Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei nova 8 Pro handset has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Apple A13 Bionic
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 12 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 3500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Huawei nova 8 Pro runs on Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 3 cores of 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 4 cores of 1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2580 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Large-core NPU and micro-core NPU,Large Area VC Liquid Cooling,3D Graphene Cooling Film and Link Turbo. Running on EMUI 11 operating system.

The Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Apple A13 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has a Apple A13 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 2650 MHz,64 bit architecture,8-core neural engine (NPU) and U1 Ultra-Wideband chip. And it’s running on EMUI 11 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Huawei nova 8 Pro is carrying a ARM Mali-G77 MP8,8 cores gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has the A13 GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 14.2% (percent) more powerful than the 3500 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging, Wireless reverse charging, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Video playback – up to 20hrs, Video playback (streamed) – up to 12hrs and Audio playback – up to 80hrs.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1236 x 2676 pixels and a screen size of 6.72 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is featuring a XDR OLED display with 1242 x 2688 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 3.3% bigger than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
120 Hz refresh rate 120 Hz touch-sensing
300 Hz touch sampling rate 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
3D curved glass screen 2000000:1 contrast ratio
80-degree curve 800 cd/m² max brightness
Capacitive Capacitive
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Dolby Vision
DCI-P3 Haptic Touch
Multi-touch HDR10
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Huawei nova 8 Pro comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max with 512 gigabytes

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Huawei nova 8 Pro rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 64/8/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.4 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.4µm and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
10x digital zoom 100% Focus Pixels
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 10X digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 2x optical zoom
Autofocus 5-element lens (#2)
Continuous shooting 5-element lens (#3)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) 6-element lens
Digital image stabilization Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Dual View Recording 2.0 Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Cinematic video stabilization
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Continuous autofocus video
Geotagging Continuous shooting
HDR Digital zoom
ISO settings Exposure compensation
Macro mode Face detection
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13mm (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 26mm
Scene mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 52mm (#3)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Focus Pixels (#3)
Self-timer Geotagging
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) HDR
Touch focus ISO settings
White balance settings Macro mode
Night Mode
OIS (#3)
Optical image stabilization
Panorama
Phase detection
Pixel size – 1.4 µm
Quad-LED dual-tone flash
RAW
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/2.55″
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Huawei nova 8 Pro comes with a 32 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
32 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
AIS video stabilization 12 MP
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Cinematic video stabilization
Face unlock Face unlock
HDR HDR
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Sensor CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem Gigabit-class LTE 2×2 MIMO-LAA
EDGE GPRS
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max price tag is $1099 (64 GB) or $1250 (256 GB) or $1450 (512 GB)

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