Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ – 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 Huawei Mate 40 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.76 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1344 x 2772 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 50/20/12/8/TOF MP
Front Camera 32 MP 13 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4400 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 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has the ARM Mali-G78,24 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 10% (percent) less powerful than the 4400 mAh offered by the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, 50W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge and Huawei SuperCharge.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is featuring a Flex OLED display with 1344 x 2772 pixels and a screen size of 6.76 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 0.5% smaller than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
120 Hz refresh rate 240Hz touch sampling rate
300 Hz touch sampling rate 88° Overflow Display
3D curved glass screen 90Hz refresh rate
80-degree curve Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging DCI-P3
DCI-P3 HDR10+
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.

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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+.

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

Huawei Mate 40 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ rear camera comes with 5 lenses of 50/20/12/8/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:23 mm and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/1.8 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
10x digital zoom 100x digital zoom (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 10x optical zoom (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 20x hybrid zoom (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 3840 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/1.8 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/4.4 (#4)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Color Temperature Sensor
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual View Recording 2.0 Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Exposure compensation Digital image stabilization
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Fifth rear camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera (depth sensing)
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14 mm (#2)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Fourth rear camera – 8MP (telephoto)
Scene mode Geotagging
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Touch focus Leica camera
White balance settings Macro mode
Octa Phase Detection AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RYYB sensor
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
UltraVision camera
Vario-Summilux-H lens
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ has a 13 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
32 MP 1080p @ 240fps
AIS video stabilization 13 MP
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.4
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Face unlock
Face unlock HDR
HDR Secondary front camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera (depth sensing)
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) 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 Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
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) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+
HSPA+ LTE Cat 21
LTE TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ price tag is $1450

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