Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro: Features, Reviews, and Prices

Huawei presents the new Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro, two mid-range products that preview what is to come from the Chinese manufacturer in 2021. As expected, the new Nova comes without Google’s services, but incorporates the powerful Kirin 985 chipset manufactured in 7 nanometers, offers OLED panels up to 120 Hz, and comes with a generous rear camera module that attracts all eyes.

These are the features of the new Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro, two mid-range mobiles with 5G and fast charge. Two models with a very compact body and a very complete design.

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro Features

Nova 8Nova 8 Pro
Screen6.57 inches curve
Full HD +
6.72 inches
Full HD +
Dimensions and Weight160.12 x 74.1 x 7.64mm163.32 x 74.08 x 7.85mm
ProcessorKirin 985Kirin 985
Internal Memory128 or 256 GB128 or 256 GB
SoftwareEMUI 11EMUI 11
Main Camera64 MP, f / 1.9
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
64 MP, f / 1.8
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
Front Camera32 MP32 MP
16 UGA
Others5G SA / NSA
PriceFrom $500From $600

An OLED panel that occupies a large part of the front

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro

The first difference between the Huawei Nova 8 and the Nova 8 Pro can be found on the screen. One of them comes with a curved OLED panel at 90 Hz, while the Pro model comes with a flat OLED, also with FullHD+ resolution but in this case with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is not usual to find OLED panels at this high refresh rate in the mid-range.

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Both models offer a very high display ratio, up to 91.7% in the Nova 8 Pro, according to GSMArena data. The Nova 8 comes with 6.57″ while the Pro model goes up to 6.72 inches. In this second mobile, instead of having a hole in the center screen, it is chosen to be located in the upper left corner, where the double front camera is hidden.

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro

Inside, the two mobiles are practically the same. We found a RAM of 8 GB, with storage that starts from 128 GB. The processor that they mount is also the same, the Kirin 985, which is below the current Kirin 990 that we see in their flagships of 2020. Even so, it is manufactured in 7 nanometers and is expected to have a quite high performance, worthy to compete in the range of around $500 and $600.

For the battery, Huawei opts for fast charging rather than a more generous amount of milliamperes-hour. This helps to make the cell phones thinner. In the Nova 8 model, there is 3800 mAh, while the Pro model goes up to 4000 mAh. Both are compatible with a 66W fast charge.

On a software level, we have EMUI 11, which like the rest of the new Huawei models, comes with AppGallery and without access to Google services. These are devices with 5G SA/NSA and WiFi 6 connectivity.

Eye Catching Camera

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro

As it has an on-screen fingerprint reader, the back is completely clean. Giving all the prominence to the large rear camera module. The design is the same in both versions and is located in the upper left area. As it has four cameras, instead of betting on a long line, it is placed in two columns. The main sensor is on top and at the bottom, a sensor is added for the macro, another for depth, an ultra-wide-angle, and a fourth hole for the flashLED.

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The main sensor is 64 megapixels, with an aperture lens of f/1.9 on the Nova 8 and f/1.9 on the Nova 8 Pro. An 8-megapixel sensor for the angle, a two-megapixel sensor for the macro, and a two-megapixel sensor for the bokeh. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel sensor, which in the case of the Pro model is accompanied by another 16-megapixel sensor for the wide-angle.

Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro Versions and Price

Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro

The new Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro are now available in China. At the moment, there are no details about their international expansion. The new Nova 8 Pro is available in four colors: black, purple, yellow, and green.

These are the official prices:

  • Huawei Nova 8 (8 + 128 GB): 3,299 yuan, about $505
  • Huawei Nova 8 (8 + 256 GB): 3,699 yuan, about $560
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro (8 + 128 GB): 3,999 yuan, about $610
  • Huawei Nova 8 Pro (8 + 256 GB): 4,399 yuan, about $670

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