Comparison between:
- Huawei nova 4 Standard version
- Huawei nova 4 High version
- Huawei Honor V20
- Apple iPhone XS Max

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Huawei nova 4 Standard versionHuawei nova 4 High versionHuawei Honor V20Apple iPhone XS Max
Huawei nova 4 Standard versionHuawei nova 4 High versionHuawei Honor V20
Prices
Apple iPhone XS Max
Prices
Model aliasnova4 Standard versionnova4 High versionHonor View 20
PCT-L29
A2101
A2104

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width75.1 mm
7.51 cm
0.25 ft
2.96 in
75.1 mm
7.51 cm
0.25 ft
2.96 in
75.4 mm
7.54 cm
0.25 ft
2.97 in
77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.25 ft
3.05 in
Height157 mm
15.7 cm
0.52 ft
6.18 in
157 mm
15.7 cm
0.52 ft
6.18 in
156.9 mm
15.69 cm
0.51 ft
6.18 in
157.5 mm
15.75 cm
0.52 ft
6.2 in
Thickness7.77 mm
0.78 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
7.77 mm
0.78 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
8.1 mm
0.81 cm
0.03 ft
0.32 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
Weight172 g
0.38 lbs
6.07 oz
172 g
0.38 lbs
6.07 oz
180 g
0.4 lbs
6.35 oz
208 g
0.46 lbs
7.34 oz
Volume91.61 cm³
5.56 in³
91.61 cm³
5.56 in³
95.83 cm³
5.82 in³
96.3 cm³
5.85 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Red
White
Purple
Black
Blue
Red
White
Blue
Red
Black
Silver
Gray
Gold
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Metal
Glass
Stainless steel
Glass
Certification---IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards2221
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
---Dual SIM - nano-SIM and eSIM
Dual nano-SIM - market dependent

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000---1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 21
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 12
User interface (UI)EMUI 9.0.1EMUI 9.0.1Magic UI 2.0-

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCHuawei HiSilicon KIRIN 970Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 970Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 980Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Process technology10 nm10 nm7 nm7 nm
CPU4x 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 2.36 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 2x 1.92 GHz ARM Cortex-A76, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A552x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)---128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)---8192 KB
8 MB
CPU cores8886
CPU frequency2360 MHz2360 MHz2600 MHz2500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G72 MP12ARM Mali-G72 MP12ARM Mali-G76 MP10-
GPU cores1212104
GPU frequency767 MHz767 MHz720 MHz1100 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB
8 GB
8 GB6 GB
8 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1833 MHz1833 MHz2133 MHz-
i7 coprocessor
Neural-Network Processing Unit
GPU Turbo
i7 coprocessor
Neural-Network Processing Unit
GPU Turbo
GPU Turbo 2.0
Liquid cooling system
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB128 GB128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
--UFS 2.1-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyAMOLEDAMOLEDIPSOLED
Diagonal size6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
6.5 in
165.1 mm
16.51 cm
Width2.71 in
68.85 mm
6.88 cm
2.71 in
68.85 mm
6.88 cm
2.71 in
68.85 mm
6.88 cm
2.73 in
69.25 mm
6.93 cm
Height5.8 in
147.26 mm
14.73 cm
5.8 in
147.26 mm
14.73 cm
5.8 in
147.26 mm
14.73 cm
5.9 in
149.87 mm
14.99 cm
Aspect ratio2.139:12.139:12.139:12.164:1
Resolution1080 x 2310 pixels1080 x 2310 pixels1080 x 2310 pixels1242 x 2688 pixels
Pixel density398 ppi
156 ppcm
398 ppi
156 ppcm
398 ppi
156 ppcm
456 ppi
179 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area86.27 %86.27 %85.98 %85.41 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
96% NTSC
HDR
2.5D curved glass screen
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
96% NTSC
HDR
2.5D curved glass screen
450 cd/m²
Peak brightness - 700 cd/m²
96% NTSC
Super Retina display
True Tone display
Force Touch
120 Hz touch-sensing
1000000:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor model-Sony IMX586 Exmor RSSony IMX586 Exmor RS-
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS
Aperturef/1.8f/1.8f/1.8f/1.8
Focal length--4.75 mm-
Flash typeLEDLEDDual LED-
Image resolution5180 x 3880 pixels
20.1 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Phase detection
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera - 2 MP
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Phase detection
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera - 2 MP
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Available also with Samsung S5KGM1 (ISOCELL PLUS)
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Phase detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 960 fps
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Flash type - Quad LED
6-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 28 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
6-element lens (#2)
OIS (#2)

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2f/2f/2f/2.2
Focal length--3.85 mm-
Image resolution5984 x 4140 pixels
24.77 MP
5984 x 4140 pixels
24.77 MP
5760 x 4304 pixels
24.79 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps60 fps
--Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mmFocal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
---Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio--NoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
A-GPS
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (L1)
BeiDou (B1)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.24.25.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C-
Version2.02.03.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYesNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3750 mAh3750 mAh4000 mAh3174 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time--25 h
1500 min
1 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
2G stand-by time--520 h
31200 min
21.7 days
-
3G talk time--26 h
1560 min
1.1 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
3G stand-by time--520 h
31200 min
21.7 days
-
Charger output power9 V / 2 A9 V / 2 A4.5 V / 5 A
5 V / 2 A
5 V / 4.5 A
-
Quick charge technologyHuawei Super Charge 3.0Huawei Super Charge 3.0--
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
---Qi wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)---0.99 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)---0.99 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)---1.16 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)---1.17 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--DisplayPort 1.2 via USB Type-C-
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