Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 – 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 Xiaomi Mi 10 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 Xiaomi Mi 10
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 EMUI 11
Resolution 1236 x 2676 pixels 1080 x 2340 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)
Camera 64/8/2/2 MP 108/13/2/2 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4780 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 Xiaomi Mi 10 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,5th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 3.0,3000 sq.mm VC liquid cooling,9 temperature sensors built-in and AI temperature Control. 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 Xiaomi Mi 10 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 19.5% (percent) less powerful than the 4780 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 30 W, Wireless reverse charging – 10 W, USB Power Delivery 3.0 and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 0.7% bigger than Xiaomi Mi 10 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10
120 Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
300 Hz touch sampling rate 180Hz touch sampling rate
3D curved glass screen 3D curved glass screen
80-degree curve 500 cd/m²
Capacitive 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging 90Hz refresh rate
DCI-P3 Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Maximum brightness – 800 cd/m²
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1120 cd/m²
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 Xiaomi Mi 10 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
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 Xiaomi Mi 10 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.

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

Xiaomi Mi 10 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 Xiaomi Mi 10 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/13/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like ISOCELL Bright HMX , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10
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) Angle of view – 123° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 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 Digital image stabilization
Dual View Recording 2.0 Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings HDR10+ video recording
Macro mode ISO settings
Panorama Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Scene mode Optical zoom
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Panorama
Self-timer Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Touch focus Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4)
White balance settings Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Super Phase detection
Tetracell pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Xiaomi Mi 10 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10
32 MP 20 MP
AIS video stabilization Angle of view – 117°
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Face unlock
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 Xiaomi Mi 10
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE GPRS
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) HO R&D
GPRS HPUE
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 price tag is $570

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