The Nova 5T is Huawei’s latest smartphone from its Nova range, which focuses on value for money. It achieves this with a mix of flagship features and cutting corners on the design.
The design and display
The Huawei Nova 5T is beautiful, even if the manufacturer does not break new ground here. The shiny, reflective back, the glass and metal, and the hole in the front of the display are well known from the competition – also from the devices of the sister brand, Honor.
A special feature could be the fingerprint sensor on the side. This is integrated in the power button on the right edge. So to wake up the display you have to touch one of up to five registered fingerprints; you don’t even have to press the button itself.
The 6.26 inch LTPS display has a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels or 412 DPI. The aspect ratio is therefore 19.5:9. The selfie camera is embedded in the display, looking out from the hole punch.
Hardware, Software and Performance
Internally, the Huawei Nova 5T has power where it counts. Huawei’s homebrew octa-core Kirin 980 processor is backed-up by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is a package that manages to hit a specification sweet-spot that matches its Xiaomi rival.
Like other Huawei phones, the Nova 5T runs on EMUI 9, the Huawei flavored version of Android 9, which remains a good operating system.
The Nova 5T’s camera array is hugely impressive on paper, with a total of five lenses. Like many manufacturers, the hardware comes courtesy of Sony. The main, 48Mp sensor is supported by a 16Mp ultrawide lens and 2Mp dedicated macro lens . Separate from the main module, a depth sensor helps detect how far objects are away from the shutter.
Battery is good on the Nova 5T – 3,750mAh – which really goes a long way when used with Huawei’s battery-saving technology and that LCD panel.
Solid, compact build for those tired of huge phones
Reliable all-round performance
Competitive cameras that won’t disappoint
Simple, intuitive fingerprint sensor solution
LCD display is decent, but still not in OLED territory
No headphone jack
No expandable storage
No dust and water resistance
The Huawei Nova 5T offers a smart design, decent cameras and effective performance along with access to Google apps. This Smartphone is available at Banggood.com and sold for $429.99