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Huawei P Smart 2019 vs Samsung Galaxy A6+ – Mid-range smartphone showdown

Huawei’s P Smart 2019 mid-range smartphone is a great value proposition for buyers who want flagship features and design but are unable to spend over R10,000 for features they don’t really need

The P Smart is not a high-end flagship smartphone like the company’s P20 series devices, but it does deliver a similar experience in many ways.

Huawei launched its first P Smart device in South Africa last year, which became an immediate success and was the best-selling smartphone in its price range for 2018 according to GFK data.

The P Smart 2019 is a refreshed version of this device, with better features, better specifications, and a new flagship design.

To see just how much value the P Smart 2019 delivers to customers, we’ve compared it against another mid-range device from Samsung – the Galaxy A6+.

Impressive hardware

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ and the Huawei P Smart 2019 trade blows evenly on hardware in most specifications, but the P Smart 2019 has a major advantage over its opponent in storage space.

Huawei’s P Smart 2019 also ships out of the box with Android 9.0, making it a must-have for Android fans looking for a mid-range device.

Conversely, Samsung has not yet rolled out Android 9.0 to all its current flagship smartphones.

It should also be noted that the P Smart 2019 includes support for Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology, making it a much better choice for mobile gamers due to its increased performance.

Both smartphones offer similar basic specifications, but the price difference is what makes the Huawei P Smart 2019 a great choice for mid-range smartphone buyers.

Priced R1,500 less than the Samsung Galaxy A6+, the Huawei P Smart 2019 is a far more attractive option for the shopper on a budget.

Below is a detailed breakdown of the specifications and recommended retail price of both smartphones.\

Huawei P Smart 2019

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A6+ Huawei P Smart 2019
Display 6.0-inch 1,080 x 2,220 AMOLED 6.21-inch 2,340 x 1,080 IPS LCD
Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 24MP 16MP
Dimensions 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm 155.2 x 73.4 x 7.95 mm
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 HiSilicon Kirin 710
Memory 3GB 3GB
Storage 32GB / 256GB MicroSD 64GB / 512GB MicroSD
OS Android 8.0 Android 9.0
Battery 3,500mAh 3,400mAh
Network LTE Cat.6, 2CA LTE Cat.6, 2CA
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, MicroUSB 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, MicroUSB
Price R6,499 R4,999

Features and design

The design of these two smartphones differ dramatically.

Samsung’s Galaxy A6+ retains its standard, mid-range display aesthetic with the top bezel taking up a large portion of the display and housing the device’s front-facing camera.

On the other hand, the design of Huawei’s latest P Smart device has been refreshed to reflect modern design trends, sporting a DewDrop notched screen with a very high screen-to-body ratio.  The P smart 2019 has a bigger screen size 6.21 as compared to the A6 Plus at 6.0 as well as a 89.6% screen to body ratio while its rival is at 75.3%

The P Smart 2019 also includes flagship software features, such as object and scene recognition in addition to intelligent filter application and image processing.

Most notably, the only bezel on the front of the P Smart 2019 is a small chin below the display and the tiny notch which houses its 16MP camera.

This makes the smartphone look like a flagship device despite its relatively low price tag.

Huawei has positioned its P Smart 2019 in the South African market to offer a beautiful design with great features at a price point more attractive than any of its competitors.

In addition, Huawei will provide the first 10,000 Huawei existing handset users who purchase the P smart 2019 a free screen repair or replacement valued at R1,500 during the first 12 months after their purchase of the P smart 2019 between 1 February and 31 December 2019

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