Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Honor View 20: Is it worth spending ₹30,000 more?

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Honor View 20: Is it worth spending ₹30,000 more?

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Honor View 20 are far apart on the price chart. In India, the base variants of the two smartphones differ by almost ₹30,000 ($430) in spite of being flagships in their own ways. Both – the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Honor View 20 – feature the latest and the best processors as well as are equipped with futuristic punch-hole displays, impressive rear cameras, striking glass designs. The Galaxy S10 does take a lead with an AMOLED display, wireless charging, and the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor within the display but the View 20 fights back with a slightly faster physical fingerprint sensor and an IR blaster.

In terms of cameras, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 features a 16MP ultrawide sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens along with the 12MP primary sensor, the Honor View 20 comes with a massive 48MP sensor with an additional Ultra Clarity mode and a time of flight (ToF) sensor which helps in enhanced bokeh blurring and even Kinect-style gaming. Both of the smartphones are excellent performers, especially when it comes to gaming.

So, with the huge difference in prices of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Honor View 20 despite the comparable performance, does it make sense to spend extra on the Galaxy S10? This video comparison by XDA’s TK Bay should help you make the right decision.

CategorySamsung Galaxy S10Honor View 20
Dimensions and Weight70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 180g
Display6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)6.4-inch 19.25:9 IPS LCD manufactured by AUO, BOE, CTC, or LG*; 2310×1080 (398ppi), 4.5mm display hole
91.82% screen-to-body ratio
Rear CamerasTriple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.8 lens, 1/2″ CMOS size, 0.8µm, Quad-Bayer pixel binning, 78-degree angle
Sony IMX316* 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor
LED flash
Video Recording: [email protected], [email protected]
Slow Motion: [email protected]
Front CameraUHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)25MP Sony IMX576*, f/2.0, 27mm
Video Recording: [email protected]
Mobile PlatformSnapdragon 855/Exynos 9820CPU: 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.6GHz, 2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 1.92 GHz, 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
Storage128/512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)128/256GB
PortsUSB 3.1, Type-CUSB Type-C (3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityDual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Cat. 20 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFCDual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, 1.4Gbps Cat. 21 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC
Link Turbo, IR blaster
SecurityUltrasonic in-display fingerprint scannerRear-mounted fingerprint-scanner
Battery3400 mAh, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.04,000mAh, 4.5V/5A fast charging (22W Super Charge 1.0)
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with One UIHonor Magic UI 2.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)
Pricing8GB RAM + 128GB storage: $900/₹66,900
8GB RAM + 512GB storage: $1150/₹84,900
6GB RAM + 128GB storage: €569/£499/₹37,999
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: €649/£579/₹45,999
ColorsPrism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Midnight Black or Sapphire Blue
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: Phantom Red or Phantom Blue
AvailabilityUnited States, Canada, Europe, India, ChinaEurope, India, China


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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]