Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 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 Ultra 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 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.9 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) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 108/48/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 32 MP 40 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.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 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 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 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 handset is using a OLED display with 1236 x 2676 pixels and a screen size of 6.72 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 2.6% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
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 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 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 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 16 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 maximum storage capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 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 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
10x digital zoom 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 10x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
Autofocus 720p @ 960 fps
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Dual View Recording 2.0 Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
ISO settings Geotagging
Macro mode HDR
Panorama HDR10+ video recording
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Scene mode Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Object tracking AF
Self-timer OIS (#3)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Optical image stabilization
Touch focus Optical zoom
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Super Phase detection
Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope 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 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
32 MP 40 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 type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA LAA (US only)
Built-in 5G modem Snapdragon X55 modem
EDGE Up to 7CA
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) 5G NSA
GPRS 5G SA
HSPA+ EDGE
LTE GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price tag is $1399

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