Samsung comparison Galaxy Note  10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro 1This week has been key for Samsung. The company has officially released its new Samsung Galaxy Note 10, closing a year full of really interesting high-end devices. It is difficult not to compare the standard model with other heavyweights in the sector, such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Both include high-end features, although with marked differences. In some it is better stopped Note 10, such as in terms of design, performance or its inseparable S Pen.

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In others, the Mate 20 Pro stands out above its rival. This is evident in the section of the battery and, slightly, in the photographic, or in the possibility of expanding the storage through cards of type NM Card. And is that Samsung has not included microSD in its new high-end, at least in the standard version. If you are doubting between these two terminals, but you have not just decided, do not miss our next comparison. We help you get it.

Comparison sheet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Huawei Mate 20 Pro
screen Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O 6.3 inch, resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels, compatible with HDR10 + images 6.39-inch OLED, QHD + resolution (3,120 x 1440), 19.5: 9 ratio, curved on sides
Main chamber Triple sensor:
Main 12 MP with variable aperture f / 1.5-f / 2.4, OIS
· Ultra wide angle (123º) of 16 MP with aperture f / 2.2
· 12 MP telephoto lens with aperture f / 2.1, OIS
Triple camera:
40 MP wide angle sensor with f / 1.8 aperture
Ultra-wide 20 MP sensor with f / 2.2 aperture
8 MP telephoto lens with f / 2.4 aperture
Camera for selfies 10 MP with aperture f / 2.2, Autofocus 24 MP with wide-angle f / 2.0 aperture lens
Internal memory 256 GB 128 GB
Extension Do not NM Card
Processor and RAM Exynos 9825, 8 GB of RAM Kirin 980 8-core (2 x 2.6 GHz + 2 x 1.92 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz), 6 GB of RAM
Battery 3,500 mAh with fast charging and wireless charging 4,200 mAh, Huawei super fast charging, wireless charging
OS Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie + EMUI 9
Connections 4G LTE Cat.20, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT +. USB Type C, NFC, GPS Dual BT 5.0, GPS (Glonass, Galileo, Baidou), USB Type-C, NFC, LTE Cat 21
SIM Nano SIM Nano Dual SIM
Design Metal frames with glass front and back, colors: Aura White, Aura Black, Aura Glow Metal and glass, IP68 certificate, non-slip design, colors: blue, green, twilight
Dimensions 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm, 168 grams 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm, 189 grams
Featured Functions S Pen
Fingerprint reader on screen
Facial recognition
Load sharing
Fingerprint reader under the screen
Release date August 23rd Available
Price 960 euros 580 euros

Design and screen

Simply by seeing them next to each other, there is no doubt that Samsung has done a great job with the design of the Galaxy Note 10. It's not that Huawei didn't get it with the Mate 20 Pro, but it has some elements that do not seem so current mobile. For example, the front notch, which is also not in the form of a water drop and is quite prominent, in the style of the iPhone XS Max.

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Progress in the design of Note 10 are so obvious that we can say that it is one of the most elegant mobiles of the moment, with the permission of Galaxy S10 In fact, he is quite inspired by this model. The Note 10 gives all the prominence to the panel, so it has no notch or notch, but if we see a small perforation to house the front chamber located in the upper central part. The frames are really non-existent, something we increasingly thank the phone manufacturers.

Samsung has not wanted to forget about curves to preserve ergonomics and thus provide a more immersive experience. Also, the Note 10 has a robust chassis, made of glass in the front and rear, and metal in its contour. If we take it with our hands, we will have the feeling of being in front of a very elegant phone, Built with premium materials. Compared to the Mate 20 Pro, it is also thinner and lighter. Its exact measurements are 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm and 168 grams of weight compared to 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm and 189 grams of weight of the Mate 20 Pro.

Samsung comparison Galaxy Note  10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro 2For its part, the Mate 20 Pro also has a glass back. Where appropriate, covered by a non-slip layer that gives it a very special finish. Although its front also boasts very small frames, if it includes a notch or notch, which, as we say, is prominent. In turn, his back is somewhat more loaded than the Note 10. We say this because its triple camera is located in the central part (the three sensors are grouped within the same module in square form). The triple sensor of Galaxy Note 10 is relegated to the upper left corner, which gives it a cleaner look. Of course, the logo of the company has been added in the center and that of Huawei has moved to the bottom, which perhaps bothers less.

And if you think the mirror-like finish of the Mate 20 Pro exceeds that of the Note 10, is that you may not know that the Samsung terminal It can be purchased in one color, Aura Glow, which gives it a very colorful look, like fantasy, simulating a rainbow. But in addition, the device has an oleophobic coating that frees it from fingerprints by holding it with your hands.

In regards to the screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display with Full HD + resolution (2,280 x 1080 pixels), which gives a density of 401 pixels per inch. One of the novelties of this generation is the HDR10 + certification, which improves the viewing experience when viewing multimedia content. The Mate 20 Pro includes a 6.39-inch OLED panel with 2K + resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 pixels. In this sense, we can say that OLED technology and a higher resolution should put it above the Note 10 in this section.

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Processor and memory

For many, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a perfect mobile for gamers for several reasons. For starters, it houses an Exynos 9825 processor with 8 GB of RAM, a set more than enough to move any heavy game. To this we must add a steam cooling chamber, very thin, prepared to maintain constant temperatures, although we are practically all day using it to the fullest. On the other hand, Samsung has equipped it with a specific software that improves the experience at the time of the game. We talk about AI Game Booster, based on artificial intelligence, which is added to PlayGalaxy Link, a streaming service for PC games, which uses Steam Link as a base.

Samsung comparison Galaxy Note  10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro 3For storage we have 256 GB not expandable. The company has not included the possibility of expansion via microSD, so many users will have to resort to cloud storage services in case they need it.

And how is the performance of its rival, the Mate 20 Pro? We can say that this model also behaves quite well thanks to a Kirin 980 manufactured by the company. This is an eight-core chip (2 x 2.6 GHz + 2 x 1.92 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz), accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal space. Not only the RAM is lower than the Note 10, so is storage. However, if applicable, it can be extended through the use of NM cards up to 256 GB.

Photographic section

The two devices behave very well in the photographic section, and include a triple camera that we analyze better in each case. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 is formed by a 12-megapixel 77 degree wide angle main sensor with Dual Pixel technology, dual aperture of f / 1.5-2.4, optical image stabilizer (OIS) and phase detection autofocus. This goes hand in hand with a second 12-megapixel telephoto sensor and f / 2.4 focal aperture, which will be the one that gives us the possibility of performing optical zoom of two magnifications without loss of quality. The third sensor is an ultra wide angle lens with 123 degrees of amplitude with a resolution of 16 megapixels and focal aperture f / 2.2.

Samsung comparison Galaxy Note  10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro 4This combination is the same as we saw in the Galaxy S10 +, so if you have already tried how this model takes photos you can get an idea of ​​what awaits you with the Note 10. For its part, The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a 40 megapixel wide angle sensor with f / 1.8 aperture, a second ultra-wide-angle sensor of 20 megapixels and aperture f / 2.2 followed by two of a third sensor of 8 megapixels telephoto and aperture f / 2.4. This set is grouped in the same square camera module located in the central part of the terminal.

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For selfies, the Mate 20 Pro is above Note 10 thanks to its 24 megapixel front camera with opening f / 2.0. That of Note 10 has grown with respect to that of its predecessor and now has 10 megapixels, f / 2.2 aperture and autofocus.


Photo captured with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro applying zoom

Battery and connections

If you usually look a lot at the battery when buying a mobile, you may take a click to know the capacity of the Note 10. And it is that the company has reduced amperage in this model compared to its predecessor. Now it is 3,500 mAh, although it still has fast charging and wireless charging. These two attributes are also present in the Mate 20 Pro, but it also exceeds its rival capacity. Its battery is 4,200 mAh, so if we give it a measured use we can enjoy mobile several days without going through the plug.

To swallow saliva better say that the Note 10 boasts a stylus, something that Mate 20 Pro lacks. It is the famous S Pen of the family Note, which also this year has improved thanks to new features. For example, now equipped with a renewed lithium-titanium battery capable of supporting up to 10 hours of use. It also has the possibility of automatically converting a handwritten note into different files: text, PDF, images or Word. But in addition, we can use the S Pen to control some tools or apps without having to touch the terminal at any time.

Samsung comparison Galaxy Note  10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro 5On the connections, the two include a wide range of options: 4G LTE Cat.20, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, NFC or GPS. The only problem is that neither of them arrives with a 3.5 mm jack for headphones, a feature that many users may miss. Both terminals will have to use bluetooth headphones or an adapter.

Availability and price

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is now available to buy at a price of 960 euros both on the company's website and through specialized distributors: The English Cut, Media Markt, Phone House, Fnac … For its part, the Mate 20 Pro It can also be purchased both on the Huawei website and in selected stores. The device has been falling in price in recent months and it is now possible to find it at a price of 560 euros in Amazon With free shipping.

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