Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei nova 8 Pro phone 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 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Huawei

Specifications

Feature Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
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) 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 48/48/20/12 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4500 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 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,5th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 4.0,LiquidCool 2.0 Vapor Chamber,6-stack graphite layer and Graphene layer. 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 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) less powerful than the 4500 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual Cell battery, 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging and TÜV Rheinland 3.0 certification for fast charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra 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 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
120 Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
300 Hz touch sampling rate 120Hz refresh rate
3D curved glass screen 240Hz touch sampling rate
80-degree curve 3D curved glass screen
Capacitive 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Capacitive
DCI-P3 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Multi-touch Delta-E <1
Display manufacturer – CSOT (TCL)
JNCD <0.63
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1120 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
Typical brightness – 800 cd/m²

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 Ultra is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 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 100% smaller than the Xiaomi Mi 10 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 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with 512 gigabytes

Xiaomi Mi 10 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.

Huawei

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/48/20/12 MP , the flash type is Triple LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 12 mm (#3) , carrying sensor like Samsung S5K3T2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/4.1 f/2.2 f/2.0 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
10x digital zoom 120x digital zoom (#2)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2.5 cm shooting distance for macro (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 2x optical zoom (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) 5x optical zoom (#2)
Autofocus 6-element lens (#4)
Continuous shooting 7-element lens (#3)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) AI 2.0
Digital image stabilization Angle of view – 128° (#3)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Dual View Recording 2.0 Continuous autofocus
Exposure compensation Digital image stabilization
Face detection Digital zoom
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Dual Native ISO technology
Geotagging Dual Phase Detection AF (#4)
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Macro mode Face unlock
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 12 mm (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto portrait)
Scene mode Geotagging
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Touch focus Night Mode 2.0
White balance settings Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#4)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2)
Pixel size – 2.4 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 20 MP (ultra-wide-angle and macrp)
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 Ultra has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
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 Face unlock
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Secondary front camera – 16 MP (portrait) Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination) Sensor type:ISOCELL

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 Ultra
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) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 20
HSPA+ Snapdragon X55 modem
LTE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

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

——————————————————
——————————————————