Huawei P30 Pro vs. Galaxy S10 Plus: Editors react
Huawei P30 Pro vs. Galaxy S10 Plus: Editors react
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Huawei P30 Pro vs. Galaxy S10 Plus: Editors react

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[MUSIC] Huawei has just announced the P30 and P30 Pro. These phones are the first real challenge to Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, which are reviewed and both are excellent. But Huawei is upping the ante with four rear cameras on the back of the P30 and some top-notch specs. All of this is a big deal because Samsung and Huawei are the world's top two phone makers, in that order. But Huawei wants to take Samsung's crown, and thinks that the P30 Pro might help do it Since the Pro and the Plus represent the best of the line, those are the devices that I'm going to focus on in this video. But you can read much more in my written This piece [MUSIC] Screen sizes are about the same on both phones with six point four on the S10 plus and six point four seven on the P30 Pro. Same same phone has the adjourn resolution but it's a pretty slippery device if you don't have a case. The P30 Pro feels abit thicker in the hand a little easier to hold on. One of the first things I noticed is how small the P30 Pro's notch looks. It's a tear drop shape housing a single front face in camera. The S10 Plus has a much larger screen cut out and it's off to the side. It's not too distracting most of the time, but you do see it. Both of these phones have in screen finger print readers at the bottom of the display. Samsung uses Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader which uses sound waves to unlock the device. And Waway goes for an optical fingerprint sensor which basically takes a photo of your fingerprint. Optical readers are said to be easier to fool, however accuracy on the Galaxy S10+ has been really hit or miss so far. This is a trade off but it's one that you can avoid if you prefer to use a pin or password instead. All right, what else? There is a headphone jack on the regular P30, but not on the P30. Pro. The S10 Plus has a headphone jack to both phones will work with wireless bluetooth headphones. Looking at software both of these devices are running Android pie with their own software layers on top. The P. 30 pro uses while ways EMU why 9.1 interface always says that it'll be faster overall especially when it comes to loading up apps this UI have an iPhone look and feel with the app's stretched out across multiple home screens so whether you like it or not this is something to keep in mind the last thing I want to point out is the way that these phones work. Huawei is really, really good at making cool, eye-catching gradients and color patterns. The P30 Pro comes in amber sunrise, pearl white, aurora, something called breathing crystal and black. Meanwhile you can get the Galaxy S10+ in flamingo pink, canary yellow, prison white, prison blue and prison black. There are also ceramic white and cream with black models. Now that we're settled on design, it's time to take a look at the cameras. [MUSIC] This is where Huawei really hopes to pull ahead, especially leaving on it's long standing partnership with Photography Veteran Lica Let's start with the Galaxy S10 Plus, which has three cameras on the back and two on the front. Now the P30 Pro has four rear cameras including a 3D time of flight sensor that helps improve portrait shots. For the other three cameras, you get a 40 megapixel lens that uses something Huawei calls Super Spectrum. This is a new approach to cameras that changes the RGB filters for red, green, and blue to a [UNKNOWN] red, yellow, and blue. Huawei thinks that yellow will help keep photos right in detailed. There's also a 8.8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens on the back. And finally, a square [UNKNOWN] which is an 8-megapixel lens with 5 times optical periscope zoom. On the other hand the Galaxy S10 plus has a 12 megapixel camera, a 16 megapixel ultra wide angle lens and 12 megapixel telephoto lens. Photos are terrific in most lighting scenarios on S10 plus but there are times when portrait mode filters, blur out strands of hair and other details. So it will be interesting to see if the T33 Pro really addresses that. Huawei's phone also has a dedicated night mode, which has done phenomenally in our tests so far, though light images are definitely sharper and brighter than on the Galaxy S10+. And I think that's one of Huawei's biggest opportunities with the P30 Pro's camera here. Another is AI HDI plus, which is Huawei's way of saying that it's Software could even out back lit scenes so that people look like people and not silhouettes. Flipping the phone over, the S1 Plus, has ten and eight mega pixels. One is just for taking selfies while the P30 Pro has that single thirty two mega pixel one. Just one note about megapixels, and that's a reminder that more isn't always better. How the cameras process photos and let in more light, that's what's crucial. We just won't know how the P30 Pro performs against the Galaxy S10+ until we do some really deep testing side by side. In the meantime, take a look at my colleague Andrew Hoyle's great photo show down in Paris for an idea of how these phones work. [MUSIC] Let's take a break from the cameras and talk about all the other good stuff under the hood. The battery, the processor, storage. The S10+ has a 4100 milliamp battery and really amazing logevity that can take you from early morning to late night. The pro is 4200 milliamps so hopefully it'll perform about the same. They both support wireless charging and can charge other devices. On the processor front, the S10+ goes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Or in some regions, with its own Exynos processor. I've tested it with Snapdragon, and it's fantastically fast. Huawei has its house made Kirin 980 chipset, the same that we saw with the Mate 20, which was also a great phone. The chip set is one indicator for performance, but again, we won't know how it all comes together until we test the two phones side-by-side. Finally, it's time to talk storage, Samsung gave the Galaxy S10 Plus three storage options, 128GB, 512 GB, or 1TB of storage. I know that's a lot. Plus you get up to 512GB more if you buy an external storage card. And the two largest models have the ceramic cases. Huawei punches back with 128, 256, and 512 gigabyte options and up to 256 gigabytes of external card storage with its even smaller proprietary tech called the NM or nano memory card. All right, let's wrap a bow around this. Talk about pricing and availability. The P30 Pro starts at 1,000 Euros and about 900 pounds, which is roughly the same price as the S10 Plus. Now this phone isn't gonna be sold in the US because of political pressure from the government, but it will sell globally. I think we're really gonna need to rely on that deep side by side testing to see if the S10 Plus has benefits that will outweight the P30 Pro. So far though, we're really liking what we see, and Samsung should pay attention. Make sure you check out all of our great P30 Pro coverage, including first impressions, at CNET.com. [MUSIC]

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