Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Google Pixel 5 – 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 Google Pixel 5 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 Google Pixel 5
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12/16 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4080 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 better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. 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 Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 2% (percent) less powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 12% bigger than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Google Pixel 5
120 Hz refresh rate 90 Hz refresh rate
300 Hz touch sampling rate Always-on Display
3D curved glass screen Capacitive
80-degree curve Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Capacitive Multi-touch
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Scratch resistant
DCI-P3
Multi-touch

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 Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X 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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 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 Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Google Pixel 5
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 120 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 720p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 107° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization Exposure compensation
Digital zoom Face detection
Dual View Recording 2.0 Geotagging
Exposure compensation HDR
Face detection ISO settings
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Optical zoom
HDR Panorama
ISO settings Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Macro mode Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Panorama Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Self-timer
Self-timer Touch focus
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) White balance settings
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Google Pixel 5
32 MP 8 MP
AIS video stabilization Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Face unlock
Aperture:f/2.0.4 HDR
Face unlock Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
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 Google Pixel 5
5G NSA 5CA
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 13(UL)
LTE Cat 18(DL)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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