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


Huawei P30Samsung Galaxy S10iPhone XS
Size149.1 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)
Weight165 grams (5.82 ounces)157 grams (5.54 ounces)177 grams (6.24 ounces)
Screen size6.1-inch OLED6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED5.8-inch Super Retina HD OLED True Tone display
Screen resolution2,340 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 systemAndroid 9.0 Pie (under EMUI 9.1)Android 9.0 Pie (under One UI)iOS 12
Storage space128GB128GB, 512GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB
MicroSD card slotNo, Huawei’s proprietary NM card onlyYesNo
Tap-to-pay servicesGoogle PayGoogle Pay, Samsung PayApple Pay
ProcessorKirin 980Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Apple A12 Bionic
CameraTriple lens 40-megapixel lens, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, 8-megapixel 3x optical periscope zoom (OIS) rear, 32-megapixel lens frontTriple-lens ultra wide-angle 16-megapixel, standard 12MP with OIS and variable aperture, and telephoto 12MP with OIS rear, 10MP frontDual 12MP (with dual OIS) rear, 7MP TrueDepth front camera
Video2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p at 960 fps2160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps2160p at 24, 30, or 60fps, 1080p at 30, 60, 120, or 240 fps
Bluetooth versionBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
PortsUSB-C, 3.5mm audio jackUSB-C, 3.5mm audio jackLightning
Fingerprint sensorYes (in-display)Yes (in-display ultrasonic)No, Face ID
Water resistanceIP53IP68IP68
Battery3,650mAhFast charging


3,400mAhQuick Charge 2.0

Qi wireless charging with Wireless PowerShare

2,658mAhFast charge capable (Additional charger needed)

Qi wireless charging

App marketplaceGoogle Play StoreGoogle Play StoreApple App Store
Network supportAT&T, T-MobileAT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, VerizonAT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
ColorsAmber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Pearl White, Aurora, BlackPrism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Prism White, Prism GreenSilver, Space Gray, Gold
Buy fromHuawei Samsung | AmazonApple | Amazon
Review scoreHands-on review4 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars
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