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Huawei Nova

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Huawei Nova. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

performance, design, size, battery, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Nova is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Nova Smartphone Review

 

Handy alternative. Like its 5.5-inch sibling Nova Plus, Huawei's Nova is almost premium-range in terms of build. However, the 5-inch handset had even more to offer in the test and gives its mid-range opponents a hard time.

bright Full HD screen ; high-quality build ; USB Type-C port ; fingerprint sensor ; decent camera ; long battery life

no optical image stabilizer ; 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi only ; hybrid dual-SIM only ; no App2SD

Like Huawei's Nova Plus, Huawei's Nova is a really good smartphone with hardly any shortcomings. A very bright Full HD panel, high-quality and rigid casing, USB Type-C port, support for two SIM cards, and a reliable fingerprint scanner belong to its...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Nova review

 

Huawei's perfectly pocketable Nova is a gorgeous phone, but it's too expensive.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Huawei Nova review

 

The Huawei Nova is a top-rated mid-range phone. With a premium-design metal body, it has the look of a high-end handset but for half the price. Its top features are its 5-inch high resolution screen, fingerprint scanner, fast 8-core processor, and very...

The Nova impresses. Available for around £300 sim free, or on a mid-priced contract, it gives you the feel of a high-end phone for a lot less money than you'd expect. With high-end looks, fast performance, a good camera and premium features like a...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Helena Stone (chipchick.com)

Huawei Nova Review – It’s the Mini Nexus 6P

 

Announced alongside the larger Nova Plus at IFA 2016, the Huawei Nova bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nexus 6P. That shouldn't come a much of a surprise considering Huawei actually manufactures the 6P for Google. With its similar diamond cut edges...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler

 

Huawei has no shortage of phones on the market, ranging from its super-affordable Honor brand devices that punch well above their weight, to the high-end premium flagships like the P9 and P9 Plus . The Huawei Nova is a decent small-scale Android phone....

Compact size, decent build quality, long-lasting battery life

EMUI continues to hamper Android, camera is lacklustre

The Huawei Nova is a decent small-scale Android phone. It sits in a place in the market where there's desperate need for quality without an overly hefty price tag.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Wiliams (techradar.com)

Huawei Nova review

 

A mid-range phone that flirts with the high-end

High-quality aluminium build ; Decent battery life

Quite expensive ; Poor low-light camera performance ; Emotion UI needs manual tweaks

A well-made mid-range phone, but one a little too expensive given the competition at the price. You can get a similarly impressive phone with a better camera and CPU for the same cash.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Huawei Nova+ review

 

Nova gonna give you up

Large display ; Cool design

Slower loading times ; Price unknown

The larger handset in Huawei's new Nova range, the Nova+ offers a sharp camera and decent design – if it comes in at an accessible price it could be a winner.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei Nova review

 

Huawei's minimal mid-ranger looks like a Nexus 6P that shrunk in the wash

Familiar design adds a touch of class ; Snappy performance and decent battery life

There’s no escaping EMUI ; Camera quality is only average for the money ; Can’t beat the OnePlus 3 for value

Another mid-range marvel from Huawei, but the Nova can’t quite dethrone the OnePlus 3

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Nova review: A OnePlus 3 killer? Not quite

 

A mid-range smartphone, the Huawei Nova isn't exactly the OnePlus 3 killer Huawei wanted it to be

Great screen ; Speedy performance ; Long-lasting battery

Disappointing camera ; Emotion UI

The one advantage it holds is its more pocketable size, but at £335, I’m of the opinion that the slightly cheaper OnePlus 3 is the better buy, while the Nexus 6P is the better option if you’re after the best camera quality.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Nova

 

Huawei has had a good year with its high-end phones, with both the Leica-engineered P9 and P9 Plus impressing both the press and the public. And now it's using IFA in Berlin to unveil a couple more affordable options.

Sep, 2016
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera

Design

Brand colour:Mystic Silver / Prestige gold / Titanium grey

Display

Pixel density:443
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

BeiDou: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:2

Storage

Internal RAM clock speed:933
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
User memory:22