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Huawei Nova 4

Specifications

Huawei Nova 4
Huawei Nova 4 (Nova Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 970 8 x 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.40 inch 21:9, 2310 x 1080 pixel 398 PPI, Câpcitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 157 x 75.1 ( = 0.31 x 6.18 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3750 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Triple: 48MP (f/1.8) + 16MP (f/2.2) + 2(f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Huawei Nova 4

Huawei Nova 4 Review
Source: Yugatech English Archive.org version
The Huawei Nova 4, coined as the successor to the much-favored Nova 3, is a smartphone that we can say could be an all-screen twin of its predecessor. We sure got an all-screen device with an innovative punch-hole camera, triple camera setup, and long battery life. Those, though, does not justify the fact that we’ve seen more significant downsides than that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2019
Huawei Nova 4 Review: Life With The Hole Ain’t So Bad
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
Yes, if it’s ever offered in the Philippines, that is. Huawei Philippines still isn’t saying if they will sell the Nova 4 in the country, which makes recommending it difficult.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2019
Huawei Nova 4 Unboxing, Quick Review: This Phone Needs To Be Sold Here
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
Right now Huawei hasn’t confirmed yet if they’re selling the phone here in the Philippines, but the mere fact that they sent a review device over may be an indication that they’re gaging public interest before pulling the trigger. As for pricing, we can only guess: in Malaysia, the Nova 4 is RM 1899, which is roughly around 24.2K without taxes and duties factored in for the base 20-megapixel variant.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2019
Huawei Nova 4 New Evaluation, Design, Hardware, Features, Review
Source: Igeekphone English Archive.org version
Huawei has always called the Nova series users nova stars. This group of young people likes to play, likes cool, and likes the latest technology. Huawei Nova 4 fully meets these requirements. The more cool appearance, the powerful performance, and the excellent shooting are enough to make Nova 4 the new favorite of nova stars. The innovative pole screen design is also in the full-screen tide of this year’s blossoms and has a new design idea. Whether pole screens can become the mainstream of the industry, but also need to be counted by consumers after the product goes on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2018

Foreign Reviews

Trải nghiệm Huawei Nova 4: Cách tiếp cận "notch" mới từ Huawei
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; decent performance; great cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2019
Trên tay Huawei Nova 4 tại Việt Nam: camera ẩn dưới màn hình
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive cameras; powerful hardware; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2019
Trải nghiệm Huawei Nova 4 - màn hình 'nốt ruồi', giá từ 450 USD
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2019

Comment

Series:

Huawei's phone business may be embattled due to software problems but it has not stopped making new phones. While most of them have not made it to European shores, the latest Huawei Nova 9 is an exception to this. In terms of its design, this device is still considered thin at 7.8mm and light at 175g. This definitely makes it rather portable while the curved edges keep it comfortable to be held on too. The rear camera module on the back comes in two different circles which houses the main camera and the remaining lenses. However, this model has no Gorilla Glass on the display and there is also no water or dust-resistant IP rating. As far as the display is concerned, the Huawei Nova 9 has been incorporated with a large 6.75-inch Full HD+ OLED display with high colour coverage. This is paired with an impressive 120Hz high refresh rate. In addition, there is also an under-display fingerprint reader, which can be quite fast and reliable. In terms of its performance, this is a firmly mid-range device which uses the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with an 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. It is undeniable that this is not the fastest or most powerful phone on the market, but it has got more than enough power for the average user. The performance is rather smooth and fluid even when multi-tasking, and there is enough power to run any modern smartphone game too.

In terms of its battery, the Huawei Nova 9 comes in with a 4300mAh battery which is enough for the phone to last a day’s use fairly comfortably, but definitely not enough to stretch it to two days unless for an exceptionally light usage. Fundamentally that makes the battery life fairly average for the modern market as there are phones with better battery life out there, but this is obviously not the worst though. As for its camera, this smartphone carries a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera being encased in its own circular housing, utilizes Huawei's RYYB pixel arrangement which the company prefers especially for low light performance. However, in this device it is not combined with optical image stabilization (OIS) which is key to really excellent night photography. Overall, in daylight the main camera is exceptional with rich colours and vivid detail in a range of conditions. Though in darker lighting results are good, the lack of OIS does show. Apart from that, the ultrawide does the job in decent lighting, but there is a marked drop in detail compared to the main lens while colours tend to be washed out. There is also a 32MP selfie camera which is quite decent. Overall, it is a great phone to be considered if the absence of Google Mobile services is not an issue.

ARM Mali-G72 MP12: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 12 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Kirin 970: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x Cortex-A73 (up to 2.4 GHz) and 4x Cortex A53 (up to 1.8) Ghz. Furthermore, it integrates a fast LTE modem with up to 1.2 GBit/s.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.40":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.172 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-12-21)