Review Huawei Nova 8 | Nova 8 Pro 5G – As the name implies, Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro are the top models with more powerful specifications than Nova 8 SE. Both also come as successors to Nova 7 and Nova 7 Pro, which the company inaugurated in April.
Both the Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro share most of the same specs. For example the Kirin 985 as the hardware.
The Kirin 985 is the flagship chipset, although it is placed under the Kirin 990. It is built on a 7nm process which offers 2.58GHz performance and is equipped with a 5G modem to support dual-mode 5G connectivity.
Meanwhile, to help the Kirin 985 processor work more optimally, the Huawei Nova 8 duo has pinned up to 8GB of RAM and a choice of native storage between 128GB or 256GB.
If you’re asking about the differences between Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro, then the answer lies in the design sector. Even though they both use OLED panels and pack a punch-hole design, the appearance of the two is completely different.
On the Huawei Nova 8, there is a 6.57-inch diagonal screen that offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. This phone features a punch-hole design that is placed in the center of the screen.
On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 8 Pro looks more premium with an 80 degree curved screen on both sides and a slightly larger 6.72 inches which yields a resolution of 1236 x 2676 pixels. The refresh rate has also been increased to 120Hz and the touch sampling rate to 300Hz.
Nova 8 Pro also carries a perforated screen design. However, the punch hole in this smartphone is bigger which looks like a pill to accommodate two selfie cameras, and it is placed in the top left corner.
However, both of them both support 10-bit color depth along with the DCI-P3 color gamut and don’t miss out, there is a fingerprint sensor pressed under the screen to unlock the device more easily and quickly.
Moving on to photography, the Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro carry a rear quad-camera system packed in a unique looking oval-shaped camera module and that’s in line with what we’ve found in leaks so far.
The four cameras consist of a 64 megapixel main camera which is further combined with an 8 megapixel ultrawide camera (FOV 120 degrees). There is also a 2 megapixel macro camera and finally a 2 megapixel depth sensor.
As for taking selfies or video calls, the Huawei Nova 8 gets a 32 megapixel camera. Meanwhile, Nova 8 Pro gets an additional 16-megapixel portrait camera in addition to the 32-megapixel main camera.
Completing the specifications, we get dual-SIM support, 5G connectivity, NFC and Huawei Histen. The Nova 8 is equipped with Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS, while the Nova 8 Pro carries Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and dual-frequency GPS.
Meanwhile, to make it usable all day long, the smartphone running EMUI 11 based on the Android 10 OS is powered by a 3,800 mAh capacity battery. That belongs to Nova 8, while Nova 8 pro receives a bigger 4,000 mAh battery.
But both are equipped with 66W SuperCharge technology like the flagship Mate 40 Pro which only takes 35 minutes to make the battery 100% fully charged via USB Type-C.
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