Midrange phones have really gotten better over the years. They allow buyers to have a premium smartphone experience, without spending flagship-level money for it. With that, today we’ll be comparing the Huawei Nova 11 and OPPO Reno8 T 5G to help narrow down your options if you’re shopping in the Php25,000 price range.

The Huawei Nova 11 arrived in the Philippines together with the 11 Pro and the 11i, which promise to offer tons of flagship-level specs despite the lack of 5G connectivity and official Google Mobile Services support.


On the other hand, the Reno8 T 5G is one of the best midrange phones OPPO ever made thanks to its curved display, comfortable design, good cameras, and fast charging.

So, which of the two is best for you? We’ll find out in our Huawei Nova 11 versus OPPO Reno8 T 5G specifications and features comparison.

Huawei Nova 11 OPPO Reno8 T 5G
Operating System EMUI 13 Android 13
ColorOS 13
Display 6.78-inch FHD+ OLED flat display
2412 x 1080 pixel resolution
120Hz refresh rate
300Hz touch sampling
6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
2412 x 1080 pixel resolution
120Hz refresh rate
360Hz touch sampling rate
950-nits peak brightness
Processor 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core
GPU Adreno 642L Adreno 619
Storage 256GB
expandable via microSD
Front Camera 60-megapixel (ultra-wide) 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel
8-megapixel (ultra-wide)
LED flash
108-megapixel (f/1.7)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
Audio Stereo speakers
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
No headphone jack
Connectivity HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
USB Type-C
Security Under-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Under-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Colors Green
Dawn Gold
Black Starlight
Dimensions and Weight 161.3 x 75 x 6.9mm
162.3 x 74.3 x 7.7mm
Battery and Charging 4,500mAh
66W wired charging
67 SuperVOOC charging
Price 8GB/256GB: Php24,999 8GB/256GB: Php23,999

Design and Build

As you know, deciding whether something looks good or not depends on your personal preference. However, the consensus shows that the Nova 11 looks better than the Reno8 T 5G thanks to its more unique camera layout, better color options, as well as a thinner and lighter build.


Unfortunately, neither has an official IP rating for dust and water-resistancd. So if you want something a bit more durable that you can take anywhere, look somewhere else.

Display and Audio

Both the Nova 11 and the Reno8 T 5G have identically-sized displays at 6.7 inches. They also use an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, albeit the OPPO device has a slightly higher 360Hz touch sampling for better sensitivity.


The two also have stereo speakers, although both doesn’t have a headphone jack — which is no surprise considering how thin they are.

While they look similar on paper, we gotta hand the win to the Reno8 T 5G as its display is slightly curved, which adds to the immersion when looking at content. Plus, it just looks fancier.

Hardware and Performance

This one is a bit tricky. The Nova 11 uses a more powerful Snapdragon 778G processor, however, it doesn’t have 5G connectivity like all Huawei phones out today.


While it only has a Snapdragon 695 processor, the Reno8 T does have 5G connectivity. Since 5G is a lot more common now in the Philippines, this has become one of the main must-haves for a lot of people. The lack of 5G on the Nova 11 is a big deal-breaker. With that, we gotta hand the win to the OPPO contender.


The OPPO Reno8 T 5G has a sharp 108-megapixel main camera, versus the 50-megapixel on the Nova 11.


Still, we gotta hand the win to the Nova 11 as it has a more usable 8-megapixel secondary camera with its ultra-wide lens. Plus, it also comes with a sharper 60-megapixel selfie camera with ultra-wide glass.

Battery and Charging

The OPPO Reno8 T 5G has a 4,800mAh battery, easily beating the smaller 4,500mAh capacity that the competition has.


OPPO’s bet also has 67W SuperVOOC charging, which is also slightly faster than Huawei’s 66W charging. The Reno8 T 5G clearly takes the win on this one.


While the Nova 11 has a slightly better design and camera, our choice would be the OPPO Reno8 T 5G in this head-to-head. It’s not perfect, but it’s a more well-rounded smartphone that has everything a consumer needs. Another reason is because it has 5G connectivity, making it future-proof as the ultra-fast network standard becomes more available in markets like the Philippines. The lack of 5G on the Nova 11, especially at this price point, is just disappointing to say the least.


What’s more, the 5G device is actually Php1,000 cheaper at Php23,999, as the Nova 11 retails for Php24,999. Both do have the same 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage.

But at the end of the day, picking the better smartphone depends on the user’s preference and needs. If you value faster performance and you can live without official Google Mobile Services support, the Nova 11 is also worth considering.

This article, Huawei Nova 11 vs OPPO Reno8 T 5G: Specs Comparison, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to’s.