Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Sony Xperia 5 II – 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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1080 x 2520 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 8 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 Sony Xperia 5 II 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,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Sony Xperia 5 II. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 10.1% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Sony Xperia 5 II
120 Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
300 Hz touch sampling rate 120 Hz refresh rate
3D curved glass screen 240 Hz touch sampling rate
80-degree curve 400 cd/m²
Capacitive 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Capacitive
DCI-P3 CinemaWide display
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dynamic contrast enhancement
Dynamic Vibration system
HDR
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

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 Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 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.

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 Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II 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 Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Sony Xperia 5 II
10x digital zoom 1080p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 3x optical zoom (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 5-axis stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Angle of view – 124° (#3)
Autofocus Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Cinematography Pro
Dual View Recording 2.0 Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital image stabilization
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Dual Pixel PDAF
Geotagging Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) ISO settings
Self-timer OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Optical image stabilization
Touch focus Optical zoom
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Sensor edition – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Sony Xperia 5 II
32 MP 8 MP
AIS video stabilization Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) HDR
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Face unlock Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
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 Sony Xperia 5 II
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE Cat 19
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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