Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei nova 8 Pro device 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 SE (2020) 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 SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 7 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 1821 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 APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, 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 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. 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 SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 119.6% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 42.9% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone SE (2020)
120 Hz refresh rate 1400:1 contrast ratio
300 Hz touch sampling rate 625 cd/m²
3D curved glass screen Capacitive
80-degree curve Haptic Touch
Capacitive Ion-strengthtened glass
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging LED-backlit
DCI-P3 Multi-touch
Multi-touch Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Retina HD display
Scratch resistant
Wide Color display (P3)

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 SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 166.6% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

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 SE (2020).

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 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 SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone SE (2020)
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Flash type – Quad LED
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Geotagging
Digital image stabilization HDR
Digital zoom Hybrid IR filter
Dual View Recording 2.0 ISO settings
Exposure compensation Macro mode
Face detection Noise reduction
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Panorama
HDR RAW
ISO settings Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Macro mode Scene mode
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Touch focus
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Apple iPhone SE (2020)
32 MP 7 MP
AIS video stabilization 720p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Face detection
Face unlock HDR
HDR Panorama
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Sensor type: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 SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
GPRS LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+ TD-
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 SE (2020) price tag is $550

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