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Huawei Nova 8 – Latest 5G Smartphone

Huawei Nova 8

Huawei has launched its new high-end smartphone with some premium features named Huawei Nova 8. The smartphone was released on January 05, 2021. The device provides the best user experience with the latest applications and affordable prices. Let’s go through the specs of the device.

Price in Pakistan

Price in Pakistan         Rs. 80,999

Price in USD     $604

Its price in India is expected to be Rs. 37,190. Its price in Bangladesh is BDT. 39000. It’s a budget price for an all-rounder offer from a brand.

Colors and Variants

The smartphone is available in all mains with a shiny touch and these are Black, Green, Silver-Blue, and Gold. Huawei nova 8 comes in two storage variants and these are as follows:

8GB RAM    128GB Internal Storage

8GB RAM    256GB Internal Storage

Design and Feel

Huawei Nova 8 has got inherited the design of the Nova series with curved edges and a perfect rectangle. The dimensions of the smartphone are 160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm (6.30 x 2.92 x 0.30 inches). The best thing about the smartphone is that it has lightweight at 169 grams and is quite easy to carry. It’s a Dual SIM device and inserts Nano-SIM and having Dual standby.

Display

There are a 6.57 inches long display which makes approximately 89.3% of screen to body ratio. The smartphone supports an OLED display with HDR10. The resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2340 pixels. The auto set brightness of the device is approximately 392 ppi which is quite low that it would be difficult to use in bright light. There is a hole at the top of the front camera. The smartphone supports a fingerprint sensor.

Camera

Huawei Nova 8 features a rear Quad camera setup with a primary sensor of 64MP, f/1.9 with a focal length of 26mm (wide). The other sensor is 8MP with an ultrawide angle and focal length is 17mm. there are another 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro camera.

The back camera video quality is 4K, 1080p, [email protected] The selfie snapper at the front is 32MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide). Video quality is the same as that of the back. Other features of the camera are LED flash, panorama, and HDR.

Hardware

The smartphone has a chipset of Kirin 985 5G (7 nm). The CPU is made up of octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 and 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 and 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55). And device features a GPU of Mali-G77 (8-core). The cell phone has a non-removable battery of Li-Po with a capacity of 3800 mAh. The battery gets charged very fast (100% in 35 minutes) and delivers the power of 66W. There is no 3.5mm jack for a wired headset.  Also, the device lacks a card slot for additional storage.

Software and Performance

Huawei Nova 8 is based on GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE/5G network technology. It works on Android 10 with EMUI 11. The smartphone doesn’t support google play services. The device has 8GB RAM and its internal storage is 128GB and 256GB being two variants of the smartphone. One cannot increase the internal storage of the device as it lacks the card slot for the inclusion of storage.

The smartphone also supports the reverse charging of 5W. Loudspeakers are present. Connectivity includes Bluetooth (5.1, A2DP, LE), GPS with A-GPS, NFC and US Type- C 2.0. Sensory options include fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Competitors

Huawei Nova 8 competitors include Samsung Galaxy S10, Vivo X50, OPPO Reno 5 Pro, Apple iPhone XS, and OnePlus 8. Samsung Galaxy has a short display with fewer body dimensions and lower weight. Vivo X50 is available with a higher battery capacity than Huawei Nova8 and other features are the same.

Apple iPhone XR has a shorter display, less storage, and less battery capacity than Huawei Nova 8. OPPO Reno 5 pro has a higher battery capacity and works on Android 11. Again OnePlus 8 has a higher battery capacity and higher RAM than Huawei Nova 8.

Verdict

The best thing about the smartphone is its huge charging speed, an OLED display, and the bright colors in which it is available. The bad thing about the smartphone is that it lacking an SD card slot for the inclusion of extra storage. One other thing is the absence of the google play store and you would not be able to use some apps. Apart from these, the overall performance of the smartphone is good enough. Anyone thinking of updating his/her device should surely go for it.

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