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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Huawei P10 – The winner is clear

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in South Africa on 5 May 2017, with the operators offering the devices on a wide range of contracts. The recommended retail price of the S8 in South Africa is R15,499, while the Galaxy S8+ goes for R17,499. The Huawei P10 was also recently launched in South Africa, with the device selling for R12,999.

The bigger P10 Plus goes for R13,999. The P10 is cheaper than the S8, but a side-by-side comparison shows that the additional money paid for the S8 is well worth it. Samsung is a more established and trusted smartphone brand, and the Galaxy S8 provides superior hardware to the Huawei P10.

Samsung’s 5.8-inch Quad HD (1,440 x 2,960) Super AMOLED screen is much better than Huawei’s 5.1-inch IPS LCD screen (1,080 x 1,920), while Samsung’s body, which is water and dust resistant, is superior to the Huawei’s body. The P10 has a slightly larger battery than the S8, however, and is slightly lighter due to its smaller size. Although the P10 is a worthy update compared to its predecessor the P9, Huawei is not ready to take on one of the the best smartphones in the world.

The table below provides a spec comparison of the two devices.

Huawei P10 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
Specifications

Huawei P10

Samsung Galaxy S8

Review Scores
Review

Huawei P10

Samsung Galaxy S8

Display 5.1-inch (1,080 x 1,920) 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (1,440 x 2,960)
Dimensions 143.5 x 69.3 x 6.98 mm 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm
Weight 145g 155g
OS Android 7 Android 7
Rear camera 20MP monochrome + 12MP RGB f/2.2 12MP dual pixel f/1.7
Front camera 8MP f/1.9 8MP wide-angle f/1.7
Storage, internal 64GB 64GB
Storage, expandable microSD microSD
RAM 4GB 4GB
Processor Kirin 960 – 4x Cortex A73 2.4GHz + 4x Cortex A53 1.8GHz Exynos 8895 Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)
Battery 3,200mAh 3,000mAh
Durability No rating IP68
Biometrics Fingerprint Iris, face, fingerprint
RRP R12,999 R15,499
PhoneArena 7.5 9.0
ZDNet 8.7 9.3
Trusted Reviews 8 10
Average Score 8.1 9.4

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Header

Huawei P10

Huawei P10 Header

Now read: Why the South African Galaxy S8 is so much better than the US one[1]

References

  1. ^ Why the South African Galaxy S8 is so much better than the US one (mybroadband.co.za)

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