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Watch: Huawei Nova 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A80 - A good match?

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For its PHP 18,990 price tag, the Huawei Nova 5T is clearly one of the best, thanks to its close to flagship-grade specs.
Watch: Huawei Nova 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A80 - A good match?
Can a more affordable Huawei phone compete with a more expensive Samsung handset?

AND, based on the few comparisons we did recently, we discovered that it can compete or even beat a few phones with higher price tags.

But now, we want to see if how it fares against a handset with almost double the price.

Can it still compete?

Let's compare the Huawei Nova 5T with the Samsung Galaxy A80, a premium phone priced at PHP 34,990.

Let's do it!

Watch here:


Samsung Galaxy A80 advantages - Bigger Super AMOLED screen with no notch, In-Display fingerprint sensor, slightly faster charging
Huawei Nova 5T advantages - WAY faster CPU and GPU, slightly larger battery, rear quad-camera setup, almost half the price of Galaxy A80

Huawei Nova 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy A80Huawei Nova 5T
Display6.7-inch 2.5D curved Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 393 ppi6.26-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 412 ppi
CPU
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor
2.6GHz 64-bit Kirin 980 octa-core processor w/ Dual-NPU
GPUAdreno 618Mali-G76 MP10 w/ GPU Turbo
RAM8GB8GB LPDDR4X
ROM128GB128GB UFS 2.1
Back Camera48MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens + 3D depth sensor w/ AF and LED flash48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX586 w/ PDAF, CAF + 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle sensor + 2MP f/2.4 4cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash
Selfie CameraSame with back cam since it has a rotating cam32MP f/2.0 w/ AI HDR
Battery
3,700mAh w/ 25W Super Fast Charging
3,750mAh w/ 22.5W SuperCharge
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ One UI
Android 9.0 Pie w/ EMUI 9.1
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 4G LTE Cat 21, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, NFC, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual-band), QZZS (L1 + L5 dual-band), dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others
In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, USB-C, Dolby Atmos, Colors: angel gold, phantom black
Fingerprint sensor, dual mic, USB-C, Colors: black, crush blue, midsummer purple
Dimensions165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm154.25 x 73.97 x 7.87 mm
Weight
219 g
174 g
PricePHP 34,990 (PHP 29,990 new SRP)PHP 18,990

Verdict

At PHP 34,990, the Galaxy A80 is a beautifully designed Samsung phone with a massive screen to let you enjoy a lot of content.

It also has rotating cameras designed to provide similar back and front shots. AND, the overall performance is respectable.

However, for much less, the Huawei Nova 5T, can compete or beat the Galaxy A80 in a lot of ways.

For a phone priced at just PHP 18,990, it has faster performance, slightly better battery life, and arguably better back cameras for photos and videos.

Given that a more expensive phone had a very hard time against a much cheaper device, it is clear who won this comparison.

For us, it is the Huawei Nova 5T.
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