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Huawei Nova

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Huawei Nova. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and design also get good feedback. The usability and price get critical comments. Reviews are divided on the camera.

performance, design, screen, battery, durability

price, usability

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Nova preview: Channelling Nexus 6P design into the mid-range - Pocket-lint

 

When we first caught wind that Huawei was going to be contributing to the Nexus programme in 2015, we were excited for this ambitious Chinese company.

There's a lot to love about the Huawei Nova. It's a mid-range handset that wants to bring you adequate power, with specs that matter, and a build that's class leading. The mid-range is in many ways more interesting and disruptive than the flagship...

Sep, 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: 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

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei Nova Review: In Depth

 

Huawei Nova review: We've spent the week with Huawei's latest mobile, nicknamed the Nova. At under £400 can it compete with the likes of the OnePlus3?

Fantastic battery life ; Compact, attractive unibody ; Strong display

Glitchy software ; Occasional stutters

The Nova is a slick bit of hardware which boasts particularly impressive battery life, as well as offering a solid media experience. However, the software issues and glitches can make it quite a frustrating experience at times and performance is...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Huawei Nova review

 

Huawei's mid-range offering puts up a good fight, but it can't trump the OnePlus 3

Solid performance; attractive design; good battery life

Lots of bloatware; Emotion UI still isn't as nice as stock Android; Undermined by the OnePlus 3

The Huawei Nova gets a lot of things right, but it's fighting a difficult battle - the OnePlus 3 is nigh-unbeatable in virtually every category.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Huawei Nova review: Good, but it's no OnePlus 3

 

The Huawei Nova has an awful lot going for it, and yet it's powerless when set alongside the OnePlus 3

Oct, 2016

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: (stuff.tv_in)

Huawei Nova hands-on review

 

Another mid-range marvel from Huawei, which could take down the Moto G if the price is right

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3020
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):380
Standby time (3G):400
Standby time (4G):420
Talk time (3G):33

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Brand colour:Mystic Silver / Prestige gold / Titanium grey
Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:443
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MID, MP3, MP4, MPA, OGG, WAV
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:3GP, MKV, MP4, WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port: Yes

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor boost frequency:2
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal RAM clock speed:933
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.1
Height :14.1 / 141.2
Weight:146
Width:6.91 / 69.1