The Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G comes in as a more premium sibling to the standard Nova 8 5G. It’s a provision for enthusiasts who desire a beefier specs sheet. The upgrades on the Nova 8 pro 5G over its standard sibling, cuts across the display, cameras, and more. Details of its specs and price will be provided in this article to help you make your purchase decision.
Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G Key Specs & Features
- 6.72-inch OLED Display, 1080 x 2310 pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 439 PPI
- Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services
- 8GB RAM
- Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 810
- 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Camera
- 16MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G design, takes the form of its less premium sibling. Both smartphones are very identical, with the major difference being in their front panel.
Upfront on the display, we have a camera cut-out bearing dual-cameras, as opposed to the single punch hole on the standard Nova 8 5G.
This display on this Android phone is 6.72-inches in size, as opposed to 6.57-inches on its less premium sibling. we have also got a 120Hz refresh rate in lieu of the 90Hz on its less premium sibling. What’s more, this display bears a resolution of 1080 x 2310, a density of 439 PPI.
Moving on to the rear, we have got the well-distinguished camera module as seen on its less premium sibling. The camera module hots four cameras and an LED flash. Also on the rear, is the Huawei logo, which indicates it’s a Huawei smartphone.
When compared to its less premium sibling, the Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G appears to have a more capable camera setup, which is influenced by its more capable front camera setup.
Upfront we have got a dual-camera system, as opposed to the single-camera 32MP camera on its less premium sibling. This dual front-facing setup comprises of 16MP primary with f/2.0 and a 32MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 hinged at 100 degrees.
On the rear, we have pretty much the same setup as seen on the non-pro variant. This setup bears a 64MP primary f/1.8, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 hinged at an angle of 120˚, a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
The Huawei Nova 8 Pro features a USB Type-C port, low energy Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, WiFi.
Internet connectivity is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts can use 5G connectivity for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G
The Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G starts at $612 for the 8GB, 128GB which translates to 233,000 Naira in Nigeria, 66,586 KSH in Kenya, and 3,560 GHC in Ghana.
The maxed out 8GB / 256GB variant cost around $673, which translates to 255,067 Naira in Nigeria, 73,222 KSH in Kenya, and 3,954 GHC in Ghana.
The Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G was announced on December 23 2020 and is expected to be available for purchase from January 8th, 2021.
Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 8 Pro 5G
- Platform: Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services
- Processor: Kirin 985 5G (7nm) (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G77 (8-core)
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue, Green, White
- Dimension: 163.3 x 74.1 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 184 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.72-inch OLED, 1236 x 2676 Pixels, 1B colors, HDR10, 120Hz
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.4, 120˚ + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4 + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 16MP (Primary) f/2.0 + 32MP (Ultrawide) f/2.4, 100˚
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: CDMA 800
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G: 1, 3, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a/6, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: (Under Display, Optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Google Assistant)
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min (as advertised