Huawei Nova 5T review
Quad-camera and impressive features
Our Huawei Nova 5T review takes a look at this latest Android smartphone. The stunning display, unique textured design, and impressive camera setup make this Huawei smartphone a must-have for your next upgrade.
Dazzling colours and reflective design
The Huawei Nova 5T has a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 you get a good viewing experience when browsing web pages as additional lines are displayed, this means less scrolling around. The screen immerses you into gaming action and video clips are displayed in widescreen style in landscape mode.
This latest Huawei smartphone has an eye-catching design with dazzling colours. The amazing textures of the phone coupled with the reflective finish give the handset a unique finish. With a refined finish and texture, light and shadow reflects as the phone moves for a 3D effect of multiple layers on the flat surface
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The Huawei Nova 5T comes in Black, Crush Blue or Midsummer Purple. The phone weighs in at 174g and measures 7.8mm thick. That measurement is impressive when you realise how much technology Huawei has packed into this smartphone.
The phone has a HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor. The RAM comes in two variants with a 6GB or 8GB option. Both of these models include 128GB of memory for storing your photos and music. Whichever model you go for, both provide impressive performance and fantastic user experience.
Phone Set Up
The Huawei Nova 5T has a fingerprint sensor that is side-mounted. It makes it easy to unlock the phone one-handed. The side-mounted sensor allows the design of the phone back cover to stay sleek. The sensor reads the fingerprint quickly so you can instantly unlock the phone and never miss a beat.
The onboard memory option only comes in 128GB and there is no card slot. The big memory will be enough for storing many of your photos but you can always use Google Photos to keep more.
The Huawei Nova 5T is an Android 9 device, upgradeable to Android 10). You get lots of familiar apps such as Chrome, Maps, and YouTube. Huawei has included EMUI 10, it's the latest user interface so you get the very best features.
Some of the top features of EMUI 10 include:
Dark Mode - a popular new trend in smartphones is dark mode. Android has a dark mode option but Huawei has gone further. The mode will switch the UI colour to black and also adjust the contrast of the display according to light conditions. It makes all apps, systems, and notifications go dark across the whole UI.
Camera interface - new visual changes to the camera interface will be a welcome sight for Huawei fans. A clean and simple bar along the bottom gives you the shooting mode options. A new zoom slider makes it more simple to zoom in and out. The mode is much easier to use and comes with 11 new filters.
Always-On display with colour - the Always-On feature has been part of the Huawei EMUI for a while now. On this latest version, you can customise the display even further. You get the usual time, date and notification choices but also colourful wallpapers.
The Huawei Nova 5T has the latest Kirin 980 chip. As a leading commercial 7nm SOC processor, you get a fluid experience when it comes to performance. Dual-NPU setup makes the AI performance even better.
The new chip increases phone performance and is super-efficient. All of that means you get a responsive phone that handles battery life. Battery charge lasts longer and apps perform better than ever.
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Camera & Video
The rear camera on the Huawei Nova 5T is an impressive quad-lens which consists of:
- 48MP main camera
- 16MP Super-Wide angle
- 2MP depth sensor
- 2MP Macro camera
Powerful photo and video algorithms help you get amazing images every time. Rich, clear images with beautiful colour and effects are easy on this smartphone. The 1/2-inch sensor with 48MP capture allows you to create professional-quality photos. Super Night Mode uses a combination of light-sensing, image de-noising, stabilisation and a long exposure for blue-free shots.
With the wide-angle abilities on this smartphone camera, you can capture amazing landscape photos. Use the wide-angle to add drama to portraits or get more people in the shot. The Super Macro lens means you can take photos from only 4cm away so you can explore a whole new world.
32MP selfie camera
With an outstanding 32MP lens on the front of the phone, the Huawei Nova 5T also takes great selfies. AI technology can highlight natural beauty and enhance your features. With 4-in-1 pixel fusion, you get brighter photos and AI will balance exposure for clearer images.
The Huawei Nova 5T has a 3,750mAh battery with SuperCharge. With the 22.5W Huawei SuperCharge system, you can get 50%b battery life in just 30 minutes. Thanks to the AI processor available battery life is managed effectively so you can get to a power source with some usage time left.
Written by: Carmel Brown