Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro – 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 Huawei P40 Pro also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei P40 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.58 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1200 x 2640 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 50/40/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 32 MP 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4200 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 Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990.

Meanwhile, the Huawei P40 Pro has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 990, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.86 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 2 cores of 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 4 cores of 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2860 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and 4-layer VC cooling system graphene film. 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 P40 Pro has the ARM Mali-G76 MP16,600 MHz (megahertz),16 cores,GPU Turbo,Antutu gpu – 173021 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 5% (percent) less powerful than the 4200 mAh offered by the Huawei P40 Pro. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Huawei P40 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 40W Huawei Super Charge and 40W wireless charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Huawei P40 Pro is featuring a OLED display with 1200 x 2640 pixels and a screen size of 6.58 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 2.1% bigger than Huawei P40 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei P40 Pro
120 Hz refresh rate 90 Hz
300 Hz touch sampling rate Capacitive
3D curved glass screen Corning Gorilla Glass
80-degree curve Multi-touch
Capacitive Scratch resistant
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging
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 Huawei P40 Pro 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.

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

Huawei P40 Pro gets you 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 Huawei P40 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 50/40/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 3.36 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) , carrying sensor like Sony IMX700 and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/1.8 f/3.4 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei P40 Pro
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 60 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Autofocus Digital image stabilization
Continuous shooting Digital zoom
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Geotagging
Dual View Recording 2.0 HDR
Exposure compensation Huawei XD Fusion Engine
Face detection ISO settings
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Geotagging Leica camera
HDR Optical image stabilization
ISO settings Panorama
Macro mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama RGGB sensor (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) RYYB sensor
Scene mode Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Secondary rear camera – 40 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer Self-timer
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Sensor version – Sony IMX650 (#2)
Touch focus SuperSensing camera (#3)
White balance settings 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 P40 Pro has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Huawei P40 Pro
32 MP 32 MP
AIS video stabilization 3D scanning
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Autofocus
Face unlock Gesture motion
HDR HDR
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) IR sensor
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera

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 P40 Pro
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) EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+
LTE LTE Cat 21
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Huawei P40 Pro price tag is $1100

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