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Huawei Nova 8 SE

Specifications

Huawei Nova 8 SE
Huawei Nova 8 SE (Nova Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
unknown
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.53 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
128GB
Connections
1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, USB-C
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): 7.5 x 161.1 x 74.8 ( = 0.3 x 6.34 x 2.94 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: 16 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Huawei Nova 8 SE

Huawei Nova 8 SE Review: A Lightweight 5G Mid-Range Killer
Source: Igeekphone English Archive.org version
In a diversified world, even if they are all young people, due to different needs, they have their own answers to the “worth” and “good” of mobile phones. For example, some people love fever performance, and some people chase a long battery life. , Some are obsessed with images… and Huawei nova 8 SE is a special work prepared for young users who pay attention to trendy design and enjoyable charging experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2020

Foreign Reviews

Huawei Nova 8 SE ra mắt: bốn camera, sạc siêu nhanh 66W, giá hơn 9 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice quad cameras; quick charging; attractive price; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2020
Huawei Nova 8 SE 5G ra mắt: MediaTek Dimensity 720/800U, camera 64MP, sạc nhanh 66W, giá từ 9 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent processor; nice cameras; quick charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2020

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.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


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6.53":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-12-16)