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Huawei nova 8 5G

From $500 From 38 225 ₽ From 14 075 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: December 2020.OS: Android 10. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.57" OLED
  • Rear сamera 64 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 32 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
  • Memory 8 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 3 800 mAh
  • Thickness 7.6 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
All characteristics

Short description Huawei nova 8 5G

This is a smartphone on Android 10 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 4 modules (64 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Macro, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And Huawei nova 8 5G has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Versions: ANG-AN00.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

In the short description of the new smartphone Huawei nova 8 5G we point out the key characteristics for each smartphone. Firstly, it is an actuality in the market. This model was announced by the company Huawei in December 2020. Secondly, this concept of adequacy in the market at the moment. We determine this according to the software version on which the smartphone is running and updating. So, “out of the box” Huawei nova 8 5G works on Android 10 and has not received until now no updates to the more recent version of the software. In this case, we advise you to avoid buying models that do not receive software updates. Look at the others smartphones of 2020.

Of the features that not all Android smartphones have today, we separately single out support for two SIM cards and the ability to work in 5G networks with a maximum speed of 100 Mb/s. So Huawei nova 8 5G is a dual-smartphone, so you can combine in one device just two phones. This, of course, is convenient and makes you look more closely at this model. In addition, this model works in the fifth generation networks (5G), and this means that the speed of mobile Internet will be as high as home Wi-Fi (maximum 100 Mb/s). And there is another plus — the smartphone’s battery will be slower to use up the charge and your phone will work longer until the next charge. We have collected all smartphones with support for 5G networks on a specific page in the catalog, so that it is more convenient for you to choose and search for a new smartphone.

Screen, body and battery

6.57-inch OLED touchscreen occupies almost the entire area of the front panel of the smartphone Huawei nova 8 5G and has an original solution for placing a selfie camera in the form of a small round hole in the screen. It also stands out from other models on the market with its thin bezels between the outer edges of the body and the screen. An edge-to-edge screen covers from 80% to 90% of the front panel.. Body thickness 7.6 mm puts the battery in it in capacity 3 800 mAh. As a result, these three important characteristics give us such an idea of the device — huge smartphone with thick case and average battery.

The most interesting thing is that the screen in the Huawei nova 8 5G has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The higher the value, the better. And this is very important in mobile games, because the high refresh rate makes the graphics smoother in the game. All smartphones with a display refresh rate of 90 Hz are collected in our catalog.

This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

The smartphone Huawei nova 8 5G has two cameras: main camera (64 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP Depth sensor) and front-camera (32 MP Wide). If you look at the quality of the photo of the main camera, then these are very good photos with high quality and detail. Look at the example of photos and videos taken on this smartphone.

In addition, the main camera has a feature, namely additional modules. It is better to judge about the advantages and disadvantages of several lenses in one smartphone, as well as about the possibilities of software image enhancement, by real photos and videos taken with such a camera. Therefore, be sure to look at all the photos of the Huawei nova 8 5G on this page in order to draw your conclusion on whether this is a good camera or not.

In this smartphone, the front camera is located as usual at the top of the screen, like in 99.9% of other models. We have collected smartphones with pop-up front camera in the catalog that may seem much more interesting to you. In these models, there are practically no frames around the screen, because the front camera is located inside the case and does not take up space above the screen. The selfie camera only pops up when you activate the front camera mode. Take a photo or video, exit the Camera application. And after that, the socket with the front camera drives into the body. Real engineering magic!

Processor and Internal Memory

And write a few words about the performance of Huawei nova 8 5G. Of course, the very first thing that will be discussed is the processor. The model received a 8-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G.

The second performance characteristic in our opinion is the amount of RAM. The Huawei nova 8 5G has 8 installed on the RAM.

The built-in flash memory of this model has the volume 128 GB, but you can choose the version with 256 GB.

Price for Huawei nova 8 5G: buy or not to buy?

The smartphone Huawei nova 8 5G got into our price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” and began to be sold in January 2021 at a price of $500. Evaluation of the characteristics, probably, you have already folded, and if not, here is our result. Huawei nova 8 5G is a very smart smartphone with a huge screen and the coolest main camera for today, and the front camera at it turned out simply smart. And to all this we add that the battery here is absolutely normal.

Is it worth buying now this model of the smartphone, we are talking about our status “Droid-or-Junk”. Of course, at the beginning of sales, almost every smartphone becomes a Droid, and we advise buying such models. But over time, the situation is changing, no one updates the Android version in the smartphone, and in six months or a year this smartphone can already become a Junk. In this case, we advise you to go to the DROID smartphones page in our catalog, where we always show the most current models on sale for today. There are variants from different price segments, so you will have plenty to choose from.

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23 December 2020
Announced Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G and nova 8 5G starting at $500, with Kirin 985 chipset, quad camera and 5G
Announced Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G and nova 8 5G starting at $500, with Kirin 985 chipset, quad camera and 5G

Both models received practical top-end specs for just over $500. They have an eye-catching body design with a rounded edge screen and a large rounded main camera pad on the back. Both smartphones run Android 10 with EMUI 11 shell, but no Google services. Official sales will begin on December 30 in China, while nothing is known about the availability of these models in other markets.

15 December 2020
Huawei is preparing to announce smartphones nova 8 Pro 5G and nova 8 5G
Huawei is preparing to announce smartphones nova 8 Pro 5G and nova 8 5G

From rumors it is known that on December 23, Huawei plans to officially unveil two new smartphones. We do not know the detailed characteristics yet, but there is information about the Kirin 985 5G chipset, about the screen with rounded edges and support for 120 Hz (and the vanilla nova 8 will receive 90 Hz), about the main camera with four modules (64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP). The Nova 8 Pro 5G model will have a front camera with two modules (32 MP + 16 MP) and this model is perfect for those who like to take vlogs or selfies. The Nova 8 5G will receive only one module in the front camera (32 megapixels), but the main camera will be the same.

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