Huawei P30 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 – Pricing and specifications

Huawei has launched its new P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, which are set to take on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ in South Africa.

The new devices include a number of flagship features, such as in-screen fingerprint sensors and OLED displays.

The P30 and P30 Pro offer great new camera functionality in addition to an overhauled design which minimises the presence of the front camera notch while expanding the edges of the OLED display.

The P30 Pro also sports a dedicated TOF lens for improved bokeh effects and object detection, along with support for standard and reverse wireless charging.

Additionally, support for for dual-SIM configurations with NanoSD storage compatibility has been included.

Taking on Samsung

Huawei’s new smartphones will compete against Samsung’s high-end devices locally, as both Samsung and Huawei’s devices boast impressive displays, specifications, and designs.

Both devices also run Android, with the Huawei devices running EMUI 9.1: Huawei’s adapted version of Android 9.0.

An area where Huawei’s new flagships could prove more attractive, however, is price.

While Huawei has not yet listed official pricing for its devices, South African retailers have published the following initial pre-order prices:

  • Huawei P30 – R11,499
  • Huawei P30 Pro – R16,499

In comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 range is priced as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB – R18,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB – R20,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 512GB – R25,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ 1TB – R35,999

A comparison of the specifications and base prices for the Huawei P30 and Galaxy S10 line-ups is below.


Galaxy S10 vs Huawei P30

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Huawei P30

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S10 Huawei P30
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Display 6.1-inch 3,040 x 1,440 AMOLED 6.1-inch 2,340 x 1,080 OLED
Processor Exynos 9820 Octa HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM 8GB 6GB
Storage 128GB, MicroSD up to 512GB 128GB, NanoSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Front camera 10MP 32MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Durability IP68 IP68
Battery 3,400mAh 3,650mAh
Price R18,999 R11,499

Galaxy S10+ vs Huawei P30 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Huawei P30 Pro

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S10+ Huawei P30 Pro
OS Android 9.0 Android 9.0
Display 6.4-inch 3,040 x 1,440 AMOLED 6.47-inch 2,340 x 1,080 OLED
Processor Exynos 9820 Octa HiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM 8GB/12GB 8GB
Storage 128GB/512GB/1TB, MicroSD 128GB/256GB/512GB, NanoSD up to 256GB
Rear camera 16MP + 12MP + 12MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOF
Front camera 10MP + 8MP 32MP
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Durability IP68 IP68
Battery 4,100mAh 4,200mAh
Price R20,999 R16,499

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