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Huawei Nova 4 Vs Samsung Galaxy A8s, In-Display Camera Smartphones

Last Updated on Feb 12,2019 Published on 2019-01-16 14:32:16 By: Maq Ahmed Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Huawei Nova 4 and Samsung Galaxy A8s are the world’s first smartphones with a Punch Hole In-Screen Selfie Camera. Both are upper mid-range handsets and have a similarly large display and triple camera setup on the back. The Nova 4 boasts 48MP + 16MP + 2MP Rear Cams while the Galaxy A8s owns 24MP + 10MP + 5MP Rear Cams. You can get a better one for the competitive price tag. So let’s start the comparison.

Display and Design Versus

Huawei Nova 4 sports 6.4inches Infinity Display of IPS LCD, having a hole in screen on top-left for teardrop selfie camera, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 1080x2310 pixels resolution. On the other side, Samsung Galaxy A8s is also getting in-screen selfie camera hole and it comes with the same IPS LCD Infinity O Display of 6.4inches and 19.5:9 aspect ratio screen, but 1080x2340 pixels resolution.

The Galaxy A8s offers 398 pixels per inch density while the Nova 4 offers 403 PPI Density. So, you can say the Galaxy smartphone which supports Always-on Display is brighter. The vibrant color saturation and contrast ratio results are similar in both.

The Huawei smartphone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 stronger than the one (Gorilla Glass 4) on the top of Samsung smartphone. The Galaxy A8s has Corning Glass protection on the back, also. But, the Nova 4 provides such safety only on the front.

In terms of design, the Nova 4 and Galaxy A8s both are eye-catching, but the Huawei Nova device looks more premium. The Nova 4 is made of polished Metal (Aluminum) Body, measuring 157x75.1x7.8 mm dimensions and 172 grams weight. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A8s is also fabricated with Aluminum Frame (metal body). It measures 158.4x74.9x7.4 mm dimensions and 173 grams of weight. This shows Huawei nova smartphone is wider and thicker than the taller Samsung galaxy phone.

Samsung A8s is an IP68 rated for dust and water resistance up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. However, the Nova 4 has no such certification it is just splash resistant.

Software Comparison

Huawei Nova 4 and Galaxy A8s are powered by Android 9.0 (Pie) OS, but they have a different user interface. The Nova 4 runs EMUI 9.0 to polish apps, enable more gestures and get other AI helpful modes like AI Power Saving. However, the Galaxy A8s runs the Samsung Experience UI which gives a simple good look, clone apps authority and better configurations for the setting. The interface of Nova smartphones is more beautiful, thanks to the new colorful theme collection. Both devices offer the latest features like picture-in-picture mode, easy screenshot, and navigation.

48MP Vs 24MP (Triple Camera Photography)

Huawei Nova 4 and Samsung Galaxy A8s both are stunning smartphones with their AI-powered Triple Rear Cameras Setup. One of the three back cameras of the Nova 4 is a 48MP primary lens with f/1.8 wide aperture. On the other side, the triple rear camera setup of Galaxy A8s includes a 24MP main shooter of f/1.7 wider aperture. Wider the aperture is, brighter the pictures are. Huawei Nova 4 is better with a higher 48-MegaPixels resolution, but the wider aperture lens owned Galaxy A8s captures further light and gives a beautiful and natural look to your photographs.

Both smartphones have two secondary lenses. The Nova 4 sports 16MP + 2MP lenses; a 16MP one is telephoto camera while the 2MP lens is as a depth sensor. The telephoto 16MP camera of Nova 4 offers a 5x hybrid zoom that is not available in A8s. The Samsung Galaxy A8s has a 10MP telephoto camera and 5MP depth sensor. The telephoto camera of Samsung offers 2x optical zoom but not as that of Nova 4; however, you can get better depth sensing with Samsung A8s.

The Huawei smartphone has a 25MP Front Camera of f/2.0 aperture with HDR Selfie mode. And the Samsung smartphone has 24MP Selfie Camera of same f/2.0 aperture. The Selfie Camera results are almost similar to each other.

Related Article, Huawei Honor V20 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.

Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 710 (Performance Test)

Huawei Nova 4 is much better when we come to the handset performance. The Nova smartphone which runs smoothly armed with 10nm Kirin 970 SoC considered in the top best line chipsets. The Kirin 970 achieved 177,341 AnTuTu scores. However, the 10nm Snapdragon 710 chipset of Galaxy A8s got 169,889 AnTuTu scores for overall performance.

The Nova 4 uses Cortex-A73 Octa-core CPU having up to 2.4GHz clock rate while the Galaxy A8s runs on Kryo360 Octa-core CPU having up to 2.2GHz frequency.

The Nova 4 comes in an only standard variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. However, the Galaxy A8s base model starts with 6GB RAM and premium with 8GB RAM; both have 128GB ROM. With the Huawei smartphone, you can install more apps and can handle multitasking easily. MicroSD card slot is available in both Huawei and Samsung devices.

Mali-G72 Vs Adreno 616 (Graphics Comparison)

Huawei Nova 4 offers perfect animations for watching and gaming, thanks to the Adreno 616 GPU. The Huawei smartphone supports GPU Turbo Technology for awesome graphical performance. On the other, the Galaxy A8s houses a Mali-G72 GPU which can fulfill your graphics need but it has no software aid which can accelerate gaming fun like the Nova 4.

3750mAh Vs 3400mAh Battery

Huawei Nova 4 empowers with a 3750mAh non-removable battery by Li-Ion which gives one and a half day of mixed usage. However, the Samsung Galaxy A8s houses a 3400mAh Li-Ion battery which offers half of the Nova smartphone life (a single day only of mixed use). Though the mAh measurement difference between both batteries is little, the Galaxy A8s consumes more power due to its high brightness and less powerful CPU.

Both devices have Rear Fingerprint Sensor and similar connectivity options.

$480 Vs $450 (Price Versus)

The Samsung Galaxy A8s offers you the best price. The Latest Price of Nova 4 is $480. However, the Latest Price of Galaxy A8s is $450.


Huawei Nova 4 and Samsung Galaxy A8s both are excellent smartphones for the competitive price tag. Samsung A8s is good for its brighter display, IP6X rating, amazing features for a reasonable price, but you can get the better Nova 4 with ultra-high 48MP Camera, 5x hybrid zoom, more powerful CPU, and better graphical performance, and nice endurance life by spending further 30 dollars.

Head the link for technical specs comparison, Huawei Nova 4 Vs Samsung Galaxy A8s.

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