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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs Huawei P30 Pro: Which One Is Better?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Huawei P30 Pro

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Luis Silva (July 2020, updated: February 2021)


The P30 Pro has one major flaw, but still, it'll be interesting to see how the two fare against each other.

Huawei launched its P30 Pro in March of 2019, while Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus arrived at stores in August of 2019.

With this article, you'll be able to compare the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the P30 Pro features. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.

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

Bottom Line

Is the Galaxy Note 10 Plus better than the P30 Pro?

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes at a higher price, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

It gives you better glass protection, a better display, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB).

What else do they have to offer?

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus also has a larger (+0.4") display, better outdoor brightness, and more RAM (12GB vs. 6GB). But the P30 Pro features a telephoto lens (+73 mm).

But how much more will I have to pay for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus?

If you're considering a new and unlocked smartphone, it'll cost you around $269 more.

Is the Galaxy Note 10 Plus still worth buying in 2021?

Yes, for sure. It has a pretty decent global score.

Is the P30 Pro still worth getting in 2021?

It had its time. There are better options out there, like the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

These two have a considerable price difference between them. That is something worth considering when comparing them.

You should be aware that the P30 Pro isn't being updated anymore.

Down below, there's a "Tek-Score" in every analyzed section of these models. We evaluate all quantifiable specifications to help you quickly identify how much they are far apart. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you're interested in other than these two.

This score is consumer-based from research done by Globalwebindex.com about the most desired smartphone features by consumers.

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There's a colored progress bar next to some items. It's there for you to better understand how they compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

By clicking here: you'll see which ones we've analyzed, but we've only included smartphones within a 40% price range.

Feel free to click any feature title to check out several top 10 tables for every spending plan.

Price* vs.
Device Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Release Date 2019, August 2019, March 0y.
OS Updates 3 years 2 years -1y.
Security Updates 3 years 2 years -1y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


Huawei decided to include the Hisilicon Kirin 980 processor on its P30 Pro. In its turn, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus has the Exynos 9825 processor.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has a Mali-G76 MP10, the latter features a Mali-G76 MP12.

On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the P30 Pro was, on average, 11% quicker while finishing its tests. In real-world usage, the difference between them isn't significant.

By the way, you can define the Galaxy Note 10 Plus as an upper mid-range and the P30 Pro as more like a lower high-end.

At least you'll get the Android 9 (Pie) and OneUI on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, while the P30 Pro comes with Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10.

PS: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with the Adreno 640 GPU) and the Exynos 9825 (with the Mali-G76) are market-dependent.

There's a performance increase of about 20% on the 855 for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Performance* vs.
Features Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
SoC Exynos 9825 Hisilicon Kirin 980
Graphics Mali-G76 MP12 Mali-G76 MP10
Geekbench 5 Score 2137
OS Android 9 (Pie) and OneUI Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus front transparent png Huawei P30 Pro front transparent png

The P30 Pro features a 6.4" AMOLED display, while the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a larger 6.8" AMOLED display. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. AMOLED has perfect contrast and viewing angles, but its whites do hurt the battery life.

Are you looking for big screens? Then, stop searching, and just pick the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Other similarly priced smartphones just aren't that enormous.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a higher-resolution 1440x3040 Quad HD display, and the P30 Pro makes do with a 1080x2340 Full HD panel.

No one likes to look at a shattered screen, so be aware: Unfortunately, the P30 Pro doesn't have Gorilla Glass protection, but the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

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

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will reach 794 nits, while the P30 Pro only goes up to 605 nits.

Very few rivals share this maximum brightness. Usually, they average at 765 nits, but the P30 Pro stays at 160 nits below that.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has HDR10+ video support, while the P30 Pro does HDR10.

It goes without saying, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a much better display.

If you're leaning towards the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, 82% of its rivals have an AMOLED screen, and 77% of them have an Always-On display. However, only 14% of them have over 60hz of refresh rate, and only 9% of them feature Gorilla Glass 6 or Victus.

Considering the P30 Pro, as a reference, 89% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 93% of them have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Size 6.8
Resolution (px) 1440x3040
Refresh Rate 60hz 60hz 0
Dots per Inch 494.68
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Teardrop
Peak Brightness 794 nits
605 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 -

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus back transparent png Huawei P30 Pro back transparent png

Things are different when it comes to lenses. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus's primary camera has a 12 MP sensor, with an aperture of f/1.5, a 27mm wide-angle lens, one flash LED, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. Videos on its shooter have a maximum resolution of 2160p.

Samsung included on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, not one, not two, but three extra cameras: one that has 12 MP and an aperture of f/2.1 plus a 52mm telephoto lens, another shooter that has 16 MP (f/2.2) with a 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and last but not least, another shooter with 0.3 MP that works as a depth sensor.

The Galaxy Note 10+ has a dual aperture camera. You can choose between f/1.5 or f/2.4.

The selfie camera is a 10 MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture complemented with a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark reviewed this camera and gave it 118 points. If you also consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that will go up to 130. If you click here, you can check what they think of it.

I hope this helps: 91% of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, and all of them have an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Adding to its whopping 40 MP shooter, the P30 Pro's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.6 and a 27mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 2160p. You'll also get two additional sensors, one with 8 MP, an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens, and another with 20 MP (f/2.2) with a 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens, plus a depth sensor.

Just so you know: You can take a 40 Megapixels photo, zoom in and crop, and get (for example) an additional 2x of optical zoom and a 10 Megapixels sample.

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.

Huawei included a generous 32 MP (f/2.0) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DxOMark's gurus gave this shooter a score of 122. And if we consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we'll get to the final rate of 137** points. If you want to know more about it, click here.

Furthermore, just so you know, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. That said, only 15% of them feature a macro lens.

Looking at DxO's ranking, one can conclude that the P30 Pro is approximately 47 points above other cameras in its class. And that's enough to beat the Galaxy Note 10 Plus too.

We can classify the Galaxy Note 10 Plus as lower high-end and the P30 Pro as high-end.

The P30 Pro is the king of zoom here, but the Galaxy Note 10 Plus still has a decent 2x optical zoom.

Just out of curiosity, the P30 Pro telephoto lens is 63mm higher than the average in its class.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus's lens can be great in low light conditions owing to its greater aperture.

**Please take this with a grain of salt, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They just changed their protocol, and they don't have enough reviews for me to refine the pre-update camera rates.

Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Megapixels 12
Aperture 1.5
Lens 27mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 1 2 1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 130

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 2.1
Lens 52mm (2x zoom)
125mm (4.6x zoom)
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 16 20 4
Aperture 2.2 2.2 0.0
Lens 12mm 16mm 4
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Score 12 15 3

Selfie Camera Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro vs.
Megapixels 10
Aperture 2.2
Lens 26mm 26mm 0

Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro vs.


The Galaxy Note 10 Plus comes at 162x77 mm (6.38x3.03 inches). The Huawei P30 Pro, however, is a bit narrower. Precisely 0.16 inches (4 mm) and a bit smaller: 0.16 inches (4 mm).

The first has a thickness of 7 mm (0.28 inches), while the second has about 8 mm (0.32 inches).

They both have a beautiful glass body. I'm hoping you don't mind carrying a phone with about 192 g. (6.77 oz), because they both weigh that. If you're looking for a lightweight device, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a "weight to screen size" score of 5.3, which means it has an acceptable score for a 6.8 inches screen. The P30 Pro, in its turn, has 4.5, so nothing to state here.

If you like having color options, you can buy the Galaxy Note 10 Plus in Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Blue. The P30 Pro, in its turn, comes in Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue.

If the P30 Pro is big enough for you, then excellent. If not, then you should choose the other one.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? Both phones have one.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep, and the same goes for the P30 Pro. Remember that it shouldn't be for over half an hour, in standby mode, so no underwater photos.

Looks* vs.
Body Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Size 162 x 77 x 7 mm
(5.71 x 2.72 x 0.25 in)
158 x 73 x 8 mm
(5.57 x 2.58 x 0.28 in)
Weight 196 g. (6.91 oz)
192 g. (6.77 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Blue Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue
Screen To Body Ratio 92.52%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 5.3 4.5 -0.8
Looks 10.0/10 10.0/10
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint

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


When it comes to battery life, in theory, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, with its 4300 mAh of battery capacity, wins over the Huawei P30 Pro, with only 4200 mAh of battery capacity. But is that so? If you charge them up and run some tests, that's what you can expect from the Galaxy Note 10 Plus:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, 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 68%.
  • 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 what you'll get out of the P30 Pro:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll be at 84% of the battery charge.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 70% left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll be with 74%.

Both should theoretically get the same battery life.

For the record, both of them also do overcome pretty much every phone out there. Let's see if both still have a place on our top 10 list of smartphones with the best battery life.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus features quick-charging at up to 45w, but the P30 Pro does it too, at 40w.

They all include wireless charging, and they charge at 15w. That's nice.

These phones can also act as wireless power banks to wirelessly charge other devices. Cool, right?

Quick charging is reasonably speedy with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus's charger. That's rare because phones from this budget usually stay at around 23w/hour.

Fast wireless charging on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is likewise a nice plus. You won't find many phones as fast at about its price.

Battery* vs.
Features Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Capacity (mAh) 4300 4200 -100
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
84% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 68% left
70% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 74% left
74% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.3 5.3 2.0
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 45w
Wireless Charging 15w
Reverse Charging 9w

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.


The Galaxy Note 10 Plus features 256GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM. There's nothing to worry about because you can always add a MicroSD card to it. You should know that at this price level, its rivals offer less RAM and less storage. Right now, the average is 105Gb of storage and 6GB of RAM.

The P30 Pro, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. If that isn't enough, you can add a Nano Memory card later.

Storage* vs.
Features Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Internal (GB) 256GB
Micro SD microSDXC (shared SIM slot) Nano Memory (shared SIM slot)

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


Bluetooth 5.0 is here, on both of them. Both devices also feature the standard NFC module.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. Just skip adapters and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds. You can have it anyway if you don't care that much about them. You can get that with either the Galaxy Note 10 Lite or the Galaxy M51.

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus runs on LTE or (LTE and) 5G networks.

Connectivity vs.
Features Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Network LTE (also available in 5G) LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No


You're likely not considering the P30 Pro to make all your pennies count. That, of course, depends on the place and the deals that you'll eventually find. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, on the other hand, is usually more costly, but if it's worth it or not, it's up to you to decide. At least it may be easier to sell if you consider selling it afterward.

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

Here are the best deals on some major online stores:

I earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect the price you pay nor my opinions, but it will mean a lot if you click on one of these buttons before purchasing your next phone. You'll be helping to take this to the next level.

Prices on eBay are in $US but Europe-based. You can click to check the prices in your country.

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 Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro VS
Amazon 0.70 1.08 0.38
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Wallmart 0.81 - -

And this is the "The Best Smartphones On A Budget" list.

Are you also considering other options? The global score can help. For reference purposes, I'll tell you where most of its rivals average. It's 5.9 for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and 6.9 for the P30 Pro.

Verdict: What Makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Stand Out?

These two don't have that much in common. If you value performance and you can't get the Snapdragon version of the Note 10 Plus, then the P30 Pro is your best option. The same goes for those who love telephoto lenses. Aside from that, you should pick the Note 10 Plus. Here are the main reasons:

  • Decent glass protection (Gorilla Glass 6)
  • Around 500 dots per inch
  • Higher screen-to-body ration
  • Faster reverse charging
  • Double the RAM
  • Double the internal storage
Unfortunately, both lack the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Pros Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
#2 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#3 Cameras Cameras
#4 Battery Life Battery Life
#5 Fast Charging Fast Charging
#6 Wireless Charging Wireless Charging
#7 MicroSD Slot MicroSD Slot
#8 Storage
#9 Glass Protection

Cons Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
#1 Weight Weight
#2 3.5mm Jack 3.5mm Jack
#3 Price Price
#4 Glass Protection

Relative Score* vs.
Global Score Galaxy Note 10 Plus P30 Pro
Gaming Score

*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.


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.


"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.


"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.



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.

 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 
  • Apple

    iPhone 8

  • Apple

    iPhone XR

  • OnePlus


  • Huawei

    P30 Lite

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 9T

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 9T Pro

  • Apple

    iPhone 8 Plus

  • Samsung

    Galaxy M30s

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 9

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10e

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10e SD

  • OnePlus


  • Huawei


  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9 Plus

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 9

  • Huawei

    Mate 20

  • Samsung

    Galaxy A51

  • Samsung

    Galaxy A71

  • Huawei

    P40 Lite

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 10 Lite

  • OnePlus


  • Google

    Pixel 4a

  • OnePlus

    Nord N10

  • Samsung

    Galaxy M51

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10T Lite

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Lite

 Huawei P30 Pro 
  • Sony

    Xperia 1

  • Sony

    Xperia 5

  • Apple

    iPhone X

  • Apple

    iPhone 11

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max

  • Apple

    iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10

  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 10

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 Plus

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ EX

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10+ SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 EX

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20+ SD

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S10 SD

  • OnePlus

    7T Pro

  • Google

    Pixel 4 XL

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20

  • Huawei

    Mate 20 Pro

  • Huawei


  • OnePlus

    8 Pro

  • OnePlus


  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10 Pro

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 4G

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S20 FE 5G

  • Oppo

    Find X2 Neo

  • Google

    Pixel 5

  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10T Pro

  • OnePlus


  • Xiaomi

    Mi 10

  • Oppo

    Reno4 Pro


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.


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.



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.


About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.

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