Today we put two of the most acclaimed devices of the moment face to face. The Huawei P10 Plus, announced in the last edition of the Mobile World Congress, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will face each other in this comparison to better understand their main differences and virtues. Basically we are facing two solvent teams, very current and with high-end characteristics. Despite being on the market for a year, the Galaxy S7 edge is a worthy rival. We are confident that it may be able to compete with any current mobile, including this new Huawei flagship. Do you want to check it out?
The first differences are going to be found at the design level. The Huawei P10 Plus has a slightly renewed look this year . The company has added a stronger metal-built chassis, with a new diamond-cut construction method. The result is greater durability and strength. In addition, a wide range of colors has been included. Up to eight different shades have been introduced so that we can customize the device to our liking. The most prominent are the new green and blue. Another of the changes, perhaps the most obvious, we will find in its back. The P10 Plus no longer has the fingerprint reader in this place, the company has moved it this time to the front, on the start button itself.
The Huawei P10 is also slim and stylish. Its exact measurements are 153.5 x 74.2 x 7.2 millimeters and its weight 165 grams. The device is slightly less thick than the Galaxy S7 edge, although a little heavier. And it is that Samsung's curved screen has a thickness of 7.7 millimeters, but its weight is only 157 grams, so it stands out above all in its lightness. This model, despite having been on the market for a few months, does not disappoint at all in terms of design. It presents a very futuristic casing, made of aluminum and glass . It is an aluminum that is 30% more resistant to falls and 20% more resistant to scratches.
Another of its great advantages, which puts it ahead of its competitor, is that it is IP68 certified. This means that the terminal is resistant to dust and can be immersed in water up to a meter deep for half an hour.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a more futuristic design than its competitor, with an aluminum and glass housing
Both models mount a 5.5 - inch screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 QHD pixels . They reach a density of 534 pixels per inch, very appropriate for virtual reality. In this regard, the two behave in the same way, but the Galaxy S7 edge has a huge advantage over its rival. Its screen curves on both sides, which gives it special functions. That is, we will not have to go through the main screen to perform some tasks, we can do it from the screen itself.
What does this mean? That from its curved panel we can see notifications, know the weather forecast, call a contact, or send a message, among many other things. All this, as we say, bypassing the home screen, so you get greater comfort and speed . Besides, we will not have to make the battery suffer too much, since we will save more autonomy.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a curved screen on both sides with special functions
Processor, memory and operating system
In terms of power, the Huawei P10 Plus and the Galaxy S7 edge are very close. The Huawei P10 Plus incorporates this year a Kirin 960 processor , manufactured by the company itself. It is an eight-core chip, with four of them running at 2.4 GHz and the other four working at a speed of 1.8 GHz. A Mali-G71 GPU is responsible for the graphics. In regards to RAM and internal storage capacity, the device comes in two different versions. The first combines 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal memory. The second goes up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. In any of them, we can expand the capacity by using microSD cards of up to 256 GB.
For its part, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by an Exynos 8890 processor , manufactured by Samsung itself. This Soc boasts eight power cores, four running at 2.3 GHz and the remaining four at 1.6 GHz. In this case, we will only have the option of a single version with a 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. (expandable by using microSD cards up to 200 GB). In this way, in this section the balance leans next to the Huawei P10 Plus. Its power is somewhat greater, with a somewhat faster processor and a higher RAM and storage option (with 6 GB and 128 GB of internal memory).
|Huawei P10 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S7 edge|
|screen||5.5-inch, 2,560 x 1,440-pixel QHD (534 dpi)||5.5 inches, 2,560 x 1,440-pixel QHD (534 dpi)|
|Main chamber||20 MP + 12 MP, f / 1.8, OIS, Leica optics||12 megapixels (dual sensor), f / 1.7, OIS|
|Camera for selfies||8 MP, f / 1.9||5 megapixels, f / 1.7|
|Internal memory||64 and 128 GB||32GB (about 18GB free)|
|Extension||microSD up to 256GB||microSD up to 200GB|
|Processor and RAM||Kirin 960 (2.4 GHz Quad Core and 1.8 GHz Quad Core), 4/6 GB RAM||Samsung Exynos 8890 proprietary eight-core processor (2.3GHz 4-core and 1.6GHz 4-core)|
|Battery||3,750 mAh||3,600 mAh|
|Operating system||Android 7.0 Nougat + EMUI 5.1||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgradeable to Android 7)|
|Connections||BT 4.2, GPS, USB-C, NFC, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n / ac||BT 4.2, A-GPS, microUSB|
|Design||Metal, colors: green, blue, white, pink, silver, black and gold||Aluminum and glass|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 74.2 x 7.2 mm (165 grams)||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (157 grams)|
|Featured Features||Fingerprint sensor||fingerprint sensor, IP68, curved screen with special functions|
|Price||700 euros (64 GB / 4 GB RAM) or 800 euros (128 GB / 6 GB RAM)||From 550 euros|
The operating system is also a clear indication that the Galaxy S7 edge is a mobile that already has a year. This phone comes standard with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Huawei P10 Plus already does it with Android 7 along with the EMUI 5.1 customization layer . Anyway, it is currently possible to update the Galaxy S7 edge to Nougat. The process is very simple and is done via OTA, without the need for cables.
You already know that Android 7 has landed with numerous improvements over its predecessor. We can mention among them the new multi-window system, which allows you to enjoy two applications at the same time from the same screen. In addition, the Doze power saving function has also been refined, now being much more intelligent.
The Huawei P10 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge are closely matched in performance
We will find the most significant differences in the photographic section. We are talking about differences on a technical level, since it remains to be seen how the P10 Plus responds. We will find out the moment we can test it. We know very well that the Galaxy S7 edge does it perfectly. The device captures images with a quality that does not leave indifferent. Having said that, Huawei's new flagship model mounts a monochrome sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixelsand another 12 megapixel color sensor. For its manufacture, it has worked hand in hand with Leica. The Asian has reported that the new sensors make use of larger pixels. This means that they are capable of capturing more light, so the quality of the photographs is higher. Also noteworthy is the f / 1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The new mobile also features four-in-one hybrid autofocus and a two-fold hybrid optical zoom.
On the front, Huawei has included in the P10 Plus a camera with an 8-megapixel sensor and f / 1.9 aperture.
The rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is truly a marvel. As we mentioned, we were able to do tests with it and the images that are obtained have a great quality. For this model, the South Korean introduced a technology called Dual Pixel, which consists of making use of a sensor that uses two photodiodes instead of one in each pixel. On a practical level, that means that 100% of the pixels can be taken into focus (resulting in near-instantaneous focus). The aperture of this lens is at f / 1.7. It also has a dual-LED flash or optical image stabilizer. Another point in which Samsung has tried more is in the size of its pixels. Instead of 1 micron that traditional sensors mark, the Samsung camera has pixels with a size of 1.44 microns. In this way,each pixel achieves more information (more than 50% more) and the colors of the photos are displayed with more definition and clarity.
This dual camera is capable of video recording in ultra high resolution 4K 3,840 x 2,160 pixels . For its part, the front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.7.
Both cameras have dual sensors. In the case of the Huawei P10 Plus with Leica seal
Autonomy and connectivity
Both the Huawei P10 Plus and the Samsung Gaalxy S7 edge are equipped with batteries to match, of similar capacity, which will respond to everything we ask for, at least, a full day. The Huawei P10 Plus incorporates a 3,750 milliamp battery . The Galaxy S7 edge is 3,600 milliamps. Although we have not yet been able to test how the Huawei mobile behaves, we were able to do it with Samsung. Our experience was very positive. The device was able to withstand an average of one day of use without needing to be charged. It is important to highlight here its fast charging function, being able to fully charge in just over an hour and a half.
At the connectivity level, we will not have any problem with either of the two terminals. As you can imagine they offer the latest in this field . This is Bluetooth, GPS, support for 4G LTE networks, 802.11ac WiFi, or NFC chip. Of course, the Huawei P10 Plus also has a USB Type-C port, an added advantage over its rival. The fingerprint reader is present in both.
The Huawei P10 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will be able to last a whole day without charging
If what you are looking for is a high-end phone, with an elegant and resistant design, do not hesitate because either of the two will give you what you need . Really opting for one or the other will depend a lot on what you are looking for in some special sections. The Huawei P10 Plus stands out a bit in terms of power thanks to its version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Its camera is similar, although it offers higher resolution. In any case, the Galaxy S7 edge is capable of recording high-resolution videos. The battery in the P10 Plus is slightly higher, but much longer runtimes are not expected. Of course, you will have a USB type C port, so fashionable today.
Deciding on the Galaxy S7 edge is also a safe bet . It still offers solvency and responds perfectly to current requirements. Although it has been on the market for a year, it has managed to match some of the current high ranges, such as this Huawei. The Samsung terminal can be found from 550 euros. The P10 Plus will begin to be available from March 16 from 700 euros. It is clear that the price is another of its differences to take into account.