even nice cameras, OnePlus 8 Pro looks like the most balanced device of this trio, at least on the paper. But Huawei P40 Pro may be the most impressive one in terms of camera. But you should not underestimate Samsung Galaxy S20+ which is more or less at the same level as the OnePlus 8 Pro. Unfortunately, we still can not make a comparison based on the usage and given the marginal differences, we can not pick a definitive winner. Which one would you choose?
Huawei P40 Pro
- 3D facial recognition
- Fastest reverse wireless charging
- Amazing cameras
- No Google services
- Smaller battery
OnePlus 8 Pro
- Amazing display
- Fastest charging and wireless charging technologies
- Great performance
- Interesting price
- Nothing particular
Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Great display
- Ultrasonic fingerprint reader
- Micro SD slot
- eSIM variant
- Nothing particular