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Huawei nova 8 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Huawei nova 8 5G - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Huawei nova 8 5G Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei nova 8 5G is a 2020 smartphone. It measures 160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm and weighs 169 g. It has a OLED display measuring 6.57" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 2340 and 392 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 32 MP. The main camera is Quad with 64 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (1x2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3x2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.84 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU with 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM memory. The battery is 3800 mAh.

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Pros and Cons

Huawei nova 8 5G specs

General specs

Brand and model

Huawei nova 8 5G

Release date

2020, December 23

Dimensions

160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm (6.3 x 2.92 x 0.3 in)

Weight

169 g (5.96 oz)

Colors

Black, Blue, Green, White

Battery

3800 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable

Approximate price410 EUR

Screen

Technology

OLED

Touchscreen

capacitive touchscreen

Display colors

1B

Screen size

6.57" inc

Screen area

106.0 cm2

Screen format

19.5:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio

89.3%

Screen resolution

1080 x 2340 px

PPI /points per inch/

392 PPI

Other - HDR10
-90Hz

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

64 MP, Quad

Camera specs

-64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

Functions

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video 4K, 1080p, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Front (selfie) camera

32 MP, Single

Specifications

32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)

Functions

HDR

Video 4K

Performance

Operating system OS

Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services

Chipset

HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G, Huawei nova 8 5G, Huawei nova 7 Pro 5G, Huawei nova 7 5G, Huawei Honor 30
Processor CPU

- Octa-core (1x2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3x2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G77 (8-core)

External memory

No

Internal memory

128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM

Benchmark

Antutu 9 Score 467370 (Rank 450 of 1312)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack No

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min
-Reverse charging 5W
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Huawei. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Huawei may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei nova 8 5G was around 410 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, December 23.
The weight of the Huawei nova 8 5G is 169 g.
The screen size of the Huawei nova 8 5G is 6.57" inches.
The size of the Huawei nova 8 5G is 160.1 x 74.1 x 7.6 mm (HxWxD).

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Year 2020 2020 2020 2020
Screen 6.1 "
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6.43 "
Super AMOLED
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OLED
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IPS LCD
Camera Dual
12 MP
Quad
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Battery 2815 mah 4000 mah 4300 mah 4300 mah
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