Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro Specs, Price and Review

Huawei announces the Nova 5 series Android powered Smartphones on Friday, which includes the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro, and Nova 5i. The phones comes with impressive specifications and features.

The Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro comes with almost identical specs, as they both features the same screen size, Android OS, camera lens, and body design.

However, the company also announced the new HiSilicon Kirin 810 SoC, packs two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz, paired with Mali-G52 GPU but still based on the 7nm manufacturing process.

The Huawei nova 5 is the first phone to arrive with Huawei’s new Kirin 810 chipset. And it will not be available until mid-July.

During the launch, the company announced that they will also offer a limited-edition variant of the Nova 5 Pro in the Chinese market with slight design tweaks and bundled Freelace wireless headphones.

Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro Specs

*. Display: 6.39-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR Display with 108% DCI-P3 Color Gamut
*. Design: Glass back with 3D lightening effect
*. Colors:
– Nova 5: Bright Black, Midsummer Purple, and Forest Green colours.
– Nova 5 Pro: Bright Black, Midsummer Purple, Coral Orange, and Forest Green colours.
*. Dimensions: 157.4 × 74.8 × 7.33mm
*. Weight: 171g
*. Processor:
– Nova 5: HUAWEI Kirin 810 (2 x Cortex A76 2.27 GHz + 6 x Cortex A55 1.88 GHz) processor with 820MHz ARM Mali-G52MP6 GPU
– Nova 5 Pro: HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) processor with 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
*. RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB (Nova 5 Pro only), expandable memory up to 256GB
*. SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1
*. Cameras:
– Back cameras: 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP 4cm macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP depth of field lens with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, CAF
– Front camera: 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: In-display fingerprint sensor
*. Network and connectivity: USB Type-C audio, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC (Nova 5 Pro only), USB Type-C
*. Battery: 3500mAh capacity with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging

Huawei Nova 5 Pro

Huawei Nova 5 Pro

The body design on the both phones includes waterdrop-style notch, glass back design with 3D lighting effect, curved edges, and a slim body.

And they both sports a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) OLED screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, support DC dimming, alongside with a dewdrop notch display.

Both devices arrives with a Quad-core camera sensor, which includes the 48-megapixels rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 16-megapixels Ultra Wide Angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2-megapixels 4cm macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixels depth of field lens with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, CAF.

The mobile phones comes with a massive 32-megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture. And it also support AI HDR+ as well as support for night mode.

A fingerprint sensor is built right inside the screen display, which is the in-display fingerprint sensor. The both phones comes in Black, Purple and Green colors but the Nova 5 Pro comes in an extra color, which is the Coral Orange color.

They also runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.1.1 out of the box, but the Nova 5 is powered by HUAWEI Kirin 810 (2 x Cortex A76 2.27 GHz + 6 x Cortex A55 1.88 GHz) processor with 820MHz ARM Mali-G52MP6 GPU.

While the Nova 5 Pro is fueled by HUAWEI Kirin 980 (2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz) processor with 720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU.

But the Nova 5 Pro being the star of the series arrives with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 256GB, but the Nova 5 comes with 8GB RAM / 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB.

Well the onboard storage of the both phones uses Huawei’s EROFS filesystem. Which offers 20 percent better performance than the EXT filesystem that is present on many Android smartphones.

The power house of the both phones are engineered by a massive 3500mAh battery capacity with 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging that lets you charge the phone up to 50% in 15 minutes and 85% in 30 minutes.

Huawei Nova 5

Price of Nova 5 and Nova 5 PRO

For the pricing, the HUAWEI Nova 5 lone model is priced at 2799 yuan, which is around $407 / Rs. 28,335 approx. And you can pre-order the device in China starting from July 13th and go on sale from 20th July.

While on the other hand, the HUAWEI Nova 5 Pro 8GB RAM with 128GB storage goes for 2999 yuan, which is around $436 / Rs. 30,360 approx.

But the high-end model, 8GB RAM with 256GB storage costs 3399 yuan, which is around $494 / Rs. 34,410 approx. And it will available for order starting today and goes on sale in China from June 28th.

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