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Huawei Nova 8 5G

Specifications

Huawei Nova 8 5G
Huawei Nova 8 5G (Nova Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.57 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 392 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128GB / 256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 160.1 x 74.1 ( = 0.3 x 6.3 x 2.92 in)
Battery
3800 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Quad: 64MP (f/1.9, 26mm) + 8MP (f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm) + 2MP (f/2.4) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.0, 26mm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
420 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 68%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 8 5G

77% Huawei Nova 8 Review — The Looker With The Performance?
Source: Pokde English
While I did enjoy using the device, especially for the design and display, I feel that HUAWEI could’ve done better. Though the battery efficiency is actually good, I would’ve loved for it to come with a larger battery capacity to make it more of an attractive offering. If you don’t mind paying RM1,899 and prefer to get something different, it’s something to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% performance: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 84%
70% Huawei Nova 8 Review: Worth A Gamble?
Source: Htxt Africa English
At R10 999 (RRP), the Huawei Nova 8 is right up there with the aforementioned Reno5 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro in terms of serving up great value for money. Had it not been for the compromises that users would have to make in terms of the software, it would have been a flip of the coin to decide which is best as the hardware margins are so fine. The problem is that people don’t want to make compromises, especially when it comes to the saturated mid-range and therefore the Nova 8 comes with a disclaimer. Is it worth gambling on? Yes, but given the wealth of options currently available, there is no need to.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei nova 8 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Huawei nova 8 is a decent mid-range phone with amazing looks, good cameras, and good performance for a mid-range device. Also, It carries a competitive price tag of PHP 19,999. However, that advantage is hard to notice when it lacks 5G. Its competitors under the price range have that feature. Now it’s harder to ignore the inconvenience of not having GMS. Many users would still want this phone, but I don’t think they’d be willing to pay that much given the cons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2021
Huawei nova 8 Review Philippines: Tough Competition
Source: Unbox English
Our Huawei nova 8 review makes it clear that the brand’s latest device is for people who want a premium flagship experience in the Philippines but don’t want to pay top peso for it. The phone’s design, curved screen, and pretty display give you that experience, though you’re paying quite a bit more compared to the offerings of its competitors like Xiaomi.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2021
64% Huawei nova 8 review – Cool Chromed Vlogger’s Delight
Source: Hitech Century English
The Huawei nova 8 brings an attractive design, fast 66W charging, a slick looking 90Hz curved display and fair performance at a premium price tag. If you can live with the lack of Google services and want a premium looking Huawei phone with a decent front-facing selfie camera, the nova 8 is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70%
Huawei Nova 8 5G Review: Amazing Smartphone with Kirin 985 and OLED
Source: Awaqua English
After in-depth testing of the new model of the Huawei Nova 8 5G device, I was left with a good impression. For example, the smartphone showed itself from a good technical point of view. That is, it uses a modern and efficient Kirin 985 5G processor and a Mali-G77 graphics accelerator. Both of them show good performance not only in the user interface, but also in games. In addition, the Nova 8 has received a good and high-quality build using premium materials in its design. Let me remind you that the body of the smartphone was made of protective glass with a beautiful iridescent pattern. I can also highlight a bright and vibrant screen with OLED technology and 90 Hz refresh rate. The device also received good sensors for the main and front cameras. And most importantly, the battery life was very good, and there was a quick charge with a power of 65 watts. The disadvantages of the Huawei Nova 8 5G smartphone are typical, as with most devices from the Huawei brand.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2021
Huawei Nova 8 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Yugatech English
Hands-On, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 08/12/2021
Huawei nova 8 Unboxing, Quick Review Philippines: New Mid-range Challenger
Source: Unbox English
The Huawei nova 8 5G looks to be a solid mid-range offering for the Philippines from the company, though we’ll have to see if the phone’s small-ish battery, cameras, and OS deliver.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2021
Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro: Should you buy?
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2020

Foreign Reviews

Просто красивый телефон: обзор смартфона Huawei nova 8
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; great display; high performance; nice cameras; fast charging. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no Google services; no headphone jack; curved edge screen.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2021
Обзор Huawei nova 8: первый смартфон Huawei в 2021 году
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; modern design; nice display; excellent cameras; fast charging. Negative: No memory card slot; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; no mini jack; no Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2021

Comment

Series:

Huawei's phone business may be embattled due to software problems but it has not stopped making new phones. While most of them have not made it to European shores, the latest Huawei Nova 9 is an exception to this. In terms of its design, this device is still considered thin at 7.8mm and light at 175g. This definitely makes it rather portable while the curved edges keep it comfortable to be held on too. The rear camera module on the back comes in two different circles which houses the main camera and the remaining lenses. However, this model has no Gorilla Glass on the display and there is also no water or dust-resistant IP rating. As far as the display is concerned, the Huawei Nova 9 has been incorporated with a large 6.75-inch Full HD+ OLED display with high colour coverage. This is paired with an impressive 120Hz high refresh rate. In addition, there is also an under-display fingerprint reader, which can be quite fast and reliable. In terms of its performance, this is a firmly mid-range device which uses the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with an 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. It is undeniable that this is not the fastest or most powerful phone on the market, but it has got more than enough power for the average user. The performance is rather smooth and fluid even when multi-tasking, and there is enough power to run any modern smartphone game too.

In terms of its battery, the Huawei Nova 9 comes in with a 4300mAh battery which is enough for the phone to last a day’s use fairly comfortably, but definitely not enough to stretch it to two days unless for an exceptionally light usage. Fundamentally that makes the battery life fairly average for the modern market as there are phones with better battery life out there, but this is obviously not the worst though. As for its camera, this smartphone carries a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera being encased in its own circular housing, utilizes Huawei's RYYB pixel arrangement which the company prefers especially for low light performance. However, in this device it is not combined with optical image stabilization (OIS) which is key to really excellent night photography. Overall, in daylight the main camera is exceptional with rich colours and vivid detail in a range of conditions. Though in darker lighting results are good, the lack of OIS does show. Apart from that, the ultrawide does the job in decent lighting, but there is a marked drop in detail compared to the main lens while colours tend to be washed out. There is also a 32MP selfie camera which is quite decent. Overall, it is a great phone to be considered if the absence of Google Mobile services is not an issue.

ARM Mali-G77 MP11: Integrated graphics card based on the Valhall architecture. Uses 11 of the 16 possible clusters and according to ARM offers 30% better performance at 30% better efficiency compared to a Mali-G76.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.57":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).


70.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Mali-G77 MP11, unknown

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-02-15)