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Huawei Nova Plus

Specifications

Huawei Nova Plus
Huawei Nova Plus (Nova Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, Multi-touch, 10 point, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24.01 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined headphones and microphone port (3.5 mm), Card Reader: MicroSD up to 128 GB (SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Hall Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, OTG, Wifi Direct
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 7 (band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 and 38), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.3 x 151.8 x 75.7 ( = 0.29 x 5.98 x 2.98 in)
Battery
14.7 Wh, 3340 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4.4 V, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 25 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 427 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 448 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (Autofocus, OIS, two-tone LED-flash, UHD video)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (Fixfocus)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, Power adapter, USB-cable, SIM tool, headset, EMUI 4.1, 24 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, SAR body: 1.42 W/kg, SAR head: 1.41 W/kg, fanless
Weight
162 g ( = 5.71 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 67 g ( = 2.36 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
429 Euro

 

Average Score: 78.37% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 71 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 73%, features: 64%, display: 81% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Huawei Nova Plus

86% Huawei Nova Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Finally 4k recording! Huawei's Nova Plus leaves a premium impression in the mainstream segment and is the first smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer with Ultra-HD video recording. However, Huawei does not use its own Kirin SoC, but a chip from Qualcomm. How does the smartphone perform in the competitive segment of up to 400 Euros (~$432)?
74% Huawei Nova Plus — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
All in all it’s a solid, good looking device that will meet the needs of the vast majority of users and perhaps most importantly at an outright price that won’t break the bank. I’d seriously consider purchasing this as a backup device personally and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to the majority of my family and friends who are on the hunt for a new device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Nova Plus review: A solid mid-range Android for the right price
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Asus Zenfone 3 offers a much more reasonable comparison at about $430. However, it’s only available online — which negates the opportunity to get it for a reduced rate upfront from a carrier and may not provide the same quality of warranty when bought from a carrier. Meanwhile, the Nova Plus can be picked up at Rogers, Fido and Virgin for $0 down on a two-year contract. While the bloated UI may be enough to turn some off of the phone, the steady capability of this well-designed device makes it a great contender in the mid-range space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Mid-priced Huawei Nova Plus smart phone, now in Australia
Source: Gadgetguy English
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has released in Australia its latest smart phone from its new Nova series, the Huawei Nova Plus. (I say giant” because it’s true: $US60 billion in revenues last year!) Priced at $549, it’s available now at Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2016
70% ​Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Huawei’s Nova Plus is something of a jack of all trades. There’s little it can’t do and it uses the latest, second-tier components. The problem is that it’s still competing with many of the best last-gen phones which are still better and have reduced prices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nova and Nova Plus review: Huawei’s polished mid-rangers don't quite hit their mark
Source: New Atlas English
We enjoyed our time with these two phones and they tick a lot of the right boxes – particular in design and battery life – but we don't think Huawei has quite done enough to make an impact in a very congested market. If it can build on what it's done with the Nova and Nova Plus, and get European and US carriers more interested in the coming months, then the 2017 editions could be much more appealing propositions.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
60% Huawei nova plus Review: Looks Great & Performs Well, But Pricey
Source: Brighthand English
The Huawei nova plus has an excellent design and fantastic finish. This convincing craftsmanship is its chief selling point. The display, chipset, and camera performance are just good enough not to drag it down.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Huawei Nova Plus review | Should I buy a Huawei Nova Plus? Stunning design, but underwhelming internals ruin Huawei's mid-range smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
While the Huawei Nova Plus certainly looks the part with a premium design and a bright, crisp display, the internals let it down. Despite featuring an improved camera with OIS, the photos produced by the smartphone are barely improved when compared to the Nova. However, we could look past the camera if it wasn’t for the sub-par CPU and GPU, which produce fairly disappointing results when compared to other mid-range Android smartphones. While the Nova Plus isn’t a terrible mid-range smartphone, there are better options on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
60% Huawei Nova and Nova Plus review: Rinse and repeat
Source: International Business Times English
The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus are perfectly capable mid-range handsets from Huawei that offer solid specs at a reasonable price point. While they lack imagination from a design perspective, both are well-built and premium-looking, at times echoing the phones Huawei hopes to replace at the top of the smartphone pecking order. However, there's nothing on offer here to tip them much above the average mark, and once again Huawei's software prevents the smartphones from feeling like something that could pose a serious threat to its Android rivals. And in the mid-range smartphone market, Huawei has a lot to contend with.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
73% Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In the end, neither of these phones is likely to steer you wrong, especially if you're not demanding a ton from your smartphone – and if you want a handset that feels great to hold, and has a battery that won't leave you hanging, either makes a really nice choice. But there's also not a lot here that screams THIS is the mid-priced phone to get. As a result, we'd definitely recommend considering these two Novas – but maybe check out some phones from the competition, as well.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 73%
80% Huawei Nova Plus review: Almost a OnePlus 3 killer
Source: Expert Reviews English
Even so, that puts the Nova Plus at a bit of a disadvantage, for while its screen, performance and camera are all fantastic, the OnePlus 3 does everything a lot better for less. I’d definitely recommend the Nova Plus over the regular Nova, but if you’re looking for a great mid-range phablet, the OnePlus 3 is still the way to go – not only is it considerably faster, but its battery life is also significantly better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei Nova Plus Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Nova Plus is yet another 5.5-inch mighty mobile, which is elevated by some seriously impressive battery life. Media fans will love the spacious Full HD screen, but the likes of the OnePlus 3 and Samsung’s Galaxy A7 2016 boast the same strengths as the Nova Plus, at a lower asking price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Android Headlines English
All-in-all, I think the Nova Plus is a device that Huawei has mis-positioned a little bit. In all of the above, we have established that the Nova Plus is a great smartphone, which it is. There’s no denying that, but with a price tag of €429, Huawei have priced it a little higher than I thought they would. Sure, the build quality and design here is great, and that fingerprint sensor is certainly a great luxury to have included, but the rest of the Nova Plus is pretty standard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2016
70% Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger
Source: Pocket Lint English
Huawei phones tend to deliver the same old story: great hardware, poor software. It's no different than with the Nova Plus which, at its €429 price point, makes it hard to recommend over a faster, more powerful OnePlus 3 or more exciting-looking Honor 8 (which, in essence, is from Huawei anyway!).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Huawei Nova And Nova Plus Review
Source: Android Authority English
With 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 4K video recording and Full HD displays then the nova and nova plus certainly have the hallmarks of couple of upper mid-range devices. That is even more so for the nova plus with its built-in OIS and larger display. The main weaknesses are the the processor package, and the camera setup.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Huawei Nova + Nova Plus review: Lean and mean
Source: Android Central English
Overall, the Huawei Nova and Nova Plus are two excellent, if slightly overpriced mid-range phones. As always with Huawei, the build quality is excellent and performance is just fine, but software remains a sticking point. If you can get past (or even learn to like) EMUI, both phones deliver exceptional battery life, pretty good cameras and a choice of two form factors: The regular Nova is svelte and pocket-friendly, while the Nova Plus packs in a significant camera upgrade and a small battery bump alongside its bigger display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2016
Huawei nova plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
Huawei's on an upward trend and its recent phones are consistently showing it. The attention to detail on the exterior has been matched on the inside and the polished software is one of Huawei's definite strengths. This is really where the EMIUI is shining lately: innovative and helpful gestures, clean yet customizable interface and top-notch camera processing algorithms. The Huawei nova plus was developed and built to a high standard. The airplane-grade aluminum has made it reasonably lightweight but sturdy, and it feels quite convincingly premium in terms of both hand feel and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2016
Which looks gorgeous but lacks power when compared to the competition
Source: PC Advisor English
While we’ve only had a limited time with the Huawei Nova Plus, we’re fairly happy with what we see. The display is bright and crisp, and the build quality is similar to that of a flagship smartphone. The 16Mp rear-facing snapper with OIS is also an attractive point, allowing users to take crisp, sharp and detailed photos and smooth videos. The biggest question is – is it worth the money? While no UK pricing has been announced, the 429 Euro price tag makes it more expensive than the OnePlus 3, which offers a more powerful processor and more RAM – but we’ll hold our reservations until we get one back to PC Advisor towers and put it through its paces. Make sure you check back soon for a more thorough verdict!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2016
An elegantly built mid-range challenger
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nova Plus gives Huawei a larger screened mid-range handset to rival some of the popular devices out there, like the offering from Moto. The Nova's strength is really in its premium metal bodywork, giving you a phone that looks the part.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Hands on: Huawei Nova+ review
Source: Techradar English
Available in silver, grey or gold, the Huawei Nova+ is, like the Huawei Nova, a very competent device – and if the price isn't too extravagant it could be a top budget choice. However, there are some issues with the speed of the mid-range processor in our early testing, which causes a slight flicker of worry – but then these aren't retail-ready models, so performance could very well be optimised by the time they hit the stores.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While the smaller dimensions of the Nova make that handset stand out, the larger Plus model sort of fades into the mass of 5.5-inch phones on the market. Its design is less interesting than the Nova's, but it packs a good selection of specs nonetheless. The camera needs work, though, and this could the Nova Plus' downfall.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Huawei Nova and Nova Plus preview: Hands-on with the brand new smartphone range
Source: International Business Times English
The Huawei Nova and Nova Plus are unlikely to shake things up at the high end of the smartphone spectrum, but that's not the intention anyway. Instead, the devices are an attempt to tap into a burgeoning middle tier dominated by the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG and prove that no place is safe from the Chinese manufacturer's onslaught. On the other hand, despite their solid hardware and (mostly) good looks, there's no escaping the fact that the Nova and Nova Plus are two more additions to an ocean of mid-range smartphones.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016

Foreign Reviews

88% Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Connect - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
Gutes Smartphone aus der Mittelklasse
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
Die eleganteste Android-Mittelklasse
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Connect - Heft 12/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 1/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2016
Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2016
79% Huawei Nova Plus im Test: Überflieger oder Einheitsbrei?
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Gute Technik, vertrautes Design
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2016
80% Strahlender Stern oder Super-Nova?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% große Klasse in der Mittelklasse?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 77% display: 78% mobility: 84%
84% Huawei nova Plus
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
Huawei Nova Plus
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2016
70% Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Huawei Nova Plus Review. Un Excelente Smartphone De Gama Media Alta (Video)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
85% Huawei Nova Plus, análisis: La gama media premium es cosa de Huawei
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Huawei Nova Plus: análisis, características y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2016
80% Huawei Nova Plus, análisis: ¿son suficientes buenas selfies y autonomía para reinar en la gama media?
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
88% Análisis del Huawei Nova Plus, un móvil construido para brillar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
Dos semanas con el Huawei Nova Plus: un golpe maestro por 429 euros
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; solid workmanship; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016
Huawei Nova Plus, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good design; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Average display; mediocre sound; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016
80% Huawei Nova Plus Recensione
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
70% Huawei Nova Plus: il phablet di fascia media con autonomia infinita
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Smartphone Huawei Nova Plus - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% Recensione Huawei Nova Plus | Colpisce Nel Quotidiano
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
82% Huawei Nova Plus, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Recensione Huawei Nova Plus: la fascia media dal sapore premium
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 80%
79% Huawei Nova plus recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 75%
70% Huawei Nova Plus Recensione: Look Premium E Batteria Performante Ad Un Prezzo Importante
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei Nova Plus - La recensione completa - Medio gamma senza un vero difetto
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Flexible fingerprint sensor; excellent rear camera; great autonomy; good built quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2017
Huawei Nova Plus – Video Recensione
Source: Stockisti Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice performance; elegant design; decent display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2016
Recensione Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good cameras; nice display; good price. Negative: Mediocre speakers; unsupport fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2016
Huawei Nova Plus: La Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good cameras; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2016
Huawei Nova Plus: La Recensione Del Phablet E I Pro&Contro
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive design; great build quality; high performance; flexible fingerprint sensor; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Huawei Nova Plus, la fascia media punta al top
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2016
80% Review: Huawei P9 Plus
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Recenzja Huawei Nova Plus – zbyt drogi średniak z niezłym zapleczem
Source: Galaktyczny Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
83% Recenzja Huawei Nova Plus
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 75%
78% Обзор смартфона Huawei Nova Plus: для молодёжи, во имя гламура
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 78%
Обзор смартфона Huawei Nova Plus: модельный середнячок
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; stylish design; good cameras; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor; useful NFC interface. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; only one frequency Wi-Fi band.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2016
Обзор Huawei Nova Plus: хорошо, но слишком дорого
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Metal casing; lightning fingerprint; high performance; good autonomy; high quality screen; good sound. Negative: Expensive; slippery; mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2016
Huawei nova Plus okostelefon teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Stable case; scratch-resistant glass; powerful hardware; good display; fast charging function; decent cameras. Negative: ROM has only 32GB; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Huawei Nova Plus: Slušný kovový telefon s velkou výdrží (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; metal case; good built quality. Negative: Poor display; average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Huawei Nova Plus: Slušný kovový telefon s velkou výdrží (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; metal case; good built quality. Negative: Poor display; average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Recenze Huawei nova plus: nejen pro ženy
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good design; quality ergonomy. Negative: Protruding camera; sim and microSD card are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2016
Представяне на Huawei nova plus – 5.5′ дисплей, Snapdragon 625, 16MP камера и 3340mAh батерия
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; high autonomy; metal case; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2017
80% Huawei Nova Plus Er Definitivt En Av De Bedre Telefonene Du Kan Kjøpe For 4000 Kroner
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei Nova Plus er definitivt en av de bedre telefonene du kan kjøpe for 4000 kroner
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Huawei Nova Plus – vitajte v ére dostupného luxusu | RECENZIA
Source: Moj Android SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 85% display: 87% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
Huawei Nova Plus - pozoruhodný zjav obchádzajúci náš región
Source: Fony.sk SK→EN
Positive: Nice design; fast fingerprint sensor; decent cameras; quick response; long battery life. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2016
تقييم موبايل هواوي نوفا بلس
Source: Reviewzat →EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent hardware; long battery life; good cameras; elegant design; high performance. Negative: Mediocre audio record system; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2016

Comment

Model: The Nova Plus is Huawei’s latest offering in the 5.5-inch range. It is released together with its 5.0-inch kin, the Nova and both models are almost identical save for the minor differences in form factor. The Nova Plus features a full metal unibody construction, which makes it very solid and feel premium to the grip. The rounded corners give the device a smart and polished look. The dimensions measure at 151.8 x 75.7 x 7.3 mm and its weighs 160 g. There is no capacitive key as the navigation controls are on screen. On the display front, it is fitted with an IPS LCD panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). As the Nova Plus has a larger screen, this renders it with lower pixel density compared to its 5.0-inch model. Nevertheless, text and images appear sharp and clear on its display. A Full HD resolution is good enough for a display of its size. In terms of its performance, it runs on the widely popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 3 GB of RAM. Multi-tasking capabilities on this smartphone are prompt and fast. It will even do some heavy gaming if needed. Storage available is the industry standard 32 GB. The storage capacity can be expaned by up to 128 GB with a microSD card.

It runs on running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1. One key feature of the Nova Plus is its camera. For optics, it is equipped with a whopping 16 MP rear facing camera, which has a large light sensor and dynamic range. It is also integrated with 4K video shooting capabilities. The wide-aperture lens and sensor area produces glorious brightness and contrast under low light conditions. Furthermore, taking selfies is a breeze on the Nova Plus with the fingerprint panel on the back of the device. It is quite weird to see that other manufacturers still do not include this function. The 8.0 MP front camera is equally impressive as it is enhanced with Beauty Skin 3.0 and Beauty Make-up 2.0. It is supported by a fingerprint sensor, which can be easily customized with gestures for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. Audio performance on the Nova Plus is on the average side and there is nothing much to say about it. It comes with a large 3340 mAh battery and is fitted with USB Type-C for faster charging. The smartphone comes in three color variants i.e. titanium gray, mystic silver, and prestige gold. Early reviews indicate a strong approval of the Nova Plus and it is certainly an upper mid-range device to look out for.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. 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.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.
0.162 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).
78.37%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Adreno 506, unknown

Devices with the same GPU

BlackBerry KeyOne
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 4.5", 0.18 kg
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.156 kg
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.156 kg
ZTE Axon 7 Max
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 6", 0 kg
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.153 kg
Huawei Nova 5 inch
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5", 0.146 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-09-14)