Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Asus ZenFone 7 Pro – 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 Asus ZenFone 7 Pro 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 ZenFone 7 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 64/12/8 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 64 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 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 ZenFone 7 Pro 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. 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 ZenFone 7 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 and Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 0.7% bigger than Asus ZenFone 7 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
120 Hz refresh rate 105% NTSC
300 Hz touch sampling rate 110% DCI-P3
3D curved glass screen 2.5D curved glass screen
80-degree curve 700 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Capacitive 90 Hz refresh rate
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Capacitive
DCI-P3 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Multi-touch HDR10+
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display

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 ZenFone 7 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 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 100% more storage memory capacity than Asus ZenFone 7 Pro.

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

Asus ZenFone 7 Pro gets you 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 Asus ZenFone 7 Pro rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 12x digital zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 3x optical zoom (#3)
Autofocus 4 cm macro shooting distance(#2)
Continuous shooting 720p @ 480 fps
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual View Recording 2.0 Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14.3 mm (#2)
HDR Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 80 mm (#3)
ISO settings Geotagging
Macro mode HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Scene mode Macro mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Optical image stabilization
Self-timer Optical zoom
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Panorama
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
RAW
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Sony IMX363 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro has a 64 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Asus ZenFone 7 Pro
32 MP 64 MP
AIS video stabilization Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Aperture:f/2.4 (#3)
Face unlock auto panorama
HDR HDR
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Motorized flip primary camera
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary front camera – 12 MP
Third front camera – 8 MP

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 ZenFone 7 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Bulit-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 19
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro price tag is $950 (8 GB + 256 GB)

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