Huawei nova

Huawei nova

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Huawei nova

  1. Huawei Nova smartphone was launched in September 2016 .
  2. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
  3. Connectivity options on the Huawei Nova include Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, 3G, and 4G.
  4. The Huawei Nova is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards.
  5. The Huawei Nova runs EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
  6. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Nova on the rear packs 12-megapixel camera. It sports a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
  7. The Huawei Nova runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3,020mAh non-removable battery.
  8. Huawei Nova is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM.
  9. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels.

Huawei Nova Key Test Findings

  • The 8MP selfies are very good with enough detail and accurate colors.
  • The 4K videos are great with high amount of resolved detail, great contrast and colors, low noise.
  • The 1080p videos are better than the ones taken with the P9 and nova plus, but are a notch below the 4K capturing in terms of detail.
  • The sound recorded with both the 4K and 1080p samples is rather poor .
  • Excellent 12MP daylight camera, with high dynamic range, great contrast, colors, and low noise levels.
  • The low-light photos are disappointing, as are those taken with Huawei’s special night modes.
  • Average audio quality and low volume levels through the 3.5mm jack.
  • The speaker loudness is very good, but its sound quality is unimpressive .
  • The Snapdragon 625 chipset offers consistent CPU and GPU performance, enough for its mid-range status.
  • It runs modern games great, and hardly gets warm while doing so .
  • Marshmallow with Emotion UI UX is a powerful combo.
  • There are lots of customization options, gestures, and proprietary services to enhance your Android experience .
  • Battery life is very good at 84 hours – the Nova did well across all tests but we’ve seen better results from this chipset .
  • The IPS display offers excellent contrast, but poor sunlight legibility, perhaps due to the average 390nits of maximum brightness .
  • Premium Nexus 6P-like design, excellent and sleek build, lightweight .

Huawei Nova Main Shortcomings

  • A bit pricey .
  • Non-removable battery .
  • Only single-band Wi-Fi support .
  • No scratch-resistant screen coating .
  • Hybrid DualSIM/microSD card slot limits options on the dual-SIM model .

Huawei Nova Key Features

  • 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage .
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 .
  • Hybrid DualSIM/microSD card slot (up to 128GB) .
  • 5″ IPS LCD display of 1920×1080 pixels resolution, 441ppi .
  • Full metal unibody design out of airplane-grade aluminum .
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video .
  • Available in Prestige Gold, Titanium Gray and Moonlight Silver .
  • 3,020mAh Li-Po battery with rapid charging (35% in 30 minutes) .
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 CPU; Adreno 506 GPU .
  • 12MP camera with a LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, hybrid autofocus, PDAF+ contrast detection; 4K video recording .
  • Cat. 7 LTE (300/150Mbps); dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.1 LE; NFC; GPS/GLONASS; FM radio; USB Type-C .
Update - 2019.05.25

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Huawei nova



2G bands

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)

3G bands

HSDPA 800 / 850 / 2100 – CAN-L02L12, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – CAN-L03L13, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – CAN-L01L11

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) – CAN-L02L12, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600) – CAN-L01L11, LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 28(700), 12(700), 17(700) – CAN-L03L13








2016, September


Available. Released 2016, October


141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm (5.56 x 2.72 x 0.28 in)


146 g (5.15 oz)


Front glass, aluminum body


Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~70.6% screen-to-body ratio)


1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)

Operation System

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat); EMUI 4.1


Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)


Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53


Adreno 506

Memory Card Slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal Memory

32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Main Camera

Single, 12 MP, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF

Camera Features

HDR, panorama


2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera

Single, 8 MP

Selfie Camera Video


Loud Speaker


3.5mm jack


Other Features

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot


4.1, A2DP, LE


Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS




FM radio


Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 18W


Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey, Obsidian Black


CAN-L01L11, CAN-L02L12, CAN-L03L13, CAN-L11, CAN-L01, CAN-L12


About 300 EUR

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