Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 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 Asus ROG Phone 3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.59 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 24 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 6000 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 50% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 1.9% bigger than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
120 Hz refresh rate 1 ms response time
300 Hz touch sampling rate 1000000:1 contrast ratio
3D curved glass screen 108.8% NTSC
80-degree curve 113.3% DCI-P3
Capacitive 144 Hz refresh rate
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging 153.7% sRGB
DCI-P3 2.5D curved glass screen
Multi-touch 25 ms touch latency
270 Hz touch sampling rate
650 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Always-On Display
Bluelight Filter
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Delta-E < 1
HDR10
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1000 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Supports glove touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified

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 Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 16 gigabytes

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 300% more storage memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 512 gigabytes

Asus ROG Phone 3 gets you 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2160p @ 120 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 3-axis electronic image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 480 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Angle of view – 125° (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Dual View Recording 2.0 Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Macro mode Optical image stabilization
Panorama Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Pro Video Mode
Self-timer RAW
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
White balance settings Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 24 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
32 MP HDR
AIS video stabilization 24 MP
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Face unlock
Face unlock Panorama
HDR
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait)
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 Asus ROG Phone 3
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE Cat 20
LTE TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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