Huawei nova 8 SE Review

Created date: 11/05/2020, 10:55:58, Updated date: 11/05/2020, 13:27:26

We comprehensively evaluated the Huawei nova 8 SE from the perspective of performance, user-friendliness, how easy it is to hold, and more. If you want to know how its battery, camera function, and CPU stack up, check it out now! We included a wide range of perspectives.

Summary of Huawei nova 8 SE performance and functions

The size and weight of the Huawei nova 8 SE

The body of the Huawei nova 8 SE is 2.9 inches (74.8 mm) wide, 6.3 inches (161.1 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.5 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 6.53 inch, and it weighs 178 oz (178 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

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ColorBlack/Deep Blue/Blue/SilverWhite Ceramic/Black CeramicMagic Night Black/Dark Blue/Galaxy 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)2.9 inches (72.6 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm)3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.3 inches (160 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.4 mm)
Weight178 oz (178 g)226 oz (226 g)192 oz (192 g)
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Display of the Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE has a OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size6.53 inch6.58 inch6.5 inch
Display typeOLEDOLEDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 24001200 x 26401080 x 2400
Pixel density403 ppi440 ppi404 ppi
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The battery life of the Huawei nova 8 SE

The processing capability of the Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE uses the MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G CPU with 2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 8GB. With a CPU of quite high performance, it has processing capability way above normal smart phones. It is hard to find cases where its performance is lacking from the perspective of CPU performance, and you can even say it is excessive. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

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ChipsetMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5GHiSilicon Kirin 990 5GMediaTek MT6873V Dimensity 800 5G
CPU specs2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)2.86GHz+2.36GHz+1.95GHz×8(OctaCore)2.0GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size8GB8GB8GB
Storage size128GB512GB128GB
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The camera of the Huawei nova 8 SE

The Huawei nova 8 SE has a back camera with 64 MP. The front camera has 16 MP. Compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects. In addition, compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects.

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Rear-camera resolution64 MP50 MP48 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP32 MP16 MP
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Review of the product design of the Huawei nova 8 SE

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Huawei nova 8 SE, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Huawei nova 8 SE around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Huawei nova 8 SE is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Huawei nova 8 SE in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the Huawei nova 8 SE out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Huawei nova 8 SE is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Huawei nova 8 SE by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Huawei nova 8 SE is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Huawei nova 8 SE feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the Huawei nova 8 SE with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the Huawei nova 8 SE are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Huawei nova 8 SE can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Huawei nova 8 SE with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Huawei nova 8 SE is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Huawei nova 8 SE is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Huawei nova 8 SE displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Huawei nova 8 SE can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

The Huawei nova 8 SE has enough screen space even when typing and the screen is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Because the sentences being typed can be seen clearly, the phone's screen size makes it suitable for typing and editing large bodies of text such as office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Huawei nova 8 SE provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

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