Galaxy S10+ outpaces the Huawei P30 Pro in new speed test

The Galaxy S10+ and Huawei P30 Pro aren’t too dissimilar on paper, but Samsung’s flagship seems to hold up better in the real world. At least, that’s the conclusion that was drawn when the duo were pit against each other in PhoneBuff’s speed test — which is said to be the most accurate of its kind.

That’s because instead of relying on a human to maintain a consistent speed when controlling both devices, PhoneBuff uses a mechanical arm. He then repeats the entire test on each handset, according to GSMArena, in order to ensure the results recorded the first time are accurate.

The Galaxy S10+ came out in top by what could be considered a significant amount in the realm of top-tier smartphones, securing a seven second lead on the P30 Pro, with PhoneBuff nothing that Samsung’s fantastic RAM management could be the main reason the handset took the lead.

We aren’t going to rule that out. There isn’t much between the Galaxy S10+ and the P30 Pro on the hardware front — both were tested with a 7nm CPU, seeing as PhoneBuff opted for the Snapdragon 855 model, 8GB of RAM and UFS 2.1 storage, so software tricks would have played a big part.

The Snapdragon 855 variant of the Galaxy S10+ came out on top when challenged with the Exynos 9820 model in one of PhoneBuff’s earlier tests, so it’s likely that the Huawei would have taken home the trophy if PhoneBuff went for the European model of the Galaxy S10+ over the American one.

  • Model: SM-G975U
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide


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real shame that the EU is losing out on the faster processor but tbh the speed and the actually day to day usage will not be noticeable.

though these tests are only used to really market the devices and doesn’t give true user experience of the UI.

personally much prefer the samsung approach over the chinese oem and even stock android usability. my go to thing is the quick notification access 😉 and the one UI single hand support with 2nd swipe down


So Exynos version is slower ? That’s not fair for European users.


There is also a video comparing both the exynos and sd variants – publish that too as the snapdragon beats the exynos easily + it’s visibly more responsible to commands + smoother.


Obviously I’m a Samsung fan, and happy they “won” this thing… But does speed tests really matter today? Most apps boot up within 5 seconds, and at most 10 seconds.
The one thing that would be important to boot up instantly is the camera, and Samsung nailed that back with the S6


For most consumers, it doesn’t matter. Marketing, device design, & word-of-mouth goes a long way.

However, I myself would choose a phone that starts the camera app quicker & simply offers better camera performance & processing quality because I take pictures often.

Samsung, Apple, Google, & Huawei are all great optic performers with Night shot capabilities being a weak point for Samsung. I expect these giants will have very similar Night shot results in 2 years.

I’m 90% ready to trade my Note 8 for the 10 this late Summer 😁


I think the Huawei P series is not their flagship line. Huawei ark compiler was a slap on Sammy’s face. OneUI is not the response so they better step up their game or try to, otherwise they will get behind until the end of 2019. 💔