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Huawei Nova Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 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 are impressed by the camera and screen. The design and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the size and portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

battery, performance, design, screen, camera


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Huawei Nova Plus review | Should I buy a Huawei Nova Plus?


Announced at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Huawei is launching a new range of smartphones to take on the mid-range market, the Huawei Nova and Huawei Nova Plus. We've spent some time with the Huawei Nova Plus and here we discuss pricing and availability, design,...

While the Huawei Nova Plus certainly looks the part with a premium design and a bright, crisp display, the internals let it down. Despite featuring an improved camera with OIS, the photos produced by the smartphone are barely improved when compared to...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Huawei Nova Plus review: Almost a OnePlus 3 killer


Huawei's Nova Plus is a mid-range tour de force, but it isn't quite the OnePlus 3 killer

Excellent camera ; Speedy performance ; Impressive display

Disappointing battery life ; Too expensive

Even so, that puts the Nova Plus at a bit of a disadvantage, for while its screen, performance and camera are all fantastic, the OnePlus 3 does everything a lot better for less. I’d definitely recommend the Nova Plus over the regular Nova, but if...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Huawei Nova Plus Review: In Depth


We review the mighty Huawei Nova Plus, a super-sized 5.5-inch version of the Huawei Nova boasting a 16-megapixel camera and an even bigger Full HD display

Strong media creds ; Excellent battery life ; Rugged design

Patchy performance ; Bettered by rivals

The Nova Plus is yet another 5.5-inch mighty mobile, which is elevated by some seriously impressive battery life. Media fans will love the spacious Full HD screen, but the likes of the OnePlus 3 and Samsung’s Galaxy A7 2016 boast the same strengths as...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Katie Collins (

Huawei hopes Nova and Nova Plus will be shining stars of the midrange phone market


Beyond their glossy and relatively small exteriors, the Nova and Nova Plus deliver popular, but not quite remarkable features.

Expert review by : Stan Schroeder (

Huawei nova and nova plus: Mid-range phones that don't feel like a compromise


Flagship looks, decent price.

Beautiful design ; Solid performance ; Well built

Could be cheaper

Huawei's mid-rangers look like premium phones and, for the most part, perform like flagships.

Sep, 2016

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3340 / 3400
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 / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
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 colour:Mystic Silver / Titanium grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours: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 / No
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


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


Internal RAM:3


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


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


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


2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards: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 included:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
USB version:2.0


Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625 / MSM 8952-3


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

Height :15.2 / 151.8
Width:7.57 / 75.7