Huawei nova 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.39 %
84.26 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

8 megapixels
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
 

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

20 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.60 x 2.71 x 0.27 inches (142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue
Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 659
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2950 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

 
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours

Music playback

 
88.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Apr 06, 2017

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.49 W/kg

Body

 
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.46 W/kg
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