Huawei nova 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 11 – 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 11 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 Xiaomi Mi 11
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.72 in (inches) 6.81 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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 108/13/5 MP
Front Camera 32 MP 20 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4600 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 Xiaomi Mi 11 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 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 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,6th 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 11 has the Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei nova 8 Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 15% (percent) less powerful than the 4600 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual Cell battery, 55W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+ and 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 11 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.81 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei nova 8 Pro is a 1.3% smaller than Xiaomi Mi 11 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 11
120 Hz refresh rate 100% DCI-P3
300 Hz touch sampling rate 120Hz refresh rate
3D curved glass screen 480Hz touch sampling rate
80-degree curve 4D curved glass screen
Capacitive 5000000:1
Chip-on-Pi (COP) display packaging Capacitive
DCI-P3 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Multi-touch Delta-E 0.41
DotDisplay with TrueColor
HDR10+
JNCD 0.38
MEMC (Motion Estimation Motion Compensation)
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1500 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display Certification
Typical brightness – 900 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 11 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 3200 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 Xiaomi Mi 11 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 11 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 11 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 108/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Samsung S5K3T2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 11
10x digital zoom AI 2.0
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Angle of view – 123° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Autofocus
Autofocus Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3)
Continuous shooting Continuous autofocus
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Dual View Recording 2.0 Face detection
Exposure compensation Face unlock
Face detection Geotagging
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) HDR
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Laser autofocus (LAF)
ISO settings Night Mode 2.0
Macro mode Optical image stabilization
Panorama Optical zoom
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Self-timer Scene mode
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei nova 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 11
32 MP 20 MP
AIS video stabilization Aperture:f/2.4
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#2) Face unlock
Aperture:f/2.0.4 HDR
Face unlock Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
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 11
5G NSA 4×4 MIMO
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS Ho RxD
HSPA+ HPUE
LTE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
Snapdragon X60 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei nova 8 Pro price is $650-700 and the Xiaomi Mi 11 price tag is $610 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $660 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB

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