The Asian hardware manufacturers are more and more active over the last years, assuring a very tough competition for those from the United States and Europe. Now it’s time to compare two of the technological monsters from China and South Korea, respectively: Mate 30 Pro by Huawei vs Galaxy Note 10 Plus by Samsung.
They’re both top-end phablets which you would want by your side on a desert island. Note 10 Plus has a jaw-dropping 12 GB of RAM, Mate 30 Pro has 40 MP for its main camera and there’s plenty other fabulous specs to talk about. But the two phablets also have some differences which represent the whole point of the article.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a resolution of 1176×2400, an aspect ratio of 18.4:9 and support for HDR on its 6.53-inch curved OLED screen. Note 10 Plus is the better deal considering the display since it has a 6.8-inch 1440 x 3040 curved Dynamic AMOLED screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9, 498 pixels per inch and support for HDR10+.
Mate 30 Pro’s cameras are outrageously good. The phone has a 40MP ultra-wide f/1.8 lens, a 40MP wide-angle f/1.6 lens, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens (with 3x optical zoom), and a 3D depth-sensing lens. As for front-facing cameras, Huawei’s creation has a 32MP f/2.0 one alongside a depth sensor.
Video recording has also been an important aspect for the creators of Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The phablet has the capability to record at an out of this world 7680fps in slow motion. That’s along with 4K time-lapse and 4K HDR+ at 60fps.
On the other side, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus packs four rear lenses, with a 12MP variable aperture main lens with OIS, a 12MP f/2.1 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and OIS, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, and a 3D depth sensor. As for video, it gets 2160p at 60fps, HDR10+ support, and some cool features like ‘Live Focus Video’. And the front-facing camera has a 10MP f/2.2 one.
Of course, there are also other aspects of the two technological beauties we can talk about, like chipsets, storage space, battery life and so on. But on high-end devices like these two, with over 8 GB of RAM, few people actually care if they have 256 GB of storage or a bit less. The essential aspects have been covered, except for a major one: Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro can’t run any Google apps although it has installed Android 10, because of the trade war between the United States and China. This may be a big flaw and a decisive aspect which will stop Europeans and Americans from buying the phone, but the device will clearly gain enough success on the Asian market.