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Huawei Nova Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Huawei Nova Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size and camera, and many are less positive about the reliability and portability.

battery, performance, design, usability, durability

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Nova Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Huawei Nova Plus Smartphone Review


Finally 4k recording! Huawei's Nova Plus leaves a premium impression in the mainstream segment and is the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer with Ultra-HD video recording. However, Huawei does not use its own Kirin SoC, but a chip from...

high build quality ; USB Type-C ; good display ; reliably fingerprint scanner ; good cameras ; long battery runtimes

high SAR values ; only 2.4 GHz WLAN ; no App2SD / microSD cannot be formatted as internal storage ; only hybrid dual-SIM

Huawei's Nova Plus is a really good smartphone and we can only find few real drawbacks. Besides the bright display you get two really good cameras. Selfie fans will enjoy the front camera in particular. You also get a powerful battery, which actually...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen S. (

Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Review


How many different ways are there to put together a smartphone? Manufacturers pick and choose components from myriad sources to bring us tricked-out flagships with bleeding-edge specs, ruggedized handsets able to withstand a little abuse, and even...

Fantastic battery life ; Feels quite well-made, maybe more than pricing would suggest

Expected more from the cameras, after all Huawei's hype ; Display not terribly bright nor accurate ; EMUI will take novice users some getting used to ; No unified “Nova” hardware design, some poor aesthetic decisions

Huawei put together two very solid phones with the Nova and Nova Plus. They don't do any one thing really well, but instead combine respectable performance (so long as you aren't too into gaming), alright camera quality, and decent design into two...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Rose Behar (

Huawei Nova Plus review: A solid mid-range Android for the right price


The Huawei Nova Plus' sticker price is likely the first thing that will draw the eye of a potential buyers.

MrQ ; Shame that it’s not dual sim. Otherwise checks all the boxes for me ; JTon ; According to gsmarena there is a dual sim variant. The carriers have never sold dual sim phones, so you won’t find them there. ; Jason van de Laar ; The international...

MrQ ; Shame that it’s not dual sim. Otherwise checks all the boxes for me ; JTon ; According to gsmarena there is a dual sim variant. The carriers have never sold dual sim phones, so you won’t find them there. ; Jason van de Laar ; The international...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Dragan Petric (brighthand)

Huawei nova plus Review: Looks Great & Performs Well, But Pricey


We first saw the Huawei nova plus at IFA 2016, where it was pitched as a mid-range handset with premium features. How well does that hold up? Read on in this full Huawei nova plus review.

Design, finish and craftsmanship ; Excellent display contrast ; Above average battery autonomy ; One of the best fingerprint sensors in the world ; Design, finish and craftsmanship ; Excellent display contrast ; Above average battery autonomy ; One of...

High price-to-performance ratio ; Poor display visibility when exposed to direct sunlight ; Display has no protective layer ; Poor low-light camera performance ; High price-to-performance ratio ; Poor display visibility when exposed to direct sunlight...

The Huawei nova plus has an excellent design and fantastic finish. This convincing craftsmanship is its chief selling point. The display, chipset, and camera performance are just good enough not to drag it down.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chance Kinney (

Huawei Nova Plus Review


At IFA in September, Huawei announced a pair of new mid-range smartphones, introducing their Nova line. But, the Nova Plus and the Nova only seem to share a name — Huawei used different designs for the two phones, on top of making one bigger than the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (

Huawei Nova Plus review: a high price for a premium look and an excellent battery


Huawei has taken advantage of the IFA 2016 in Berlin to introduce two new smartphones the mid-range device market: the Nova and the Nova Plus. Characterized by a premium design, the Nova Plus promises excellent performance especially with its battery...

Premium Design ; Performance ; Battery

Price ; Poor photo quality in conditions where there is little light ; The 5 GHz band lacks support

I believe Huawei has done a great job with the Nova Plus. Its strengths are undoubtedly its premium design, the overall user experience and battery performance. The camera, for a mid-range smartphone, offers good photos when lighting conditions are...

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Hands-on Huawei Nova and Nova Plus review: super Novas?


Huawei took to the stage at IFA 2016 to announce a pair of new smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer said that it was seeking to capture the premium market while maintaining the mid-tier segment. Its P9 device has proved to be a big success at the...

The Nova and Nova Plus are phones that appear to target Huawei's vision of millennials. They look good, they are optimized for taking selfies, and they have a battery which will allow you to play Pokemon Go for a while.

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Huawei Nova Plus


Not content with launching one handset at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Huawei has gone ahead and unveiled two mid-range options that will go head-to-head with the likes of the OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Plus and Vodafone Smart Platinum 7.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger


Huawei hasn't been shy about the fact it wants to dominate the European market. Unlike the likes of Apple, or HTC, its strategy isn't just to release one or two phones it thinks everyone will buy. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer releases dozens of...

Build quality and design are well considered, battery life is great

EMUI software can hamper the experience, lacks competitive price for mid-range

Huawei phones tend to deliver the same old story: great hardware, poor software. It's no different than with the Nova Plus which, at its €429 price point, makes it hard to recommend over a faster, more powerful OnePlus 3 or more exciting-looking Honor...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Huawei Nova Plus review


A quality handset, but not quite a super Nova

Reliable fingerprint sensor ; Strong battery life ; Classy design

Ugly interface ; Camera underwhelming ; Mediocre power for the money

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.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3340 / 3400
Battery performance:3340
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):427
Standby time (3G):448
Standby time (4G):471
Talk time (3G):25

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call waiting:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Video recording:Y / Yes


Brand color:Mystic Silver / Titanium grey
Color name:Mystic Silver / Titanium grey
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:3


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV
Video compression format:3GP, MKV, MP4, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Position location:Y


2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:2
Processor:MSM 8952-3
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:625


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0 / 8


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions