Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei nova 8 Pro device 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 S21+ 5G 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 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12/64/12 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 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 7 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 S21+ 5G has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 handset is using a OLED display with 1236 x 2676 pixels and a screen size of 6.72 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 0.2% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 S21+ 5G is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei nova 8 Pro is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 50% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G with 12 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 S21+ 5G with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 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 S21+ 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/64/12 MP , the flash type is LED , 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 S21+ 5G
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Dual OIS
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Geotagging
Dual View Recording 2.0 HDR
Exposure compensation HDR10+ video recording
Face detection ISO settings
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Object tracking AF
Geotagging Optical image stabilization
HDR Optical zoom
ISO settings Panorama
Macro mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Self-timer
Self-timer Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
32 MP 10 MP
AIS video stabilization Auto HDR
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Autofocus
Aperture:f/2.0.4 HDR
Face unlock Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 S21+ 5G
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
Built-in 5G modem Exynos Modem 5123
EDGE GPRS
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LAA (US only)
HSPA+ LTE Cat 20
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Up to 7CA

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G price tag is $1200

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