Huawei nova Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Huawei nova - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Huawei nova Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei nova is a 2016 smartphone. It measures 141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm and weighs 146 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 5" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 441 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Single with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 32 GB, 3 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3020 mAh.

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Huawei nova specs

General specs

Brand and model Huawei nova
Release date 2016, September
Dimensions 141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm (5.56 x 2.72 x 0.28 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz)
Body build Front glass, aluminum body
Colors Prestige Gold, Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey, Obsidian Black
Battery 3020 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price300 EUR


Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio70.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 441 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, 1/2.9'', 1.25µm, PDAF
Functions HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP
Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat); EMUI 4.1
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 506
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
GeekBench 5 Single Core173 (Rank 1151 of 1552)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core961 (Rank 1047 of 1546)
GeekBench 4 Single Core854 (Rank 373 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3651 (Rank 305 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript3074

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei nova was around 300 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, September.
The weight of the Huawei nova is 146 g.
The screen size of the Huawei nova is 5" inches.
The size of the Huawei nova is 141.2 x 69.1 x 7.1 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.