Review Huawei Nova: 5-inch smartphone with interesting features

Review Huawei Nova: 5-inch smartphone with interesting features

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Review Huawei Nova: 5-inch smartphone with interesting features

Huawei launches with a completely new smartphone in the IFA 2016. Huawei Nova not only has a name never before used by the manufacturer, but also the facilities were not seen at Huawei in this combination.

Huawei Nova Specifications

Huawei Nova is a new Huawei smartphone for the middle class. However, the manufacturer does not skimp on many places on the equipment, but sets the red pen to only subtly. With a screen size of 5 inches, the Huawei one of the more compact devices of Huawei. The IPS screen has a 1,920 × 1,080 pixels. Huawei Nova has dimensions of 69.1 × 141.2 × 7.7 mm (W × H × D) and weighs 141 grams.

Review Huawei Nova: 5-inch smartphone with interesting features

The aluminum exterior is reminiscent in design to the Nexus 6P which manufactures Huawei for Google. Because at the back of Huawei Nova sits on the fingerprint sensor is also a pill-shaped recess that receives the camera including LED flash and also is permeable to the antennas. The main camera triggers with 12 million 1.25 micron pixels on, features an autofocus with phase comparison and has an f / 2.2 aperture. In video mode Ultra HD sets with 3,840 × 2,160 pixels is the maximum. The front camera triggers with eight megapixels.

When system on a chip Huawei proposes a an interesting way and not insist on old patterns. but apparently the producers wanted indeed obstruct a middle-class SoC, not simply access only to an older model with less power or poor efficiency. The Kirin 650 Huawei would even can access to a 16-nm SoC corporate daughter HiSilicon, instead one has however chosen to manufactured in 14 nanometer Snapdragon 625 from Qualcomm.

This provides eight up to 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 not necessarily faster CPU with the Adreno 506 GPU, but better than the Mali-T830 MP2 Kirin 650. The memory of Huawei Nova is 3 GB in size, the per microSD card expandable internal memory measures 32 GB.

The integrated into the SoC X9-LTE modem from Qualcomm works on Cat.7 standard and comes up to 300 Mbit / s downstream and 150 Mbit / s upstream. First compromising amenities Nova must be made in the areas of wireless networking and Bluetooth wireless is only possible to b / g / n, Bluetooth in missing the new 4.2 standard. With USB 2.0 Type C but there is a modern cable connection.

Review Huawei Nova: 5-inch smartphone with interesting features

For the 3,020 mAh battery measured Huawei called a standby time of up to 400 hours in the LTE network. The talk time in 2G to achieve up to 400 minutes. In control mode should be possible with Huawei Nova a term of up to two days.

Huawei Nova Price and release date

Huawei brings Huawei Nova in six variants on the market. These differ firstly about the colors gray, silver and gold and each a single and a dual SIM variant. On devices running Android 6.0 marshmallow with the current Huawei EMUI-4.1-essay. The retail price of Huawei Nova is 379 Euro, the launch is to take place in September in the colors silver, gold and gray.

During the presentation of the Nova could be seen on stage, a Nova Plus with a larger display, 16-megapixel camera with OIS and a larger battery with 3340 mAh. Here the recommended retail price is 429 Euro, information on the German market launch is not yet available, however.