Huawei Nova 5 Review and Specifications

Huawei Nova 5 Review and Specifications

(Huawei Nova 5 Review and Specifications)

Huawei Nova 5:

When the first generation of Huawei Nova came out in 2016, many buyers drew attention to the company’s products, who stubbornly ignored Chinese brands. And the thing is that the smartphone was made according to the patterns of the “simplified flagships” of the Samsung Galaxy A, and during the creation.

They used the developments of the Nexus 6P, which Huawei made for Google. For three years a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, but the positioning of Nova has remained the same – not yet top, but no longer “middle peasant”. Will Huawei Nova 5 find its buyer?

Huawei Nova 5 review:

The official presentation of the Huawei Nova 5 Review line took place on June 21. The Nova 5 smartphone will be available for pre-order in China from July 13 at a price of $ 410 (25.7 thousand rubles) for the 8/128 GB version.

It is not known when the new product will enter the Russian market. Perhaps this will happen in August-September. Interestingly, the fourth version, presented at the beginning of the year, never made it.


6.39 inches, 19.5: 9, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 403 ppi, AMOLED
Kirin 810, 8 cores, up to 2.27 GHz, 7 nm, GPU Mali-G52
RAM 8 GB LPDDR4X, built-128 GB, Nano Memory card up to 256 GB
Main camera: quadruple, 48 MP (f / 1.8) + 16 MP (wide-angle, f / 2.2) + 2 MP (macro, f / 2.4) + 5 MP (depth sensor, f / 2.4), front camera: 32 MP, (f / 2.0)
3500 mAh, fast charging SuperCharge 40W
Communication and interfaces
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB 2.0 Type-C, OTG
Operating system
Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1 shell
In-screen fingerprint scanner, face unlock
Dimensions, Weight
157.4 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm, 171 g

Huawei Nova 5 Review Screen:

Huawei Nova 5 received a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. They didn’t use a selfie camera here, it is inscribed in a “drop” at the top of the matrix. By the way, the screen has 108% DCI-P3 color gamut, which is used by filmmakers. And yet, an optical fingerprint scanner is built into the matrix in the latest fashion.

Huawei Nova 5 Review Housing:

The case design of Huawei Nova 5 Review will evoke déjà vu if you’ve seen smartphones from this company in recent years. Two glass panels are supported by a metal frame. The bezel in the smartphone is narrow, but the bottom bezel could be smaller. The rear glass panel has a gradient pattern, although with a slightly different texture that refracts light in its own way. On a rather large smartphone weighing 171 g, there was no room for a 3.5 mm audio jack. Available colors are black, green and purple.

Processor, Memory, Communications:

A new chipset developed by the Chinese company debuted in Huawei Nova 5 Review. The Kirin 810 replaces the 710, which was the heart of many Huawei-Honor smartphones in 2018-2019. The new platform is a 7nm processor with 8 cores (2 Cortex-A76 cores at 2.27 GHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores at 1.88 GHz) and GPU Mali-G52 MP6.

By the way, according to the manufacturer, the video accelerator is 44% more powerful than the Adreno 618 used by the Snapdragon 730. In the AnTuTu benchmark, the new chipset is gaining more than 237 thousand “parrots”.

There is only one memory configuration in the smartphone – 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory. The latter can be expanded with a memory card that fits into the dual SIM tray. But keep in mind that Huawei continues to promote its outlandish Nano Memory format and it will not be easy to find such a card on sale.

At first glance, everything is fine with the model’s wireless interfaces – it also has dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, and all kinds of navigation protocols. But there is one oddity that is completely inexplicable – there is no NFC in the specifications of the Huawei Nova 5 Review.

And this despite the fact that Huawei Nova 5 Review Pro has support for short-range contactless communication, with which you can turn your smartphone into an analog of a bank card. Let’s hope that the global version of the expensive smartphone will still get a much-needed feature.


Huawei decided not to waste time on trifles and add four sensors to the main photo module. True, there are also some nuances here. There are no questions to the main sensor of 48 megapixels and 16-megapixels “wide”, as well as doubts that they will produce good quality images.

But 2 Mp “bokeh” and 2 Mp for macro look completely meaningless, because these functions are easily performed by the main sensor. Apparently, this is how Huawei decided to stand out from the competition.

The front camera, which is located in the waterdrop notch, has a resolution of 32 megapixels, support for night shooting, and can unlock the smartphone in the face.


The battery capacity of Huawei Nova 5 Review is 3500 mAh, which seems a little. But, firstly, the smartphone uses an energy-efficient OLED screen, and secondly, the new processor promises to be quite economical.

When the phone sits down, a 40-watt quick-charging system kicks in, charging the battery 85% in half an hour. But keep in mind that only a complete charge can give such power.


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