Samsung S8 Vs Huawei P10 Lite

Samsung S8 launched in March this year is all the rage despite the new releases of Apple’s iPhone X and even Samsung’s Note 8, both being expensive yet most advanced phones around. Samsung is a well-reputed company with an excellent customer range in comparison to Huawei.

In these years though, Huawei has reinforced its position as a very competitive brand by raising their standards high. Also, when it comes to mid-range and low budget phones, Huawei has to offer great gadgets due to which the label has now been firmly associated with a good value for money. Huawei’s P10 Lite is a step up in their attempt to try their hands-on catering to the higher-end segment of the market. Following is the comparison is drawn between Galaxy S8 and P10 Lite.

Model P10 Lite Samsung S8
Brand Huawei Samsung
Fingerprint Sensor Position


Other Sensors


Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope


Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor


Yes Yes
Quick Charging


Yes Yes
Operating System


Android v7.0 (Nougat)


Android v7.0 (Nougat)


Slim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM




Launch Date


January 10, 2017


May 5, 2017


Custom Ui


EMUI 5.1


Network 4G, 3G,  2G


4G, 3G, 2G


Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 658


Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895


Graphics Mali-T830 MP2


Mali-G71 MP20




Octa core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)


Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)


Thickness 7.2 mm


8.0 mm




72 mm


68.1 mm




142 grams


155 grams




146.5 mm


148.9 mm


Display Type






Screen To Body Ratio


70.51 %


84.57 %


Touch Screen


5.2 inches (13.21 cm)


5.8 inches (14.73 cm)


Screen Resolution


Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)


1440 x 2960 pixels


Internal Memory


32GB 64GB
Expandable Memory


Yes Up to 256 GB


Yes Up to 256 GB


Camera Features


Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus


Wide Angle Selfie


Image Resolution


4000 x 3000 Pixels


4000 x 3000 Pixels




CMOS image sensor


Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor


Shooting Modes


Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)


Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)




Yes Yes
Pixel 8 MP Front Camera

12MP Rear Camera

8 MP Front Camera

16MP Rear Camera









Quick Charging


Yes Fast


Type Li-Polymer






3000 mAh


3000 mAh



Huawei has created a very stylish looking set with minimal branding on the front using glossy but smooth pattern at the back. To add, the company has offered good and some non-traditional colors as well. These include Pantone Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Ceramic White, Dazzling Gold, Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Rose Gold and Mystic Silver.

It is understandable as they are no more playing safe. Its eye-catching colors do attract users. A durable metal body and structure is used for the set just as the same as its predecessor. It has a non-removable back as many smartphones today ensures no flex or creaks when you hold the device. Its power button and volume buttons are placed on the right side. Its display is 5.5-inch AMOLED with a resolution of 1,440 by 2,560 pixels which is quite a substantial upgrade.

Samsung has jumped from 5.1- to 5.8inch screen size. Hence it only gives a tiny bit of height to the shape, but the size does not go out of control. Its display has curved corners which look smooth, matching the curvature of the phone’s metal frame.

It has opted for an impressive aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Samsung calls it the ‘Infinity Display’ that allows users to fit more on the screen, it gives a better experience when running videos especially. The phone offers Samsung’s preferred Super AMOLED display technology that undoubtedly has a high contrast and colors.

One of the best features of its display is it WQHD+ resolution, 2960×1440 in this case because of the tall screen. Although its default is Full HD+ and users can choose to opt the QHD+ according to their needs. This aids to regulating battery life according to consumers use. There are more new features to make the screen more comfortable to use one-handed.

Its fingerprint scanner has moved to the back to fit a much more substantial screen. While it works better in its symmetry of design, it could grub the camera lens when reached for the sensor. The scanner is fast and quick to operate.


Huawei’s set is equipped with a 12 MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture. This is the set’s standout feature. It isn’t anything as extravagant as Samsung’s set, but it gives an excellent result. The shots come out to be sharp, detailed, color- balanced and noiseless. Its front camera is an 8MP one with f/2.0 aperture which is just as smooth to function. It also offers some excellent post-capture features for enhancement that does the job splendidly.

Samsung has kept the same 12Mp Dual Pixel with an impressive f/1.7 aperture as its S7 and S7 plus. It offers other features such as optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K recording also. Its camera does ‘multi-frame image processing’ which is interesting because it takes three shots instead of one. To reduce blur and perfect other elements like focus it uses the extras.

The new processor in the phone makes this already impressive camera better. There are a variety of different filters and shooting modes to play around when shooting pictures.


Powered by the MIUI 5.1 and Android Nougat with HiSilicon Kirin 658 chipset Huawei used an eight-core processor whose four processor cores are running at 2.36 GHz other four cores at 1.7 GHz. Hence giving the set a powerful mid-range processor.

Along with Mali-T830MP2 GPU, it provides a fluid and consistent performance overall. There is no lag or performance glitch even when running most resource-hungry applications. It offers a better battery life than its older devices, but with wireless charging in the market, it still has to go far with their phones.

Samsung’s latest octa-core processor has clock speeds of 2.3- and 1.7GHz (four cores each) and a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. This gives the phone a 10 percent increase in CPU performance and a 20 percent gain on the GPU side. It is quite impressive, and it also helps the fluid functioning of the phone, it has achieved some highest benchmark results yet.

The set has the 3,000mAh capacity just as its predecessor. Nevertheless, its USB-C, fast charging, and wireless charging options have attracted many users. One can get around 20% battery from a 15-minute charge. The set comes with the latest version of the Android Nougat with a clean and comfortable to use interface.


The P10 is quite cheap than any high-end smartphone in the market today. Huawei is known for its affordable prices. The improvised set with updated features must be highly appreciated. It also allows a considerable number of customers who can’t afford the mainstream expensive phones and yet experience a good quality set which offers all the updated and advanced features as them.

While Samsung is an established brand and more trusted than Huawei. It also provides a much superior hardware. The 5.8-inch Quad HD (1,440 x 2,960) Super AMOLED screen is much better than Huawei’s 5.1-inch IPS LCD screen (1,080 x 1,920), and Samsung’s body, which is water and dust resistant, is superior to the Huawei’s body.

There is no doubt that P10 is a worthy and much-needed update to its predecessors and is much affordable but the price difference is worth it with the kind of features Samsung has to offer its customers.

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