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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Huawei P10: Battle Of 2017 Flagship Smartphones

By Monica U Santos , Apr 22, 2017 06:52 AM EDT
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Amidst the excitement on the Samsung Galaxy S8, it's easy to forget that the first successful flagship phone release this year was the Huawei P10. The Samsung flagship device is, indeed, beautiful and totally distinctive with everything on top-of-the-line. On the other hand, Huawei's flagship is said to be super fast and the cameras are feature-packed like a premium device. Here's a round down to the 2017 flagship smartphones.

The Camera

Huawei hopes for P10 to be the key to help the firm secure its place as the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer. According to The Guardian, with Huawei P10's Leica dual camera-equipped device and other features that incomparable to Apple's iPhone 7, it got what it takes to compete with its rival. The dual camera comes with 20-megapixel monochrome and a 12-megapixel sensor with a wider f/1.8 aperture. Huawei P10 also features portrait mode, which gives high-quality pictures complete with blurry background.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 has very little difference from its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. It has a 12-megapixel “Dual Pixel” rear-facing camera with a f/1.7 lens. So, comparing the two flagship smartphones, Huawei gets a point over the Galaxy S8. However, Samsung flagship has an inbuilt function that pairs with its Samsung Gear 360 so that users can take photos and videos in a 360-degree view.

The Processor

The Huawei P10 features the Kirin 960, which is the best Kirin processor, according to Vulcan Post. The CPU has a powerful multi-core which allow the smartphone to works faster and reduces the time for loading any applications. It also makes the phone smoother for users and promotes the speed for gaming.

The Samsung S8 uses Exynos 8895 processor, the firm's first chip built on a 10-nanometer FinFET process technology. The octa-core chip utilizes 40 percent less power than 14-nm equivalents, featuring up to 27 percent higher production. Both flagship phones feature a 4GB RAM, which allows users to multitask even on serious apps.

The Battery

The Huawei P10 boasts a battery range of 3200 mAh, which is larger than 84 percent of phones in the market. The Samsung Galaxy S8 uses a smaller battery capacity of 3000 mAH. This range might not be enough considering of the bigger screen and phone capabilities.

The Price

The Huawei P10 is priced at $568 while the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs $772. The flagship smartphone of Huawei is more affordable but the Galaxy S8, Samsung's 2017 flagship, has a better processor. With that, the price makes sense why Samsung make it much pricey compared to others.

 

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