Huawei nova 5 Pro review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei nova 5 Pro differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 06.28.19 | Last update 01.14.22
Huawei nova 5 Pro ревю
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The Chinese company Huawei does not cease to release new products on the market. One of its latest smartphone series is the Huawei nova 5, which includes three models. The largest among them is the nova 5 Pro. Its siblings - nova 5 and nova 5i, belong to the middle price class. 

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei nova 5 Pro specs or watch the video below the article.

The nova 5 Pro, in addition to flagship technical parameters, is distinguished by the presence of an unusual gradient color on the rear panel. It was achieved with the help of a special 3D treatment of the surface of the housing. 


  • Release date: 2019, June
  • Colors: Black, Purple, Green, Orange
  • Dimensions: 157.4 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm.
  • Weight: 171 g.
  • Screen: 6.39" inc, 1080 x 2340, OLED
  • Camera : Quad, 48MP
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3500,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


The nova 5 Pro uses an in-screen optical fingerprint sensor. On the back, you'll only find a photomodule. The casing itself is something of a sandwich of glass, aluminium and glass. The screen bezels are satisfyingly thin. The bottom one is a bit more flared, which is familiar from Huawei's other models with a bezel-less design. 

The color of the body is executed in an atypical gradient. The available color choices are black, green, purple and coral. The smartphone itself cannot be described as lightweight. It weighs 171 grams. 


Huawei nova 5 Pro will appeal to users who prefer phones with large displays. It is set on a 6.39-inch diagonal. The display is implemented on AMOLED technology. The resolution of the matrix is 1080 x 2340 pixels. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9. The front camera is cleverly hidden in a teardrop-shaped notch. In the display specifications, we read that it has 108% DCI-P3 cinematic color gamut.


The main difference of the Pro-version from the Huawei nova 5 lies in the chipset. In the flagship of the series, the manufacturer has bet on a top solution of its own development - Kirin 980. This processor debuted at the end of 2018. We saw it in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro model. It is used in some of the company's top smartphone manufacturers. In general, it is an 8-core chipset, executed on a 7-nm process, which corresponds in performance to the Snapdragon 845 (10-nm), but can not measure forces with the 855. The graphics is handled by a Mali-G76MP10 video accelerator. It will provide the user with an enjoyable experience while playing games at maximum settings. 

The internal memory in the nova 5 Pro is either 128 GB or 256 GB. The RAM is 8 GB. The manufacturer has left the option of using a Nano Memory format memory card. The latter works together with 2 SIM cards. 

Huawei nova 5 Pro goes with a USB 2.0 Type-C port. It supports various navigation protocols and NFC. 


This Huawei smartphone has a basic four-sensor photomodule. The main camera is 48 MP. It is accompanied by a 16MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP camera for the bokeh effect and another 2MP camera for macro shots. The Huawei nova 5 Pro's camera can record 4K video. 

The front camera, in turn, is 32 MP. It supports night mode shooting and it is used for facial recognition. 

Autonomous operation

The built-in battery capacity of the Huawei nova 5 Pro is 3500 mAh. According to the manufacturer's assurances, with the help of fast charging technology (40W power) you can charge your smartphone up to 50% in just 15 minutes. For another 15 minutes you get 85% charge.


Huawei nova 5 Pro features an exciting array of cameras, beautiful design and competitive price. 

Huawei nova 5 Pro video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei nova 5 Pro and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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