Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei nova 8 Pro phone 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 12 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 12 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1284 x 2778 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 32 MP 12 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 3687 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 A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next-generation Neural Engine. 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 12 Pro Max has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 8.4% (percent) more powerful than the 3687 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is featuring a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 0.2% bigger than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
120 Hz refresh rate 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
300 Hz touch sampling rate 2000000:1
3D curved glass screen 800 cd/m² typical brightness
80-degree curve Capacitive
Capacitive Ceramic Shield
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Display manufacturer – Samsung
DCI-P3 Dolby Vision
Multi-touch Haptic 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 12 Pro Max is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 512 gigabytes

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gets you or 128 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 12 Pro Max rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 10x digital zoom (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 2.5x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 5x optical zoom range (#3)
Autofocus 6-element lens (#3)
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Dual View Recording 2.0 Continuous autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3)
Panorama Geotagging
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) HDR
Scene mode ISO settings
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth)
Self-timer Macro mode
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Night Mode
Touch focus OIS (#3)
White balance settings Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
PDAF (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3)
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Sensor-shift OIS
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Apple iPhone 12 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 12 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 Deep Fusion
HDR Digital image stabilization
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Face detection
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
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 12 Pro Max
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
LTE LTE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price tag is $1300

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