With the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the biggest cars of both manufacturers face each other. The size, resolution and, consequently, the pixel density on a 6.4-inch OLED display are almost the same, they convince both images with great brightness. Not only because of their size, both are highly recommended for those who also have their smartphone in a very productive way.
Samsung DeX Pad and Huawei Easy Projection
Both manufacturers equip their premium phones with a desktop mode in which they can be combined with a large work display and of course playing. A smart screen serves as a mouse and a virtual keyboard. The Galaxy Note 9, unlike older Galaxy smartphones for the operating system, no longer needs the Samsung DeX Pad, the HDMI cable is enough. The 99 eur docking station extends the note 9, but two standard USB ports such as the mouse and the keyboard, and at the same time charges the Galaxy Note 9. Of course, the smartphone will not be charged with a clean cable connection and can be connected via a Bluetooth connection to a fully-developed keypad, or mouse. For the Huawei Easy Projection, only a standard cable is required. Another option is that Huawei also offers a USB-C port. Learn more about desktop mode in smartphones in Smartphone as a replacement for your computer: comparison of desktop solutions.
Samsung Phablet, for example, to capture footage or capture notes on a lock screen, is a unique sales proposal. In its latest Galaxy Note, Samsung has also upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth technology. With a pen in your hand you can remotely control the camera or turn the presentation slides back and forth. At this point, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro must go down, but it decides to be an important endurance comparison for itself: it registers with 10:58 against footnote 9 (8:55) for more than two hours in a test to connect with the implementation.
Huawei is ahead of us in biometric recognition
The responsive fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy Note 9 is very reliable. In addition, you can use Samsung facial recognition, but it is considered less secure compared to finger scanning. To make it difficult or even impossible to try fraud, Huawei adds the Mate 20 Pro front camera to Apple's Sensorphalanx and scans about 30,000 views according to its data. The detection also worked in a test for connection even in different light conditions and angles easily. Unlike Apple, Huawei does not throw a fingerprint scanner, but integrates the new scanner directly onto the touch screen. The setting lasted a bit more in our test than usual by Huawei, but the perception did not show any delays in everyday life.
With the version 9 of its own user interface, Huawei EMUI Mate now also receives the password manager for the first time since it has long own Samsung smartphones. In addition, both smartphones can encrypt images, videos, and other files and applications and hide them in a protected layer. While Mate 20 Pro is already shipped with Android 9, the corresponding update for the Galaxy Note 9 is not yet ready.
Innovation drives smart photography forward
In doubt about the picture quality, the top-end devices of both manufacturers have long been exalted and provide exceptional picture quality, as expected in the interconnection laboratory. In addition, the most ambitious engineers compare the most: the dual camera is by no means a standard, as Huawei and Samsung already operate with three lenses or one lens with two different diaphragms.
Huawei installed three Mate 20 Pro cameras with different focal lengths. First, the camera of the smartphone offers unmanageable clips for three small attachments. The main sensor (27 mm) is resolved at 40 megapixels, three times telephoto (83 mm) at 8, and a wide-angle (16 mm) range with 20 megapixels. In low light, Huawei reacts with the so-called "Quad Binning", summarizing every 4 spots. As a result, on the one hand, the amount of light on the image achieved increases, and on the other hand, the resolution drops from 40 to 10 megapixels on these pictures.
Samsung exposes a different problem in difficult lighting conditions. Instead of relying on more pixels, Samsung works on working camera sensor conditions. With success, he was impressively highlighted with the results in the laboratory's connection. In addition to the dual telephoto lens with f / 2.4 aperture and optical image stabilization, Samsung uses a standard wide-angle lens that can operate thanks to a sophisticated mechanism with two different apertures: low light, the threshold is about 100 lux, the camera responds automatically with a larger f / 1.5, in the normal light, the 2,4x opening increases the depth of the field. If you want to decide for yourself, you can manually select the aperture in Pro mode in the camera.
In addition to Pro, both cameras are equipped with rich software, which in both cases also benefits from AI processor system chips. For example, note 9 gives a hint if the image analysis shows that someone was blinking while recording. Huawei on the other hand uses AI Kirin 980 to create a live filter that records the black and white background while recording a video while the person is in the foreground in color. In the test, the filter did not work perfectly, but it still impressively demonstrated the potential of the Kirin 980.
Even if it still locks in there and there video real-time modulation is still not complete or the finger scanner (for one) takes a little longer than the previous scanners, you need to test Huawei to be innovative in many areas and are currently working in this field like Samsung. As far as the camera is concerned, it can still clearly support the recommendations: in addition to the excellent picture quality on both sides, each photographer must photograph himself, which has personally brought greater benefits from the novelty. The decision is also reserved for individual orientation: S Pen, which belongs to the Galaxy Note 9, is a unique selling point with high productivity benefits; on the other hand, the Mate 20 Pro clearly wins an important comparison between driving.
Finally, there are some common things: unlike most of the current smartphones, both manufacturers do not rely on Qualcomm's high-performance Snapdragon 845. The Kirin 980 in the Mate 20 Pro and the Exynos 9810 in the Galaxy Note 9 come from their own forging. If the hardware comes from a single source, experience shows that the kit is particularly suitable, as demonstrated by the relevant comparative tests. Both smartphones support fast switching between multiple open applications, each of which has 6 GB of RAM. Both have 128 gigabytes of memory UFS 2.1 for applications and data – both cost $ 999. When it comes to choosing, Samsung makes the final trick: while the Mate 20 Pro in Germany is only available in the above configuration, Samsung next to Note 9 in addition to the version with 8 GB of RAM and 512 gigabytes of data. Lush storage drives a price of up to 1249 euros.