Huawei P9 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Battle Of Two Flagship Models

Huawei P9 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Battle Of Two Flagship Models
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The Huawei P9 was recently launched as a new challenger in the high-end arena. There was another high-end flagship model from Samsung, the Galaxy S7, which was launched in the first quarter of this year. Let’s compare both the phones on the basis of specifications and features.


Design and Display

The Huawei P9 appears a bit longer and wider than the Galaxy S7, and is comparatively thinner and lighter. There’s one thing similar in both, as the two devices have bigger siblings, the Huawei P9 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge. Read this to know when the P9 and P9 Plus launch in the UK.

Crafted in 5.2-inch screen, the Huawei P9’s display offers full HD resolution just like its predecessor, the P8. The pixel density is 423ppi used along with IPS NEO-LCD technology. Two most noticeable factors are that the P9 has 2.5D glass and a fingerprint scanner unlike the P8.

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On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 boasts 5.1-inch QHD screen, yielding 577ppi. Guarded by Gorilla Glass 4, the screen delivers sharper, brighter and richer color compared to the P9.

RAM, ROM and Processor

Huawei’s P9 comes in two configurations, 3GB and a beefy 4GB, with the former boosted by 32GB of native storage and the latter supported with 64GB of inbuilt space. A microSD card slot in the device allows access to up to 128GB of expandable storage.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S7, it is leveraged by 4GB of RAM with two storage options, 32GB or 64GB. Memory expansion capacity is possible with microSD card up to 200GB, which is absent in the Galaxy S6 series.

The P9 is fuelled by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor. Whereas, Samsung has introduced varied processors to the Galaxy S7, depending upon the type of market. Aimed for the international market, the Galaxy S7 is augmented with Samsung’s in-house octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset, while the variant selling in the US and Chinese market is hipped with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820.


Built with a dual camera system on the rear side, the Huawei P9, boasts sensors made by Leica, a German company, expert in building optics. Both cameras have 12MP resolution, f/2.2 aperture and an autofocus laser.

The Galaxy S7 features a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture capacity. Androit Pit reports that some S7 models claim Sony-made sensors, while others are Samsung’s own-made systems.

Battery and Price

Both phones house 3,000mAH battery, but the prices are different. The 3GB/32GB Huawei P9 variant is priced at $690 and the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at $748. Samsung’s Galaxy S7, on the other hand, is available at $884, notes IBTimes.

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