Samsung Galaxy A8s is the first “punch-hole” camera design phone of the world. It quickly became the most wanted design at the end of 2018. It is innovative, minimal, practical and elegant at the same time. To compete with it, Huawei announced the Huawei Nova 4 which is also very similar regarding the features of this one. So, we will also try to compare some aspects of both phones in this short review. If you observe the look of the device, there is not much change than the conventional Samsung full-view design expect that it is finer on the front side. A simple yet precise and necessary modification meant a lot for the consumers. The typical notch design is disturbing from time to time because users tend to go for a flat viewing experience. Turning the notch on and off is also a bit confusing sometimes. On the other hand, a full bezel on the top looks useless and takes up too much unnecessary space. Waterdrop notch is surely better, but it is connected with the top and looks like a waterdrop whereas the naturally perceived form of a lens is like a rounded hole. Yes, for now, we have it as it should be. But we do think that in the near future we may have the lens hidden inside the display and it will be viewable only if you turn it on and want to use it. The back side is made of glass and looks unexceptional. If you are a minimalist regarding design go for it over Huawei Nova 4’s glossy back. Both front and back cameras are similar to Nova 4. But Nova 4’s back camera is ahead with its higher megapixel and ultra-wide lens. On the other hand, the photos in Galaxy A8s looks more natural and less AI polished like Nova 4. It comes down to art for us. Would you prefer glossy outlook with different 3D colors and polished photos using fine artificial intelligence or a minimalist, simple outlook with more natural photos? One clear disadvantage here is that you can only shoot Full HD video which is lower in quality than Nova 4’s UHD shooting. Performance wise, it is slightly lower than flagship level with the Snapdragon 710 chipset. It may provide similar performance like Nova 4’s Kirin 970 chipset but GPU performance is slightly lower in this one. But Samsung and Qualcomm are more trusted than Huawei and Hisilicon Kirin in the current market. So, the question is would you prefer more trustworthy or a bit better performance? They say, “go sure and slow; live longer” which sums up our preference. Among other features there are USB Type-C, fingerprint, face unlock, fast battery charging etc. But there is no 3.5mm jack.