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Huawei P30 vs. Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone XS: Which small flagship is best?

The Huawei P30 has been announced, and it’s the latest attempt by Huawei to take the Western smartphone market by storm – but is it good enough to take on the top offerings from Samsung and Apple?

Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy S10, and Apple’s iPhone XS is still fairly new, and both have top-of-the-line specs and features – so they’ll prove tough competition for Huawei’s new contender.

But which of the three flagships is the best for you? To help you decide we’ve compared the phones so you can see the strengths and weaknesses of each

specification

Huawei P30 Samsung Galaxy S10 iPhone XS
Size 149.1 mm x 71.4 mm x 7.57 mm (5.87 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches) 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm (5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches) 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)
Weight 165 grams (5.82 ounces) 157 grams (5.54 ounces) 177 grams (6.24 ounces)
Screen size 6.1-inch OLED 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED True Tone display
Screen resolution 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (422 pixels per inch) 3,040 x 1,440 pixels (551 pixels per inch) 2,436 x 1,125 pixels (458 pixels per inch)
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie (under EMUI 9.1) Android 9.0 Pie (under One UI) iOS 12
Storage space 128GB 128GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
MicroSD card slot No, Huawei’s proprietary NM card only Yes No
Tap-to-pay services Google Pay Google Pay, Samsung Pay Apple Pay
Processor Kirin 980 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Apple A12 Bionic
RAM 6GB 8GB 4GB
Camera Triple lens 40-megapixel lens, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, 8-megapixel 3x optical periscope zoom (OIS) rear, 32-megapixel lens front Triple-lens ultra wide-angle 16-megapixel, standard 12MP with OIS and variable aperture, and telephoto 12MP with OIS rear, 10MP front Dual 12MP (with dual OIS) rear, 7MP TrueDepth front camera
Video 2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p at 960 fps 2160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps 2160p at 24, 30, or 60fps, 1080p at 30, 60, 120, or 240 fps
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack Lightning
Fingerprint sensor Yes (in-display) Yes (in-display ultrasonic) No, Face ID
Water resistance IP53 IP68 IP68
Battery 3,650mAhFast charging

 

3,400mAhQuick Charge 2.0

Qi wireless charging with Wireless PowerShare

2,658mAhFast charge capable (Additional charger needed)

Qi wireless charging

App marketplace Google Play Store Google Play Store Apple App Store
Network support AT&T, T-Mobile AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
Colors Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Pearl White, Aurora, Black Prism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Prism White, Prism Green Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Price $900 $900 $1,000+
Buy from Huawei Samsung | Amazon Apple | Amazon
Review score Hands-on review 4 out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars
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