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Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Which Should You Pick?

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Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

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Luis Silva (April 2020, updated: March 2021)

Introduction

Is the P30 Pro a match for the Galaxy S10 Plus? Or is it the other way around?

Both of them are great smartphones, but one of them looks much more premium than the other. Which one is it?

Let's find that out.

The P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 Plus started selling in March of 2019.

Here you can look at the P30 Pro and the Galaxy S10 Plus, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.

If you have the time, click here to skip the spoilers and continue to the full comparison.

Bottom Line

What is the difference between the P30 Pro and the Galaxy S10 Plus?

The Galaxy S10 Plus is a little bit more expensive, but considering its features, it is the best option.

It has better glass protection and a better display. But the P30 Pro features better battery life.

Anything else?

The Galaxy S10 Plus also has better peak brightness, more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB), and a headphone jack. But the P30 Pro also adds a telephoto lens (+73 mm) and faster-charging speeds (40w vs. 15w).

How much more will those additional features cost me?

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, it should be about $9 more expensive.

Is it still worth buying the P30 Pro in 2021?

I'd rather avoid the trouble and go to something like the Galaxy S20 FE or the OnePlus 8T in its place. I do value security updates.

Is it worth getting the Galaxy S10 Plus in 2021?

Sure. As long as you don't intend to use it for more than 1 year.

These phones have similar prices, but generally, the P30 Pro is more affordable. That is something worth considering when comparing them.

You should be aware that the P30 Pro will end up not getting security updates anymore.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. We'll also provide a global score for comparison because you'll probably have other phones in mind.

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com on what buyers are looking for when purchasing a smartphone.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features have a colored bar next to them. That's to show how they fare against other smartphones at the same price range.

Here's our contestant panel: but essentially, we're ignoring smartphones that are more than 20% cheaper or expensive.

Feel free to click any feature title to check out the top 10 phones for that feature for all budgets.

Price* vs.
Device P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Release Date 2019, March 2019, March 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.
Security Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Performance

Samsung decided to include the Exynos 9820 processor on its Galaxy S10 Plus. In its turn, the Huawei P30 Pro has the Hisilicon Kirin 980 processor.

Regarding the graphics chipset, the former features a Mali-G76 MP12, and the latter has a Mali-G76 MP10.

As for performance, Geekbench 5 scores the P30 Pro 13% ahead of its competitor on the multi-core rankings. Overall, you wouldn't feel that much of a difference between them.

We can label the P30 Pro as a lower high-end and the Galaxy S10 Plus as more like an upper mid-range.

The P30 Pro carries out Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10 OS, while the Galaxy S10 Plus comes with Android 9 (Pie) and OneUI.

PS: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with the Adreno 640 GPU) and the Exynos 9820 (with the Mali-G76) are market-dependent. Click here for more info.

There's a performance increase of about 17% on the 855 for the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Performance* vs.
Features P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
SoC Hisilicon Kirin 980 Exynos 9820
Graphics Mali-G76 MP10 Mali-G76 MP12
Geekbench 5 Score 2378
2103
-275
OS Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10 Android 9 (Pie) and OneUI
Tek-Score
6.0
5.5
-0.5

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.

Display

Huawei P30 Pro front transparent png Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus front transparent png

They both share the same AMOLED display size: 6.4". There's no general contest here as each user has his personal preferences. To me, a 6.3 inches screen is where I draw the line.

The Galaxy S10 Plus adopts a 1440x3040 Quad HD resolution. The P30 Pro features a more modest resolution of 1080x2340 (Full HD) pixels.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so I have to put this out: It's too bad that the P30 Pro doesn't have any standard type of display protection like the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Good news for those who value an Always-On display: both phones have it.

If you set your brightness to auto, the P30 Pro can do 605 nits, while the Galaxy S10 Plus does 793 nits.

Very few rivals share this maximum brightness. Usually, they stay in the ballpark of 765 nits, while the P30 Pro can only do 21% less.

The P30 Pro features an HDR10 display, while the Galaxy S10 Plus does HDR10+.

If this is something you value, the Galaxy S10 Plus has a much better display.

Considering the P30 Pro, you should know that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 93% of them have an Always-On display.

Concerning the Galaxy S10 Plus, please be aware that 87% of its rivals can play HDR content, 91% have an AMOLED screen, and 83% of them have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Size 6.4
6.4
0.0
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1080x2340
1440x3040
1850400
Refresh Rate 60hz 60hz 0
Dots per Inch 402.69
525.59
122.91
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Teardrop Hole
Peak Brightness 605 nits
793 nits
188
HDR HDR10 HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
7.9
9.1
1.3
Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Tek-Score
2.8
8.0
5.2

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.

Cameras

Huawei P30 Pro back transparent png Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus back transparent png

Who's gonna win this battle? Huawei's P30 Pro can record videos at up to 2160p. It also has a shooter with a whopping 40 MP, an aperture of f/1.6, a 27mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization.

It also features two auxiliary cameras. One has 8 MP and an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens. And another shooter with 20 MP (f/2.2) with a 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens, plus a depth sensor.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 40 Megapixels photo, you can get the same shot you'd get on a 10 Megapixels shooter with 2x optical zoom.

What this picture-taking powerhouse is known for in the tech world is it's 50x hybrid zoom. While not being as good as a genuine 50x optical lens, thanks to AI, it is much better than the traditional digital zoom.

With the selfies camera, you get a generous 32 MP shooter, with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark tested this camera and gave it a rate of 122. If you add the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, the final rate goes up to 137** points. If you want to know more about it, click here.

To put things in perspective: all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. On the other hand, only 15% of them feature a macro lens.

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a 12 MP (f/1.5) camera and a 26mm wide-angle lens. Then you'll have one flash LED, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. It can also record videos at up to 2160p. There's also an extra dual sensor with 12 MP (f/2.4 plus a 52mm telephoto lens) and 16 MP (f/2.2) with a 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens, working together to give more freedom when framing shots.

You'll get a dual aperture shooter on the Galaxy S10+ that allows you to choose between f/1.5 or f/2.4.

Samsung included a 10 MP (f/1.9) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark has rated this camera with a score of 112. And if we consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, this score goes up to 125** points. Just click here to know more about it.

Winding it up, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 91% of them feature Optical Image Stabilization. Additionally, only 22% of them feature a macro lens.

Looking at DxO's ranking, one can conclude that the P30 Pro is approximately 48 points above its rivals at about this price-tag. That's why I'd willingly pick this over the Galaxy S10 Plus.

One can place the P30 Pro as high-end and the Galaxy S10 Plus in the lower high-end ballpark.

The Galaxy S10 Plus still has a pretty decent 2x of optical zoom, but you can't compare it to the P30 Pro.

Additionally, the P30 Pro telescopic lens is 59mm above the rest on related-priced phones.

The Galaxy S10 Plus's lens can deliver a shallower depth of field and produce clearer pictures with this lens aperture.

**Consider this as an estimative, especially for cameras with no zoom and with less than 40MP. They moved to a better camera test protocol, and there aren't enough reviewed cameras to extrapolate a backward-compatible score.

Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Megapixels 40
12
-28
Aperture 1.6
1.5
-0.1
Lens 27mm
26mm
-1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 137
125
-12

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus vs.
Megapixels 8
12
4
Aperture 3.4
2.4
-1.0
Lens 125mm (4.6x zoom)
52mm (2x zoom)
-73
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 20 16 -4
Aperture 2.2 2.2 0.0
Lens 16mm 12mm -4
Lens Type Wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 15 13 -2
Selfie Camera P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus vs.
Megapixels 32
10
-22
Aperture 2.0
1.9
-0.1
Lens 26mm 26mm 0
P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus vs.
Tek-Score
8.1
7.4
-0.7

Body

The P30 Pro comes at 158x73 mm (6.23x2.88 inches). The Galaxy S10 Plus came out 0.04 inches (1 mm) smaller and 0.04 inches (1 mm) larger.

The former has about 8 mm (0.32 inches) of thickness, while the latter has 7 mm (0.28 inches).

The glass rear on these phones makes them feel great on the hand. The Galaxy S10 Plus weighs 175 g. (6.17 oz), while the other is 17 g. (0.60 oz) heavier. But because this is a bit relative, I've developed a formula for a kind of "display size to phone weight" ratio. The P30 Pro got a score of 4.5, showing it has an acceptable score for its screen size. In the meantime, the Galaxy S10 Plus has 6.5, which is pretty nice.

We do like having some color options. You get Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue in the P30 Pro. But you can get Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Black, Flamingo Pink, Canary Yellow, Prism Blue, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Cardinal Red, and Smoke Blue with the Galaxy S10 Plus.

What about a fingerprint scanner? Both phones include one.

The P30 Pro is resistant to water up to 1 to 3 meters, identical to the Galaxy S10 Plus. That should be for up to 30 minutes, and it's freshwater in standby mode only.

Looks* vs.
Body P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Size 158 x 73 x 8 mm
(5.57 x 2.58 x 0.28 in)
157 x 74 x 7 mm
(5.54 x 2.61 x 0.25 in)
-10946
Weight 192 g. (6.77 oz)
175 g. (6.17 oz)
-17
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Black, Flamingo Pink, Canary Yellow, Prism Blue, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Cardinal Red, and Smoke Blue
Screen To Body Ratio 87.17%
88.00%
0.82
Disp.Size To Weight Score 4.5 6.5 2.0
Looks 10.0/10
10.0/10
0.0
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
7.5
8.1
0.6

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Battery

Specs-wise, the Huawei P30 Pro seems to have an advantage here. 4200 mAh vs. 4100 mAh is a no-brainer. But what does everyday usage have to say about that? If you do this experiment after a complete charge, that's how the P30 Pro performs:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you should have 84% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, this phone should end up with 70%.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll likely end up with 74% of the battery charge.

And this is how the Galaxy S10 Plus handles these tests:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 81% of the battery remaining.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 65% left for the rest of the day.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, this is where your battery will be: 67%.

The P30 Pro clearly wins the battery life contest.

For the record, the P30 Pro is also beating most smartphones. Do check our top 10 list with the best battery life.

If one of these will end up being the one, you'll have quick-charging on your next phone: 40w for the P30 Pro and 15w for the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Both phones support wireless charging at 15w.

Both phones can also use reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled devices.

Fast-charging is indeed fast with the P30 Pro. Other devices from this price-range frequently max out at about 29w.

The Snapdragon 855 chipset has another advantage: A battery life boost of about 15% (screen-on-time) if you compare it to the Exynos 9820.

Battery* vs.
Features P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Capacity (mAh) 4200 4100 -100
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
81% left
-3
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 70% left
65% left
-5
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 74% left
67% left
-7
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.3 4.2 -1.1
Sub Tek-Score
7.6
7.1
-0.5
Fast Charging 40w
15w
-25
Wireless Charging 15w
15w
0
Reverse Charging 2.5w
9w
6.5
Tek-Score
7.6
6.8
-0.7

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Storage

The P30 Pro comes equipped with 128GB of integrated storage and 6GB of RAM. You can add at least 256GB here because you can always add a Nano Memory card to it.

The Galaxy S10 Plus, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. If you ever run out of free space, you can add a MicroSD card.

Storage* vs.
Features P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
RAM (GB) 6GB
8GB
2
Internal (GB) 128GB
128GB
0
Micro SD Nano Memory (shared SIM slot) microSDXC (shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
7.5
7.5
0.0

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Connectivity

Both devices feature the standard Bluetooth 5.0 module. Both phones also have NFC.

If you're not ready to jump into the wireless buds wagon, stick with the Galaxy S10 Plus for now. Just skip adapters on the P30 Pro and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds.

You can connect them to LTE networks. Do you want 5G on your next phone? Then, you should look at the Oppo Find X2 Neo or the OnePlus 8T instead.

Connectivity vs.
Features P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Network LTE LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No Yes
Tek-Score
4.6
9.5
4.9

Price

The Huawei P30 Pro may not be the cheapest phone, but it's cheaper nonetheless. But if you do search for any deals and price drops, things can get interesting. If you're going for the Galaxy S10 Plus, you'll end up paying a bit more, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all. At least, it should be easier to sell it in the future.

Let's see if it really worths it or not.

Here's what we've found out:

Reference: $680

Huawei P30 Pro

Reference: $689

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

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Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay prices that, as a last resort, can be from bids or used devices).

How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus VS
Amazon 1.08 - -
eBay - 1.45 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - - -

Also, don't forget to check the latest deals from these four stores, and the state of the art on mobile technology, if you don't want to overpay on your next smartphone.


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Smartphone Specs Statistics: The State Of The Art (Q1 2021)

Are you curious to know what their global score is? Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're at 6.9 (for the P30 Pro) and 6.5 (for the Galaxy S10 Plus).

Verdict: What Makes the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Stand Out?

This actually isn't a speed race nor a size contest, so, where do they really differ?

I think by now it's pretty obvious. For some reason, Huawei decided not to include any kind of glass protection on the P30 Pro, while the Galaxy S10 Plus has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 display.

Now, I know that the 2x optical zoom on the Galaxy S10 Plus has nothing to do with the 50x hybrid zoom of the P30 Pro, so, if you're a camera geek, this is a no-brainer.

That doesn't mean the Galaxy S10 Plus is that bad. Actually, in terms of overall picture quality, DxOMark's gurus say the latter is about the same as the P30 Pro.

In the battery department, the P30 Pro has a slight advantage, mainly to its super-fast charging capabilities.

The P30 Pro also doesn't have a 3.5mm audio jack, so keep that in mind.

Pros P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
#1 AMOLED AMOLED
#2 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#3 Cameras Cameras
#4 Battery Life Fast Charging
#5 Fast Charging Wireless Charging
#6 Wireless Charging MicroSD Slot
#7 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#8 Glass Protection
Cons P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
#1 Weight Price
#2 3.5mm Jack
#3 Price
#4 Glass Protection
Relative Score* vs.
Global Score P30 Pro Galaxy S10 Plus
Gaming Score
6.2
6.7
0.6
Tek-Score
6.46
7.25
0.79

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, and biometrics.

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Progress bars explained





#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.

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"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained



This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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"Battery to device size" ratio explained



This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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Rivals

As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on any of the usual stores.

 Huawei P30 Pro 
  • Sony

    Xperia 1 $688

  • Sony

    Xperia 5 $699

  • Apple

    iPhone X $579

  • Apple

    iPhone 11 $578

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max $595

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 10 $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 Plus $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ EX $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ SD $488

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 EX $675

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 SD $649

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ SD $649

  • OnePlus

    7T Pro $499

  • Google

    Pixel 4 XL $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 $697

  • Huawei

    Mate 20 Pro $550

  • Huawei

    P40 $666

  • OnePlus

    8 $630

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Pro $600

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE $549

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 4G $549

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 5G $549

  • Oppo

    Find X2 Neo $543

  • Oppo

    Find X2 Pro $663

  • Google

    Pixel 5 $599

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10T Pro $480

  • OnePlus

    8T $557

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 $529

  • Oppo

    Reno4 Pro $594

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S21 $699

 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 
  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 8 $424

  • Apple

    iPhone X $579

  • Apple

    iPhone 11 $578

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max $595

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 $499

  • Apple

    iPhone XS $410

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 10 $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10e EX $428

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ EX $499

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ SD $488

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 EX $429

  • OnePlus

    7 Pro $429

  • OnePlus

    7T Pro $499

  • Huawei

    P30 $400

  • Huawei

    P30 Pro $598

  • Google

    Pixel 4 XL $499

  • Huawei

    Mate 20 Pro $550

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 9 $400

  • Apple

    iPhone SE 2 $429

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 Lite $449

  • OnePlus

    Nord $410

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE $549

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 4G $549

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 5G $549

  • Oppo

    Find X2 Neo $543

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10T Pro $480

  • OnePlus

    8T $557

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 $529

  • Oppo

    Reno4 Pro $594

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Battery results


The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information.

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Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mid-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valid for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they didn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.

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