HUAWEI NOVA AND NOVA PLUS REVIEW

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Overview

nova and nova plus

HUAWEI recently introduced two new mid-price Android smartphones: the Nova and the Nova plus. The Nova comes with a 5.0-inch device with 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The Nova Plus has a 5.5 inch variant with the identical basic internals. Following our hands-on first look at this two device, right here is our full review.

Design

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These two phones are almost similar, however, on the outside, they’re quite different. The norm until now has been that the “plus” alternative of a smartphone was a carbon copy of its shorter sibling except with a larger screen. However, that certainly isn’t the case right here.

Each smartphone feature full metal unibody constructions, which performs them very sturdy, and permits for a good and solid feel in hand. Beyond that, the Nova seems a lot like a mini Nexus 6P. On the front is the 5.0/5.5 inch display together with the front facing camera and HUAWEI logo. Neither have capacitive keys as the navigation key is on screen. On the suitable are the volume rocker and power button. On the top is the 3.5mm headphone jack together with a microphone. On the bottom is the speaker grill. The Nova Plus has two grills. However, there’s only one speaker on each handset. Flip the phone over, and you discover the rear-facing camera, a LED flash, another HUAWEI logo and the fingerprint reader.

Display

nova and nova plus

The displays for the phones are same(except the size). They’re both IPS LCD panels, and each has a Full HD resolution (i.e. 1920 x 1080). Each display will be configured in the settings to alter the color temperature, and both displays have the identical level of brightness (450 nits). certainly, the screen on the Nova plus is larger (at 5.5 inches in comparison with 5.0 inches).

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Features and performance

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The HUAWEI Nova and Nova plus both has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 built using a 14nm process. That is a mid-range processing package. That isn’t certainly a bad thing since today’s mid-range phones provides better performance than a few of the high-end devices. Within the CPU side, you get eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores, clocked up to 2.0GHz. On the GPU side, you see the Adreno 506, which supports OpenGL ES 3.1.

When it happens to every day, use you can see the Snapdragon 625 more than capable. The UI response was good, close quickly. 3GB of RAM. If you’re a power user, then you’ll struggle with the Snapdragon 625, however, for most users will feel just about everything you ask of it.

Software

nova and nova plus

The software experience is similar to the Nova and the Nova Plus, with both working Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In case you have used a HUAWEI phone before, you’ll know what to expect right here, and once over, you get a very iOS-like user interface, with no app drawer, transparency effects, and home pages filled with colorful icons. For some people, the shortage of a stock Android experience will be a stumbling block, especially the shortage of an app drawer.

Camera

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The camera is one area where the Nova and Nova plus change significantly. The Nova comes with a 12MP rear facing camera that may record video at 4K, also has an 8MP front facing Camera. It comes with a 16MP rear facing camera that includes OIS and 4K video, plus the same 8MP front facing Camera.

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Specifications

Huawei nova

Display: 5.0 inch IPS panel
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB + microSD
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Facing Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3020mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Features: USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.1.

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Huawei Nova plus

Display: 5.5 inch IPS panel 1920×1080 resolution
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB + microSD
Rear Camera: 16MP
Front Facing Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3340mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Features: USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.1, Fingerprint scanner

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Verdict

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With 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, Full HD displays then the Nova and Nova plus have the hallmarks of a couple of upper mid-range devices. That’s even more so for the Nova Plus with its built-in OIS and bigger display. I hoped for a better Snapdragon processor and Nova and Nova plus several days, I should admit that the processor package works simply nice. However, for those looking to purchase a phone in the mid-range (and not a flagship), it’s more than adequate.


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