Huawei Nova hands-on review

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Key Features

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • 3,020mAh battery
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • USB Type-C
  • Manufacturer: Huawei
  • Review Price: to be confirmed

Key features

  • Higher-end than the Huawei mid-range norm
  •  … but pricier too
  • There's a big brother if you want a larger screen

Design and display

  • High-quality metal build feels good
  • The design is a bit too familiar for our liking
  • Solid, if not class-leading 1080p screen

Interface and reliability

  • No apps menu, just like an iPhone
  • Needs tweaks to get the most out of
  • Some users won't like Emotion UI

Movies, music and gaming

  • Speakers are a bit harsh-sounding
  • Solid gaming despite mid-range CPU
  • Tweak the Dolby DSP or your headphones will sound rubbish

Specs and benchmark performance

  • A mid-range CPU, but one that stays cool
  • A way off flagship-style performance
  • Enough grunt for 1080p

Battery life

  • Excellent battery stamina if you lay off streaming
  • No fast charger included, which seems a bit stingy


  • Fab photos on a sunny day
  • Bad photos at night
  • Camera app seems like a dodgy take on Apple's

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