Huawei nova 8 SE review: worth buying?

Created date: 11/05/2020, 11:04:34, Updated date: 11/05/2020, 13:36:02

We've conducted a detailed review of the Huawei nova 8 SE, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Huawei nova 8 SE

Huawei nova 8 SE's size

The Huawei nova 8 SE is 2.9 inches (74.8 mm) wide, 6.3 inches (161.1 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (7.5 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Huawei nova 8 SE, it weighs about 178 oz (178 g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the Huawei nova 8 SE, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Huawei nova 8 SE's screen

The Huawei nova 8 SE has a 6.53 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Huawei nova 8 SE is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE has an extremely high processing power of 2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Huawei nova 8 SE has a very high RAM capacity at 8GB. There are few cases where the RAM capacity would be insufficient, so it is also well suited to multitasking. It's unlikely to feel slow even when switching between several different apps.

The Huawei nova 8 SE is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.

Huawei nova 8 SE's storage capacity

The Huawei nova 8 SE has 128GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

The Huawei nova 8 SE is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

The camera function of Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE has an ultrahigh performance 64 MP main camera. This allows you to make high-quality photos and will rarely leave you wanting with regard to camera performance. This will make using your camera fun.

The Huawei nova 8 SE is equipped with a rather powerful 16 MP front camera. The photos turn out quite well since they don't look grainy even when you print them out.

Overall assessment of Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Huawei nova 8 SE

The merits of Huawei nova 8 SE

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • The extremely high-spec rear camera makes the phone great for taking photogenic and scenic shots.
  • It has a somewhat high-spec front camera and is suitable for all your everyday photos.

The demerits of Huawei nova 8 SE

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Comparing the specifications of Huawei nova 8 SE against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Huawei nova 8 SE

52.2-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 6.3 inches (161.1 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

61.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69 mm) x 5.6 inches (142 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)

HUAWEI nova lite 2

57.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72.1 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.1 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)

Huawei nova 2s

52.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)

Huawei nova 3

54.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.7 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm)

Huawei nova 4e

56.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (72.7 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.4 mm)

Huawei nova 4

52.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)

Huawei nova 3i

52.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.2 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Huawei nova 8 SE

59.2-Weight:178 oz (178 g)

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

73.1Weight:143 oz (143 g)

HUAWEI nova lite 2

73.1Weight:143 oz (143 g)

Huawei nova 2s

62.8Weight:169 oz (169 g)

Huawei nova 3

64.0Weight:166 oz (166 g)

Huawei nova 4e

66.8Weight:159 oz (159 g)

Huawei nova 4

61.6Weight:172 oz (172 g)

Huawei nova 3i

62.8Weight:169 oz (169 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Huawei nova 8 SE

90.9-Display size:6.53 inch

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

74.0Display size:5 inch

HUAWEI nova lite 2

84.4Display size:5.65 inch

Huawei nova 2s

90.0Display size:6 inch

Huawei nova 3

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

Huawei nova 4e

90.3Display size:6.15 inch

Huawei nova 4

90.7Display size:6.4 inch

Huawei nova 3i

90.5Display size:6.3 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Huawei nova 8 SE

76.2-

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

68.7

HUAWEI nova lite 2

72.7

Huawei nova 2s

72.7

Huawei nova 3

75.3

Huawei nova 4e

74.9

Huawei nova 4

74.9

Huawei nova 3i

75.3

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Huawei nova 8 SE

93.4-RAM size:8GB

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI nova lite 2

60.0RAM size:3GB

Huawei nova 2s

90.0RAM size:6GB

Huawei nova 3

90.0RAM size:6GB

Huawei nova 4e

93.4RAM size:8GB

Huawei nova 4

93.4RAM size:8GB

Huawei nova 3i

90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Huawei nova 8 SE

90.0-Storage size:128GB

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

HUAWEI nova lite 2

55.5Storage size:32GB

Huawei nova 2s

90.0Storage size:128GB

Huawei nova 3

90.0Storage size:128GB

Huawei nova 4e

90.0Storage size:128GB

Huawei nova 4

90.0Storage size:128GB

Huawei nova 3i

90.0Storage size:128GB

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Huawei nova 8 SE

100.0-Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

HUAWEI nova lite 2

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Huawei nova 2s

78.2Rear-camera resolution:20 MP

Huawei nova 3

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Huawei nova 4e

87.6Rear-camera resolution:24 MP

Huawei nova 4

97.8Rear-camera resolution:48 MP

Huawei nova 3i

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Huawei nova 8 SE

75.4-Front-camera resolution:16 MP

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

HUAWEI nova lite 2

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Huawei nova 2s

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Huawei nova 3

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

Huawei nova 4e

97.8Front-camera resolution:32 MP

Huawei nova 4

88.0Front-camera resolution:25 MP

Huawei nova 3i

86.6Front-camera resolution:24 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Huawei nova 8 SE

55.7-Color:Black/Deep Blue/Blue/Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 6.3 inches (161.1 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm), Weight:178 oz (178 g)

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

67.4Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69 mm) x 5.6 inches (142 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:143 oz (143 g)

HUAWEI nova lite 2

65.2Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72.1 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.1 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm), Weight:143 oz (143 g)

Huawei nova 2s

57.8Color:Black/Gray/Red/Rose Gold/Light Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm), Weight:169 oz (169 g)

Huawei nova 3

59.1Color:Iris Purple/Airy blue/Primrose Gold/Red/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.7 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm), Weight:166 oz (166 g)

Huawei nova 4e

61.4Color:Peacock Blue/Midnight Black/Pearl White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (72.7 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.4 mm), Weight:159 oz (159 g)

Huawei nova 4

57.1Color:Aurora Blue/Red/White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.1 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:172 oz (172 g)

Huawei nova 3i

57.6Color:Black/Pearl White/Iris Purple, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.2 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:169 oz (169 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Huawei nova 8 SE

84.9-Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:403 ppi

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

85.9Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440 ppi

HUAWEI nova lite 2

85.6Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:427 ppi

Huawei nova 2s

84.9Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi

Huawei nova 3

85.1Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:409 ppi

Huawei nova 4e

85.2Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2312, Pixel density:414 ppi

Huawei nova 4

84.5Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2310, Pixel density:398 ppi

Huawei nova 3i

85.1Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:409 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Huawei nova 8 SE

92.2-OS:Android, Chipset:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G, CPU specs:2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

HUAWEI nova 2 HWV31 au

88.0OS:Android, Chipset:Huawei Kirin 659, CPU specs:2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

HUAWEI nova lite 2

79.9OS:Android, Chipset:Huawei Kirin 659, CPU specs:2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Huawei nova 2s

90.8OS:Android, Chipset:HiSilicon Kirin 960, CPU specs:2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Huawei nova 3

90.8OS:Android, Chipset:Hisilicon Kirin 970, CPU specs:2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Huawei nova 4e

92.3OS:Android, Chipset:Hisilicon Kirin 710, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Huawei nova 4

93.2OS:Android, Chipset:Hisilicon Kirin 970, CPU specs:2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Huawei nova 3i

90.0OS:Android, Chipset:Hisilicon Kirin 710, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Specifications of Huawei nova 8 SE

Huawei nova 8 SE
ImageHuawei nova 8 SE
MakerHuawei
Release date11/11, 2020
ColorBlack/Deep Blue/Blue/Silver
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 6.3 inches (161.1 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)
Weight178 oz (178 g)
Display size6.53 inch
Display typeOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2400
Pixel density403 ppi
ChipsetMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G
CPU specs2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size8GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution64 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP

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