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Huawei Nova 5i


Huawei Nova 5i
Huawei Nova 5i (Nova Series)
HiSilicon Kirin 710 8 x 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
, 6GB or 8GB
6.40 inch 19.25:9, 2310 x 1080 pixel 398 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (512GB, SIM 2 slot), Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, fignerprint, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 159.1 x 75.9 ( = 0.33 x 6.26 x 2.99 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 24 MPix Quad: 24MP (f/1.8, 27mm) + 8MP + 2MP (f/2.4, 27mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Reviews for the Huawei Nova 5i

Huawei Nova 5, 5 Pro and Nova 5i Hands-on, First Impressions: Will These Ever Arrive In The PH?
Source: Unbox English
We’re still in Shenzen, China for Huawei’s 2019 Developer Conference, where we managed to stumble on one of the company’s many, many flagship experience stores scattered across the vast country.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Huawei Nova 5i Review: Next Level Smartphone in the Flagship Market
Source: Igeekphone English
Everyone sees this part of the evaluation, Huawei nova 5i features should have been clear at a glance, such as the pole full screen to enhance the screen ratio and front face value; rear AI four camera and front 24 million cameras in the hard power of the camera; IQ Super high voice assistant Xiaoyi and so on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2019

Foreign Reviews

Trên tay Huawei Nova 5i tại Việt Nam: Thiết kế đẹp mắt, màn hình đục lỗ cùng cụm 4 camera sau
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; impressive cameras. Negative: Weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2019


Model: Huawei’s ever expanding lineup of modern day wireless gadgets and smartphones has become a topic of conversation for the citizens of the world. Its growing popularity can only be credited to their consistent production of highly reviewed phones, which can be purchased at a very affordable price range. The Huawei Nova 5i is celebrated as one of the company brand’s latest entry to the 2019 scene and the global audience are keeping an eye out on what exactly the Huawei Nova 5i has to offer when it comes to specs and features. The Huawei Nova 5i participates in the company’s internal campaign in adopting invigorating and lustrous colors as the device’s coat of paint. The Huawei Nova 5i comes with three trendsetting color options of classic black, a cool tone blue, and also an alluring magenta. These charismatic color variations project a reflective luster under any environmental light and it is guaranteed to capture a lot of people’s attention thanks to its dream-like color tracing projection.

What comes off as the center of attention upon the announcement of the Huawei Nova 5i model would be its rear quad camera setup, which by happenstance has taken many by surprise. The introduction of a rear quad camera setup highly entails to the fact that the Huawei Nova 5i is more than capable of capturing the perfect picturesque photos as sentimental keepsake or memento. The rear quad camera setup consists of the combination of a 4.8 MP f/1.8 as its main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 2 MP macro camera and a 2 MP depth shooter. These different camera components are pieced together in order to create the most charming and visually breathtaking photos in accordance to one’s liking. Taking selfies or landscape sceneries in general will always be a real pleasure with the rear quad camera setup of the Huawei Nova 5i. The Huawei Nova 5i comes equipped with a Kirin 810 processor. The Kirin 810 processor falls under the category of mid-range performing component. The Kirin 810 processor is considered to be one of the latest releases in the summer of 2019, which complement the release date of the Huawei Nova 5i rather compatibly. The Kirin 810 is shown to record up to 2.27 GHz of performance rate, which is something that Android smartphone users can truly appreciate. The Kirin 810 can also support custom configuration of the Huawei Nova i5 with up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage in accordance to the user’s very own preference.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam


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-G51 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters. Beware the results in the Mate 20 Lite, that detects benchmarks and boosts the performance.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

Kirin 710: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A73 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and four Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.7 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (600 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G51MP4 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

0.178 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-08-11)