Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 10 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4000 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.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 8.3% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
120 Hz refresh rate 120Hz refresh rate
300 Hz touch sampling rate Always-On Display
3D curved glass screen Capacitive
80-degree curve Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Capacitive HDR10+
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Infinity-O Display
DCI-P3 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Huawei nova 8 Pro gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 3x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Autofocus Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual View Recording 2.0 Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dual OIS
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Macro mode HDR10+ video recording
Panorama ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Object tracking AF
Scene mode Optical image stabilization
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Optical zoom
Self-timer Panorama
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) PDAF (#3)
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
32 MP 10 MP
AIS video stabilization Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Auto HDR
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Face unlock Sensor model:Sony IMX374
HDR Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ LAA (US only)
LTE LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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