Technology is all about pure innovation and this is where the tussle between companies is always centered. Every tech company, particularly phone manufacturers are always working round the clock to create new phone models, not just as a way of outdoing each other but also as a way to ensuring that consumers get the very best of their engineering innovation. After all, customers today will settle for nothing other than top notch products. Talking of great products, this review looks to compare two very cool phones taking the phone market by storm in Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei P10.
Well, there is no denying that both the Galaxy S8 and Huawei P10 are great phones. For starters, they all look good thanks to the S8’s infinity Display and an all-glass backing which is certainly as awesome as iPhone-like metallic-bodied Huawei P10.
The Galaxy S8 phone has a larger screen-large by about 0.7 inches but it's almost identical to the Huawei P10. Did we also mention that both have different technology and resolution but with the same Gorilla Glass 5 for protection?
The camera setup may be different as the Galaxy S8 uses a single 12MP Dual-Pixel camera while the Huawei P10 uses one 20MP sensor and one 12 MP sensor but it is clear that both models take awesome pictures. It is also worth mentioning that the two phones use an 8MP sensor for their front-facing cameras.
On the processor side, Huawei P10 uses the best Kirin Processor which works faster, displays clearer and performs better that the previous processor. The CPU has a powerful multi-core which makes it easier for the users to load a lot of applications within a very short time. This also provides the speed for the mobile games and makes the phone smoother for the user even when they need to carry intensive activities. Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, uses Samsung Exynos 8895 processor. This is an octa-core chip which consumes very little power and has a high performance. Despite the difference in the processor types, the two phones feature a 4GB RAM which allows them to adapt to serving the users who multitask as well as those that handle intensive apps.
In terms of weight, the Huawei P10 is 145g while Samsung Galaxy S8 is 152grams. This means that the Huawei P10 comes out on top for those users who value weight as a metric for comparing phones.
Well, this is surely not enough to draw our conclusion on which of the two wins the ‘tug of war’. So, let’s get into the cool stuff and let’s do a side by side comparison of these two phones that may well be the phones of the year.
Huawei P10 VS Samsung Galaxy S8 Comparison Review
In this section, we seek to compare the Huawei P10 and Samsung Galaxy S8 in terms of design, hardware, screen, camera, battery and charge, resistant capacity, security characteristics and the performance. All these aspects will help us draw into conclusion on which is the best phone among them.
In terms of design Huawei P10 has an Apple fixation and if the users are not so keen, they can mistake it with the iPhone 7 although there are some of the features that set them apart. This simply means that Huawei did take their time to ensure that they come up with a completely unique design. For instance, the P10 has a new metallic finish otherwise known as the hyper diamond cut. The screen size of the P10 is also relatively smaller featuring a 5.1-inch screen display.
Conversely, the Samsung phone has a smidge of space at the top and the bottom of its impressively curved screen that is 5.7 inch in size. This makes Samsung Galaxy S8 one of the best looking phones on the market at the moment. Still, the Huawei P10 looks and feels premium with lots of innovation stars.
Although the two models use different kinds of processor and GPUs they can be said to be very comparable. The phones pack the same amount of 4GB of DDR4 RAM and have the same provisions of the in-device storage of 64GB with the means there is really no need of expanding the memory through the microSD.
They also have a fingerprint scanner which helps the users to unlock the device as well as the NFC which allows for the authorization of the mobile payments –this includes Android pay among other NFC based payment systems.
Both phones also feature an inbuilt battery with a number of the charging capabilities but Galaxy S8 adds on the wireless charging on top of it. They also have the Hi-Res audio for listening through the ear buds coupled with single high-quality speakers. On top of that, they come with common specs of data transfer technologies which may include the Bluetooth, WIFI, GPS, NFC and the Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S8
One of the biggest shortcomings of the Huawei P10 screen is that it does not match the set Android Flagship standard of the Quad HD resolution, its 5.1 inch is simply a 1080p panel. That said, the Huawei P10’s screen still looks crisp and very sharp. If you love relatively small display sizes on your hand then this phone is for you.
Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, has a much better screen specs. The most notable though is the fact that the screen measures a step of 5.8 inches which gives the users more space of interaction whilst also ensuring that the phone is very comfortable in their grip. Of course, this depends on your preferences in screen sizes. It still has mobile HDR support which enables the content from other compatible apps to shine with a stronger contrast between the dark and light elements on the screen.
Winner: The S8’s deep and dazzling colors are still the best around making Samsung Galaxy S8 the winner here.
Two cameras may be better than one; however, there reaches a point in which the quality is more preferred than the quantity. Huawei P10 has a 12MP main camera and 20MP monochrome sensor right alongside it both with very impressing photos. This gives Huawei P10 the ability to zoom up to 2 times without losing the quality of the photos. Samsung has brought a very impressing software enhancement. With this in place, the Galaxy S8 is able to grab three images every time the users hit the shutter and manipulate the results until the time you get a quality shot.
Winner: Draw; the pictures from the two phones are both great-both from the front and the rear cameras.
5.Battery and charge
The Huawei P10 comes with 3200mAh battery which is quite powerful compared to the 3000mAh battery that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S8. The difference may come as a result of the processors as Samsung Galaxy S8 seemed to have sustained an all-day performer star. Besides this, the two phones have a variety of the charging options but Huawei P10 lacks the wireless charging option provided for the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Winner: Huawei P10-it has a better battery capacity
In terms of resistance, the Huawei P10 has a rating of IPX3 thus is splash resistant. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is rated IP68 or in other words, it can stand about 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.
Winner: Draw, both these phones can survive some water
When it comes to security, it is important to mention the fact that Huawei P10 has a better placement of the fingerprint sensor which has a lot of functions. As a matter of fact, this boosts the phone security and serves additional functions. However, Samsung has also done a great deal on beefing up your security too. The Galaxy S8 has an IRIS scanner that unlocks your phone based on the traits of your iris. Moreover, facial recognition sensor allows you to operate your phone even when your hands are full.
Winner: The security features of Samsung is a bit robust.
In terms of performance, the two phones carry the processors with the same ability. These are the top-ranked processors that can handle virtually all kinds of apps, games and any kind of the intensive tasks thrown along their way.
Winner: Both phones very good performance metrics or rather, the two phones are pretty much the same but Huawei Has a slight edge over the Samsung Galaxy S8.
To cut the long story short, you must appreciate the super-fast, dual-camera setup and the 4K Video package that comes with Huawei P10. However, one cannot help but also recognize that Samsung Galaxy S8 is very much at the top of the pyramid in the realm of many features. Still, it just boils down to a matter of choice. It may sound like a cliché but users tend to have different tastes and preferences. Others will love the Samsung Galaxy S8 while others will go for the Huawei P10. Regardless of which one you go for, you can rest assured that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Huawei P10 are worth your cash!
Max Wales is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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