It’s been six months since it was release but Huawei Nova 5T still exceeds most phones in its price range. At Php 17,990 you get a 6.2 inch screed, a Kirin 980 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage plus a total of five cameras (4 rear and 1 selfie camera)!
6.2 inch display rests on the Nova 5T’s tall and petite frame which makes it easier to handle despite it’s large screen. I remember having a Samsung Note 2 and a Lenovo Phablet and kinda difficult to use with one hand.
The power button is located at the left side which also serves as the finger print scanner. It takes around 0.3 for the phone to unlock.
There is no headphone jack nor a microSD card slot. The 128GB, I believe is more than enough for a phone storage since I don’t save much photos (select and delete) and streaming platforms like Netflix and Spotify cancels out the need for downloading movies/series and songs. Plus the rise of TWS like the Huawei Free Buds 3, makes up for the lack of head phone jack.
The FHD+ display isn’t as good as an OLED display on some aspects but it performs better when outdoors during daylight.
At the upper left corner is the punch-hole 32MP selfie camera.
At the back there are four cameras the main 48MP senors (center), the 16MP wide lens (above), the 2MP bokeh lens (below), and the 2MP macro lens alone at the right.
As for performance, the Nova 5T is equipped with the Kirin 980 CPU, which was the top CPU before the Mate 30 series was released with the Kirin 990. 8GB RAM and a Mali-G76 GPU makes up for its awesome gaming performance.
Batter is a bit of let down, it uses a 3,750 mAh battery which is short of the 4,000 mAh that phones in the same price range came with. With normal use internet, social media, video, a bit of gaming (using it more than that means you’re not working or not at school), the phone still last the whole day. It come with a 22.5w charger which can amp up 50% of battery in 30 minutes if you’re running out of juice.
Just recently, the Nova 5T was updated to Android 10 and EMUI 10 which packed a couple of new features.
- Dark Mode – brings a system wide dark mode which extends to some apps.
- HiCar Mode – just like Android Auto and Apple Car Play
- Rounder and more animated icons.
- Always-on Display
- Gesture Navigation
What I like about it
- finger print scanner
- main and wide camera
- premium body and design
- large screen
- light weight
Like I mentioned earlier, even after 6 months, the Nova 5T still topples phones in its range. You get a premium body, a larger screen, fast processor, bigger RAM, storage and five cameras. You also don’t have to worry about not having Google Playstore because it does. It isn’t focus on one, it isn’t a gaming phone or a camera phone but it delivers in both aspects.
By the way, it now comes in Crush Green.